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. 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. 😀

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I started my piece by 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. 😀

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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! 😀

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. 😀

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#, 5, hugs and kisses – layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone! I’m up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a layout to share. 😀 This pic was taken almost 2 years ago and captures a little ritual that would happen several times a day, every day. Over and over again, Christian would say…Pound? Five? Hug? Kiss?…then all over again. 😀 Here he is slouched on the couch just like Daddy. 😀

hugs and kisses

Top cluster:

detail 1

Bottom left cluster:

detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments Rock On flair
CE Hugs and Kisses title piece
CE Steampunk Corner set
CE Wood Veneer Hashtags
CE Wood Veneer Numbers
CE Wood Veneer Arrows
13 arts papers
Distress ink
Jacquard Lumiere paint

TFL!

It Takes a Real Man to be a Dad – Creative Embellishments May challenge

For the Creative Embellishments May Challenge, there’s an inspiration photo to combine with a sketch created by Nicolle. Like several others, I was inspired by the flowers in the inspo image, so I incorporated flowers on what at first appears to be quite a masculine page. I also loved the visual texture of the mountains, so I selected papers that mimicked them to me (the blue papers). From the sketch I carried over the circle elements from the background and incorporated the splatters, circular rope frame and matted my photo with a panel (the steampunk gear panel). I replaced the element on the lower right with elements from the baby, baby, baby wood veneer set. For this layout, I decided to leave my pieces bare to go with the earthy feel of the background. Here’s how my example turned out:

real man to be a dad

Here’s a close up of the layering in the upper left:

detail 1

The layering on the bottom right of the photo:

detail 2

The adorable wood veneers:

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TFL!

#Cute Pup – layout for Creative Embellishments

Hi, everyone! Doris here and after a week off, I’m back with a layout to share! I’ve been hoarding these fun 13arts papers for a little while and finally decided to break them out and use them for a page of my 2nd youngest son. This is an older photo that was taken when he was just 2 1/2 year old, but I couldn’t resist scrapping it using a combination of Creative Embellishments Dog Gone Cute and Firefighter wood veneers. 😀 Here’s what I came up with:

cute pup

Here’s a close up of the top right cluster w/some gears and the firefighter’s helmet slung over them:

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Here’s a close up of the bottom right cluster with the fire engine and hydrant:

cute pup detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments distressed text stamp
CE Distressed Chicken Wire Stamp
CE distressed checkered stamp
CE dog gone cute wood veneers
CE Firefighter wood veneers
CE 6×6 mesh panel
CE 6×6 retro square panel
CE social hash tag titles
CE Steampunk chain and gears frame
CE 1 1/2″ gears
CE 1″ gears
CE 3/4″ gears
13arts paper
Design Memory Craft Pitt artist markers
india ink
Maya gold paint
thickers

TFL!


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