Happy Thanksgiving Day – layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I cannot believe how fast this year is flying by! Seems like the school year just started for my kids and now it’s already the end of November! For those of you in the US, Happy Thanksgiving! 😀 I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a layout to share using their FABULOUS laser cut chipboard title piece, along with their wood and chipboard feathers. I was also inspired by sketch challenge #19 at Scrap Friends. Here’s what I came up with:

Happy Thanksgiving Day

Here’s the awesome sketch I worked with:

scrap friends Nov sketch

 

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Happy Thanksgiving Day chipboard title piece
CE Chipboard feathers
CE Feather wood cuts
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions papers, clips, folder
Elle’s Studio tags

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Gotta Let Go – layout for sketchabilities sketch #102

Sketchabilities sketch #102 is now live! Karan’s new sketches have been fantastic to work with and so much fun! They’re wonderfully inspiring no matter what your scrapping style happens to be. They work beautifully for anything from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. 😀

When I looked at the circle elements on the sketch, I immediately thought of the wonderful chipboard circle panel that Nicolle recently sent me from Creative Embellishments and a FABULOUS steampunk hot air balloon stamp (I got to test out the prototype, so keep your eyes out for rubber stamps to be a new product added to their store!). Since I recently created a layout that featured smaller photos clipped to twine using mini clothespins, I decided to replace that feature on the sketch with a washi banner and add my title to it.

The photo on this layout features my son, Matthew. One of his favorite songs at the moment is TNT by Taio Cruz (some people know the song as Dynamite), so I used some of the lyrics from the song for the title and “journaling”. Here’s what I came up with:

Gotta Let Go

Here’s a close up of the hot air balloon. I heat embossed the stamped image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder:

Gotta Let Go detail 2

This close up shows the circle panel that I snipped bits off of and used in a few spots on my page. I heat embossed the panel pieces to match the hot air balloon stamp:

Gotta Let Go detail 1

This close up shows some fabulous CE wood music notes. The frame is also by CE btw. 😀

Gotta Let Go detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air Balloon stamp
CE Circle Panel
CE medium frame from the Handsome frame set
CE Music Notes Wood Cuts
Elle’s Studio papers
Webster’s Papers alpha stickers
twine from the Twinery
Washi tape
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing ink pad
Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co bg stamps

The fantastic sketch I got to work with:

sketch 102

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/sketch #102 at sketchabilities, CLICK HERE!

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