Creative Embellishments and SpiegelMom Scraps Product Swap Blog Hop

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Hi everyone! Thank you for joining us this week for the SpiegleMom Scraps and Creative Embellishments Product Swap Blog Hop! What an awesome duo! Their products compliment each other beautifully, and it was such a blast combining fabulous products from both companies! I hope you enjoy the project I came up with! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop (including mine) along the way for YOUR chance to WIN a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments! That’s all you need to do in order to enter to win! 😀 You have a whole week to complete the hop (this hop is open until 11:59 pm ET on March 7th). Be sure to let your friends know too! The blog list is at the bottom of this post to guide you to your next stop. I hope you have fun checking out all the inspiration we have in store for you!  

The first project I created has actually been planned for quite a while, so the base had already been prepared. I have a decorative wooden box that I’ve been meaning to alter for my daughter. It’s a sizable piece and the plan is to alter each side and the lid with a different fairy tale inspired scene. For the lid, which I removed to make it easier to alter, I decided to go with Sleeping Beauty since it requires the most space for what I have in mind. I started out by adhering patterned tissue paper to the flat surface. I then used the Blue My Top Shimmerz acrylic paint from the SMS store blended with a black acrylic I already had to create the sky, and green with black and yellow to variegate the grass portion of the background. I altered the Corky Cumulus die cuts from the SMS store using gesso and PITT markers:

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I lightly gessoed all the CE pieces for my project this time in order to have greater control over the final color on each piece. The Cobblestone Castle was altered using Distress Paint and PITT markers. For the Thorn Frame and Thorn Flourishes, I started out with a layer of Art Extravagance Clear Crackle Texture Paste, then used Distress Paints in a few different shades:

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The Dragons were altered using some gorgeous, shimmery Viva Decor Inka Gold in multiple colors. Some were rubbed on dry, and others were applied with a wet brush, then blended. For the Once Upon a Time title piece, I used a PITT marker, then went over it with Inka Gold for some shimmer:

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The Knight piece and shield are from CE’s Knight Set and was the most fun to alter! I loved drawing on the details rather than leaving as a silhouette. It has so much versatility and can be customized in so many different ways! For mine, I sued PITT markers, and watercolor pencils. I used an adirondack  paint dabber on the shield, then rounded it out, and popped it up with some foam adhesive to add more dimension:

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To tie elements together, I added the same red from the title piece to the castle and the belt/sash I drew onto the warrior. I finished the piece by using copper acrylic paint that matches the copper details on the character to the border/lip of the lid. Here’s how it turned out: 

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Once I’d completed my project, I realized I still had a ton of awesome SMS goodies that Jody had generously supplied, so I decided to create a tag set as well! For all 3, I started out by distressing the edges and inking with Distress Ink pads. The papers used were from a Tim Holtz paperpad, and the trims are either TH or G45 from my stash. The CE panel I cut apart and used on 2 of the tags is the Moroccan Lattice Panel (it’s a must have!!!), and the sentiments are all from the Small Sentiment Words Set (LOVE this one!).  The background stamps I used are my faves and staples in my crafting arsenal. The 2 of the ends feature the Distressed Text stamp, the one in the middle uses the Distressed Grid stamp and the Distressed Corner stamp. The one on the right also uses the Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp. I splatter them using black india ink, white acrylic paint, and a green smooch spritz.

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For the one on the left, I used Green Acres Sequins from the SMS shop, along with half of a white doily (Jody had packed my goodies in a glassine bag and sealed it by stapling a doily on top. How cute is that?!)

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The tag in the middle features the Blue My Top Shimmerz acrylic paint. This time, I blended with white to lighten it a bit:

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The one on the right features the other half of the doily, more sequins from the same variety packet, and Chunky Cork Hearts that altered using white acrylic paint and green Staz-on ink, then arranged to look like a shamrock/four-leaf clover:

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I hope you enjoyed my projects using both CE and SMS products! It was soooo much fun to create with these awesome goodies! Sorry my post is so incredibly photo heavy. I just couldn’t do the intricate, CE designs justice with my pics. They are incredible in real life and I cannot ever get enough of them! They offer a HUGE variety and suit every scrappy style! There’s truly something for everyone and every occasion in her ENORMOUS selection! 😀

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REMINDER: Please leave a comment at each stop along the hop for YOUR chance to WIN a $25.00 gift card to SpiegelMom Scraps OR a $30 gift certificate to Creative Embellishments!

