Angel of Mine – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I am soooo thrilled that today is the first reveal for the new dt at Creative Embellishments! I just love what everyone came up with for their examples for the March challenge. Be sure to stop by the CE blog and check it out! 😀

For my take on the challenge, I was inspired by the colors, placement of the colors, the flowers, butterflies and fairy wings from the inspo photo. There’s also a stunning sketch by one of our team members, Tammy, to combine with the inspiration image this month.

To create my page, I started with white cardstock and adhered crumpled tissue paper to the areas I wanted each color. Once dried, I went over the wrinkles lightly with gesso to bring out the texture. I then added a doodled border to go with the whimsical feel of the page and tied that in by outlining a few of the fussy cut flowers. All of my chippies have been altered with a silver gelato and PITT markers.  Here’s what I came up with:

Angel of Mine

The awesome inspiration image this month:

ce march insp image

The gorgeous sketch for the March challenge, created for us by Tammy Henderson:

ce march sketch

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Angel of Mine title piece
CE Flourish set #1
CE Butterflies
CE Ornate frame
Webster’s Pages New Year New You pp
Pink Paislee tissue paper
tissue paper from my stash
PITT artist markers
gelatos
gesso

TFL! To play along w/the challenge, just combine the sketch with the March image (in any way that it inspires you) and link up your project on the CE blog by Midnight EST on March 31st for your chance to win a $20 gc to the CE store! 😀

Warm & Cozy – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi, everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. 😀 I snapped this normal everyday pic of Madison one day when then kids were all camping out in the living room. She’s all snuggled up in her favorite blanket which was given to her by a friend of mine before she was even born.

To create my background, I used the Creative Embellishments Bokeh stamp with some gelatos. It didn’t turn out quite how I’d intended because after stamping with it, I had wanted to blur the lines a bit and misted it with more water. Too much water. lol So It’s splotchier than it started out being. After that goof, I had to continue with it, so I went ahead and made the rest of the background to match. lol I altered both the flourish and the Out of this World chipboard pieces with gelatos as well, but went with an acrylic paint on the Chunky Alphas. Here’s how it turned out:

warm and cozy

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Circle Bokeh stamp
CE Out of This World frame
CE Chunky Alphabet
CE Flourish set 15
13 Arts papers
Webster’s Pages charm and clip
lace from my stash
Design Memory Craft gelatos
gesso
acrylic paint
prima flowers
doilies from my stash
Martha Stewart punches
Spellbinders die

For my page, I was inspired by the February mood board at Scrap Around the World:

SATW  february moodboard

I liked the circular scattered elements in the background of the lower left image and the colors from the chevron image. I also incorporated a touch of metallic elements inspired by the lower right image.

I also went with the February 1st Stuck?! Sketch to create my page:

february 1

Last but not least, Scrap Africa’s challenge #26 is to incorporate altered chipboard, so I’m entering that challenge with my page as well. TFL!

Merry Christmas – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. This week, I decided to go with a Christmas layout of my daughter, Madison. These photos were taken on Christmas two years ago and she was excited to receive so many dolls. Even her brothers got her dolls that year since she’d dropped us all so many hints about what she’d wanted. lol To create my page, I cut apart several of the Creative Embellishments chippies and altered them with gesso, acrylic paint, Distress paint and stains. I was also inspired by the inspiration photo at Scrap Around the World and the Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:

Merry Christmas

Inspiration image from Scrap Around the World (I was inspired by the colors, the elegant frames, the frame shapes and the touches of gold):

SATW DECEMBER 2013 COMBO ZANKA

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Holly Set
CE Xmas Bulb, frame and holly set
CE Christmas Bulbs
CE Flourish Present
CE Flourish page and photo corners
CE Moroccan Lattice panel
CE Merry Christmas title piece
CE Together frame set
Webster’s Pages Sweet Season paper, post card, florettes, princess petals
doilies from my stash
gesso
Distress paint and stains
Acrylic ink

TFL!

 

Together – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hey, everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog. :-D I like mixing things up, working different styles and even playing around with different types of projects (though I still seem to struggle with card making of all things! lol). So, my page today is a lot simpler and more straight forward than usual. One of the CE pieces I used is the film strip frame which is still a fave of mine. I simply dabbed and swiped it with a black paint dabber and voila…an eye catching frame for my pic of my only daughter with my youngest son. His favorite phrase at the moment seems to be, “You’re my best friend”…which he says to all his siblings. ;-) They each beam with pride whenever he says it to them and give him tons of hugs and kisses whenever they hear it. He’s more than a little spoiled by their attention, but I guess that’s the perk of being the youngest. :-D

To tie in the frame piece w/the rest of the page, I also used 2 wood cuts. The movie projector and reel seemed like the perfect coordinating accents. To alter those, I used a black PITT big brush marker and acrylic ink. I find with smaller, more intricate pieces, I have more control of where I apply the color this way.

 

Here’s what I came up with:

together

Here’s a detail shot of the cluster w/the wood cuts:

together detail 2

Here’s a detail shot of another cluster on my page w/a WP bookmarker and dangling cameo which I altered with Smooch:

together detail 1

 

I was also inspired by the Scrap and Music challenge #12 which features and awesome sketch and song (Stop! by Erasure) for title inspiration:

Sketch #12_Ana Castro

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and CSI Case #92 for this page.

csi 92

 

Nicolle and Mike have been working hard to get more GORGEOUS pieces designed and added to the Creative Embellishments store. NEW items are being added almost every day! Be sure to check often to see what’s new! :-D

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