Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Crafting from the Heart!

Hi bloggers & Happy Wednesday to you! This week over at Simon Says Stamp & Show, we're talking about Projects with Heart. Anytime we sit down and make something, we always want to put a little heart into it, it just just makes the project so much better!!

Check out some awesome inspiration from a few select designers from the team:

First up is an awesome project by Anna-Karin Evaldsson, below she'll tell you in her words her inspiration for the piece and what she used to make it;

I love mixing different types of metal and this wooden heart was a perfect surface to play on. I covered it with metal foil tape that had been dry embossed, painted, inked and heat embossed. From the heart hangs a little inchie book made from a Vintaj blank embossed with a lovely tree and coloured with patina inks. I hid tiny pages inside the book, and another embossed piece of metal. The heart is embellished with different Tim Holtz Idea-ology pieces, a stamped sentiment, a die cut heart covered with Distress Stickles Rock Candy dry glitter, a Vintaj star and other bits and pieces.
 

Suzanne Czosek made a mini pocket book, with pretty soft colors, and a lot of heart! Below is a summary from Suzz in how she made these fabulous tags!

I had the sweetest set of tags with pockets  Melissa Frances Bags & Tags which had me thinking how fun it would be to put heart tabs at the end of the tags.  The thought of heart shaped tags had me searching for paper that fit and I found the perfect match with My Minds Eye Honey - The Sweetest Thing.   I added images from the Stampendous Queen Bee to the pockets to float along with the bees on the hearts.  A whimsical mini book with tags to pull out and explore.



I just love this tissue tape heart, by Sarah Engles-Greer! It's gorgeous & perfectly distressed. To make your own, read below to find out the creative process direct from the artist.

I wanted to make a hanging heart and was wondering how to create an interesting but randomly patterned background. I also thought it would be good to recycle some of the cardboard that is collecting under my craft table! I drew and cut out three hearts and then bound them in Tissue Tape. I wanted a more white washed effect so I gave it a coat of Gesso before adding a few faded, stamped flourishes. and edging my heart in Distress Ink. I wanted to keep the design simple so as not to hide the background and thought two Papillion butterflies, a few Tim words and a rusty key were just enough
 

Be sure to to view the entire post to see the rest of the fabulous inspiration from our designers, and to join in the fun! You COULD win a $50 voucher to spend in our store on whatever your heart desires!



 






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96 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning inspiration by the Design Team!!
    Hugs Hazel xx

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  2. Thanks for this challenge! is such inspirational and your HEARTS are so cool and plenty of thecniques!

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  3. great projects and inspiration. I especially love the mini pocket book with its lovely colors.
    grace

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  4. Lovely projects! thanks for sharing!

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  5. Cool heart projects! I need an idea for a gift exchange coming up soon.... maybe one of these techniques will get me started!
    DeniseB

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  6. These projects are just lovely! Each one is so unique and special!

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  7. Absolutely love the embossed heart!

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  8. Wow--fantastic projects! I like the mini pocket book with the bees.

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  9. Great giveaway! Thanks for
    sharing all the lovely projects.

    Carla from Utah

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  10. Great projects! Thanks for the inspiration. I can't wait to get home and play with my supplies. ;-)

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  11. The metal heart is fantastic! I have some metal in my supplies and this is a great reminder to dig it out and create!

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  12. LOVE the BEAUTIFUL Projects that were shared!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  13. I love the hearts...some great projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  14. Really gorgeous projects all of them here, and what a great idea with the heart in anything we make, I really like that.
    Thanks so much for all the inspiration here.

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  15. Oh these are so beautiful. I love this look.

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  16. These are amazing creations. Such a talented group.

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  17. OH HEART! Hearts are my thing, so I'm loving all the inspiration here! Amazing talent and designs!

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  18. Thanks for sharing these FAB projects, SUZZ's mini book has stolen my Heart!
    SCRUMPTIOUS!!

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  19. Such amazing talent and inspiration. Love the heart themed projects, just stunning. Thanks for sharing the ideas to create!!

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  20. Awesome heart projects - thanks for sharing

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  21. Loved all the projects. Thanks to everybody for the inspiration.

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  22. Wowwwwwwwwwwww i love the great projects.

