Love Everything About You – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

A new month means a new challenge on the Creative Embellishments blog! You do not have to use CE products in order to play along and international entries are welcome. Base your project on the given inspiration image plus incorporate one of the words from the image on your project, then upload it to the CE blog for your chance to win a $20 gc to the store! πŸ˜€

This month’s image:

ce feb inspiration pic

For my example, I started out with solid white cardstock. Since the wispy white lines that are evenly spaced in the inspiration image reminded me of sheet music, I used the CE grunge music note sheet background stamp with matte multi-medium to create a resist. I did not have a text stencil, so I used the closest thing I had, which is a ledger stencil with blended fibers. That also works as a resist. I then went over the whole page with various amounts of black soot distress stain to create a dark background like that of the image. From there, I was inspired by the flourishes, colors and layering. The words I used from the image are Dream, Love and Everything. To help me create the page, I also used the Monday Mojo sketch from Flying Unicorn as inspiration for my page design. Here’s what I came up with:

Love Everything About You

Close up of the cluster with part of the title:


Close up of the cluster at the top left of the photo:



Creative Embellishments Grunge Music Note Sheet bg stamp
CE Doily Frame
CE Hearts Wood Veneer
CE Flourish set 3
CE Showered With Love border
CE Love Set
CE Time Flies frame set
American Craft white cardstock
TCW stencils
Studio Matte Multi-medium
Liquitex blended fibers
Distress stain and inks
Shimmerz Texturez
Art Anthology Velvet and Sorbet
Acrylic paint
Tim Holtz papers, ticket, tag, stickers
Prima flowers

The gorgeous Flying Unicorn sketch I worked with:





Bright Future – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Ready for something new and twice the chances to win a $20 gc to the Creative Embellishments store? Well, CE is ringing in the New Year with just that! Not only are they having a January blog challenge, but they’ve added a wonderful new facebook challenge too! πŸ˜€ I’ll share details on how to enter the facebook challenge towards Β the end of this post.

For the Creative Embellishments January Blog Challenge, there is an inspiration image and the twist is this topic: wishes, hopes and dreams for 2014. Link up your project (new as of Jan 1, 2014) to the January InLinkz widget on the CE blog to enter! πŸ˜€ Here’s the inspiration image for Jan:

ce jan inspiration

For my example, I chose a photo of 2 of my children taken on the day I pulled them out of the local brick and mortar school after enrolling them into an online cyber school. This was done primarily to improve the quality of their education as well as removing them from an undesirable environment at school. My take on the challenge reflects my dream for a brighter future for my children. πŸ˜€ I was also inspired by the Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with (the background is actually a deep purple, but photographed as blue):

Bright Future

Close up of the title cluster:

Bright Future detail 1

Close up of the flourish and lamp post:

Bright Future detail 2


Creative Embellishments Out of This World Frame
CE Lamp Post
CE Steampunk Clock
CE Steampunk mini timepiece
CE Square Scalloped Frame
CE Flourish set #14
CE Stars Wood Cuts
CE Geek/Chic Glasses Wood Cuts
CE Grunge Music Note Sheet Stamp
AC cardstock
Heidi Swapp stencil
Art Anthology Sorbet and Velvet
Stazon white ink pad
Martha Stewart around the page punch
Acrylic paint
Distress paint
Webster’s Pages alpha stickers
Prima flowers

***FACEBOOK CHALLENGE*** share any new project (as of January 1, 2014 using at least 1 CE product) on the Creative Embellishments FACEBOOK Page by uploading your project image to their timeline with >> #CEJAN14 << to the post. This is so they can easily find your project when randomly drawing a winner. The prize is a $20.00 gift voucher to the CE store. Every Friday they will also feature customer projects using their products on the CE blog, so please share away! πŸ˜€

***Don’t forget! CE is also currently having a DT call, so be sure to check out their blog on how to apply! They’re a great company to design for and the perks are amazing!***

The CE January Special:

CE Jan Special