Thursday, October 21, 2021

Live In The Moment - Creative Embellishments

 Hey everyone!

I love creating masculine grungy style layouts with lots of layers!

And this style fit perfectly for one of favorite photos that I took of my husband this year.


I tore this stunning paper from Craft O'Clock added some distressed cardboard then placed the torn piece back


I inked using the Small Squares Stencil and the Small Circles Stencil layering the designs







I altered my chipboard - Distressed Punchinella, Distressed Punchinella pieces, Distressed Grid Pieces and Tag Set 1 with mists and inks then began layering them with the ephemera I cut out of the paper



 

I then added my altered title piece

 

I also added some little clusters at the top and side of the page





Thanks for stopping by


 


Wednesday, October 20, 2021

31 - The Funkie Junkie Boutique

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



Halloween is just around the corner and this week we are getting our hands dirty. Will your makes be frightful and ghoulish or will they be cute and get giggles? Add a touch of grunge to your makes. Cards, d├ęcor, scrapbook pages, journal spreads, we want to see it all. We will be most Distressed if you miss out on the spooky cute Halloween fun! Happy crafting!

 

I LOVE creating my own backgrounds and the new products from The Funkie Junkie Boutique are awesome!

 

To create this layout;

Step 1 - Cover a piece of white cardstock with gesso and heat set or allow to dry
Step 2 - Use your favorite FJB  stencil ( I used the Tim Holtz stripes stencil) and some crackle paste and allow to dry
Step 3 - Color the page using the new Mica Stain Set 1 and 2 and allow to dry or heat set


 Step 4 - use the stencil and the Grit Paste from the Tim Holtz Texture set and heat set to allow to dry


Step 5 - Die Cut a haunted house like from the Ghost Town 2 (this one  Linda sent me) and ink the outside


Step 6 - spray some flowers with the sprays you used on your background paper and add a metal skull



 Step 7 - Add cheesecloth that is sprayed with the same mists
Step 8  - add some spooky elements and seed beads and your title

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Its a Beach thing - Elizabeth Craft designs

 Good morning!
I am excited to share my next layout with you!

To create this layout;
Step 1 - Use your favorite ECD stencil (I used one from the Earth Patterns) and texture paste on your background paper then distress the edges

Step 2 - Use ephermera, varying sizes of scraps of coordinating paper create a photo mat collage

Step 3 - Die cut, ink, and mold 3 Lacy Leaves
Step 4 - Die cut, ink, and mold 2 of the leaves from Sidekick Essentials 7

Step 5 - Die cut, ink and assemble 9 flowers of varying sizes. I used the Florals 3, 8, 11, and 13.

Step 6 - Add a title and some art stones 

 

I am entering this in the 49 and Market October challenge.

 

Thanks for stopping by,
Laura

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Friday, October 8, 2021

Got Inked - Creative Embellishments

 Good morning!
As some of you know my husband is a cancer survivor.  It was a very scary time in our lives and we are beyond blessed that he won his battle.  He recently decided he wanted a new tattoo to show how he feels so for fathers day this year that is what we did


I tore my 13 arts paper and distressed the edges


I inked my tag then applied ink through the ledger stencil.  




I then inked the circle doodle frames, the distressed punchinella pieces, and the distressed chevron border.


I then added my inked title and some seed beads, art stones, and altered flowers to finish the layout

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thankful - The Funkie Junkie Boutique

 Good morning!

Its time for a new challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and here is my inspiration piece!



The challenge is for you to create a Fall Gratitude Project for us! I love the concept of Gratitude and being Thankful. Use fall colors and embellishments to create a tag or project expressing gratitude.

The overall winner will be offered the chance to be a Guest Designer at a future date here at The Funki Junkie Boutique Blog, and everyone who enters and follows the rules will go into the drawing for the chance to win a $25.00 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. There are also Top 3 Badges for three additional outstanding entries, chosen by the Design Team.

The guidelines for entering are simple; create a new vintage or shabby chic project following the challenge theme, link it to your post (not just your blog) and also include a link to this challenge in your post. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance for winning. If you are entering through a public forum (such as Instagram) you'll need to include the words 'Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge'. Also, please turn off your Word Verification so our Design Team can leave comments on your blogs. Make sure you follow these rules as unfortunately, we have had to eliminate entrants from the prize drawing in the past.

 

Now here are some close ups of my project


 I used a Prima Finnabair Stencil with embossing powders for my background on the wonderful Ciao Bella The Muse paper



I inked a Creative Embellishments frame with Ground Espresso Distress Oxide ink and then sprayed with
Limited Edition Seasonal Release Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain Set #1




 I also sprayed some flowers from my stash and some Creative Embellishments chipboard with the Mica mists.  I LOVE how they turned out!


I am entering this in the CSI
Case File No. 370 - October Challenge


 

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

My Treasure

Good morning!
I am back today to share my nest layout I created for ECD!

 


 To create this layout
Step 1 - Cover a 12x12 sheet with clear gesso and allow to dry or heat set. Distress the edges of the paper

Step 2 - use your favorite ECD to stencil (I used one from the happy patterns) and texture paste
Step 3 - use your Watercolor Palette to highlight the stenciled image
Step 4 - use a fan brush and create a splatter effect over the stenciled image

Step 5 - die cut the Ornate Gateway

Step 6 - Die cut, ink and assemble 10 flowers (I used 11, 13, 6, 8 and 2)

Step 7 - Assemble adding cheesecloth, seed beads, art stones, chipboard and I also added some shells

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Laura

Friday, October 1, 2021

Haunted Book House - Creative Embellishments

 Good morning!
Its October 1st which means it is spooky season...time for all things creepy and crawly, ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks and my favorite - Horror movies!  It also means it is time for a spooky new challenge at Creative Embellishments!


My loving husband does not always understand how my brain works and to tell you the truth neither do I lol!  I got the idea of a haunted book which turned into a haunted book house which turned into a haunted book house with a graveyard!  Yeah not really sure how it all happened lol!  

I started with the book and painted it all black then sprayed
some distress mica stains

For the house itself I used the crackled brick stencil and some crackle medium.  I painted it all black then sprayed with some distress mica stains

 


 I painted the large branch black to add to the creepiness of the project



I added a witch to the top of the house





For the graveyard I used a few pumpkin faces, I cut up the beach fence, I cut up the Tombstone Border, and Skulls and Bones.



I added some lights too!!!!






For the Creative Embellishments challenge

Please be inspired by 1 element for the photo.
Twist: scrap your stash, dig out some old scrappy product/s and use them


 
Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of OCT. 1st 2021.
*It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects.
*Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool on the original post to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
*Simply add a link to your FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo.
*Combining with other challenges is permitted.
* We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along.
*WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.