Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Be Fearless - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!

Our son graduated last year from high school and before the ceremony we took a few photos!

I love to layer and I often layer my papers but I love the look of layers of chipboard.

I wanted each piece of chipboard to stand out on its own but still be cohesive so I used ink and distress stain in different colors.

I then took some antiquing medium and brushed it on each piece - the distressed harlequin pieces, the punchinella pieces, and the rings for so many things with a foam brush them wiped it off leaving an aged look.

I also added some strips of denim I cut from my husbands old jeans (don't worry I told him so he doesn't put them on and find out he is missing a piece lol) for dimension and texture

I am also entering this in the CSI challenge #309

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Monday, February 24, 2020

Grungy Graduation Layout - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Good morning! Laura back again today to share my next layout for ECD!
I'd like to think I am a versatile scrapbooker –– I try creating in different styles to suit the mood, product or subject of the photo. Today I am sharing a grungy mixed-media layout I created! 

To create this layout:
Step 1 - tear three pieces of cardboard from whatever box you have laying around. One should be about 3x6, another a small strip about 6" long and another strip around 5" long. This is a grungy layout so no need to really measure –– just tear off pieces the size you like.
Step 2 - cover your background paper and your cardboard with clear gesso and let dry or dry with a heat gun then distress the edges.
Step 3 - adhere your paper to a piece of heavy cardstock or cardboard to help with the warping.

Step 4 - using your favorite stamps, stamp randomly around the page using embossing ink, then use a coordinating color of embossing powder. I used the chicken wire stamp from the Background Stamp 1 set and white embossing powder.
Step 5 - in sections, use your favorite stencil and light paste to create texture and visual interest.
Step 6 - using your favorite mists and colorant powders, color your page and the cardboard. dry with heat gun.

Step 7 - using a palette and palette knife add a bit of Silk Microfine Glitter and your light paste. Create how ever many colors of glitter paste you wish.
I used royal teal and chocolate.
Step 8 - using your palette knife spread your glitter paste over the cardboard and the stenciled areas of your page.
Step 9 - die cut 6 various sizes of fitted fishtails and distress the edges.
Step 10 - die cut 3 - 1 3/4" stitched circles and distress the edges.
Step 11 - die cut one edge from the planner essentials 11 and distress the edges.

Typically, I do not like taking photos in direct sun but to share the glittery but grungy effect of the glitter paste, I took a couple below.

And here is the finished layout once again. I think the glitter paste looks really awesome! 

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Wedding layout!

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

To create this layout:

Step 1- Trim one piece of paper to 12 x 10 3/4, ink the edges.
Step 2- ink the edges of a 12x12 paper and adhere the other paper on top
Step 3 - die cut 3 of the largest Stitched Indented Rectangle, then die cut one with butterfly spray,add a piece of white cardstock under the butterfly spray, ink the edges and adhere to the papers

Step 4 - create your photo mat, ink the edges and using 3D foam dots of cardboard adhere your photo mat to your papers
Step 5 - die cut 4 flowers using your favorite ECD flower die, and assemble. set aside. I used the small flower set and the large flower set. I also decided to create one layer if a flower using the double sided tape and Ocean blue glitter
Step 6 - die cut a butterfly - I used the small butterfly - using the double sided tape and glitter for the bottom layer and assemble.

Step 7 - die cut one silhouette circle using the largest and second largest circle in the stitched circles

Step 8 - die cut one heart from the true love die set using double sided tape and glitter

Step 9 - die cut 11- 1 1/2" stitched hexagons from various papers and double sided tape and glitter - I used copper rose and true red.

Step 10 - die cut one celebration flag using double sided tape and glitter

Step 11 - assemble as shown

I do not like taking photos in direct sunlight becasue it washes out the colors but in order to show the shone of glitter I did take one

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Graduation layout - Creative Embellishments

Good morning!
I am back today to share another layout created with Creative Embellishments awesome chipboard!

Our youngest and his best friend graduated high school last year and they are a couple of practical jokers!

When I usually create layout I use LOTS of different chipboard pieces but this time I used just one!
The mini brick panel that I cut apart

I used brown and antique gold embossing powder of the pieces.

I also cut apart some the Kaisercraft papers and used a stencil with paste to add some visual insterest

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