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


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
india ink
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
dry wall tape
iron filings
metal flowers and butterfly



6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mjmarmo
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 07:28:15


  2. libeeti
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 18:25:57

    Precious photo and fab layout! love the way you used the chippes.
    Thank you for playing with us at Sketchabilities!

  3. Karan Gerber
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 20:05:43

    what a precious photo, thank you for joining in with us over at Sketchabilities.

  4. nkramer74
    Mar 27, 2014 @ 23:41:09

    I love this layout. Super awwwwdorable photo and love the stamp work and the cool circle effect. xoxox

  5. Céline
    Mar 29, 2014 @ 11:20:04

    Love it! Wonderful layout and I like the chipboardpiece behind the picture! Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities!

  6. Shawna S.
    Mar 30, 2014 @ 19:56:31

    aww this is great! I LOL’d at your description of how he fell asleep in a millisecond…my daughter still does that and she’s almost 5! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!

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