Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Go where your heart takes you, by Amanda Hartmann

Hi everyone!

I love my Wednesday share day!

Here a sneak peek of the page.... before you see the finished project, I wanted to share some steps to how I created the page.

I started with a sheet of smooth Bazzil Marshmallow cardstock.

I got my trusty old compass and drew some mixed circles to the page.

Then I hand traced over these with a thin black Posca Pen. I went around a couple of times, and it did not have to be perfect! Added some squiggles and doodling as I went.

Next I grabbed a speckled Tim Holtz stencil and put modeling paste through - keeping the paste within the circle.

While the modelling paste was still wet, I sprinkle some OLD black/gold embossing powder (from my stash) onto the paste. I shook of the excess, and then heat set with a heat gun.

Then I repeated this - again used modeling paste - this time through a Tim Holtz sunburst stencil, applied to the largest circle.

While the modeling paste was drying, I sprinkled a fine gold embossing powder to the sunbursts and heat set with my heat gun. Things were starting to look sparkly!

Now for some colour! I used Colour Blast Shimmer Dusts - water soluble, bright, and with shimmer- they were perfect for this project! I used the colour: Duke and mixed a small amount of the dust with water and painted some of the circles. Using a wet brush and fast strokes, I was able to apply colour in different gradients. I would add more water or more colour to change the shade of blue in the circle.

I used the same water and Shimmer Dust mix to paint some flowers to match!

And here is my final page all assembled!  Once assembled I added machine stitched border, a painted blue edge, blue splatters and some random black stamping. To embellish I added some chipboard circle words, flowers, enamel heart stickers and some Tim Holtz Small talk word quotes.

The black embossing on the stencil looks and feels so good! LOL!

 Love this shiny gold sunburst!

I just love how this page came together - and just loved combining stencils with embossing powder!

Thanks for looking today!

Products used:
A range of Tim Holtz stencils 


  1. love these circles Amanda and the blue really pops.

  2. This is simply spectacular Amanda

  3. Awesome use of the compass. Lovely layout :)

  4. Such fun “freehand” circles- love the more organic feel of them!