Rise Above It – dt layout for SWAT drill #17

Creative Embellishments is sponsoring the SWAT Drill #17 which is to use something that’s been fussy cut on your project.  Fussy cutting (sometimes called detailed cutting or fancy cutting) is one of my all time favorite techniques! Anything goes; a layout, card, tag, altered project, art journal page, etc. as long as you incorporate this technique on your project. 😀

For my example, I combined this technique with the sketch and suggested journaling theme (the journey) at Once Upon a Sketch. Here’s what I came up with:

Rise Above It

Here’s a close up of the Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air balloon I used on my page. I altered it by applying a coat of Tim Holtz distress paint, then going over it with distress stain in a slightly darker shade. I then highlighted select areas with Smooch Ink in “cape cod” which is a lovely shade of blue:

Rise Above It detail

Materials:

Creative Embellishments laser cut chipboard Steampunk hot air balloon
Graphic 45 Secret Garden papers
American Crafts cardstock
Tim Holtz distress stain, ink, paint and stencil
TCW stencil
gesso
Shimmerz Texturez
Smooch Ink
Martha Stewart Punches
Want2Scrap self-adhesive pearls
Webster’s Pages alpha stickers

The awesome OUAS sketch I used for this page:

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SPONSOR INFO:

“Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around.

Store – http://creativeembellishments.com/
Blog – http://creativeembellishments.com/blog
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/CreativeEmbellishment

This is what they are giving away as a prize:

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TFL! If you’d like to play along w/the SWAT Drill #17 fussy cutting challenge, CLICK HERE.

If you’d like to play along with the Once Upon a Sketch October Challenge, CLICK HERE.

Flying Unicorn is also having a fussy cutting challenge. To play along there as well, CLICK HERE.

Also, a reminder that the Creative Embellishments (the sponsor for the SWAT challenge) October challenge is to use anything with a steampunk theme on your project and you do not need to use CE products on your entry in order to win. So, if you’d like more info on that or would like to enter that challenge, CLICK HERE! 😀

So Sweet – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a page I created using two of their fabulous flourishes, smart phone frame, hash tag title piece and one of the gorgeous bird cages. I stained and painted the flourishes, but for the birdcage, I also added some details to the birds using Pitt artist pens.

With permission from the site owner, I also combined my dt work for CE with the September challenge at the 123 Challenge Blog. Here’s what I came up with:

A close up of the birdcage:

Materials:

Creative Embellishments birdcage
CE Smart Phone
CE Flourish set 1
CE flourish set 9
CE Social Hash Tag title piece
Webster’s Pages Western Romance papers, bird resin, fabric ticket, journaling card, princess petal, pins and alpha stickers
7 gypsies hanger
ZVA flowers and other flowers from my stash
Tim Holtz stencils
Pan pastels
TCW stencils
Distress paints and stains
Pitt artist pens
Distress ink
acrylic ink
Helmar acrylic sealer
Fiskar and Martha Stewart punches

This is the 123 inspiration image for their September challenge. To play along, create a page using pink, the word “sweet” and florals. 😀

TFL!

Delicate Beauty – dt layout for STTG and LCTS

For this layout, I combined sketch #129 by JJ Sobey at Let’s Capture These Sketches with Adrienne’s first Rendezvous of Randomness challenge at STTG. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Prima Sun Kiss papers
Prima Sun Kiss flowers
Dusty Attic titles from the STTG Storedoily

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots available in the STTG Store

Here’s the inspirational image and palette for Adrienne’s challenge:

For full details on how you can enter to win a $20 e-gift certificate to the STTG store, CLICK HERE.

The wonderful sketch #129 at LCTS I got to work with:

To enter the LCTS challenge, CLICK HERE.

April projects for Paper Secrets

Each month, Paper Secrets offers a variety of challenges that are posted on the first and due by 11:59 pm Pacific on the last day of the month. There is always an exclusive layout sketch challenge created and hosted by the talented Rochelle, a card sketch challenge created and hosted by Joyce, and 2 other challenges that vary in type/theme. For April, Nicolle is hosting the manufactuer/brand challenge and has selected Authentique as our featured company. 😀

For my final month on the Paper Secrets Design Team, I selected an “Inspired by Spring” challenge. To enter, your card, layout or altered project must include 3+ handmade flowers (any technique of your choosing), pastel colors, and something in your title, journaling or sentiment that has to do with Spring. Here are my examples for the challenges (except the manu challenge…my example for that one will be posted tomorrow, since I combined it with my GDT example for the The Paper Variety‘s Card + coordinating envelope challenge):

Materials:

Graphic 45 Once Upon a Springtime pp
Webster’s Pages Wonderfall pp (for one flower)
October Afternoon Modern Homemaker button
Kaisercraft pearls
Dusty Attic laser cut chipboard alphas
Webster’s Pages storyteller alphas

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar Zap Dots (foam adhesive)

Tools:

Lucky 8 punch

Materials:

Echo Park Victoria Gardens pp
EP Victoria Gardens diecut stickers

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue

Tools:

Martha Stewart Punches

Materials:

Authentique Miracle Boy pp
SEI Ribbon
Jo Ann’s Craft Essentials self adhesive ribbon
K&Co Grand adhesions rosette

Adhesives:

Helmar Premium Craft Glue

TFL!

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