Imagine Dream Believe Canvas – Creative Embellishments August Challenge

I love the inspiration image for the Creative Embellishments August Challenge. There’s just so much to draw from it! For my take on the challenge I decided to go with a canvas. I was inspired by the mushrooms, fairies and colors from the inspo image. For the twist, I fussy cut butterflies and dragonflies from some older Webster’s Pages journaling cards that I had in my stash. 😀

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I started my piece by dabbing the blank canvas with jacquard paints in 2 different shades of purple. You can’t see it well because one is iridescent. Next, I painted my 6″ Large Steampunk Clock piece black and adhered it to the canvas slightly off center. I painted the Mushroom Set 1, Mushroom Set 2 and Mushroom Set 3 with white acrylic paint, then added the details using Pitt Markers. I blended white paint, modeling paste and coarse pumice to create the textured spots on the caps. The Wood Veneer Mushrooms were altered just using markers and the textured blend for the spots.

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I then altered the Fairies by painting the wings black and the bodies white. Again, I used Pitt markers to decorate the bodies and jacquard paints to give the wings some iridescent sheen.

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I used two of the title pieces from the Dream Word Set and one from the Inspire Word Set and altered them with white paint and marker.

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I then added my fussy cut butterflies and dragonflies. 😀

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I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you will too! There’s just so much to draw from the inspo image this month and fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques! 😀

Here’s this month’s inspo image (the twist is to fussy cut). To enter the challenge please be sure you incorporate at least 1 CE product on your project. 😀

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Like a Mother to Me – layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone, it’s Thursday again, which means I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. This week, I went with a page featuring my mil. I’ll be honest, I really struggled with how to do this page. My mil is a very simple woman and likes simplicity. My daughter’s favorite color is purple (which I struggle with) and she loves flowers, but my mil likes CAS. What a really wanted to capture is what a wonderfully inspirational and fabulous role model she truly is. I hope I did her justice. For my page I incorporated one of the new fancy rectangle frames which I altered with a couple of different distress stains and blended together. I did the same with the antique clock which I topped off with one of the new Mother’s Day flair pieces and the green part of the Spring flourish. I then colored the flowers on the flourish using Pitt artist markers and while it was still wet, went over it with gesso to mute the color, yet have it bleed through. I worked it with the brush to draw out more of the color and create some variegation. Here’s how my page turned out:

Like a mother

TFL!

#Sweetheart – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m back on the Creative Embellishments blog for Thursdays, so I have a layout to share. My youngest son is our wild child and little he does would be what we’d consider typical. Considering we’ve got 5 kids, that’s saying a lot. lol My little critter has been climbing onto the back of the couch since before he could walk. Even now, at 3 1/2, he likes to lay across the back of the couch when watching tv or just hanging out. He recently started reading, but he’s always enjoyed looking at his books as seen in these pics.

I was inspired by 2 challenges when creating my page. CSI-Color Stories Inspiration case file #109 and sketch 27.1 from Page Drafts. I’ve also used a script bg stamp that is not yet listed in the store, so keep your eye out for this beauty! 😀

Here’s what I came up with:

#sweetheart

Here’s a close up of one of the newest Creative Embellishments flourishes:

Sweetheart detail 1

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Chicken Wire Border
CE Alphabet border
CE Squares
CE Flourish set #17
CE Love Knot border
CE Valentine’s Hashtag titles
CE Distressed Chicken Wire stamp
CE Distressed Grid stamp
Webster’s Pages pp
gesso
acrylic paint
stazon ink

The Page Drafts sketch I used:

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CSI case file #109:

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From the evidence column, I chose to stack something (papers) and included frames. From the testimony column, I used “read” as my inspiration word for the journaling. TFL!

A Very Merry Christmas – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with another Christmas layout to share using some FABULOUS Creative Embellishments Chipboard pieces! I can’t get enough of the wonderfully intricate snowflakes and this time I went with quite a bit of holly and berries too. 😀 I’ve been loving all the gorgeous CE frames too! This week, I used pics of my son, Matthew, tearing into his pressies. I simply adore his sweet, easy going smile. 😀 For my layout, I was also inspired by a sketch over at Purple Pumpkin, so be sure to check them out as well. 😀 For my take on the Purple Pumpkin sketch I rotated the sketch 90 degrees counterclockwise. Here’s what I created:

A Very Merry Christmas

Here’s a close up of the cluster w/the awesome Letter to Santa Set:

A Very Merry Christmas detail

Materials:

Creative Embellishments chipboard snowflakes
CE Holly and Berry Border and Sprigs
CE Holly and Berry Flourishes
CE Holly and Berry Frame
CE Letter to Santa Set
CE A Very Merry Christmas title piece
Memory Box paper
Modeling paste
Shimmerz Texturez
American Crafts cardstock
Pitt Artist markers and pens
gesso
Acrylic paint

TFL! Don’t forget to enter the Creative Embellishments December Challenge for your chance to win a $20 gc to the CE store!

 

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