Family

This month, we’re one of the sponsors for the CSI Color Stories Inspiration challenge, so our DT got to play along with some of the challenges as guests. 😀 This page was inspired by case #212 and includes some of my favorite Creative Embellishments pieces. To alter the chippies, and wood veneer chevrons, I lightly coated them all with white gesso so the color could shine through. For the clock piece that I cut in half, I used acrylic paint to give them the gold finish (gold with a touch of bronze). I then altered the title with distress ink, and the flourishes with Lindy’s Stamp Gang color shots. Here’s how my page turned out:

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The stamping in the background is one of my favorite CE stamps: Here are a few close ups:

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Case #212:

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I hope you enjoyed my project! Here are the CE products I used. They’re linked to their listings in the store:

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Driven to Learn – Mixed Media Canvas for Creative Embellishments

Since my youngest 3 children attend cyber school, we were able to have 3 of the children in a single school photo. 😀 For this piece, I fussy cut to remove the background, then set the pic aside until the end of my project. I started out by adhering my first layer of chippies and coating everything with gesso. As that was drying, I lightly coated the other layered pieces with gesso as well. I then started with the darkest shade of blue mist used and sprayed the border of the canvas board. After adding the Steampunk Corner pieces, I misted again using the same color around the outside edges. I then added the next layer of pieces which included the Mini Hot Air Balloon, Steampunk Light Bulb, Steampunk Pipe Corner, Pocket Watch, and Music Borders and sprayed the whole project with a lighter shade of blue. After that dried, I went over splattered the project with white distress ink and black india ink. Next, I went over some of the edges with black ink to give the layers a little more contrast. I then tucked my photo under the layers and added the eagle piece that I misted with the lightest shade of blue. Last, I added the bare chipboard pieces. Sorry my pics aren’t very clear. Between the glossy photo and the shimmer from the mists, I kept getting a glare, but the pics are blurry without a flash. I’ll try to replace the photos once I can get some daylight. 🙂


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driven to learn close up 1

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CE products used on this project:

6×6 Mini Brick Panel

Large Clock Face 5″

Steampunk Corner Set

Steampunk Pipe Corner

Steampunk Pocket Watches

Mini Steampunk Hot Air Balloon

Steampunk Light Bulbs

Globes 6″

Music Borders

Eagles

Chalkboard Frame Set

Gear Set 2 Medium

Journey Word Set

Way To Go

Adventure Word Set

Soar – Creative Embellishments and CSI Case 161 plus Stuck?! Sketches April 1st challenge

Several members of the Creative Embellishments team are on the CSI, Color Stories Inspiration ning sharing how we cracked case 161. 😀 For my take on this challenge, also used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

Here’s what I came up with:

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Close ups of the cluster to the left of my photo:

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Close up of the view master slide chippies:

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Here’s the Case 161 inspiration board:

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From the evidence column, I opted to include circles, a clock, wet mediums, and something that flies. From the testimony column, I went with journaling in a circular shape.

This is the fabulous Stuck?! Sketches sketch I used for my page:

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Materials:

Creative Embellishments Carousel Horses
CE Steampunk Gear Clock 3
CE View Master Photo Slides
CE Rings for So Many Things
Webster’s Pages pp
Pitt artist markers
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Flat Fabio mists
Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Mists
Distress inks
Distress stains
gesso

Thanks for looking! I hope you play along with the CSI case files this month for your chance to win a Creative Embellishments gift voucher! Be sure to stop by the CE blog here to check out the rest of my team member’s examples: CE Blog and visit the csi ning to play along with their case files: CSI ning

To play along with the Stuck?! Sketches April 1st challenge, visit their blog here: Stuck?! Sketches.

#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:

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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.

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

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The sketch I used:

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CSI S365-4:

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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! 😀

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