My Grateful Heart – Layout by Ezme Hartman

My Grateful Heart - Layout by Ezme Hartman

Hello dear 49 and Market fans!
The new ARToptions Avesta collection from 49 and Market is my new favorite collection. I love everything about it! the colors are beautiful; all the new elements are just awesome! I wanted to use all the new products of this layout because I could just not choose! This photograph of my sister Karin and I was taken many moons ago but is still one of my fondest memories with her. I can remember that day vividly. I think the photographer captured the special bond between us beautifully. And it works perfectly with Avesta. I am so grateful for having such a loving bond with my sister.

My Grateful Heart - Layout by Ezme Hartman

For the background, I used “Precocious” and “Sweet Romance” papers. The “Sweet Romance” paper was trimmed smaller and adhered to teal cardstock. I fussy cut the flowers from the “Precocious” paper and raised it with foam tape about two-thirds down. By now you must know that I love the Rub-on Transfers and on this background I used both the 6”x8” and the 12”x12” Rub-ons all over the background. I also used pieces of the Curators Essential Washi Tape: Stitched Set, the green stitches. And stenciled with red gold crackle paste randomly.

My Grateful Heart - Layout by Ezme Hartman

I created layers with elements from the ARToptions Avesta Laser-cut Elements and flower clusters with the Royal Spray; Bashful flowers. I added white die-cut leaves, art stones and “dusted” the flowers with white Gesso. I repeated this on the other side of the photo frame.

My Grateful Heart - Layout by Ezme Hartman

The string in all the tags was replaced with baker’s twine and I added a little copper ink on the edges of the stitched frame with my finger. I added hardware epoxies to one of the layers behind the photo focal point.

My Grateful Heart - Layout by Ezme Hartman

I raised the stitched frame with foam tape and layered the photo on the elements ARToptions Avesta Ephemera Bits. Finally, I added a chipboard sentiment as the title of my layout.

My Grateful Heart - Layout by Ezme Hartman

49 and Market products:


ARToptions Avesta
Precocious

ARToptions Avesta
Sweet Romance

ARToptions Avesta
12×12 Rub-on Transfer

ARToptions Avesta
Rub-Ons

ARToptions Avesta
Laser Cut Elements

ARToptions Avesta
Ephemera Bits

ARToptions Avesta
Chipboard Set

ARToptions Avesta
Tag Set

Vintage Artistry Essentials
Square Stitched Frames

Curators Essential
Washi Tape Stitch Set
VAE-34956 Vintage Artistry Essentials Hardware Epoxies
Vintage Artistry Essentials
Hardware Epoxies

Other products used:

  • Rose Gold Crackle Paste
  • White Gesso
  • Copper All Purpose Ink
  • White Die Cut Leaves
  • Art stones
  • Baker’s Twine

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you found a little inspiration here!

Ezme Hartman 2022