Friday, January 31, 2020

wedding layout and February Creative Embellishments challenge!

Good morning!
I am back to share another wedding layout for niece!

I wanted to keep it simple and sweet so I created a bit of background texture with a stencil and paste and mists

 For ALL the chipboard I painted them white then took a pearl white over to add a bit of contrast and shimmer

I added some cheesecloth and a doily

and finally a few flowers

This layout was created as part of the February challenge at Creative Embellishments

This month Sandi has come up with a lovely mood board. Please be inspired by at least one element (let us know in your post) . The TWIST: is to use flowers on your project.

 Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of February 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 below 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.

There are 2 chances to win monthly now. Just add your project to the inlinkz tool on the CE blog.
Share your projects on our FB fan page for another chance to win.

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, January 30, 2020

Believe - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning!
Laura here today to share my latest layout!
I love to create mixed media type layouts and the awesome dies from Elizabeth Craft are a perfect fit!

To create this layout:
Step 1 - die cut at least 15 - 1 3/4", 2 - 2 3/4" and 3 - 1 1/4" stitched hexagons
Step 2 - adhere them on the main page and using cardboard or foam dots on a few
Step 3 - cover the page with clear gesso.
Step 4 - use your favorite stencil and modeling paste down the center of the page and on the side then dry with heat gun

Step 5 - using various mists and powders color the stenciled images and dry with heat gun
Step 6 - using the same mists and powders create some splatters

Step 7 - using white ink stamp the star background from the background stamps 1 in various places around the layout

Step 8 - mat and adhere your photo

Step 9 - die cut the banner, Believe, and celebration flags and adhere
Step 10 - using media gel adhere some art stones and beads to the layout

I also entering this in the CSI case file #307

Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

A Man and A Woman - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!!!
I want to share my next layout for my nieces wedding album!

I began by covering my Craft O'clock papers with clear gesso, tearing a few pieces then adding texture paste mixed with Prima Artisan powder with the circle bokeh stencil.

I covered all my chipboard with clear gesso then sprayed various mists and paints to bring out the pinks and reds in the papers.


The chipboard I used was flourish set 19, hearts, A man and a woman, and Love trading coins

I added some ink splatters, beads and pearls to finish the layout!

Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Chase your Dreams - Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone!

I had so much fun getting messy with this one!

I began by cutting Ty out from the photo to have a silhouette of him...I've never done that before!

I then gathered all my chipboard pieces, metal pieces and flowers.  I covered everything with a layer of gesso.

I used lots of mists, paints, inks, powders to color all my pieces.

I then began layering the many elements and added my title strip!

I am also entering this in Lasting Memories Challenge #479 for new technique - using a silhouette photo 

Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Mother and Son - Creative Embellishments

Good morning! 
Our youngest recently graduated from highs school (i am not really sure how he got old enough to graduate from high school when just yesterday he started kindergarten)
This is one of the photos my hubby took that day

I started by trimming, distressing then layering the Kaisercraft papers.
I also fussy cut some of the images

I then heat embossed the Mandala lotuses

I also heat embossed the flourish frame and Word bulb.

Thank so much for stopping by

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Christmas layout - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! I'm going to share a simple and quick layout to help you scrapbook your Christmas photos!
I also have a couple of tips for you toady. Here's the first one:
*tip 1 - all those gorgeous Christmas papers may be a little busy for your style - turn them over and use the other side to coordinate with your favorite 'busy' side so the papers don't clash

To create this layout:
Step 1 - gather 3 sheets of patterned paper - and tear across one sheet at about 8 1/5 inches or 22cm, second sheet tear the bottom off at about 3 inches or 8 cm, then adhere to the your third full sheet
Step 2 - create a photo mat with a torn side about 2 inches bigger than your photo
Step 3 - die cut 3 fitted fishtails, celebration flags and your 2 large and 4 small of my favorite poinsettia die and assemble

*tip 2 - You can use your favorite shape die - I used my stitched circle die - to cut out elements from your Christmas paper to use as embellishments


Step 4 - assemble and add your title!

Thanks for stopping by,