Thursday, January 22, 2015

CE Marquee Letters- Creative Embellishments

Happy Thursday friends! I am sharing a fun project with you today I created for Creative Embellishments. When I saw Heidi Swapp’s Marquee letters I absolutely fell in love. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them. I took a sort of shabby chic approach with them. It’s one style I am trying to better myself with.
ce lights


I started with a base coat of spun sugar distress paint and worked some picked raspberry and antique linen distress paints across the sides of the letters.

I stamped the crackle image all over using black ink. I altered flourish 15 with a base coat of vintage photo distress  paint and the leaves with mowed lawn distress paint. I then dabbed some antique linen distress paint on to the flourishes. I cut apart the flourishes and attached them all around the sides of the letter except the bottoms.

Lastly I splattered broken china distress paint around the letters.
To further embellish I added corner set 5 to bottom and top corners of the letters . I simply dabbed white picket fence distress paint to each corner piece.
I attached little mulberry roses around the letters and 3 larger white flowers over each corner. Lastly I added metal butterflies. I altered them in thoughts of spring coming soon.. well one can wish….and of course pink being my favorite color.
A bit later today I will try to get a few daytime shots. They look so much better in real life.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
Flourish 15 Photo/Page corner set 6 Distressed Crackle Stamp

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 - Tag January

Hello Friends! Well here it is another year I am going to try to create all of Tim's tags for the year. Last year I spent a lot of time concentrating on Creative Embellishments. This year I am trying to work on time management and squeeze more creating time in. Not easy when we run every little piece of our company, from the store website, blog, manufacturing, packaging, shipping and designing. Well I won't bore you ...sounds like a lot of excuses but it isn't... We are a small family owned company and takes up a lot of our time ..;) Not complaining its just our reality.

Onto January's Tag
12 tags of 2015 - January |

Click the pic above for a direct link to his challenge.

I had to improvise a bit making this tag. I do not have any of Tim Holtz tissue paper. I created my own using plain white tissue paper and added Tim Holtz numbers rub-ons onto it. It kind of worked out until it came to using the distressed paint. I removed what I could so you can see the images. The distress stains were much better to use with this idea.

I also had to improvise on the lettering. I altered his grunge board letters using black soot stain and then applied tarnished  brass distress paint.

Instead of using round labels I used Tim Holtz Vial labels.

I added gold stickles to the number 5 grunge board piece.
Well there you have it. My January tag of 2015. :)
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. 
Have a creative New Year!!

Manilla Tag
Distress paints in weathered wood, tarnished brass, white picket fence and broken china
Distress stains in black soot and brushed corduroy 
Vial Labels
Crinkle Ribbon 
chit chat stickers
Stickles- gold
Numbers Rub- ons

#fun #cool #fashion Layout - Creative Embellishments

Happy hump day friends! Today sharing a layout I created for CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS. Jolie celebrated the holidays by changing her hair color to a red . She is having a blast playing with her hair. So far she’s had blue, purple and now a crimson raspberry color. They are all colors by splat.
After creating the fire like background. (note: title was going to be Red Hot) I added our crackle image of our stamp in black ink.
I altered the flourish frame and circles panel the same. I applied gesso for the base coat and then applied black soot stain and weathered wood distress paint for a smokey look.
The hash tag words started with the gesso base coat and then I added prima chalk inkers. Lastly I sprayed a little gold glitter by Krylon to mimic embers.
                 You can see the ember (gold glitter) best in the last photo.
 Thanks for stopping by the blog. Don’t forget CE currently has a sale and giveaway going on.
Distressed Crackle Stamp Flourish Frame 2  Social Hash Tags

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy Friday Friends! Nicolle here today sharing a layout I created Creative Embellishments.I got a ton of photos from the Snowvember storm. My daughter Jolie had 5 days off during this storm. we received around 6 ft of snow total. It took 4 days to dump on us and 2 days to be all melted away. I love snow and growing up in Buffalo it’s really no big deal. I will take a snowstorm any day over any other  natural disaster. Snow is beautiful and can be fun. I caught a shot of Jolie making a snow angel.

I started with stamping our circle bokeh stamp image using gesso, chalk ink and brushed pewter stain. In the center part of the background paper I stamped our distressed snowflake stamp image with black ink.

