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I love working with Eileen's inks because they are very versatile. For this layout I actually turned the Hydrangea and Leaf Color Box Blends into sprays to create the background. I carefully removed the plug under the sponge and dipped out some of the ink into a mister/spray bottle. I added some water and swirled it together before spritzing the blue on the top for the sky and the green on the bottom for the grass.
I also used the Hydrangea to stencil some subtle details into the sky. I tend to be a little rough on my sponges, so I applied the ink onto a craft mat before using a blending tool with the stencil.
I applied the Leaf ink directly from the built in applicator to the torn edge of the this green gingham paper.
I used the House/Pocket die to cut out the parts of the house from the new Hearfelt 6" x 12" Cardstock Paper Pad. The colors are bright and happy and the patterns are classic! The little strip of houses was trimmed out of a specialty border page. You will also find a nice mix of sentiments, cards and pockets that you can trim out to use on your projects. Here is the assembled house on the page:
You have a choice when you use the house die! You have the option of including an insert that will punch holes around the edges of the house. I love to add little details to my projects so I stitched around the edge with pink embroidery floss.
In this detail shot you can see I also inked the edges of the house with Hydrangea.
I added a bit of detail with a black pen. I punched the heart out of another paper in the pad and then added Diamond Glaze to give it some shine and dimension.
I used Eileen's ink to tint these little wood hearts from my stash. The color is Tutu - don't you just love that?!
I trimmed out one of the cards and turned it into a tag. I inked the edges with Hydrangea and tucked it behind the picture to hold my journaling.
Finally, I trimmed out one of the sentiments and added it with dimensional foam tape.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! Susie