Peace – Mixed Media Canvas

Simplicity is the name of the game around my house these days. With school back in session and new undertakings, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, so my project for today’s post on the Creative Embellishments Blog is an easy to create/recreate, mixed media canvas that I find very soothing. It was inspired by this month’s challenge image as well. 😀 It reminds me of quiet, winter nights and softly drifting flakes, so I used 2 lines from the poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost.

I started off by masking off sections of the canvas with dry wall tape. I then used a palette knife to apply modeling paste in sections. I let it set for a few minutes, then removed the dry wall tape, which then leaves the grid texture behind. Once that was dry, I spritzed the entire canvas using several shades of Tattered Angels shimmer mist and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starbursts, applying the lightest shades to the center and the darkest towards the edges. To blend the colors so there wouldn’t be spray shaped splotches of color, I went over the whole piece with a spray bottle of plain water. I then blotted up the excess moisture with a paper towel, and dried it with my heat gun.

I used Versa Mark ink and Lindy’s Stamp Gang EP with my CE Snowflakes stamp to add some more background details. I like to cut apart larger chippies to use on different parts of a project, which is what I did for this one. I altered my chippies by coating the Snowflake Page Corner pieces with gesso, and heat embossing the title piece. I finished it off with a bit of bling. I hope you like how it turned out!

peace

 

Close up of one of the altered chippies:

Peace close up 1

 

Close up of the background details:

peace close up 2

peace close up 3

 

The CE products used for this project:

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White Christmas – dt layout for SWAT

Drill #21 is now LIVE at SWAT – Scrap Warriors Advanced Training and all you have to do is create a project using a Christmas Carol for your title or sentiment. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

White Christmas

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Icicle border piece
CE White Christmas title piece
CE chipboard snowflakes
Webster’s Pages A Christmas Story paper, mini bag, sticker and chipboard buttons and twine
Acrylic ink
tissue paper

I was also inspired by the Once Upon a Sketch December Challenge. The journaling prompt this month is, “My favorite month”…My journaling is tucked inside the mini bag to the right of my photo. 😀 Here’s the sketch that goes w/the OUAS challenge:

OUAS Dec sketch

TFL!

Let it Snow – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Well, it’s a brand new month, so that means there’s a new challenge up at Creative Embellishments! 😀 This month, if you’d like to play along, you’ll be combining an inspiration image with a sketch. Use the image any way you’re inspired, whether it’s the colors, the snow, part of the imagery, etc. Here’s what I came up with for my example:

Let it Snow

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Snowflake Frame
CE Icicle Border
CE Let it Snow title piece
American Crafts white cardstock
Dusty Attic flowers
Webster’s Pages trims
gesso
Ranger Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing Ink
Unity Stamp Co snowflake stamps
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Lindy’s Stamp Gang starburst and flat fabio mists
Martha Stewart Cherish around the page punch

Here’s the inspiration image you’ll be using:

ce dec inspiration

The fabulous Dec sketch designed by Nicolle Kramer: