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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Music to My Heart – layout for the Scrap That round robin

Scrap That is hosting a July round robin (sign ups are now closed) and I decided to play along. It’s been a long long time since I’ve participated in one, so I had a blast! The set up is a little different than I’m used to. Before, the one I was in was a blind round robin where the first player on each team lifted the same layout. Then each person on the team lifted the layout of the person before them and participants did not see the original layout or the other players pages until the end.

The Scrap That round robin works differently. We were split into 4 teams and player 1 on each team is a dt member. They post a layout in the forum for the player #2 on their team to lift, then player #3 scraplifts player #2’s page, etc. Each participant has 1 week to complete their lift and post it to the appropriate thread in the forum.

I’m on team 4 and was assigned week 3. Our team leader (the Scrap That dt member leading our team) is Tracey Gregory. She posted a gorgeous page that Leila then scraplifted and I got to lift Leila’s page. There were so many fabulous details to be inspired by that I had a blast working out what I was going to do with my page. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Prima Nature Garden papers, flowers, journaling notecards, alphas, stamp
Dusty Attic chipboard border, butterflies and flourishes
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon, distress stain, paint and ink
Alphas, burlap and lace from my stash

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

TFL! To see Leila’s page that I lifted or the other participants pages, CLICK HERE (you do need to be registered to the forum to view).