Friday, February 23, 2018

Mini Mixed Media Canvas ~ Creative Embellishments and Canvas Corp Brands

Today, I'm sharing a mini (4x4) Mixed Media Canvas!
I started out with a 4x4 Stretched Canvas from Canvas Corp and layered Lace, Chipboard Elements from Creative Embellishments and a Resin Face Piece from Relics & Artifacts on the canvas. The Chipboard Pieces I used included: a Grunge Circle Frame, and two of the Circle Chain Frames. I painted everything with Black Gesso and then dry-brushed White Gesso on it to bring out some of the details. Next I started adding colour using Tattered Angels Mists (Chalkboard Mist in Jade and Glimmer Mists in Patina, Vintage Lace, and Suede). Once I was happy with the misting, I added the golden 'rays of light' using Tattered Angels High Impact Antique Gold Paint and Glimmer Glam in Golden Goddess. I finished off the piece by adding some Rose Gold wax to the lips of the resin face piece.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Shabby Rose Mixed Media Altered Box and Mini Vintage/Junk Journal ~ with Video Flip Through

Today, I'm sharing a Mixed Media Altered Box and Mini Vintage/Junk Journal. The box is approximately 4”x6” and the Mini Journal (inside) is approximately 5”x3.5”. The Journal has a fabric cover over recycled card and is lined with muslin. There are two sewn-in signatures with a total of 40 pages and lots of journaling space and ephemera. You can find a video flip-through of the journal on my YouTube Channel:

I will be listing this box and journal for sale in my Etsy Shop:

Printed elements are from Ephemoire and include the Harlequin Roses Journal Kit, Shabby Roses Art Journal Cards and He Loves Me Romantic Angel Elements.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sweetheart - Baby's 1st Year February Layout ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there! I'm back with a new instalment in my "Baby's First Year" series of layouts. I've used a combination of several Graphic 45 paper collections (A Place in Time, Children's Hour, and Time to Flourish) to create this layout, along with a Creative Embellishments Sweetheart chipboard title from the Valentine's Hashtags and a wood veneer heart from the Lover's Hearts Set 2.
I layered my papers and cut-out elements from the papers (all inked with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo), added the sweet photo of my son and then added the title and wood veneer heart to finish off the layout. The title was a bit too long, so I ended up cutting the hashtag off of it. I painted the sweetheart title and the heart with Prima Art Extravagance Metallique Paint in Royal Red and then inked them with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. Here are some close-ups/different angles so you can see all the layers and details!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

New Beginnings - Baby's 1st Year January Layout ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there! Today I'm back with a new installment in my "Baby's First Year" series of layouts. I've used a combination of several Graphic 45 paper collections (A Place in Time, Children's Hour, Mother Goose, and Time to Flourish) to create this layout, along with two Spoons from the Creative Embellishments Small Cutlery set.
I painted the spoons with Prima Art Extravagance Metallique Paint in Silver Spoon and then dry-brushed two tones of Metallique blue paint (Midnight Sky and Rich Turquoise) on the handles. Once the paint was dry, I added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the spoons to make them look slightly tarnished. Here are some close-ups and different angles so you can see all the layers and details!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Vintage French Tags ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi There! Today I'm sharing a pair of Vintage French Tags created using two of the small Fancy Oval Frames from Creative Embellishments and papers/embellishments from Canvas Corp Brands. All the papers are inked with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.
I used the Tim Holtz Baroque Die to cut the base of the tags from a sheet of Canvas Corp Black and Kraft Fleur de Lis paper.   I printed the vintage Cancan dancer images and used the Creative Embellishments Frames on them. I painted the frames with Black Acrylic Paint and added a very fine crackle texture on them. I used a 7 Gypsies Junque Pack to create the paper layers and small tags. I added some 7 Gypsies Rub-ons and Miniature Keys to embellish the tags, as well as some paper flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and some raffia, lace and twine from my stash. Finally, I punched some leaves from some scraps of Canvas Corp Embossed Burnished Floral paper that I had left in my stash and added them to the flowers. Here is a close-up of each tag:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

"It's Elementary" - Passport Size Planner/Journal ~ Creative Embellishments

Happy New Year! Today, I'm sharing a little project to help keep me organized this year - a Passport-size Planner/Journal using the amazing Creative Embellishments Passport Journal Cover. I used the Graphic 45 Master Detective collection to decorate the journal cover - all the papers are inked with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I've made this little journal in a Traveler's Notebook style so that I can update/replace the calendar/notebook as needed!
I'm calling this Notebook "It's Elementary" as I love everything 'Sherlock Holmes' related - and it is elementary that I NEED something like this little planner to keep my organized throughout the year. I covered the notebook with papers from the 12x12 Patterns & Solids and used cut-outs and a border from the 8x8 Patterned Paper to decorate the cover and I added a Graphic 45 chipboard element to the closure elastic.
I added a pocket from the Graphic 45 Tags & Pockets to the inside of the front cover and left it open behind so that there are actually two little tuck spots inside the front cover. I made a little cover for the planner from some of the Patterns & Solids paper and reinforced the spine with some Tim Holtz Decor Tape - this will help the cover stand up to being pulled in and out of the elastic binding. I decorated the front of the planner section with a tag from the tags and pockets. I found a free printable Passport-size 2018 calendar at Lady Falcon Travelers - and it is the PERFECT size for this journal.
The Passport Journal Cover is also the perfect size to hold a mini composition book. (I found them at Walmart in packs of 3 for less than $2!) I covered the front of the composition book with paper from the Patterns & Solids and covered the back with plain black cardstock. I'm going to use the notebook to jot down project ideas so I never forget one of my 3 a.m. moments of inspiration!
I added a side tuck spot to the back cover and made a coordinating pen holder using a small black bulldog clip and some green elastic.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I hope 2018 is off to a fantastic start for you!

