Friday, November 7, 2014

To Dye For Layout - Creative Embellishments

Happy Friday Friends! Nicolle here sharing a layout with you today i created for CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS. We decided to dye Jolie’s hair again to match her Halloween costume. We used splat Berry Blast. She looks cut e and was happy with how it turned out.
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I stamped different parts of the background paper using a prima lilac chalk edger and our squares stamp. I also stamped our distressed checkered stamp on the background with a distress paint in forest moss. I altered our retro square panel first applying 3d stamp paint in white. I then went ahead and sprayed with some Lindys Stamp Gang mist in hottie patottie hot pink. I then dabbed some Tim Holtz distress ink in seedless preserves color. I also dabbed a bit of hydrangea prima chalk edger on it in spots as well.
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The chipboard squares were altered using 3d stamp paint for the base. Then dabbing 2 different color greens of distress paints. I finished with some distressed green stickles. I used the same technique on flourish 10.
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I altered the chunky chipboard letters again applying 3d stamp paint and dabbing a little distressed stain in seedless preserves. Lastly I went ahead and stamped some splats of paint with our trio set. I applies distress ink in dusty concord.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by our blog.
nicky

Squares Stamp Retro Square Panel Squares

Flourish Set 10  Paint Splat Trio StampChunky Alphabet Set
Distressed Checkered Stamp

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Winter Wonderland Canvas - Creative Embellishments

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing a canvas I created for CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS! I absolutely love snow and Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without it.  We actually had a bit of a dusting the other day. I was in my glory. Most people think I am nuts for loving snow but let me just say this. I love snow but I do not like the bitter cold. Anything below 30 degrees is torture. I just like the white stuff. :) Don’t hate.
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I used a ton of chipboard on this project. I started by priming each piece with gesso. I then added modeling paste to the tall trees, pine trees , winter bush, snowman and branches of the berry branch. The rest of the chipboard pieces I added some 3d stamp paint for a little texture.
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I then went ahead and added another coat of gesso over all the chippies and part of the background.
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 After the gesso was dry I swiped some brushed pewter over different areas of the canvas to define some of the textures in areas.
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 Pine Trees Tall Trees Winter Shrub
Berry Branches Chipboard Snowflakes Birds
Bird Nests Flourish Ornaments Photo or Page Corners Set 1
Frosty The Snowman White Christmas
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Saturday, November 1, 2014

Creative Embellishments November Challenge

Today I am sharing a layout I created for the November Challenge at Creative Embellishments. The challenge is to use the inspiration picture and for the twist what you are thankful for. 



First I would like to mention what I am thankful for. It tickles me that my daughter Jolie spends a lot of time with her cousins. My cousin Shannon and I are close and always have a good time with each  other. Jolie went to her first skate Bday party. It was in celebration of my niece Ally’s 11th Bday. They all have a blast and I am thankful they are able to spend so much fun time together.
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I was inspired by many different elements in the inspirations photo such as the colors, the round-ish objects and the wreath. I altered thebraided wreath frame with a red/orange embossing powder. The rings for so many things were altered using 3d stamp paint and apricot silks acrylic glaze. The Happy Birthday title piece and page/photo corners set 1 were altered with a tim holtz brushed corduroy  distress stain.  I stamped  the bokeh circle image on the background page using a prima chalk edger in rusty keys color.



Thanks for stopping by my blog. WE would love to see how you are inspired by the November challenge. 
Link your projects up on the post at the CE blog.
Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of October 1st  2014.
>Please add your entry to our InLinkz box below 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. Please no back linking.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
PLEASE USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects.
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Halloween Wreaths - Creative Embellishments

Hi friends!! Today I am sharing 3 halloween wreaths I created for Creative Embellishments. I don’t often do off the page projects but when I get bored of creating layouts I enjoy the occasional altered project. I have dabbled in many different hobbies but for last 9 years it all about scrapping. I used to cross stitch, plastic canvas pieces, quilt, crochet, knit etc.  I have  to admit it was fun creating these.
WARNING: PHOTO HEAVY POST
The first wreat was created with a metal ring, cut up white burlap pieces in the size 1.5″w  x 9″h and some fun wood veneer spiders , chipboard web corners and the creepy title piece. It took about 2 hrs to assemble the wreath by tying the burlap pieces around the metal ring. I simply altered  the wood spiders with maya gold in grey color. For the  webs I simply dabbed some TH antique linen distressed paint. I added a little black to the webs by dry brushing grey maya gold onto the webs.The title piece was altered with distressed black soot stain , grey maya gold and dry brushed gesso. I wish I had a bit more black ribbon so I could make a bigger bow. I added flowers and sprayed a little black krylon webbing to finish the wreath.
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Spider Web Corner Set Spiders Creepy
The second wreath is full of our new skeleton bones. I altered them with  with 3d stamp paint and with a black ink pad distressing the pieces around the edges. I added a few wood veneer bats that I altered with grey maya gold paint.
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I used a 12″d raffia wreath that I painted black and added some fun  yarn. The yarn have black hairy like strands that reminded me of webs.
I used 5 complete sets of bones on this wreath.
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Bones
This is the smallest of the wreaths. I used an 8″ grapevine that I spray painted black. I used a bunch of different CE product on this lil wreath. A spider web corner that I altered with a base coat of black distressed stain and dry brushed gesso. I added a leftover wood spider to the web and added a gem to the center of its abdomen. The frankenstein head and hand from the monster mash set was altered with a base of modeling paste and 3 different color distress paints. Lastly I swiped my black ink pad across the pieces to enhance the texture. The berry branches were altered with gray maya gold paint for the branch, orange acrylic paint and glossy accent for  the berries and dry brushed a little gesso over for a web look. The pumpkin was altered with prima chalk edgers and dry brushed gesso. The wood veneer bats have a base coat of grey maya gold paint and gress distress stickles on top.
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Monster Mash Set  Pumpkin Faces Going Batty
nicky


I hope you enjoyed all the fun halloween altered wreaths. Have a creative Tuesday!!