Time Flies – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout of my youngest son to share. For this page, I’ve combined several of the FABULOUS CE 6×6 panels. I just love cutting bits here and there and using them as layering elements. I used paints to alter most of the chippies on my page, but left the mesh panel bare since I wanted to incorporate a variety of neutrals to offset my vibrant bg paper and the bold colors for the chevrons and frames.

I’ve also combined 2 challenges as inspiration for my layout. The sketch and title are for the Scrap and Music challenge #23 (Someone Like You) and the I added the magic and wonder theme from 7 dots studio. Hope you like what I came up with!

Time Flies

Here’s a close up of the cluster at the top w/the chippies and some washi tape:

Time Flies detail 1

Materials:

CE Circles 6×6 panel
CE Mesh panel
CE Chevron border/background
CE Rings for so Many Things
CE Time Flies frame set
CE You Rock frame set
acrylic paint
distress paint
ink
Prima stencil
The Crafter’s Workshop stencil
washi tape
mini alphas

The fabulous sketch #23 for the Scrap and Music challenge:

Sketch #23_Ana Castro

Don’t forget to check out the March challenge for your chance to win a $20 gc to the CE store!

Also, check out their facebook page for details on how you could win one of TWO $50 gc’s being given away once we reach 1500 fans/followers! TFL! 😀

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Gotta Let Go – layout for sketchabilities sketch #102

Sketchabilities sketch #102 is now live! Karan’s new sketches have been fantastic to work with and so much fun! They’re wonderfully inspiring no matter what your scrapping style happens to be. They work beautifully for anything from CAS to mixed media and everything in between. 😀

When I looked at the circle elements on the sketch, I immediately thought of the wonderful chipboard circle panel that Nicolle recently sent me from Creative Embellishments and a FABULOUS steampunk hot air balloon stamp (I got to test out the prototype, so keep your eyes out for rubber stamps to be a new product added to their store!). Since I recently created a layout that featured smaller photos clipped to twine using mini clothespins, I decided to replace that feature on the sketch with a washi banner and add my title to it.

The photo on this layout features my son, Matthew. One of his favorite songs at the moment is TNT by Taio Cruz (some people know the song as Dynamite), so I used some of the lyrics from the song for the title and “journaling”. Here’s what I came up with:

Gotta Let Go

Here’s a close up of the hot air balloon. I heat embossed the stamped image using Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder:

Gotta Let Go detail 2

This close up shows the circle panel that I snipped bits off of and used in a few spots on my page. I heat embossed the panel pieces to match the hot air balloon stamp:

Gotta Let Go detail 1

This close up shows some fabulous CE wood music notes. The frame is also by CE btw. 😀

Gotta Let Go detail 3

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Steampunk Hot Air Balloon stamp
CE Circle Panel
CE medium frame from the Handsome frame set
CE Music Notes Wood Cuts
Elle’s Studio papers
Webster’s Papers alpha stickers
twine from the Twinery
Washi tape
Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder
Adirondack Embossing Powder
Distress Embossing ink pad
Distress Ink
Unity Stamp Co bg stamps

The fantastic sketch I got to work with:

sketch 102

TFL! If you’d like to play along w/sketch #102 at sketchabilities, CLICK HERE!

I Think I Can – dt layout for Sketchabilities Sketch #101

Sketchabilities sketch #101 is now live! 😀 I’ve been absolutely LOVING Karan’s new sketches for the site. They’re great for mixed media pages, but can also be simplified or adapted for other styles as well.

For my example for the sketch, I decided to use 3 pics of Christian at the playground a couple years back. He was exploring a slide for the first time and was determined to climb up it instead of sliding down on it. To our utter amazement, he did succeed after a few attempts. 😀

To mimic the wood chips that cover the entire surface of the playground, I created my own background with a kraft paper foundation. I layered it with Krylon Webbing and their Make It Stone spray. I was also inspired by the Follow the Yellow Brick Road challenge at Flying Unicorn (recipe challenge). Here’s what I came up with:

I think I can

Materials:

Kraft cardstock
Krylon Webbing
Krylon Make It Stone!
Art Anthology Velvet dimensional paint
Graphic 45 papers and brads
Prima leaves
Washi tape
I am Roses flower
Distress Ink and paint
Maya Road chipboard alphas
Signo white pen
EK success punch
Martha Stewart punch
mini clothes pins and jute from my stash

Karan’s gorgeous sketch:

sketch 101

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