Dream On – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout of my youngest son. This photo was taken a couple of years ago, the one and ONLY time he ever fell asleep unintentionally. lol Christian is not only a night owl, but he takes after me in other ways too. He doesn’t tend to just fall asleep randomly like other babies and toddlers do. He snuggles with his blanket, lays down, closes his eyes and knows he’s falling asleep…all but this once that I’m aware of. One minute he was sitting up and jabbering away and the next, he was slumped over and asleep. Just.like.that. lol

To create my page, I used several Creative Embellishments stamps on the background and layering some CE chippies with papers and metal pieces that I intentionally rusted. To alter the title, circles and panel, I just applied acrylic paint. For the view master slide, I then inked over it with distress ink. The frond I gessoed, then used distress stain, allowing it to puddle unevenly on the piece and air dry.

I was also inspired by sketch #111 from Sketchabilities. 😀

Dream On

The fabulous sketch I worked with:

sketchabilities #111

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Text stamp
CE Distressed Chicken Wire stamp
CE View Master Photo slide
CE Frond Set 2
CE Rings for So Many Things
CE 6×6 Mesh Panel
CE Dream On title piece
Tim Holtz papers, distress ink, distress stain
acrylic paint
gesso
india ink
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
dry wall tape
iron filings
metal flowers and butterfly

TFL!

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Mixed Media Birthday Tag – dt project for Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a quick, easy mixed media tag to share. I’ll be honest with you, I had totally intended to share a layout today and time sort of got away from me, which tends to happen when you’ve got 5 kids. lol So…I quickly got this tag together and it never ceases to amaze me how EASY CE products make it to embellish ANY type of project! No joke! Whether it’s a layout, canvas, altered piece, card or tag, once you have your theme in mind, CE products help you pull it all together with ease!

For my tag, I was loosely inspired by Nicolle’s birthday layout of her mother. I just loved how she used the distressed music note bg w/the music note border piece and the Happy Birthday title. So for my tag, I kept that feel to it, but used completely different products! 😀 Here’s how it turned out by using the Mesmerizing Music Notes stamp and Birthday Fun wood veneers:

Happy Birthday tag

I created the background by misting with Art Anthology mists, then used stazon ink to stamp the Mesmerizing Music notes onto it. I then inked the edges of the tag and flicked the whole bg w/some black paint (diluted so I wouldn’t get big globs). I altered the wood veneers using a mixture of the mist used on the bg (sprayed onto a palette and brushed on like paint or ink), silks glaze and Art Anthology Velvet paint, but I did leave the music notes bare. Layered under my flower cluster is a bit of painted mesh and some cheese cloth for added texture and dimension. Hope you like it! 😀

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Mesmerizing Music Notes Stamp<BR>CE Birthday Fun wood veneers
CE Music Notes wood veneers
Blank tag from my stash
Dry wall tape
acrylic paint
cheesecloth
metal leaf
Art Anthology mists and Velvet paint
Silks paint
I am Roses flowers
ribbon from my stash
Distress Ink
Stazon Ink

TFL!

 

Time Flies – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout of my youngest son to share. For this page, I’ve combined several of the FABULOUS CE 6×6 panels. I just love cutting bits here and there and using them as layering elements. I used paints to alter most of the chippies on my page, but left the mesh panel bare since I wanted to incorporate a variety of neutrals to offset my vibrant bg paper and the bold colors for the chevrons and frames.

I’ve also combined 2 challenges as inspiration for my layout. The sketch and title are for the Scrap and Music challenge #23 (Someone Like You) and the I added the magic and wonder theme from 7 dots studio. Hope you like what I came up with!

Time Flies

Here’s a close up of the cluster at the top w/the chippies and some washi tape:

Time Flies detail 1

Materials:

CE Circles 6×6 panel
CE Mesh panel
CE Chevron border/background
CE Rings for so Many Things
CE Time Flies frame set
CE You Rock frame set
acrylic paint
distress paint
ink
Prima stencil
The Crafter’s Workshop stencil
washi tape
mini alphas

The fabulous sketch #23 for the Scrap and Music challenge:

Sketch #23_Ana Castro

Don’t forget to check out the March challenge for your chance to win a $20 gc to the CE store!

Also, check out their facebook page for details on how you could win one of TWO $50 gc’s being given away once we reach 1500 fans/followers! TFL! 😀

Brother & Sister – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Time has been flying by so quickly! I’m up today with a layout to share on the Creative Embellishments blog. For my layout this week, I continued with pics from the same sitting as last Thursday’s page, but this time it features both Madison and Matthew. They are so cute together and as close as ever. I altered my chippies and wood pieces by applying a light coat of gesso, staining with Tim Holtz distress stains and highlighting with a white signo pen. My page was also inspired by the Mojo Monday sketch at Flying Unicorn

I’ve been struggling lately with my pages not turning out quite how I’d intended. It’s always a learning process and still fun to play around and keep on trying different things. The lower left portion w/my title is how I’d envisioned, but the rest isn’t quite where I’d wanted it to be and that is OKAY. Learning to let go and let it be is all part of the process. 😀 Here’s how my page turned out:

Brother and Sister

A close up of the top middle cluster:

Brother and Sister detail 1

Here’s the detail shot of the right cluster:

Brother and Sister detail 2

This is the portion that actually turned out how I’d envisioned:

Brother and Sister detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Heart Flourish Frame
CE Flourish Set 5
CE Family Words
CE mini Steampunk timepiece
CE Retro Flowers Wood Veneers
CE Peace Wood Veneers
CE Emoticons Wood Veneers
Pion papers
Webster’s Pages lace
I am Roses flowers
TH distress stains
White signo pen
twine

TFL! Be sure to check out the Creative Embellishments facebook page to see how YOU could WIN a $50 gc to their store! Also check out their blog to play along with our March challenge! 😀

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