Rise Above It – dt layout for SWAT drill #17

Creative Embellishments is sponsoring the SWAT Drill #17 which is to use something that’s been fussy cut on your project.  Fussy cutting (sometimes called detailed cutting or fancy cutting) is one of my all time favorite techniques! Anything goes; a layout, card, tag, altered project, art journal page, etc. as long as you incorporate this technique on your project. 😀

For my example, I combined this technique with the sketch and suggested journaling theme (the journey) at Once Upon a Sketch. Here’s what I came up with:

Rise Above It

Here’s a close up of the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air balloon I used on my page. I altered it by applying a coat of Tim Holtz distress paint, then going over it with distress stain in a slightly darker shade. I then highlighted select areas with Smooch Ink in “cape cod” which is a lovely shade of blue:

Rise Above It detail


Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard Steampunk hot air balloon
Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers
American Crafts cardstock
Tim Holtz distress stain, ink, paint and stencil
TCW stencil
Shimmerz Texturez
Smooch Ink
Martha Stewart Punches
Want2Scrap self-adhesive pearls
Webster’s Pages alpha stickers

The awesome OUAS sketch I used for this page:












“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 is 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

This is what they are giving away as a prize:

swat oct prize











TFL! If you’d like to play along w/the SWAT Drill #17 fussy cutting challenge, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to play along with the Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge, CLICK HERE.

Flying Unicorn is also having a fussy cutting challenge. To play along there as well, CLICK HERE.

Also, a reminder that the Creative Embellishments (the sponsor for the SWAT challenge) October challenge is to use anything with a steampunk theme on your project and you do not need to use CE products on your entry in order to win. So, if you’d like more info on that or would like to enter that challenge, CLICK HERE! 😀


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tracey Sabella
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 15:08:15

    Wow, what a gorgeous page with your fabulous punch work and fussy cutting along with that amazing steampunk chippie!! Love that your journaling is in your own hand. Thanks for joining us for the October Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! I hope you’ll stop by our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page to share your layout there. ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace

  2. mjmarmo
    Oct 05, 2013 @ 20:00:39

    Such details!!!!

  3. scrapvat
    Oct 06, 2013 @ 05:19:48

    Doris a beautiful layout and gorgeous fussy cutting. I just love that hot air balloon it is so beautiful. Great little journalling tag. Thank you for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

  4. Erica Houghton
    Oct 09, 2013 @ 21:12:35

    This is a fabulous layout!! Love the chippies! And your border punches add such a delicate look to the layout!

  5. Cathy
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 19:12:31

    Beautiful LO Doris, so many lovely layers and details!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at OUAS 🙂

  6. Kelly Foster
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 21:15:09

    Oh how gorgeous this is!! The air balloon looks amazing!! SO glad you shared with us at OUAS!

  7. Helena Virpi
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 08:41:43

    Lovely rich colors on your page. The hot air balloon is fabulous and I LOVE the texture achieved with gesso/paint and the chicken wire stencil. Beautiful fussy cutting too. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

  8. Eila Sandberg
    Oct 21, 2013 @ 08:53:50

    Ooooh this is so opulent and utterly pretty! so any lovely details to admire. Thanks ever so much for sharing your page with us at OUAS!

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