Altered Memory Box

Hi everyone! I’m up today on the Creative Embellishments Blog sharing an altered paper mache box. This is actually the second time I’ve altered one of these. The previous one also featured lots of CE goodies, but it was smaller than this version. For this piece, I started out by spraying it down with a Krylon spray called Make it Stone. Once that dried overnight I splattered it first with a lot of different shimmering sprays by Lindy’s Stamp Gang and acrylic paint. I altered all the CE chippies with Liquitex acrylic paint and Jacquard Lumiere paints. Here’s what I came up with:

 

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An angled view:

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A close up of the Mini Steampunk Hot Air Balloon (I love this unique Creative Embellishments creation! Look for this design in the larger size, as well as, a rubber stamp!)

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Close up of the layered frames and metal butterflies:

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Close up of the metal flowers:

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These are the awesome CE goodies I used on this piece. Click the images to be taken to the item listings:

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Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out the pinned posts on the main blog for the current DT call and this month’s challenge (there’s a $50 gc up for grabs!). 😀

 

Creative Embellishments 1 Year Anniversary Blog Hop

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Welcome the Creative Embellishments 1st Anniversary blog hop. I’m honored to be taking part in this momentous occasion! If you stumbled on the hop here, then please go to Creative Embellishments blog for the hop details and begin the hop on Nicolle’s blog here… >> http://nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

I am happy you are here with us today to celebrate the Creative Embellishments 1 year anniversary! To celebrate, we’re having a dt hop and giving away FOUR $25.00 gift vouchers to the store! All you need to do to be entered to win one of the vouchers is leave a comment on the hop post on the CE blog letting them know what your favorite CE product is, then leave some love on each of our design team member’s blogs then follow each blog. We’re each sharing a project with our favorite CE product on it. The winner of the hop will be randomly selected and announced on Monday September 8th.

I LOVE Creative Embellishments’ product, so it was very hard to for to pick a favorite. Their laser cut chipboard is so intricate and lovely, their wood veneers are detailed and darling! Their newest product line, flair, are so awesome to work with and I can’t say enough about their laser etched rubber stamps. Those are awesome for mixed media projects. Since I couldn’t make myself pick a single favorite, I decided to go with two categories. Their frames and title pieces are definite MUST-HAVES!

With my pieces chosen, I decided to create an off the page project for you all today. I hope you like it! 😀

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Nicolle Kramer’s Blog: http://nicollelovesscrapbooking.blogspot.com/ (START HERE!!!)
Doris Widder: https://distressedscrapper.com/ (YOU ARE HERE!!!)
Emilia van den Heuvel’s blog: http://few-favourite-things.blogspot.nl/ (GO HERE NEXT!!!) 😀
Karan Gerber’s blog: http://karangerber.com/
Michelle Gallant’s blog: http://scrapsandpixels.blogspot.ca/
Sandi Clarkson’s blog: http://softsideofsandi.blogspot.com/
Tammy Henderson’s blog: http://myscrappingplace-tammy.blogspot.com/
Shona Keehn’s blog: http://suchawonderfulmess.blogspot.ca/
Creative Embellishments Blog: http://creativeembellishments.com/blog/

Dream On – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout of my youngest son. This photo was taken a couple of years ago, the one and ONLY time he ever fell asleep unintentionally. lol Christian is not only a night owl, but he takes after me in other ways too. He doesn’t tend to just fall asleep randomly like other babies and toddlers do. He snuggles with his blanket, lays down, closes his eyes and knows he’s falling asleep…all but this once that I’m aware of. One minute he was sitting up and jabbering away and the next, he was slumped over and asleep. Just.like.that. lol

To create my page, I used several Creative Embellishments stamps on the background and layering some CE chippies with papers and metal pieces that I intentionally rusted. To alter the title, circles and panel, I just applied acrylic paint. For the view master slide, I then inked over it with distress ink. The frond I gessoed, then used distress stain, allowing it to puddle unevenly on the piece and air dry.

I was also inspired by sketch #111 from Sketchabilities. 😀

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The fabulous sketch I worked with:

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Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Text stamp
CE Distressed Chicken Wire stamp
CE View Master Photo slide
CE Frond Set 2
CE Rings for So Many Things
CE 6×6 Mesh Panel
CE Dream On title piece
Tim Holtz papers, distress ink, distress stain
acrylic paint
gesso
india ink
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
dry wall tape
iron filings
metal flowers and butterfly

TFL!