The Love of Football – Creative Embellishments and CSI case 169

I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog and this month, we’re one of the sponsors for CSI – Color Stories Inspiration, so we got to try our hands at cracking some of their cases! Here’s how I solved case 169:

The Love of Football

 

From the evidence column, I went with stars using our Stars in My Universe frame, then stencils and sunburst rays, by creating my own stencil for the background. From the testimony column, I went with the family fun theme and used the word family in my journaling.

Some close ups of the chippies I altered:

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close up 2

 

The case info:

169

The sketch for case 169:

169 sketch

 

 

Here are the CE products I used for this page:

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TFL! I hope you play along with this awesome csi challenge!

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Crazy 4 U – Creative Embellishments July Challenge + Sketchabilities 142

What’s better than an awesome Creative Embellishments Challenge? Combining it with a fabulous sketch by Sketchabilities! CE is sponsoring Sketch #142, so there are even more ways to win a GC to the Creative Embellishments store! 😀

For the Creative Embellishments July challenge, you just need to combine the inspiration photo with the added twist of adding something wood to your project (layout, card, tag, art journal page, altered piece, etc). This month, we were given the option to also combine the challenge with sketch #142. To check out what everyone came up with, be sure to check out this post on the CE blog: July Challenge

This was such a fun challenge for me! I love Karan’s sketches and am always inspired by them. 😀 I was further inspired by the colors, fence, and flowers from our inspo image. The blades of the windmill also reminded me of mesh, so I used drywall tape that I painted in the background of my design. CE stamps are so much fun to work with, so I used several of them to create my background which had started out as smooth white paper. I used watered down Distress stains for the base and Distress ink and Stazon ink with CE stamps to create my own background for this page. The chippies (flourish and fence) and drywall tape were altered using acrylic paint (both liquitex and Lumiere). For the twist, I left my CE wood veneer pieces bare so you can really see the intricate detailing on them, which they’re known for. 😀

Here’s what I came up with:

Doris Widder

July Challenge inspo image:

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Sketchabilities sketch:

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CE products used on my page (click the image to be taken to the store listing)

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Thanks for looking! Remember, to enter the CE challenge, go to their blog and upload your entry by 11:55 pm ET July 31st. To enter the Sketchabilities challenge, you must upload your entries by July 13th. I am so excited about this month’s challenge and can’t wait to see all the entries!

I Think I Can – dt layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #101

Sketchabilities sketch #101 is now live! 😀 I’ve been absolutely LOVING Karan’s new sketches for the site. They’re great for mixed media pages, but can also be simplified or adapted for other styles as well.

For my example for the sketch, I decided to use 3 pics of Christian at the playground a couple years back. He was exploring a slide for the first time and was determined to climb up it instead of sliding down on it. To our utter amazement, he did succeed after a few attempts. 😀

To mimic the wood chips that cover the entire surface of the playground, I created my own background with a kraft paper foundation. I layered it with Krylon Webbing and their Make It Stone spray. I was also inspired by the Follow the Yellow Brick Road challenge at Flying Unicorn (recipe challenge). Here’s what I came up with:

I think I can

Materials:

Kraft cardstock
Krylon Webbing
Krylon Make It Stone!
Art Anthology Velvet dimensional paint
Graphic 45 papers and brads
Prima leaves
Washi tape
I am Roses flower
Distress Ink and paint
Maya Road chipboard alphas
Signo white pen
EK success punch
Martha Stewart punch
mini clothes pins and jute from my stash

Karan’s gorgeous sketch:

sketch 101

TFL! Crazy Monday Kits is our generous sponsor for this challenge. If you’d like to play along for your chance to win, CLICK HERE!

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).

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