Happy Birthday, Wild One Card

My youngest son is turning 6 years old, in just 9 days. I’m still amazed at how quickly the kids are growing! Christian is our little Wild Child, so I thought a slightly rugged theme would suit him. To create the card, I started with the Distressed Text Stamp and stazon ink. I only inked sections at a time and blotted it to the card. I then used versamark ink and the Distressed Brick Stamp and positioned it where I wanted. Using a small wooden cuticle pusher, I added touches of light tan and dark brown embossing power to bits of the brick, then covered the rest with a terra cotta colored embossing powder, then melted with a heat gun. Last, I used a brayer to apply black acrylic paint to the Tire Track stamp and applied it across the card. I did want it darker than it is, but didn’t want to mess up the whole card front redoing that part. lol To alter the wood veneer balloons, youth bike, and title pieces, I coated them lightly with gesso, then went color by color using a glue pen and different embossing powders. Before adhering the embellishments, I splattered the background with Lindy’s Stamp Gang moon ink, Starburst ink, and India ink. I used foam adhesives to pop up the balloons and a flair button that’s meant to look like one of those circular mylar balloons. I added thread to act as strings for the balloons and added a bow to show that they’re attached to the handlebars of the bike. Here’s how my card turned out:

happy birthday wild one featured

happy birthday wild one full

A close up of the Bike:

happy birthday wild one close up 1

Close up of the title:

happy birthday wild one close up 2

The fabulous CE pieces I used:

youth-bike-660-600x600wild-one-title-368-600x600Happy Birthday-800x800birthday-fun-242-600x600tire-track-1-stamp-415-600x600distressed-text-stamp-530-600x600distressed-brick-stamp-639-600x600

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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
doodle
enamel dots or buttons
mist/paint
Texture paste, gesso
A handmade flower
embossing- dry or heat
Bling- Rhinestones or pearls
A flourish

 

 

 

#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:

PageDrafts_Template-27.1

CSI case file #109:

109flat

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!

Son, Spread Your Wings – dt layout for Sketchabilities

Sketch #106 at Sketchabilities is now live! For my example for the challenge, I decided to go with a neutral background and pops of blue, rusty orange and metallics to compliment my photo of my oldest son, Taten.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to replace the circular elements and flourishes with Creative Embellishments gears and that fabulous steampunk clock and gear cluster I’ve been saving for the perfect page. Here’s what I came up with:

Spread Your Wings

Karan’s fantastic sketch #106:

sketch 106

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Clock and Gear cluster
CE 1 1/2″ gears
CE 1″ gears
CE Mini 3/4″ gears
Son title piece from the CE Family Words set
CE Grunge Stars bg stamp
Kraft cardstock
October Afternoon pp
Webster’s Pages trims
India Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glaze
Freckled Fawn cork frame

TFL!

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