Creative Embellishments and Petaloo Product Swap Blog Hop

I’m up on the Creative Embellishments’ Blog toay, sharing a project I created for the cross promotion we’re having with Petaloo! I’m thrilled that I got to participate in this awesome product swap/blog hop between two amazing companies! Creative Embellishments’ fabulous laser cut chipboard, rubber stamps, etc. work beautifully with Petaloo products! Both are so much fun to create with! For the team up, we were asked to create a Mother’s Day themed project. For mine, I went in a different direction. Rather than something to gift to my mother or mil, I decided to create something for one of my children (now I’ll also have to create something for each of the others! LOL). Without my little ones, I would not get to be a mother and I’m thankful for this incredible honor. I do understand and appreciate the fact that not everyone who wants to have children are able to for various reasons, so I’m grateful to have each of them in my life. They’re so unique and talented in their own special ways and I love their similarities as well was their differences…even when they’re driving me nuts. LOL  Here’s what I came up with:

For this canvas, I used the CE Grunge Music Note Sheet Stamp with glossy medium to create a resist for the background. I then used Lindy’s Stamp Gang, Tattered Angels, and Maya Road Mists to add color to the background, then finished by using the CE Distressed Text Stamp and Distressed Corner Stamp with Staz-on ink to add more texture and visual layers. I altered the Leafy Corner Flourish Set, “Mother” from the Holiday Sentiment Word Set, and Scribble Heart by coating them first with white gesso, then applying Distress stains and paints. To decorate the Julie Nutting stamp by Prima, I stamped, fussy cut, then paper pieced from plain and patterned paper, added a bit of Webster’s Pages trim, colored her hair using PITT markers, and added shading to the doll and dress with distress inks. These are gorgeous Petaloo produts I got to work with from their Darjeeling collection: Dahlias (package of 10)- Teastained Purple, Dahlias – Teastained Teals, Garden Rosette (package of 6 plus 6 leaves) – Pink, Petites (package of 12 plus 12 leaves)- Teastained Purple, Petites – Teastained Teals, Petites – Teastained Pink, and Mini Butterflies (package of 8)- Teastained Purple. I loved that the Rosettes and packets of Petites came with leaves to go with them!

Some close ups:

I hope you liked my project!

***Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to check out both the Creative Embellishments Blog AND the Petaloo Blog for some fabulous inspiration from both design teams, combining their products! Leave a comment each day of the hop (April 3rd – 9th) for your chance to with either a $30 gc to the CE store, or an awesome prize pack filled with CE and Petaloo products! 😀 ***

Soar – Creative Embellishments and CSI Case 161 plus Stuck?! Sketches April 1st challenge

Several members of the Creative Embellishments team are on the CSI, Color Stories Inspiration ning sharing how we cracked case 161. 😀 For my take on this challenge, also used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

Here’s what I came up with:

soar framed

Close ups of the cluster to the left of my photo:

soar1

Close up of the view master slide chippies:

soar2

Here’s the Case 161 inspiration board:

161 flat

From the evidence column, I opted to include circles, a clock, wet mediums, and something that flies. From the testimony column, I went with journaling in a circular shape.

This is the fabulous Stuck?! Sketches sketch I used for my page:

4 April 1 2015 - Stuck

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Carousel Horses
CE Steampunk Gear Clock 3
CE View Master Photo Slides
CE Rings for So Many Things
Webster’s Pages pp
Pitt artist markers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio mists
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Mists
Distress inks
Distress stains
gesso

Thanks for looking! I hope you play along with the CSI case files this month for your chance to win a Creative Embellishments gift voucher! Be sure to stop by the CE blog here to check out the rest of my team member’s examples: CE Blog and visit the csi ning to play along with their case files: CSI ning

To play along with the Stuck?! Sketches April 1st challenge, visit their blog here: Stuck?! Sketches.

Camping in the Living Room – dt layout for Let’s Capture These Sketches #127

For Let’s Capture These Sketches #127 I got to work with a fabulous Natalie Roy sketch. For my take on it, I decided to break out my stamps and inks and make my own background. Lately I’ve been craving time to do some art journaling, so I think that influenced where I took the layout. Unfortunately, when I went to take a pic of it though, my photos all came out looking either washed out or too dark. Direct sunlight = washed out and indirect sunlight = dark. I settled for a pic I took of it taped to the refrigerator! lol The glare on the left of photo on the tent is from the kitchen window, not my flash. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

AC white cardstock
Distress Ink
Pitt Artist Pen
Stazon Ink
Fancy Pants stamps
Pink Paislee wood alphas
Dusty Attic Grass Cluster #1 (from the STTG Store)
Acrylic paint
OA mini market alpha stickers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue

This is Natalie’s awesome sketch:

TFL!

Having Fun layout for Scrapbook Challenges

Scrapbook Challenges is having a Seasons of Change Hop On. If you’re wondering what a “Hop On” is, it’s a blog hop with a twist. Once you finish hopping along the trail, you can choose to create a project based on the same sketch the dt used and post it to your own blog. Then you add a link to your blog to the appropriate thread in the forum. 😀 It’s simpler than it sounds.

You begin the hop on Brynn’s Blog (http://www.bzb-designs.com/blog), her blog links to the next stop and they link the next person until the end of the hop. Then you go to the Seasons of Change Hop On Thread. Leave a comment, check out the other members posts and follow the instructions on how to Hop On too! 😀

Here’s my take on Brynn’s sketch:

Materials:

American Crafts solid cardstock
GCD Studios Funhouse papers
GCD Studios Funhouse garland
MME Bohemia rubons
distress ink

Adhesives:

Helmar Liquid Scrapdots
Helmar adhesive runner
Helmar Zapdots

Here’s the sketch my layout is based on (the hop sketch):

As you can see, I flipped the sketch horizontally. 😀 TFL!

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