Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Altered Lightbulb - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I do not create altered items very often but when I do I LOVE it!  I can use my imagination and create something fun!

So for this project I started with an flat bottom light bulb and started to alter it - I was inspired by Tiffany Solorio

I started with a layer of gesso, then applied a layer of crackle medium and let it set up.
I applied some texture paste through a stencil

I wet some Creative Embellishments chipboard and molded them so they could fit a round surface then let them dry.  I used gears, curly hearts, and the title piece Earth Angel.

I applied each piece along with some beads, resins, and resin flowers

Finally I started to color with mists in grey, teal, and purple

 I added the photo to the binder clip and finished with a bit of vintage gold mist 

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Frame it Designer Challenge - Elizabeth Craft Designs!

Good morning!

For the designer challenge at Elizabeth Craft Designs this month we are to 'frame it' So many ways to interpret such a fun concept!

I chose to create a Christmas frame for decoration!

For today's challenge Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving away a $20 Gift Card to use on our website to 3 winners

To enter simply leave a comment on the Elizabeth Craft Designs Challenge post and tell us What Elizabeth Craft Designs dies or stamp sets would you use to frame something on a card, scrapbook layout of home decor item?

We will select 3 lucky winners in a random drawing 

The winners will be announced on Friday, March 23rd on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog.

To create this framed Christmas decoration
assemble products needed - 3 6x6  sheets of coordinating patterned paper (I used Xmas Vintage Collection), wood grain paper from the Wood Effect collection, a couple of sheets of coordinating cardstock, chipboard ornament or something similar for the middle and chipboard or die cut snowflakes, silk microfine glitter ( i used cool diamond) and poinsettia die (I used # 1067), pearls or beads for middle of flowers

Step 1 - cut and assemble happy frame using the ModScrap wood paper
Step 2 -Cut two flowers lace frame and cut one diagonally in half
Step 3 - cut coordinating cardstock for back of frame and adhere to back of frame using the double sided tape
Step 4 - die cut and assemble 6 poinsettia's using coordinating cardstock and put pearls or beads in the center

Step 5  - paint snowflakes and ornaments with white paint then while wet add mircofine glitter

Here are some details

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Surprise! Happy Birthday Els Blog Hop!

Surprise! Happy Birthday Els Blog Hop

It's Els van de Burgt's birthday and what better way to celebrate but with a surprise Birthday Blog Hop with the Elizabeth Crafts Design Team! Happy Birthday Els!

To celebrate Els' birthday, Elizabeth Craft Designs are giving out a gift when you place an order over $25 on the Elizabeth Craft Designs web site. You will receive 10 sheets of stickers with every purchase over $25. This special promotion applies to all orders placed from today Thursday 15th March until the end of day on Monday 19th March.

We hope you will join us in making Els birthday special, by dropping by our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group and wishing her a happy birthday!

The hop started at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog, so if you just happened to hop onto my blog you might like to head back to there first so you don't miss out on any of the fun!

here is the order of the hop...

I created my card using the fabulous Butterfly Aperture Die.
I cut the butterfly out of black cardstock and the for the outline I first adhered a piece of the double sided adhesive to soft white cardstock, peeled off the the second side of the double sided adhesive and applied a piece of gold and a piece of copper foil.
I then die cut it and adhered it to the black detail piece I already cut.  I wanted a little more sparkle so I added a bit of the Elizabeth Craft Designs silk microfine glitter in sections.
I adhered it to the card base I made using Blue Fern Studios paper and some black lace.
For the inside I die cut a silhouette circle and a happy birthday.

Well now it is time to leave my blog as you continue along our birthday hop. Your next stop is to the talented Luciana. Don’t forget to pop on over to our Elizabeth Craft Designs Family Facebook Group too to wish Els a happy birthday!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Beautiful Day - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
Quite a few years ago my family and I went to Florida for a vacation...this is a photo my hubby took of our boys and I....

 I created the background by using washi tape and masking tape!

I also used the Distressed Grid Stencil with texture paste and the Distressed Corner Stamp on the background!
Then covered the background with mists and powders till I was happy with the overall look.

For the chipboard flourish frame and the Beautiful Day title piece I wanted them to really stand out against the busy and colorful beabackground so I embossed them in black.

I added a cluster of flowers to complete the layout!

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Friday, March 9, 2018

My sweet Boy

Good morning!
I think adding layers of your die cuts is a great way to make your photo your focal point of your project and it will add dimension without adding too much bulk!

I love this photo of Cody....

Step 1 - gather supplies - 2 sheets 12x12 paper and coordinating scraps and pieces, coordinating ink and pearls, die cuts - dashing squares, stitched rectangles, bunch of flowers 3, Big Flower set 1, stitched circles, Big Flower set 1, and valentines edges, vintage balloon race
Step 2  - cut one of your 12 x 12 papers to 8 x 12
Step 3 - cut (3)  1/2 x 12 strips of paper
Step 4 - cut one large rectangle piece at 5 x 8
Step 5 - cut a photo mat
Step 6 - die cut the following using stitched rectangles - (2) 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 for title, dashing squares (1) 2 3/4 & (1) 3 1/4 and stitched circles (2) 2 3/4 &  (1) 3 3/4, using the bunch of flowers 3 enough for 4 flowers, and the smaller flower from the Big Flower set 1 x 6, and the large balloon from the vintage balloon race,  as well as the hooped edge from the valentines edges
Step 6 - ink all the edges of all the papers and die cuts and assemble flowers and hot air balloon.
Step 7 - assemble like the above layout!

Here are some close ups

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

My Creative Embellishments Challenge layout!

Good morning!
I used this months Creative Embellishments Challenge to create a BOM layout

 The challenge is to be inspired by this photo

and the twist is to use roses!

so I used a photo of a red haired lady - ME lol!
and I used some beautiful Prima roses.  You can see all the rules and info on the blog here

The title is one of the newest pieces designed by Nicolle....I love that quote!
I simply painted them with brown and pink paint and added a bit of ink

For the gorgeous flourish set 8 I painted then added dabs of the pink paint for accents

and the continued with the paint on the Dripping Heart Border

Thanks so much for stopping by and I can't wait to see your entries