Join me at Dawn's Craft Place

Google+ Followers


Alis Volat Propriis means"She flies with her own wings."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Some Thrilling News to Share! Will You Vote For Me?


 I am totally humbled by an email I received, I was chosen for the first round at Heartfelt Creations! As a crafter it always is my goal to make projects that make people say Wow! or That's so Beautiful!, but when a company or team say they like your work and want to see more, it always makes me swell with pride.

DT Semi- finalists: Today we are pleased to announce the HC Design Team Semi-finalists. Choosing from such great talent and diversified submissions is very difficult and we appreciate all the applicants that participated in the design team call. Without further ado, here are the semi-finalists;: Dawn Lotharius, Sarah Miller, Connie Piotter, KimberlyRae Forde, Susan O'Connell, Alissa Wells, Stephanie Lee, Erika Selander, Linda Neff, Emily Neihaus, Mari Harpham, Kathleen Rooney, Deborah Cuypers, Charmagne Welch-Rivera, Rachel Dluhy, Miranda van den Bosch, Stacy Cook, Debrah Scott, Giovana Smith, Jackie Payne, Jackie Smith, Karin Zander, Cynthia Lorens Renaud, Marisa Job, Linda Selymes, Kim Nath, and Steph AckermanCongratulations! 
The semi-finalists will be receiving some HC products and then they will be creating two projects for the final round. The design team finalists will be announced on April 25.
 
Vote for your favorite Semi-finalists: We would love to have you particpate and vote your 5 favorite semi-finalists listed above.
 Review each one of their blogs and then CLICK HERE to submit your vote. 
 When you vote, you will also be entered into a drawing to be eligible to win a $50 HC Gift Certificate. You can only vote one time and you have to select 5 or more to be eligible to participate. Voting ends on April 13th, 2012

Just wanted to share a couple of the projects I submitted for consideration and the written tutorials in HC style of posting them.

Floral  Layout


 

Floral layout of my daughter


 

Supply List:
Vintage Wildflower stamp set, Innoscents flowers stamp set, Falling Leaves Die, blossom two die, Peony die,Spell binders –Rose Creations, Cheery Lynn- Olive Branch, Fanciful flourish.Quickutz butterfly die.
Martha Stewart hand punch, SA Crafter’s -White pearls, purple pearls. Really Reasonable Ribbon-yellow/green ribbon, Colorbok letter stickers,Stickles-Stardust, Pattern paper from- Coredinations,My Mind’s Eye, Close To My Heart, DCWV. Hobby Lobby, McGill Flower making kit
Inks- Stampin Up, Memento

Instructions Floral Layout
Start by choosing several coordinating papers and stamp and die cut various flowers to layer. Die cut leaves and vines. Use a piece of foam and McGill flower making kit to individually make each flower, shaping and inking the edges as you.
Use a white piece of card stock and mat an embossed sheet of designer paper with decorative border. Double Mat picture and angle to right side of layout.
Gradually lie flowers out in a design you like (pre plan before adhering) Go slowly and use a liquid glue for thinner vines and gradually use pop dots to attach flowers at different levels. At this point add pearls to flower centers and edges of layout.
Attach word title by using a clear ruler with words spelled out and half stuck to ruler and hanging over edge. Easy to attach and see alignment on the layout.
Last steps are to use pop dots and twist ribbon in between flowers and attach a bow in at least one area.
My last step is to outline letter stickers and edges of some of the flowers.

Some of you that are my faithful followers might remember this project that I shared at Christmas time
 
Poinsettia Wreath





 I wanted to share a wreath I made this past December.
Supply List:
Regal Poinsettia Stamp Set, Open Falling Leaves Stamp Set, Blossom Nestabilities, Falling Leaves Die set,Book Die Cut,Pine Branch die cut (Cheery Lynn),Vintage Music sheets, Memento Ink( tuxedo black, Rich Cocoa,New Sprout,Lady Bug,Bamboo Leaves),Lipton tea bags, Close tom My Heart card stock-White,Red,Green,Red Ribbon-Really Reasonable Ribbon, Berries-Hobby Lobby floral, Gold Elastic Ribbon-Hobby Lobby
Instructions to make a wreath:
Start with a basic wreath shape, I chose to use a foam material.
Take old sheet music and cut or tear into 2’inch strips. I used (7)-Seven pages. Make a tea mixture to stain your music strips. I like to steep 5-6 tea bags with 4 cups water and let it sit with the strips for 10 minutes or less.
While you have the tea mixture you can die cut more music sheets with the book shape or you can make your own special pages with stamps-like verses or hymns.
After steeping the papers I place my sheets on an absorbent towel and let dry, these can also be dried with a heat gun. It will be your personal preference to how dark you choose to make the strips; I like to re-stain a couple times.
A strong liquid adhesive that holds to foam suggested. Hot glue was used for the assembly of this wreath.
Slowly wrapped the strips making sure to completely cover the foam shape, make sure each new strip is flat and does not show a gap.
Stamp flower stamp and leaves enough times to cover your wreath, embossing is recommended to give dimension.15- (3 layer) sets were made to finish this wreath. Die cut all shapes using matching die cuts, these also could be hand cut if you don’t have matching sets yet.
Distress ink the edges to give a little dimension and shape with fingers. Each flower was assembled, distressed, and finished with Stickles.
Miniature music book was matted with a Chipboard base distressed with ink. Several pages were layered to give a full look, and tied with elastic gold trim and accented with a smaller flower.
Red and white berries were added for more texture and a 2’inch red ribbon was used to hang from the top. Extra greenery dies can be used to accent or fill in areas at this time.

