Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Love - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! 
I am back today to share another wedding layout I created for my beautiful nieces upcoming wedding!

To create this layout:
Step 1 - distress the edges of a 12x12 sheet of paper
Step 2 - trim one sheet of paper to 11.5 x 11.5 and distress the edges then adhere it t o the 12x12 sheet
Step 3 - trim a sheet of coordinating paper to 5x12 and cover both sides with clear gesso and allow to dry.
Step 4 - using the Make Your Mark Stencil - using the heart part of the stencil and texture paste - stencil it at the top of the 5x12 sheet of paper
Step 5 - using Fire Opal silk microfine glitter and black embossing powder and sprinkle both on the texture paste. Remove excess then heat set with your heat gun - repeat at the bottom of this page.


Step 6 - distress the edges then adhere to the previous pages in the center
Step 7 - die cut 2 large 1/2 hearts (making sure you have one die cut opposite to the first one so you can put them together to make one large heart) using the Planner Essentials 20 set
Step 8 - die cut two of the smaller size hearts also making sure to die cut one inverted so you can make one heart) from the same set. Distress the edges of all four pieces
Step 9 - adhere smaller heart to larger heart making sure to line up the holes.
Step 10 - using coordinating ribbon, lace the holes at the top (if you are using a smaller then 6x4 photo or if your photo is vertical rather then horizontal repeat this step at the bottom of the heart)
Step 11 - adhere the hearts to page then create a bow and adhere to the top of where you laced
Step 12 - cut a double photo mat for your photo and adhere


Step 12 - Die cut the title also from the planner essentials 20
Step 13 - die cut and assemble 5 flowers using your favorite ECD flower dies. Dip each petal in a little bit of glue then in the Fire Opal glitter. If desired add a pearl to the center of each flower.
Step 14 - Die cut two of heart Blooming Branches and using the red craft drops dot the flowers and hearts
Step 15 - adhere all those pieces


Step 16 - Die cut the a large and small heart dangel from the Planner Essential 25. Die cut it again if you did not use double sided paper so the heart is of different paper.

Step 17 - add gold Craft Drops, and beads around the layout

I am also entering this in the Graphic 45 contest #G45layout


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Laura


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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Sun & Sand - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am back today to share another fun beachy layout with lots of CE goodies!


I did LOTS of fussy cutting and layering with the wonderful CE chipboard & By The Sea Flair!






I wanted the chipboard to have shine and shimmer so I painted the starfish, and SeaShells, with Prima Acrylic paint



I really wanted a seahorse and I forgot to reorder on them when I used my last one so I cut up a Sea Artist trading coins and it worked out perfectly


I painted the title piece to match the other chipboard pieces!

I added some cheesecloth, sequins, beads and sequins to finish the layout!

I am also entering this is the #G45layout contest, and the paper issues fussy cutting challenge

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Love Being a Mom - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
When I was in kindergarten my teacher asked me  what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied 'A mom'  That's all I really ever wanted to be.

My boys mean the absolute world to me!



I started by covering both sides of my paper with clear gesso.



I stamped the images from the Words & Layers stamp set with white ink.

I then used the Make Your Mark stencil with texture paste that I mixed with brown brusho powder


I used Turquoise blue from the watercolor palette to cover the stenciled images and when it rain into the white it created a really cool messy overlay image.

The really cool epoxy piece my husband created for me using a mold.  I then covered it with the turquoise blue and Prussian blue from the watercolor set 


 I die cut 3 tags using the Planner Essential 26 set the layered them using cardboard to add height and dimension.
I also die cut two flowers from the Planner Essentials 25 using Rinea foil paper


I stamped the words from the Word & Layers stamp as my title


I die cut the Mandala also from foil paper.
I wanted the flowers to match my colors so I used the watercolor paints on my flowers.

I added some beads, art stones and sequins to finish my project.

Thank you so much for stopping by
Laura

I am entering this in the Paper Issues May Mom challenge
and the Challenge YOUrself May challenge

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Joy - Creative Embellishments and Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Laura here to share a Christmas layout I created!


I started with 7 Dots Yuletide paper!  I covered the paper with clear gesso


I then used the snowflake stencil  from Creative Embellishments with texture paste


I used the Christmas bulbs also from Creative Embellishments and painted it black then took some double sided tape and cut it the size of the bulb and added silk micro fine glitter
I die cut some poinsettias and used glitter as the center


I took the JOY shaker and painted it black, then added some crackle medium.  Once the medium was dry I added red paint.  I filled the shaker with sequins and art stones.


I painted the Berry Wreath black and added some red craft drops for the berries

Thanks so much for stopping by


Friday, May 1, 2020

Moments - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I thought I would take a break from the beach pictures and scrapbook something else....


I started by covering both sides of my paper and the chipboard with clear Gesso since I knew I was going to be stenciling and using liquid colorants

I then used the Clock Stencil with texture paste. 
I heat set the images with my heat gun then used dark brown brusho powder, teal mist and magicals copper powder to cover the images


I used the clock face as a frame




I colored all the chipboard pieces with the teal mist, brown gesso and prima copper paint.  I also colored all the flowers because they were very bright.  I used flourish 12, Shape ATC coins, Steampunk trading coin, Grunge gear corner, distressed punchinella, and lots of different gears


For title piece I  painted it copper, sprayed with the mists and while it was still damp I bent it around the ATC!

This layout was created for the May challenge at Creative Embellishments!


The challenge is to be inspired by at least 1 element from the photo below.
TWIST: use numbers on your project.


 
Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of May 1st, 2020.
*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 Creative Embellishments blog 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.

Thanks so much for stopping by



Thursday, April 30, 2020

Just Beachy & Memories - Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone!
I am back to share my next two layout using the fabulous goodies from Creative Embellishments!


Last Christmas we were lucky enough to spend it in Punta Cana with all my in laws!  We had some family photos taken and this was one of them!

I did a lot of layering of the wonderful Graphic 45 papers and stickers!





I created a few clusters of elements using lots of flowers, stickers from Graphic 45 and of course the awesome chipboard from CE!  I misted the pieces in orange and light blue including starfish and sand dollars, Beach ATC,  and seaweed 2.



I created layers with the papers, stickers, flowers and chipboard to add more visual interest


I painted the 'Just Beachy' title piece with two shades of blue to add a more beachy tone to it.


Now onto a masculine layout I created of our youngest senior portraits


For this layout I layered different pieces of chipboard.



For the leaves I started by painting them in spots with black paint then added some tainted teal. 





For the Flourish Set 2 I used two shades of teal



The title I cut apart one of the time flies frames and inked and misted it.   For the rings I sparingly added black ink and also used the black ink on one of the newest stencils - damask

Thanks for stopping by









Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Beach Fun - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
I have been scrapping a lot of beach pictures lately....I miss the beach....The beach is my happy place and when this is all over I am really looking forward to spending the day with my toes in the sand! 


I love layering...papers, die cuts, elements all of it.



I began by die cutting  tag toppers from Planner Essentials 26 for the base.


I then added the bubbles die


I also die cut a starfish and  little tags from the planner Essential 21.
As well as stickers from the collection and some flowers from my stash.


I made a frame die using the rounded square die.


I love the little fishy

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Laura