Wednesday, 15 April 2015

International Ambassadors Springtime Blog Hop

Hello friends

The Spellbinders International Ambassadors are having an informal blog hop again
and this time we are going Spring-like and flowery!
We have been having so much fun with these blog hops and delighted at how many of you
visit, play along and leave such lovely comments.  
I hope you are getting to know us and seeing our different styles,
each one of us is unique in our creative styles - so there is something for everyone!

Spellbinders® create the most beautiful flower dies and today I've chosen to use
one of the newest dies - Zinnia to decorate a heart.

Firstly, I selected a wooden/mdf heart.
Using a makeup sponge I applied regular white paint.
Once dry I applied distress ink to the edges and stamped a section of the heart with
a script stamp.
I then die cut a heart outline using Classic Hearts from wood-grain paper.
You can see I offset the dies to make the top section of the heart slightly thicker.
Positioned this on the heart base and applied a strip of cream lace.
I then began to make the Zinnia flower -
I chose to make a very full flower and created three layers of each petal size.
(stop by on Friday for a full step by step tutorial).
The layered flower with the centre stamen.
The leaves and star florets added.
The finished heart.

Here is the list of blogs to visit, have fun looking at the all the different projects.
Christine Emberson (You are here)
Thanks so much for stopping by - we hope you enjoy your time with us.
We will be back with more!

Take care friends.


Kitty Davies said...

Morning all.
Thank you just beautiful, Kitty

alex said...

Gorgeous Christine, thank you for the inspiration x

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine.
Love the hearts and the beautiful flower, and I can see that you had the gorgeous sunshine we are having too when you took the picture : ) I hope it continues (sorry to those that are no as lucky at the moment) Off to blog hop now : ) Take care xx

Adena said...

This is beautiful Christine - loving the flower!

PharmacyMichele said...

Lovely project & the flower looks fantastic.


Yvonne said...

Such a lovely project! Love it! Hope today will be as Sunny as your hearts!
Hugs from Holland

Carole Z said...

Such a pretty project Christine, gorgeous flower! Hugs Carole Z X

marg said...

Hello Christine
Love the blog hops!
Today Bristol is foggy and no sunshine yet... but lets hope it burns off soon!
Lovely tutorial!
Take care
Love Marg

Jane Willis said...

That is really beautiful!

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Really lovely project today,love the flower I am looking forward to FDD.
Take care. x.

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Really lovely project today,love the flower I am looking forward to FDD.
Take care. x.

Ann Morris said...

Hi Christine love the heart, love the blog hop apart from Linda's who's site i have not been able to read as it just jumps about.thanks Ann

Christine Collins said...

This is just stunning Christine, I'm off to see what your other teamies have created now.
Chris xx

nattyboots said...

So lovely is this project Christine and such a beautiful flower ,looking forward to friday i for one will not miss this, off to the blog hop now.
Have a good day
Elaine H X

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Love your heart creation and the flower is gorgeous.

Anne Owens said...

Hi Christine, what a beautiful project. Love it.
Kind regards
Anne Owens

karenlotty said...

Very pretty I like how you offset the heart Makes it much more interesting Will blog hop later Have a great day It's lively and sunny here and promises to be warm too

janelle winchcole said...

Hi Christine, such a lovely project.Love the flower, it looks almost real....very clever. Janelle x

Di said...

Beautiful card, love the zinnia.
Di B.

Sandra Smith said...

Okay. got me with the heart right away. I love love love hearts. You've created a beautiful decoration for any room. I love that you layered hearts made from different materials. The flower is the pop and really draws your eye. Beautiful!

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, such a beautiful heart and the flower is gorgeous. love Jean Z xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful heart and love the other creations on the blog hog xx hazel

Ann said...

Hi Christine

I am loving the Heart its beautiful love your design very Spring like and pretty.

Hugs Annx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation Christine.
Love the flower.
Gr Elly

Christina Griffiths said...

This is such a pretty project and I love the lace you have added to the hearts. Would make a beautiful door hanger and that Zinnia flower is lovely Cxx

Valerie said...

Love this heart Christine, your painting had my heart in my mouth as it was so rough, but when finished the heart is delightful and really fresh. Got to go, Blog Hopping calls. Valerie

Lesley Thomas said...

Super idea today Christine, and thank you so much, my bunny die arrived today. He is really cute!

Jenny Cottam said...

What an unusual but lovely design to do. Would make a nice ornament with an easel on the back. I enjoyed 'stopping by' thank you
Best wishes Jenny C xx

Janice Wallace said...

What a lovely flower.
Beautiful heart project
Janice W

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hello Christine
This is a lovely heart. The flower looks stunning.
I am off to take a look at the other blogs in the hop now.
Take care

Margaret corgi owner said...

Hi Christine
Wow what a fantastic project so very beautiful and such wonderful instructions too. love the colours.
My wonderful charity kit has arrived already thank you so much.
Margaret corgi owner

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

This is so beautiful love the big flower . Thanks for your inspiration and will be checking back for your tutorial on Friday .

ursula said...

How utterly amazing is this, so simple and yet so stunning, that flower is just the 'icing on the cake', nice size and colour....thank you so much for your tutorial, I shall look out for the flower tutorial on Friday.....many thanks, luv Ursula xx

Lea Brawn said...

Wow this is fabulous. Great step by step instructions..very clear. Love this x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi, last but not least a very different heart. Thank you for the blog hop. X Ros

Dianne said...

Lovely idea and thanks for the tutorial. Dianne

terrie said...

Such a beautiful project...
It turned out really nice.
Well done

Anonymous said...

What a lovely heart! It makes me smile. Thanks Robbin

Joan Simpson said...

What a fantastic idea to decorate the mdf heart. I must have a go at trying this technique out. Its really nice the way your heart turned out.

sghay said...

Your neutral colors really make the flower pop and what a gorgeous flower that is. Great card.

CraftyJo said...

Very pretty Christine, I do actually prefer it before you put the flower on but that's just 'me' - I don't really do flowers or bows :)

Sue Rolfe said...

What a pretty project. thanks for sharing.


Bernadette said...

Wow! The flower is impressive and the heart is creative! You worked hard on this. Thanks so much for a beautiful project and great tutorial.

Janice said...

What a gorgeous heart Christine, it could be hung anywhere in the home. Thank you for the step by step guide!
Janice x

SusanP, Kent said...

Such a pretty project. You could charge a fortune for this!

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