Thanks so much for checking out my post I hope you take the time to vote- you could win also!

post signature

42 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your great news, Dawn! I am not surprised since you have so much talent. The layout of your daughter is stunning!! And I hadn't seen your wreath before so I'm glad you showed it again. It's absolutely amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Congratulations, well done! Voted of course ... :-)
    Beautiful layout and I love the combination of products you used, really is beautiful...

    ReplyDelete
  3. well Hun,I am not at all surprised at your news Hun as you always make me go wow,as your detail is just amazing Hun and I am sure you will,be picked,as your work is amazing that layout of your daughter who by the way is really beautiful is just stunning the detail is amazing and as for the wreath well its just mind blowing the detail is fantastic,love it hugs Cherylxxxxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. Congratulations on being a Semi-Finalist! I love the projects you created. Best of luck to you. The Heartfelt Creations Design Team is wonderful. I hope you are successful!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Congrats,Dawn I hope you win. the projects are stinning. Love the wreath!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. CONGRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATS!!!! by the way your daughter is beautiful : ) i am all voted!!!! sure hope you WIN!!! how exciting -- your work is wonderful and it is great that people appreciate it!!!! : ) i got the prettiest card in the mail and it is now popped into a frame in my studio! sending you tons of hugs my friend -- as a true jersey girl would say...you rock!!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. omg! i'm speechless at both creations! absolutely gorgeous! i wish i had your patience.

    I VOTED!!!!

    tomorrow (thurs) would be better to talk. busy today. can't wait.

    hugs :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi Dawn, your projects are stunning! Congrats and good luck! Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  9. Beautiful!!!! Love all your projects today!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Your projects are just gorgeous, Dawn. Congrats on being a semi finalist! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. Dawn these are fabulous. So much time and detailed work put it.Such a pretty pic of your dd.
    Wishing you lots of positive luck.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Congratulations Dawn! Your projects are stunning as are all your creations I see here! Thank you for your sweet comments and good luck to you also! Hopefully, we'll be Design Team Mates in the future! Blessings! Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  13. Dawn,
    Congratulations too on making the semi-finalist! Good Luck for the next round as well!

    Jackie

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Dawn, I found you. I absolutely love the wreath and the floral layout you did. Simply gorgeous. Good luck to you in the finals.
    Linda Selymews

    ReplyDelete
  15. A lovely blog you have Dawn and your work is gorgeous! I am a semi-finalist also and wish you the best of luck.
    Connie

    ReplyDelete
  16. Gorgeous work, Dawn! I'm also a semi-finalist and wish you the best. Hugs and Blessings, KimberlyRae :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Congratulations to you, too! Your handmade flowers are divine!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Congrats to you too! Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Congratulations Dawn!! Your layout is absolutely Beautiful!!! Gorgeous picture of your daughter!! Love your flowers!! I put my vote in!! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful projects Dawn! I hope you make the team, you seem to be a perfect fit!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi sweetie... I LOVE the floral layout with your beautiful daughter!... I just voted for you too!... xoxo Julie Marie

    ReplyDelete
  22. Congrats to ya! I voted for ya. Your creations are gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Congrats to you Dawn! Totally jealous that u are working on Christmas in March! I can't even think about it...and that layout is stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Big congrats and you know that you have my vote! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Just another semi-finalist dropping by to wish you the best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gorgeous layout and wreath.
    Hugs and smiles

    ReplyDelete
  27. Gorgeous projects Dawn! Love the beautiful blossoms on both! That layout is fabulous! Off to cast my vote :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Congratulations to being a semi-finalist. And good luck :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Gorgeous work Dawnie, I am not suprised one bit because your stuff is downright AWESOME!!!

    I adore the layout with the gorgeous flowers and colours, and adore that wreath how amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  30. You got my vote! Congratulations! Of course you are a finalist, your creations are gorgeous!

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  31. CONGRATS! I just voted! Last year I was a semi-finalist, but didn't make it, maybe some other time I will try out again when I don't have much on my plate. I hope you make it! Love your work!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Two brilliant projects Dawn and I think you deserve to have been chosen for the first round and more, your work is always so inspiring and beautiful,
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

    ReplyDelete
  33. Absolutely GORGEOUS!! CONGRATS!!! I am off to VOTE!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! Loving these! CONGRATS!!! That's AWESOME!! Off to vote!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. CONGRATS!!! That's AWESOME!!! I loveeeeeeee your projects! I voted for you!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. What a gorgeous page! Love the colors and the flowers!! Great wreath too:)
    `Kim

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow, what gorgeous projects and I do love Heartfelt Creations! I'll be off to vote in a sec. Esp. love the layout of your daughter, who is beautiful by the way! Good luck!
    R/

    ReplyDelete
  38. wow you are an amazing paper crafter! amazing!!!
    xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  39. So exciting, I was happy to vote for you, I always enjoy your work!
    Cindylu

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi Dawn. I voted for you. Best of lucky. Will be keeping my fingers crossed for you.
    Hugs, Rosalee

    ReplyDelete
  41. Congratulations Dawn! So well deserved! Can't wait to see what you create next!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Congratulations Dawn! You so deserve it. Your creations are always stunning!
    Hugs and smiles

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for stopping by, I appreciate your visit.
Blessings