Imagine Dream Believe Canvas – Creative Embellishments August Challenge

I love the inspiration image for the Creative Embellishments August Challenge. There’s just so much to draw from it! For my take on the challenge I decided to go with a canvas.ย I was inspired by the mushrooms, fairies and colors from the inspo image. For the twist, I fussy cut butterflies and dragonflies from some older Webster’s Pages journaling cards that I had in my stash. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I started my piece byย dabbing the blank canvas with jacquard paints in 2 different shades of purple. You can’t see it well because one is iridescent. Next, I painted my 6″ Large Steampunk Clock piece black and adhered it to the canvas slightly off center. I painted the Mushroom Set 1, Mushroom Set 2 and Mushroom Set 3 with white acrylic paint, then added the details using Pitt Markers. I blended white paint, modeling paste and coarse pumice to create the textured spots on the caps. The Wood Veneer Mushrooms were altered just using markers and the textured blend for the spots.

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I then altered the Fairies by painting the wings black and the bodies white. Again, I used Pitt markers to decorate the bodies and jacquard paints to give the wings some iridescent sheen.

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I used two of the title pieces from the Dream Word Set and one from the Inspire Word Set and altered them with white paint and marker.

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I then added my fussy cut butterflies and dragonflies. ๐Ÿ˜€

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I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you will too! There’s just so much to draw from the inspo image this month and fussy cutting is one of my favorite techniques! ๐Ÿ˜€

Here’s this month’s inspo image (the twist is to fussy cut). To enter the challenge please be sure you incorporate at least 1 CE product on your project. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€ For my take on this challenge, also used a sketch from Stuck?! Sketches.

Here’s what I came up with:

soar framed

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.