    Greetings Janny

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  23. Such wonderful projects! Love them! :-) xx

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  24. Love these projects and your blog, so creative and fun. Can't wait to challenge myself with your inspiration.

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  25. What a gathering of talent! Not sure which of all those featured in the challenge post is my favorite. Each one is a keeper.

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  26. Beautiful projects. Thanks for the share! :)

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  27. i loved all projects!!!! Specialy the first one!!!! congratulations!!!!

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  28. WOW!! Those projects are all so beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!...Nancy :o)

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  29. Fabulous projects! Thanks for sharing these inspiring creations.

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  30. Such beautiful projects. Iris

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  31. What a lot of great projects to be inspired by with "heart" ! Greetings, Gerrina

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  32. Wonderful projects, thaanks for all the inspiration!

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  33. Gorgeous projects! I clicked the link to check them all out! Stunning works of art!!!!

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  34. Love Suzanne mini book.....sooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!!

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  35. I entered Stamp and Show for the very first time last challenge! I must give this one a go too. thanks for the inspiration :)

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  36. Wonderful inspiration. I've been looking for something to make for a crafty friend and I think a version of Suzanne's tag book is just the thing!

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  37. Stunning projects! Love those tags!

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  38. Such beautiful heart projects! So much inspirationS

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  39. WOWSAH! Each and every project looks amazing!! Beautiful work ladies - you really took these over the top!!

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  40. Beautiful tags and wonderful projects! Would love to win that stamp set. Thanks for the chance!

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  41. Awesome projects from the Simon Says Stamp and Show team. Love the heart on wheels! And these projects are beautiful! I love the tab book with the hearts on the tags, what a great idea, and so beautiful with the paper and lace! And The little inchie book is so interesting and such a neat idea! Great job! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  42. Very beautiful projects. They have inspired me.

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  56. What beautiful hearts your team have :-D Gorgeous inspiration,love them all!!

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  57. Amazing projects. Beautiful work, thanks for sharing.

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  58. love all of these awesome ideas, doable for me!

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  59. What a great stamp set and examples.

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  60. wouw, very beautyfull!Harts are always very welcome!!!And the stamp set is also very beautifull

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  61. Christmas isn't even here yet and you have me thinking of valentines with these projects.

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  62. I like the idea of tags with hearts!

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  63. Those projects are all super inspiring! Thanks for a chance to win that awesome stamp set too!

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  64. Oh, how I love these projects! I am so glad I found your blog! Thank you for finding fabulous crafters to share their talents with us!

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  66. Great projects. Love to see Mixed media projects!!

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  67. Suzanne's tags and book are just beatiful. Artistic Outpost has the best stamps about, well, just life. Love all the hearts in this post! xo Anni

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  68. I love your blog and all the ways it inspires my creativity!

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  69. LOVE the mini pocket book so sweet!!

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  70. Wow these are gorgeous, real works of art! TFS :)

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  71. cool. todays pieces are excellent works of art. tons of talent

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  72. Wow! Love those projects. All of them are amazing and the stamp set is wonderful.

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  73. What a great use for tissue tape Sarah! I think I could use some of my washi tape to create a similiar effect. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  74. Fantastic projects thanks for the chance

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  75. Awesome heart projects, love all the various textures each designer used ... talk about inspiration !

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  76. Awesome projects, I love the variety, my fav he mini pockets book, those tags are lovely. Thanks for the chance to win. Where do you announce the winners?

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  77. Love the hearts! What a talented design team. Thanks for a chance to win a great stamp set. :D

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  78. Wow, these are great projects! Very inspiring. My favorite is the inchie mini, very nice detail. TFS!

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  79. Wow, these are great projects! Very inspiring. My favorite is the inchie mini, very nice detail. TFS!

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  80. wonderful projects, love the metallics, embossing, and mixed textures. thanks for the chance to win.

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  81. Art from the heart, gotta love that, all the projects are just amazing. It is really hard to pick a favorite, but the heart wrapped in tissue tape is wonderful.

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  82. I need a heartfelt thanks for a very dear friend and any one of your projects, with a little tweaking, will fit the bill. Thanks for the inspiration and thank you for sharing your talents.

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  83. Anything with hearts lifts my soul!

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