Saturday, July 2, 2022

Brothers - Creative Embellishments

 Good morning!
Back with another creation for CE!

This is our sons!!!  They are two very different people but they are still brothers by more than blood

I covered the 3 Quarter Designs paper with clear gesso, then used texture paste mixed with orange magicals powder with the Small Square Stencil


 I inked the Harlequin Circle and painted then inked the Curly Leaves


 Here you can see the Damask piece

I inked the title piece too, added some art stones and cheesecloth to finish!

Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Amazing Things - Creative Embellishments

 Good morning!
I really love to layer my elements to create visual interest and dimension.

I covered the 3Quarter Designs paper with clear gesso then added ink to the Clock Stencil, texture paste mixed with onyx Color Glow powder from 13 @rts, withe the brick stencil, then added some orange embossing powder while still wet and heat set.  Once dry I added the white washing to the brick stenciled mage.

I inked, painted and embossed the various sizes of Gears, Clock, and distressed chevron pieces.  I added some dyed cheesecloth, Acrylic Gears, and art stones to finish the layout. 

I LOVE the title piece I cut from the papers....fits my son...he doesn't always see his worth but he amazes me.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

The Best Way - The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 Good morning!
There is a new challenge over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Get your stencils out and go a little crazy for this challenge! Use them with inks, paints, glazes, mediums, or whatever else you wish, but use at least three different stencils in your project.


Here is my inspiration

I covered the Stamperia Alchemy paper with clear gesso 

I started by inking the first stencil (from my stash - An AALL & Create Stencil) with black ink, I then used paint I made using clear gesso and the dark teal color from the Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Mica Powder Set - Golden Hour with the Dot Fade Stencil and finally used texture paste mixed with the coppery color of mica powder using the School House Stencil

 I layered some pieces of papers for the photo mats and fussy cut the title

I added some flowers made from the mica powders and water, a piece of Creative Embellishments chipboard and some Stamperia Alchemy Die Cuts.

I created a second cluster to create visual interest.


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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Queen & King - White Rose Crafts

 Good morning!

I was so excited to see White Rose Crafts carrying the new 13 arts papers including Queen Of The Night Collection and Color Glow Watercolor Powder!

I tore and rolled the top paper and layered it over an other sheet then covered the papers with clear gesso

I mixed texture paste with a mixture of the Garnet & Onyx Color Glow powder to get the color I wanted.  I used it with the Queen Of The Night Stencil


 I fussy cut the flower images from the papers and layered them added cardboard to add dimension

I fussy cut the title piece as well.

Here you can see the dimension of the stenciled image and fussy cut images.

Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, June 25, 2022

Beach Brothers - Creative Embellishments

 Good morning!

I love this photo of our boys taken on vacation a couple of years ago!

I covered the gorgeous Craft O'clockBeauty Restless paper with clear gesso

I then used the Small Circles Stencil with texture paste then added some color powders and spritzed with water

I painted, inked and spritzed with paint the seashells



I cut the Large Infinite Frame in two

I inked the title then splattered with paint.

I added some flowers and arts stones to finish the layout!

Thansk for stopping bby

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

I love you to The Moon and Back - White Rose Crafts

 Good morning!
I normally create mixed media/grungy layouts, not very often I create cute or fun layouts BUT I had these really fun papers from Craft O'clock that were too adorable to not work with!

I used the Craft O'Clock Cosmic Adventures in layers

I fussy cut these images from some of the fun paper

I received this super cute charm and it was the perfect title for my layout! 

Here you can see the dimension of layout!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Hello - Funkie Junkie Spotlight

 Good morning!

I am back to share a tutorial for a layout I created using MANY items from the Funkie Junkie Boutique!

I hope my tutorial inspires you to create!

To begin - gather all your supplies.  You will need 4 coordinatng papers, mist, stencil, clear gesso, flowers, a title, mica powder, cardboard and texture paste

1- cover your top paper with clear gesso

 2 - then do some tearing in random areas.  I used the beautiful Garden House papers from Stamperia.  Keep a piece of the torn paper so you can tuck it in in later steps.  Also fussy cut some leaves from one of the papers

3 - If you do not have cardboard that is already showing the corrugated inside then tear a cover off

4 -tear the cardboard making sure there are no straight edges

5 - Dry brush the cardboard with white paint or white gesso then set aside

6 - cut two pieces of paper.  One at 2 1/2 x 11 and one at 2 x 11.  Distress the edges


7 - Use a stencil - I used the Tim Holtz Dot Fade Stencil with Grit Paste.  Heat set or allow to dry

8 - add mica powder to the stenciled areas then spritz with water

9 - heat set the colored areas

10 - take a set of 3 of the Wild Orchid small flowers and straighten the stems

11 - twist the stems onto the stem of the next flower to create a chain of flowers

12 - spray some flowers to match your project.  I used the mica spray I made in an earlier post and Tim Holtz Hickory Smoke.  Heat set or allow to dry.

13 - ink or pant your title piece (I forgot to take a photo of this step)

14 - distress the edges of all your papers then layer your top sheet onto your background paper and tuck the ripped paper from earlier in.

15 - add the cardboard from earlier

16 - layer the two pieces of paper you cut

16 - add your title and elements.

Here are some details shots



Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you!