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Creative Embellishments House Vignette with Graphic 45's A Christmas Carol Collection ~ and a Video Tutorial for Assembling the House Vignette!

Hi There Crafty Friends! I hope you're enjoying a fantastic holiday season. Today, I have a fun project created with the new Creative Embellishments House Vignette - to share with you. I've used the Vignette along with Graphic 45's A Christmas Carol collection to create this little Christmas House scene.

Other CE Products Used:
For the full details about how I altered the chipboard pieces, as well as a tutorial on how to assemble the CE House Vignette, you can pop over to my YouTube Channel!
Assembling the House:
You will need eleven 1 in. wide hinges – scored at ½ an inch and cut as follows:
  • 2 Sides – 5 ¾ in. 
  • 1 Bottom – 5 3/8 in. 
  • 2 Bottom Corners – 1 ¼ in. 
  • 2 Roof Sides - 4 in. 
  • 1 Roof Bottom – 5 3/8 in. 
  • 2 Roof Bottom Corners – 1 ¼ in. 
  • 1 Roof Peak – 1 ¼ in.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Believe - Baby's 1st Year December Layout ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there Crafty Friends! Today I'm sharing another layout in my Baby's First Year series - created for the Creative Embellishments Design Team! Once again, I've used a combination of several Graphic 45 paper collections (A Place in Time, Children's Hour, Place in Time, and St. Nicholas) to create this layout - keeping with the theme I'm using throughout the 12 months of the album!
I've used the CE Chipboard Holly and Berry Flourishes and the Believe title from the Inspire Word Set on this layout. I painted the chipboard elements with Prima Art Extravagance Metallique Acrylic Paints and inked them with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added Crackle Accents to the Holly Branches and Glossy Accents to the Holly Berries. Here is a close-up and a couple of different angles so you can see all the details and layers.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Let it Snow ~ Creative Embellishments December Challenge

It's December 1st, which means a new challenge is up on the Creative Embellishments Blog. Here is this month's inspiration photo and the twist for this challenge is to use a border on your project.
I just loved this month's inspiration photo and have taken my inspiration from the colours and the glistening snowflakes to create this layout.
I've used an older Bo Bunny collection for this layout (Midnight Frost) because the colours were just perfect for the inspiration image and I promised myself that I would start using up my stash! I started off by whitewashing the dark blue background with some watered down gesso and layering some torn pieces to look like snow hills. I've used the CE Snowflake Stencil along with some white modelling paste on the blue background paper - and once the modelling paste was dry, I added some silver stickles to the snowflakes for a bit of sparkle. I also used the larger of the Snowflake Borders, the Falling Snow Set, and the Let it Snow title - I primed all these pieces with White Gesso and then embossed them with Stampendous Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder. I also added some Silver Stickles to the chipboard snowflakes. The embellishing for this layout was finished off with some tattered cheesecloth and silver sequins. 

I hope you will play along with this month's challenge and that you have a wonderful holiday season!

Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project (i.e., layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc…) as of December 1st 2017.
    • Please no back linking (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge requirements). Please link only NEW projects.
  • Combining the CE Challenge with other challenges is permitted.
  • Please add your entry to the InLinkz box on the Challenge Post 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.
  • 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. Please make sure to reference our challenge. 
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along; however, everyone who does use CE product will get and extra chance at winning.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on the CE blog post the day after the challenge ends.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

"Joie de Vivre" - A French Country Mini Album with Video Flip Through ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a new Mini-Album with you. I've created this Joie de Vivre album using Graphic 45's French Country Deluxe Collector's Edition papers and embellished the cover with Creative Embellishments Sunflower Corner Set.
I painted the Sunflower corner with Acrylic Paints and Inked the Edges with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. I used Glossy Accents to add some Bronze Micro-Beads to the Centre of the Sunflowers - I wanted them to look like Sunflower Seeds! Once the beads had set - I added a coat of Crackle Accents to the Flowers. Here's another angle of the cover:
There are lots of photos of the inside of the album below - but be sure to check out the full Video Flip Through on my YouTube channel!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Junk Journal Style December Daily ~ with Video Flip Through

Hi there Crafty Friends! Today, I have a new journal to show you - a  Junk Journal Style December Daily. I made this journal using the Creative Embellishments Personal Journal Cover and Maja Design It's Christmas Time papers. The Maja Designs November Mood Board was the perfect inspiration to get some holiday crafting done!
I have a few pictures of the journal below, but to see all the details make sure you check out the Video Flip Through on my YouTube Channel!