Beach Memories – dt layout for Sketchabilities

For my example of sketch #100 at sketchabilities, I used the 4 Nautical themed wood cuts by Creative Embellishments and their laser cut Life Preserver chipboard piece. CE is also sponsoring this challenge and offering a $20 gc prize to one lucky winner! 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

beach memories

The compass, star and life preserver are actually navy blue, but look black in the pic. I was also inspired by the challenge at 7 Dots Studio to incorporate “memories” into the page and the challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo to use the colors green, yellow and blue.

Materials:

Creative Embellishments anchor, boat wheel, compass and star wood cuts
CE Life Preserver chipboard
CE flourish
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave and Wonderland paper
Drywall tape
gesso
Modeling paste
TH timpiece
TH corked vial
Jute
acrylic paint
Liquitex acrylic ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Inks
LSG Starburst Spray
Cardboard and tissue paper from my stash

The fabulous sketch I worked with:

sketch 100

Sketch #100’s sponsor info:

GIFTCARD-20

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around. 😀

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment

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Blog Candy Winners!!!

GIFTCARD-10

The winner of the $10 GC to the Creative Embellishments store is:

LAURA TURCOTTE who commented on the sketchabilities site on Sept 17th at 9:42 am and said…

Amazing—just amazing! I love the site—and enjoyed that sketch so much, I took a turn at it. Thanks, distressed scrapper, for pointing us to this fab site!!!

AND

The winner of the HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon prize pack guaranteed to have a retail value OVER $50 is: JEAN MARMO whose entry can be found on her blog here: http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/2013/09/red-sky.html

Congrats, ladies and thanks to everyone for your lovely comments and for playing along! Be sure to stop back because I have a lot of other fun prizes and giveaways planned for the near future! 😀

Every Day Card – Entry for Cardabilities #83

Now that Alex is back in school and it’s his first year of Junior High, I wanted to make him a little card to let him know we’re thinking of him and to wish him a great day…every day. 🙂 Those are my last words to him as he get on the bus each day…”I love you! Have a great day at school!”

To make the card, I used an altered bus chippy by Creative Embellishments and some gears that I snipped off of one of their steampunk corner pieces. I paired those up with ABC Primer paper by Graphic 45, topped it off with a Prima flair button and diecut strips for the sentiment. Here’s what I came up with for the Cardabilities sketch #83:

Every Day card

Materials:

Creative Embellishments chipboard bus (smaller of the 2 pack) and gears
G45 ABC Primer paper
Prima flair
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze
alpha stickers from my stash
Pitt big brush markers
Sizzix die

TFL!

Back to School – dt Layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday again, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a page I created based on the September My Mind’s Eye sketch and some fabulous Creative Embellishments Wood Cuts! Though I’ve created several pages using the awesome CE chippies, this was the first time I got to play with some of the wood pieces…and I AM IN LOVE! They are so adorable, detailed, resilient and oh-so-fun to alter!

Now that September is coming to a close and I am finally getting around to scrapping photos of my son, Alex’s, first day of school…from last year. lol But, thanks to all that procrastinating, I got to use these fun pieces on my page. 😀 Here’s what I created:

Back to School

This close up shows the details on that cutie worm in the apple:

Back to School detail 1

Check out how intricate, yet sturdy this bus piece is:

back to school detail 2

I was sooo pleased to see how clear the etching is in the pencil and ruler. AMAZING!

back to school detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments School Set of wood cuts
MME papers, enamel dots and brad
Unity Stamps
Stazon Ink
Pitt Big Brush Markers and pens
Signo pen

The fabulous MME sketch I worked with:

Sept MME

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TFL!

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