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In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of stops along the hop:

SMS Blog www.spiegelmomscraps.com

Creative Embellishments blog- https://creativeembellishments.com/blog/?p=12267

Jody’s Blog: https://spiegelmomscraps.wordpress.com/

Laura Whitaker blog (March Guest Designer) http://scrappinaroundtheclock.blogspot.com/

Nicolle Kramer’s blog: http://www.nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

Lisa Kingston http://pinkglitterscrapper.blogspot.com/

Doris Widder’s blog: http://www.distressedscrapper.com  <———YOU ARE HERE

Christy Harriman http://www.christysbeautifullife.wordpress.com/…  <——YOUR NEXT STOP

Maggi’s blog: http://scraptravelbark.blogspot.com/

Sarah McClellan http://theadventuresofscrappysarah.blogspot.com/

Sarah’s Blog: http://sarahs-scrapbook.blogspot.ca/

Hannah Lemieux http://www.scrapbookpagesandcupcakes.com/

Heather’s Blog: https://heifer21.wordpress.com

Khristina Sorge http://redefinedkreative.blogspot.com/

Marci’s Blog: http://ascrapfrommarci.blogspot.com/

Evi Cortes http://www.lifewithevi.com/blog

Bev’s Blog: http://beeceecreativity.blogspot.com/

Sara Scraps https://sarascrapsblog.wordpress.com/

France’s blog: http://fringuetteart.blogspot.com

Rachel Stewart – https://wordsandpaperscraps.wordpress.com/

Nanné’s blog: http://nannes-creations.blogspot.com

Laura Rumble – http://beadsbuttonsandbirds.blogspot.com/

Laetitia’s blog : http://triniti59760.blogspot.fr/

Felicia Young – http://rosescrapco.blogspot.com/

Lisa’s blog: http://lisasscrappyhideaway.blogspot.com/

Beth Soler – http://scrappingwonders.com/

Nadine Carlier’s Blog: http://www.myscrapnstuff.com

Crafty Meggy – http://www.craftymeggy.com/blog/

Shona Keehn blog: http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.ca/

Family

This month, we’re one of the sponsors for the CSI Color Stories Inspiration challenge, so our DT got to play along with some of the challenges as guests. 😀 This page was inspired by case #212 and includes some of my favorite Creative Embellishments pieces. To alter the chippies, and wood veneer chevrons, I lightly coated them all with white gesso so the color could shine through. For the clock piece that I cut in half, I used acrylic paint to give them the gold finish (gold with a touch of bronze). I then altered the title with distress ink, and the flourishes with Lindy’s Stamp Gang color shots. Here’s how my page turned out:

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The stamping in the background is one of my favorite CE stamps: Here are a few close ups:

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Case #212:

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I hope you enjoyed my project! Here are the CE products I used. They’re linked to their listings in the store:

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Deepest Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, in life there are many occasions in which a sympathy card is warranted to offer your condolences. Creative Embellishments’ new Small Sentiment Words set has a lovely variety of elegant title pieces to suit life’s ups and downs, including “Deepest Sympathy.” Since I now find myself needing to create a card for such a purpose, I’m thankful that CE has thoughtfully created this beautiful set.

For this card, I lightly coated the pieces with watered down gesso so the etching could still be seen after altering the Coneflower piece. I used an acrylic glaze and applied sheer layers to create a slight ombre effect on the petals. To alter the frame and title pieces I used acrylic paint. The gold tone was created by mixing gold with a touch of bronze to deepen the shade a touch. I don’t have navy paint, so I combined royal blue with black.  It’s a very simple card, but made with a love and care, so I do hope it helps bring the recipient comfort in this trying time.

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Angled shots to show the dimension created by the laser cut chipboard. I usually paint the sides and exposed edges, but neglected to do so this time:

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I added Mini Prills to the flowers to give them added texture. Here you can see how the etching on the chipboard pieces add subtle details to the pieces even after being altered:

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The gorgeous CE pieces I used (click the pic to be taken to the store listing). Thanks for looking!

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Dream of a Love Canvas

My project today was inspired by a quote from the book Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman (the quote is also in the movie). It’s part of a letter that one of the character writes and the portion I added to my project says, “Sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing…I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for.” It’s one of those lines that really sticks with you, even years after reading or hearing it. 😀 I am still trying to learn how to take pics of projects that are shimmery, so please excuse the poor quality of my photos. In real life, the colors are closer to the cell phone photo. I started out by applying crackle medium and then added the clock pieces and gears. Once that set, I applied a light coating of gesso onto the chippies and colored with acrylic paint. Then applied coarse pumice mixed with acrylic paint, bronze paint, and glass beads colored with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. I altered the heart piece the same way and applied that last. Here’s how it turned out…

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pic taken with my cellphone to try to get closer to the real colors:

 

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Close up of the quote and top right cluster:

 

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Close up of the steampunk heart:

 

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Thanks for looking!

CE products used on my project:

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