Journey – Case File No. 160 CSI Color Stories Inspiration and Creative Embellishments

I’m up on the Creative Embellishmentsย blog today sharing how I cracked the CSI Color Stories Inspiration Case File No 160. CE is one of the CSI sponsors this month! ๐Ÿ˜€ After taking a really long break from crafting, it was really fun to get my hands dirty and get a little grungy with this one. Sketch challenges have always been a fave of mine and I’m always especially challenged by color challenges, so this was a great way for me to get my feet wet again. ๐Ÿ˜€ I went with this pic of Larry and Alex at the best 2 years ago. Yes…I am STILL scrapping those pics. lol Anyway, here’s what I came up with:

journey

Here’s the case info:

160 flat

A larger view of the sketch:

160 sketch

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Leafy Vine Frame
CE Journey Word Set
CE Graduation Set
CE Steampunk Pocket Watches
American Crafts white cardstock
Heartfelt Creations ppDistress Ink
Art Anthology Colorations (mist)
Smooch Spritz
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Mist
TCW mask
Prima mask
assorted doilies
twine
Gesso
Staples

Be sure to stop by and check out my post on theย CE blog with close ups and more details on how I created my page HERE and check out the case file on the CSI site so YOU can play along for your chance to win one of the amazing sponsored prizes! ๐Ÿ˜€

Advertisements

Beach Canvas – dt project for Creative Embellishments

Since I didn’t get to provide an example for the June Creative Embellishments challenge this month, I thought it would be fun to create one for my Thursday project. Here’s the canvas I created to go with the inspo image and nautical theme this month:

beach-canvas

CE products used on my project:

CE Nautical Lighthouse
CE Nautical Star
CE wood veneer stars

TFL!

Beach Memories – dt layout for Sketchabilities

For my example of sketch #100 at sketchabilities, I used the 4 Nautical themed wood cuts by Creative Embellishments and their laser cut Life Preserver chipboard piece. CE is also sponsoring this challenge and offering a $20 gc prize to one lucky winner! ๐Ÿ˜€ Here’s what I came up with:

beach memories

The compass, star and life preserver are actually navy blue, but look black in the pic. I was also inspired by the challenge at 7 Dots Studio to incorporate “memories” into the page and the challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo to use the colors green, yellow and blue.

Materials:

Creative Embellishments anchor, boat wheel, compass and star wood cuts
CE Life Preserver chipboard
CE flourish
7 Dots Studio 9th Wave and Wonderland paper
Drywall tape
gesso
Modeling paste
TH timpiece
TH corked vial
Jute
acrylic paint
Liquitex acrylic ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Moon Shadow Inks
LSG Starburst Spray
Cardboard and tissue paper from my stash

The fabulous sketch I worked with:

sketch 100

Sketch #100’s sponsor info:

GIFTCARD-20

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around. ๐Ÿ˜€

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment

Love & Happiness – dt layout for Sketchabilities sketch #99

***(HINT HINT)READ TO THE END***I’m so excited to share my first layout as part of the Sketchabilities team! I’m honored to be working with such talented crafters! Please be sure to stop by the Sketchabilities challenge blog to see all the fabulous examples they’ve created for sketch #99. ๐Ÿ˜€

For my page I just HAD to use Webster’s Pages. I think everyone has their favorite manu’s and their standbys. For me, WP is my go to manu. Whether I’m looking for their gorgeous classic papers, a soft pattern or a bold one, I’m sure to find just the right combination with their collections. I have to admit though, I’m totally guilty of HOARDING my WP. They’re so beautiful that sometimes it’s really hard to make myself USE them, cut into them, layer and not just admire them. lol Here’s what I came up with for sketch #99 using a combination of WP’s Palm Beach and Everyday Poetry:

The incredible sketch I got to work with:

Materials:

Webster’s Pages papers, sparklers, cameo, frame, journaling card, fabric ticket and flower
October Afternoon stickers and flower sack bits
Freckled Fawn polaroid frames
Prima wood pieces
Tim Holtz distress stains, paints and washi tape
jute
gesso
acrylic paint
Pitt big brush pen
doily
sizzix die cut flourish

HERE’S THE REALLY FUN PART!!! Just for stopping by the Sketchabilities blog, checking out the entire dt’s examples there and saying hi to me, I’m giving away one $10 gc to my new favorite laser cut chipboard and wood cuts company,

Creative Embellishments!

CE is a brand new company started by my bestie and her hubby and they offer high quality, stunning, intricate original designs at great prices! I also have the awesome privilege of designing for them. ๐Ÿ˜€

THAT’S NOT ALL!!! If you decide to play along w/the Sketchabilities sketch #99, let me know here on my blog and I will select 1 participant to receive a HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon mystery prize pack that I will put together personally. This prize pack will include papers, embellishments, trims and more! Guaranteed to have a retail value of OVER $50!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

All entries must be made by 11:59pm Saturday, September 28, 2013 to be part of the random drawing. I will select 1 winner for the $10 gc from all the comments left on the Sketchabilities Sketch #99 reveal post that mention “hi” or my name in any way. ๐Ÿ˜€ I will select 1 winner for the HUGE Webster’s Pages/October Afternoon mystery prize from all comments here on my blog that let me know they played along w/the Sketchabilities sketch challenge. Thank you!

Previous Older Entries