Altered Halloween Album Cover

One of the things I love best about all of Creative Embellishments products is that they make creating a fun, interesting project so quick and easy! The chipboard pieces and the wood veneers are so easy to alter (or leave bare) and add such incredible details, you literally, just add ink, paint, emboss and go! For my project today, all I used was a Tim Holtz cover for the base, a handful of CE’s amazing chippies, one wood veneer spider and some paints to create my entire cover. 😀

Here’s how it turned out:

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Some close of the chippies:

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album close up 2

 

 

 

The CE pieces I used (the images are linked, just click to be taken to the store listings) :

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The Freaks Come Out at Night – layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m up today on the Creative Embellishments blog with a Halloween layout to share using some of their fabulous laser cut chipboard and wood cuts. 😀 These are pics of my son, Alex, wearing his first “scary” costume, taken a couple of years ago. He decided to go as the grim reaper and was very excited about wearing something different from his usual cutesy costumes. I altered all the pieces using acrylic paint, gesso and webbing. For my page this week, I was also inspired by a sketch from Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:

The Freaks Come Out at Night LO

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Ghosts Wood Cuts
CE Going Batty wood cuts
CE Web panel
CE flourish set 7
CE The Freaks Come Out at Night title piece
CE Zombie Graveyard border piece
CE Harlequin lattice panel
American Crafts cardstock
Krylon webbing
May Arts trim
gesso
Acrylic paint
cheesecloth

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You Light Up My World – layout for Creative Embellishments

Wow! I cannot believe it’s November already! October just flew by and the kids had a blast trick-or-treating. 😀 Anyway, a new month means a new challenge at Creative Embellishments and this month, Nicolle has selected a gorgeous inspiration photo with a theme of gratitude or thankfulness. Use the image any way it inspires you, just be sure to include a sentiment, journaling, title etc that reflects this month’s theme in honor of Thanksgiving. The challenge is open to everyone, everywhere and you can choose to create a card, tag, layout, canvas, mini-album, altered piece…anything your heart desires. 😀

For my take on the challenge, I created a layout of my kids in their costumes from last year. They were getting ready to go trick-or-treating in their grandmother’s neighborhood and got tired of posing for pics. Christian was getting distracted and kept watching other people, cars going, by…anything BUT the camera. lol Alex decided to take a breather by resting his weary arms on M&M’s heads. Nice huh? Anyway, I liked how these pics showed their camaraderie and silliness so I chose these pics to show what I’m thankful for. I adore how much they love one another and they, along with Larry, truly are the light in my life.

I combined my dt challenge with the current sketch and title prompt (lyrics from What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction) at Scrap and Music. Here’s what I came up with:

You Light up my World

Here’s a close up of the cluster at the top of my page. I altered the leaves using acrylic paint and used chalk ink to bring out the intricate design on the heart piece:

You Light Up My World detail 1

This close up shows the other 2 clusters towards the bottom of my page:

You Light Up My World detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Hearts Wood Cuts
CE Autumn Leaves Wood Cuts
CE chipboard Pumpkin Border
Webster’s Pages Family Traditions papers
Elle’s Studio cut out
Pink Paislee cushies alphas
Prima mask and chalk ink
Modeling paste
acrylic paint

The CE November challenge inspiration photo:

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Scrap and Music sketch (use along w/lyrics from What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction for your title):

Sketch #13_Janice

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Halloween Treat Bags – project for Creative Embellishments

Happy Halloween everyone! I’m up again at the Creative Embellishments blog with a project to share. This week, I decided to share a few little treat bags I created for my kiddos. These are real simple, quick, and easy to make, so they’d be a snap for Halloween parties and classrooms as well. For my base, I used the Tim Holtz In the Bag die, but you can easily find templates online that you can trace and cut out too.

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Here’s how my baggies turned out, decorated with tons of CE goodness:

Halloween Treat Bags

Close up of the 2 bags on the left:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 1

The middle bag:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 2

The 2 on the right:

Halloween Treat Bags detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Web Panel
CE Halloween Cat
CE Bootiful Title piece
CE Ghost wood cuts
CE Pumpkin Wood Cuts
CE Happy Halloween title piece
CE Halloween Witch
Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus papers and button
sticker from my stash
Elle’s Studio cut out
I am Roses flowers
Distress stains and paints
Acrylic paint
Art Anthology Dimensional Crystals

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Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the November Challenge post and to see what’s new for November! 😀

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