Happy Birthday Wish – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

WOOHOO It’s birthday month over at Creative Embellishments. Not only is my birthday in April, but Nicolle and Sandi are also celebrating birthdays this month. 😀 Since Nic is turning the big 4-0 this year, she’s decided that for this month’s challenge, she’ll be giving away a $40 gc to the Creative Embellishments store to the winner! How awesome is that?

The challenge this month is use the inspiration image any way you’re inspired and select at least 4 items out of the list of 10 to use on your page. You may use any other embellishments you’d like, as long as you also incorporate at least 4 items from the list.

For my page, I was inspired by the birthday theme of the inspo image and the colors, candles, balloons, cake, stripes and dots. From the list, I was originally going to use most of the items, but had a change of plans, so instead I simplified and went with these 4 items: doodling, enamel dots, mist and paint, bling (rhinestones on the crown).

I was also inspired by Sketchabilities sketch #112, so I used the CE Rings for So Many things and View Master Photo Slides to replace the circular elements and flowers from the sketch. The wood pieces from the Birthday Fun wood veneer set were all altered using PITT artist markers. The word “wish” at the top of my page is actually cut from the Wishful Thinking title piece. The remaining 2 CE products I used for my page are the Happy Birthday title piece and the Wavy Music note border (which I left raw).


Here’s how it turned out:

Happy Birthday Wish


Here’s a close up of the top left cluster:

Happy Birthday Wish detail 1


The title:

Happy Birthday Wish detail 2


The bottom right cluster:

Happy Birthday Wish detail 3



Sketch #112 from sketchabilities:

sketchabilities #112


The CE April Inspo image:

April challenge


The list of 10 items (use 4 or more on your challenge entry):

Straws/rolled paper
trims- ribbon, lace, bakers twine or hemp
enamel dots or buttons
Texture paste, gesso
A handmade flower
embossing- dry or heat
Bling- Rhinestones or pearls
A flourish





6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mjmarmo
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 07:09:32


  2. nkramer74
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 13:20:42

    Sweet pic and fun layout! Love the bright colors, detailed alterations and paint splats.

  3. Tammy Henderson
    Apr 01, 2014 @ 21:34:26

    Love this LO Doris!! So funky and fun!! You totally worked the white space OUT!! Beautiful!!

  4. Chriss
    Apr 02, 2014 @ 03:08:28

    Love the wonderful colors, perfect for a child birthday !
    Thanks for playing with us at Sketchabilities !

  5. Hera Sugitani
    Apr 05, 2014 @ 17:13:03

    Very beautiful page! Love your entry! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!!!

  6. Shawna S.
    Apr 08, 2014 @ 12:51:58

    Loving the primary colors and the way you interpreted the sketch! What a fabulous layout! Thanks for playing along with us over at Sketchabilities!

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