I altered the snowflakes, flourish 23, fairy wings from set 3 and circles using grey chalk ink and 3d white paint.I then applied a little brushed pewter stain.

The chunky font set that I used for the title was altered with 3d white paint and a little brushed pewter stain.


Thanks for stopping by the blog today. Don’t forget we have a 30%off sale going on and a FB like (follow) and share giveaway!

Fairy Wing Set 3  Flourish Set 23 Chunky Alphabet Set

Rings For So Many Things Chipboard Snowflakes Snowflakes Stamp

Circle Bokeh Stamp

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Imagine Layout- January Challenge at Creative Embellishments

Happy New Year Friends! I hope everyone has an amazing 2015 full of good health, happiness, prosperity and creative mojo..;) Today I am sharing a layout I created for the January Challenge at Creative Embellishments.
The challenge is to be inspired by an element in the photo below and use a texture medium somewhere on your project..which can be a layout, tag, canvas, altered, mixed media, card etc..
Jan Chal
For my layout I was inspired by the snow in the inspiration picture. I am sure by now you all know I love snow. I used a few different mediums on this layout to add texture.For example gesso on the background that I stamped the distressed snowflake image over in black. The snowflake 2 frame was altered using black ink for the base and 3d stamp paint in white. I altered the chipboard snowflakes with a little 3d stamp paint and brushed pewter distress stain. I altered the chipboard birds and berry branch the same. I altered theimagine chipboard word from the DREAM word set using gesso for the base. I applied black ink to the bottom half and in the middle some brushed pewter stain for the ombre effect. The flourish 4 piece I simply applied black soot distress paint and 3d white stamp paint by viva.
A little bit of ombre effect.
Some added texture using 3d white paint by viva.
I cut out flourish 4 in half to create two pieces to use on my layout.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. Big hugs!

We would love to see how you are inspired by the picture and play along for a chance to win a $30.00 gift voucher to the store.

Creative Embellishments 30%off sale and a Giveaway

Happy New Years Eve CE Friends! To celebrate 2015 we are having a 30% off store wide sale!! Sale ends January 15th 11:59pm.

We also have a giveaway!!

Creative Embellishments will give away not 1 but (2) $25.00 gift vouchers once we reach 3,000 fans. The winner will get to pick a friend of their choice that we will send the 2nd voucher to. All you have to do is “like” our FB page and “share” about the giveaway. Let’s see how fast we can reach 3,000 fans!!  Please share, share, share!!

Have an amazing start to your NEW YEAR! Cheers to 2015!!!! Hugs!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Today I am sharing a few more steampunk ornaments with Creative Embellishments products.You may have seen a couple last time I posted but I altered these a bit different.

The steampunk antique bicycles were altered a little differently then when I shared them last time. The picture doesn’t do them justice. They were both sprayed with gold and silver glitter blast by Krylon. I then added a few tim holtz embellishments and other metal embellies. You will also see I added a few mini gears I altered with black soot stain.

The steampunk hats were both altered with black soot stain. I sort of swiped the stain in a vertical motion for a bit of depth and unevenness. To sort of give a leathery look.  I added metal brads in the screw holes. I altered the gear with tarnished brass distress paint, brushed pewter stain and black soot stain.  I also added a bit of glitter to the pipes. You can’t tell from the less than mediocre photos.  ( was in sort of  a hurry)


Lastly I altered our steampunk pocket watches with tarnished brass and brushed pewter stain. Around the edges I added gold and silver stickles. The gears were altered with black soot stain, tarnished brass paint, and silver acrylic paint. I added some metal pieces to further embellish them.


Thanks for stopping by our blog today! Have a terrific Monday!

Also we have a giveaway on our FB page. HERE WE will give away not 1 but (2) $25.00 gift vouchers once we reach 3,000 fans. The winner will get to pick a friend of their choice that we will send the 2nd voucher to. All you have to do is “like” our FB page and “share” about the giveaway. Let’s see how fast we can reach 3,000 fans!!


Steampunk Pocket Watches Steampunk Antique Bikes  Steampunk Hat Set

Mini Gears 3/4" (set of 12)Gear Set 2 LargeGears 1" (Set of 12)
Filled Under : Nicolle Kramer DT