LOVE Fairies – Home Decor

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I finally got a chance to play around with the fabulous Creative Embellishments’ February Mixed Media Kit. I absolutely love everything that’s included! There are tons of fun bits like wood veneer mini tags, title pieces, flowers, acrylic words and hearts, metal embellishments, along with a full sized mist and embossing powder too! Be sure to check out the pic at the bottom of this post that shows everything that comes in the kit! 😀

Since I wanted to create a piece to go in my daughter’s bedroom, I decided to go with a fairy theme. She adores everything magical and mystical, especially fairies. 😀 To start out, I peeled of the protective layer that’s over the acrylic to keep it from getting scratched in transit, then used modeling paste and the stencil that comes with the kit and applied a thin layer to the back of the LOVE word piece. Once that dried, I used 2 different colors of Maya Gold metallic paint to coat the back of the Love piece and the base. I used a pink shade for the word and a purple for the base. Once that dried, I applied a Hematite shade to the edges of both pieces.  To alter my fairies (sold separately), I used PITT markers and coated the wings with a metallic blue Maya Gold paint. Then finished it off with flowers from my stash and the metal butterfly piece from the kit. Here’s how it turned out:

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There are sooo many awesome goodies in the kit, I decided to make a tag to go with it. To create the tag, I used one of the precut chipboard tags as my base, blotted it with a light gesso, then stamped over it with the CE script stamp. I then added one of the chippy heart arrows, and 3 of the flowers from the kit, pearls from my stash and a flair button (sold separately) and added a large flower from my stash to anchor it. A bit of ribbon and it was done. How easy is that? 😀 Here’s how it turned out. Left is without a flash, the right is with a flash.

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This final pic just shows how I dabbed the dark metallic gray on the edges of the piece to give it a bit more dimension. 😀

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I hope you enjoyed my project as much as I enjoyed making it! I also hope you check out the fabulous February Kit. After making both these pieces, I still have enough product left over for a layout and another tag or two!

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Window Decor/Hanging – Creative Embellishments June Challenge

The Creative Embellishments June Challenge – Use the provided image as inspiration for your project. This month’s twist – include something with wings. Be sure to incorporate at least 1 CE product onto your entry project for your chance to win the $50 gc prize to the CE store! 😀

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After taking quite a long break from crafting, this month’s CE challenge was a great way for me to get my feet wet again and I had a lot of fun! 😀 The images and colors really spoke to me since it incorporated so many of my favorite elements. I was inspired by the timepiece, wings, colors, and flowers. I instantly thought of the phrase, “time flies” as many of the others were, especially since my youngest son is turning 5 this month. So, I decided to create a window hanging for his room. His fave color is also blue. 😀 For this piece, I used a Creative Embellishments Large Clock Face in the 4″ size (it is also available in 5 and 6 inch diameters) as my base and the front view butterfly from the Flourish Butterflies set 4 for the this month’s twist. I also added a resin frame and steampunk owl piece that was gifted to me by my bestie. 😀 To alter the pieces, I used both white and black gesso along with 4 different lumiere paints by Jacquard. Here’s what I came up with…

With flash:

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Without flash:

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TFL! I hope you check out the full challenge details and all the dt examples on the CE Blog! I can’t wait to see this month’s challengeentries! 😀