Sunday, July 12, 2020

Together - Creative Embellishments and Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I am back today to share a shabby chic beach layout I created using lots of CE & ECD goodies!

I love this photo of us in Punta Cana

For the title piece I painted it in white acrylic and allowed to dry, then painted it in blue and allowed to dry then I took a piece of aggressive sand paper (took from my hubby's shop - thanks honey) and rubbed the chipboard until I could see the white and the chipboard to achieve an aged and shabby look.
I die cut the celebration flags from coordinating paper

For the baby's breath I did the same process as the title but used pink paint!  I also die cut a stitched circle and made a rolled flower

I love this butterfly and it was the perfect accent for the page!

I trimmed the lovely lace border to fit the page and die cut a large fitted fishtale

I added some flowers, and a doily and lace to finish the page!

I am entering this page in the Challenge YOUrself July sketch challenge
and the July challenge at Tres Jolie Kit Club

Thanks so much for stopping by

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Celebrate - Creative Embellishments and Elizabeth Craft Design!

Good morning!
Our son Cody has a really wicked sense of humour and it seems like his friends do to lol!

To create this layout:
Step 1 - Trim a piece of soft finish white cardstock to 11 1/4x11 1/4 
Step 2 - use your watercolor palette on glossy photo paper using a mix of colours.  Spray with water to allow the colours to create a marble effect and run together - allow to air dry 

Step 3 - while waiting for the photo paper to dry paint your Balloon with coordinating acrylic paint and black for the strings

Step 4 - paint your title with black acrylic paint

Step 5 - using your water color paints and a fan brush create a splatter effect down the center of your white cardstock


Step 6 - die cut many circles and two celebration flags from your coloured photo paper  

Step 7 - adhere your white cardstock to a coloured cardstock
Step 8 - adhere everything together
Step 9 - add your journaling to the back of the layout

mine reads - 

Cody’s 18th birthday was hilarious!!!  He and his friends have wicked senses of humour.  
Each of his friends there gave him awesome gag gifts that made him laugh.  He received a squash, a Christmas bulb light up necklace, a Trolls chocolate Christmas countdown calendar, a toaster, and of course the awesome unicorn hooded blanket complete with horn and pockets!  We all laughed and had a lot of fun celebrating!

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Let It Snow - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I am back today to share a wintery fun layout using LOTS of ECD goodies!

To make this layout:

Step 1 - Tear a strip off one side and a smaller strip from the other side of your white soft finish cardstock and cover it with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set
Step 2- Using one of your favorite stencils and texture paste along the side of your paper then adhere your white cardstock to a patterned paper (I used Kaisercraft)
Step 3 - Using your Watercolor Palette, use the three shades of blue and allow them to mingle together to create a subtle blend. using your pen add some of the blue water color paint to a palette, your glass mat or your craft mat. spray with water to make very runny. Using a fan brush or your favorite splatter technique add splatters to your page. Have fun with it! Heat set the paint and allow to dry thoroughly. Dry brush white acrylic paint over the raised images of your stencil!
Step 4 - add a strip of cheesecloth over the stenciled area
Step 5 - Die cut at least 6 Leaf and Berry Branches, 2 Leafy Branch, and 3 of the largest circles from the stitched circles from the white cardstock
Step 6 - create 3 rolled flowers from the die cut circles

Step 7 - adhere the double sided tape to cardstock and die cut 5 snowflakes from the Hot Chocolate set, 1 large snowflake from the Snow Flake Set, and Let It Snow from the Winter Wishes set.
Step 8 - peel the backing off the snowflakes and use the Cool Diamond silk microfine glitter, and use the faded denim silk microfine glitter on the title

Step 9 - add sequins, seed beads and micro beads randomly to your mixed media area and die cuts!

Thank you so much for stopping by

Sunday, June 14, 2020

So Very Blessed - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Fathers day is quickly approaching!
I love capturing photos of my hubby and our boys and when we have professional photos done like these by Breaultography I always make sure to get photos of Jon and our boys!

To create this layout:

1 - cut 1 sheet of paper to 4x12 and another at 4 1/2 x12
2 - cover a 12x12 and the 2 papers you cut with clear gesso on both sides allow to dry or heat dry
3 - adhere the papers together
4 - die cut the following - 3 of your favorite flowers using your favorite ECD dies - ink edges and assemble 
   - kaleidoscope background - ink edges
   - two tags from planner essentials 26
 5 - tear the edges of a piece of corrugated cardboard to approximately 2 1/2x7 1/2 

6 - use the honey comb from the make your mark stencil in three locations with texture paste.  Allow to dry or heat set
7 - apply at least two colors of water color paints to the images

8 - paint 3 acrylic or paper clay images with the watercolor paints (my wonderful husband made mine)
9 - trim a very small piece of cardboard and create your title from a stamped image or fussy cut image from your paper
10 - adhere everything down

10 -using gel medium adhere some prills and beads

I created this layout using a sketch from Tres Jolie Kit club June 2020 Challenge

Thanks so much for stopping by

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Wedding layout - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
  I am ready to share another layout for my nieces wedding album!

I began by trimming my papers and distressing the edges

I then sprayed all the doilies with green mist and colored some from with black and green mists to coordinate with my papers

I painted all the hearts with read acrylic paint

For the scroll set 2 and the dripping heart lace border I mixed red and black acrylic paint to create a more marbled effect on the chipboard

I added the title piece (also painted in red acrylic) and some seed beads in red and black t finish the layout!

I am entering this in the Paper Issues June Challenge of Something old something new

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sandy Toes.... Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am excited to bring you another layout created with lots of CE goodies!

I started by covering the Ciao bella paper with clear gesso, then distressed the edges.

I used light paste with Flourish Stencil 3 along the side of page

I painted the bubbles with blue paint and allowed to dry.  I then applied white paint.  Once the paint was dry I used sand paper to remove parts of the white paint to get a distressed beachy look.

I kept with the beachy look by applying the same technique using green paint to the the distressed circle border and nautical corner.

I used beige paint with the title piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Spread Your Wings - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am back today to share a senior portrait layout I created with LOTS of CE goodies!

This handsome fellow is our youngest and somehow he got old enough to graduate high school.

To create this layout I
covered the entire 7Dots paper and chipboard with clear gesso on both sides then used my heat gun to dry it.
I then used the Crackled Brick stencil with light paste on both corners.
I heat set the paste then set to coloring the stenciled image with brusho powders in dark brown and yellow ochre and Lindys shabby turbine teal and Tim Holtz Wild Honey Distress stain.

I also colored the title piece with the Teal Spray

For the Globes I used a few layers of the distress stain

For the flourishes - I cut apart Flourish 14 because I wanted smaller pieces to stick in and colored it with the yellow ochre powder

I colored the Flourish 22 with the dark brown brusho and teal spray

I also colored some flowers to match the layout and added some beads and seed beads!

Thanks so much for stopping by!