Warm & Cozy – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi, everyone! It’s Thursday, so I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. 😀 I snapped this normal everyday pic of Madison one day when then kids were all camping out in the living room. She’s all snuggled up in her favorite blanket which was given to her by a friend of mine before she was even born.

To create my background, I used the Creative Embellishments Bokeh stamp with some gelatos. It didn’t turn out quite how I’d intended because after stamping with it, I had wanted to blur the lines a bit and misted it with more water. Too much water. lol So It’s splotchier than it started out being. After that goof, I had to continue with it, so I went ahead and made the rest of the background to match. lol I altered both the flourish and the Out of this World chipboard pieces with gelatos as well, but went with an acrylic paint on the Chunky Alphas. Here’s how it turned out:

warm and cozy

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Circle Bokeh stamp
CE Out of This World frame
CE Chunky Alphabet
CE Flourish set 15
13 Arts papers
Webster’s Pages charm and clip
lace from my stash
Design Memory Craft gelatos
gesso
acrylic paint
prima flowers
doilies from my stash
Martha Stewart punches
Spellbinders die

For my page, I was inspired by the February mood board at Scrap Around the World:

SATW  february moodboard

I liked the circular scattered elements in the background of the lower left image and the colors from the chevron image. I also incorporated a touch of metallic elements inspired by the lower right image.

I also went with the February 1st Stuck?! Sketch to create my page:

february 1

Last but not least, Scrap Africa’s challenge #26 is to incorporate altered chipboard, so I’m entering that challenge with my page as well. TFL!

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#Sweetheart – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

I’m back on the Creative Embellishments blog for Thursdays, so I have a layout to share. My youngest son is our wild child and little he does would be what we’d consider typical. Considering we’ve got 5 kids, that’s saying a lot. lol My little critter has been climbing onto the back of the couch since before he could walk. Even now, at 3 1/2, he likes to lay across the back of the couch when watching tv or just hanging out. He recently started reading, but he’s always enjoyed looking at his books as seen in these pics.

I was inspired by 2 challenges when creating my page. CSI-Color Stories Inspiration case file #109 and sketch 27.1 from Page Drafts. I’ve also used a script bg stamp that is not yet listed in the store, so keep your eye out for this beauty! 😀

Here’s what I came up with:

#sweetheart

Here’s a close up of one of the newest Creative Embellishments flourishes:

Sweetheart detail 1

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Distressed Chicken Wire Border
CE Alphabet border
CE Squares
CE Flourish set #17
CE Love Knot border
CE Valentine’s Hashtag titles
CE Distressed Chicken Wire stamp
CE Distressed Grid stamp
Webster’s Pages pp
gesso
acrylic paint
stazon ink

The Page Drafts sketch I used:

PageDrafts_Template-27.1

CSI case file #109:

109flat

From the evidence column, I chose to stack something (papers) and included frames. From the testimony column, I used “read” as my inspiration word for the journaling. TFL!

#LOVE – dt layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi, everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share…I know, I know…I’m normally on on Thursdays, but Nicolle was kind enough to switch days with me this week to give me an extra day due to personal issues. For my layout today, I decided to use more pics from the set I used on the Feb challenge example page. To alter my chippies I coated lightly with gesso and used chalk inks to cover and give them a blended distressed edge.

I was also inspired by case file #108 at CSI (Color Stories Inspiration), Heart Challenge at Flying Unicorn. Also based on sketch #2 from the Pagedrafts sketches.

I love the versatility of CE chipboard borders and panels. For this page, I ended up snipping apart both the Hearts Panel and the Love Knot Border to use across my page. Here’s what I came up with:

#love

This is a close up of the layered chippies on the upper left corer of the photos:

#love close up 1

The lower right cluster:

#love close up 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Hearts Panel
CE Love Knot Border
CE Flourish set 12
CE Social Hash Tags
Webster’s Pages pp
American Crafts cardstock
Colorbox chalk ink
gesso
Prima flowers
Martha Stewart punch

CSI #108:

108flat

I selected hearts, flowers and border punch from the Evidence column and journaling strips from the testimony column. 😀

Page Drafts sketch #2:

PageDrafts_Template-27.2

TFL!

Winter Wonderland – dt layout for Sketchabilities sketch #108

Wow time goes by so fast! My term with Sketchabilities has come to a close, so this will be my last layout based on their sketches as part of their dt. However, I’m sure I’ll be playing along with their gorgeous sketches as a participant in the future. 😀 For my last dt page, I decided to create a colorful, whimsical page using a Creative Embellishments snowflake bg stamp, some of their fantastic laser cut chipboard pieces and my favorite paper manufacturers, Webster’s Pages‘, papers, bling and embellies. My page was also inspired by the Frosty challenge #91 at scrapki-wyzwaniowo. Here’s what I came up with:

Winter Wonderland

Karan’s gorgeous sketch #108:

sketch 108

Materials:

Creative Embellishments snowflake bg stamp
CE Winter Wonderland set
CE laser cut chipboard lamp post
CE Snowflake Doily
American crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Winter Fairy Tales pp, dazzle me gems, sparkler, charm and bow
twine and clothes pins from my stash
Design Memory Craft gelatos
gesso
watercolor and acrylic paints
Tim Holtz film strip ribbon

TFL!

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