#Cute Smile – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. This week I went with a few older pics of Madison and Matthew. I’ve already used the best photos from this sitting, so these were ones that were more flattering photos of Matthew. They really show off his sweet smile with his cutie dimples. Somehow, he’s my only kiddo with those deep dimples…not sure how that happened, but I think they’re adorable. 😀

To create my background, I used 3 CE stamps. I started out by stamping the script stamp and the heart shape stamp with Stazon ink, then used embossing ink with the Love Heart stamp and heat embossed using Lindy’s Stamp Gang EP. I used several Prima stencils with chalk ink and Shimmerz Texturez to complete my background.

I decided to finish off my page with some awesome CE wood veneers and a couple of social hashtag words for my title. I was also inspired by CSI-Color Stories Inspiration S365-4 challenge and the Skissedilla sketch #232. Here’s how it turned out:

#cute smile

Here’s a close up of the heart layered on the photos (this piece is from my favorite wood veneer set!). Sorry for the blurry pic. Lately, I’ve had to take a lot of indoor nighttime pics which doesn’t work well for me.

cute smile detail 2

A close up of one of the heat embossed stamped images along with some wood veneer hearts with chalked edges:

cute smile detail

The sketch I used:

skisseb

CSI S365-4:

S3654

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Script Stamp
CE Trio Shape Stamps (heart)
CE Love Hearts Stamp
CE Social Hash Tag laser cut chipboard
CE Hearts Wood Veneer
CE Mini Hearts Wood Veneers
American Crafts white cardstock
Core’dinations cardstock
Colorbox chalk ink
Shimmerz Texturez
Stazon Ink
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Prima stencils
Webster’s Pages clip and charm
acrylic paint

CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS is having a facebook giveaway! Once they’ve reached 1500 fans/followers, they will be giving away TWO $50 gift vouchers to the CE store, so be sure to stop by and LIKE and SHARE their page to let all your friends know! 😀

One Layout Two Ways

Okay, this is what happens when you try to combine too many challenges in a single project! I started with 2 sketches that I was torn between for the photos that I’d selected (it’s going to be a 2 page spread, and this is the first page of it). Then Nicolle came up with a great challenge on Sketches4All that required a black background and 2 different dry embossed papers. Okay…an image started to form in my mind, then Webster’s Pages offered a digi/hybrid challenge on InspireMe that requires the use of their digital brushes. At this point, I was still thinking that I could make this work.

I started with the PageMaps sketch since it was due first, and planned to add an embossed section on the left where you see the patterned paper in the sketch and at the bottom instead of the punched strip. I started fussy cutting some Webster’s Pages images and resized and printed the brushes I was planning to use. Then I remembered that it was supposed to have a black background for the S4All challenge. So then I added the G45 Core Impressions paper (which I love). Sanded the embossed areas to make them pop and placed the elements onto the paper.

Hmm…doesn’t seem right to have it say You Shine a Light, when it’s so dark? So, using a plate, I traced a circle onto the “wrong side” of a sheet of white washed core’dinations that has yellow as the core color. Scored the “sun rays” to emboss it, sanded every other wedge to expose the yellow, then applied shimmer mist to the yellow sections to enhance them. Now it looked more appropriate for the pencillines sketch instead. So I switched gears and created a layout using the Pencillines sketch that met the criteria for Nicolle’s challenge….but then it wasn’t mainly Webster’s Pages products!

This first one is based on the Pencillines sketch:

Here’s the sketch:

So, back to the drawing board. I took photos then took it apart and remade it using a white background that I masked and misted to create the same sunray affect and rearranged some of the elements according to the PageMaps sketch. Now the only non-WP item is the one white bg paper. I kept it with the white background since that’s what I’ll need in order to make the 2 pager I’d initially intended.

This is the layout based on the PageMaps sketch:

Here’s the PageMaps sketch:

TFL!

Materials (combined for the 2 projects):

Webster’s Pages Yacht Club 12×12 paper
WP trim
WP Ladies and Gents digi brushes
WP Ladies and Gents motifs
Core’dinations whitewash cardstock
Core’dinations G45 Core Impressions
American Crafts white cardstock
Shimmerz

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

True Courage card – Moxie Fab World challenge

This is the second card I made to enter the Moxie Fab World Stamp It! Techniques Week day two challenge (stamping w/shimmer sprays).

The sentiment inside the card reads,

“Anyone can steer the ship
When the sea is calm
True courage is to steady the helm
In the midst of the storm”

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock base
Ranger Worn Lipstick, Broken Glass and Faded Jeans Distress Inks
Shimmerz Spritz in Rock-a-fella Blue
Stamp by Victorine Originals
Palette stamp and stick gluepad
Ranger Perfect Medium
Martha Stewart black and white embossing powders

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

If you’d like to enter a card in the challenge too, CLICK HERE.

Simple Things card – Moxie Fab World challenge

Well, it’s Stamp It! Techniques Week over at the Moxie Fab World and for Day Two, the challenge is to use shimmer sprays, so here’s one card I am entering. 😀

Materials:

Bazzill cardstock base
Wausau Paper black cardstock
American Crafts white cardstock
stamps by Victorine Originals
ColorBox pigment ink
Shimmerz spritz
Tattered Angels shimmer mist
Sakura black brush tip marker
Palette stamp and stick bluepad
Martha Stewart black embossing powder

Adhesive:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

If you’d like to enter a card in the challenge too, CLICK HERE. While you’re there, check out the other challenges currently running. There’s a stamping w/markers challenge and paper piecing challenge too!

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