Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dream Canvas - Creative Embellishments

Happy Tuesday friends! Today I am sharing the 2nd of 3 fairy canvases I created for my Jojo or Creative Embellishments.
Creating the background was  a lot of fun. I used many different color blues and a purple. I used TH distress paints, lumiere paints and gesso.I sprayed on some silver krylon webbing and stamped on one of our new stamps…the twinkle stamp in a gold color. I was going to a fairy dust look. To create the moon I used a stencil from Mr Huey.  The fairies bodies were altered with black soot paint. The wings were altered with lumiere paints in blue and purple. I finished with a little silver sparkle  adding stickles.
I altered the large chipboard branch first adding some heavy gesso to create texture. I then added black soot and weathered wood distress paints.  I altered the Dream title piece using black soot paint and silver stickles. The wood veneer stars were altered using brushed pewter and silver stickles.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop  by our blog! Have a creative Tuesday.
Dream Word Set Large BranchTwinkle Stamp
Fairies  Fairy Set

Play Canvas - Creative Embellishments

Today I am sharing a fun fairy canvas I made for my daughter Jojo for Creative Embellishments. I made her a set of 3. You will see another tomorrow and one at the end of the month. Below is the first of the 3 canvases.
The background was a lot of fun to create. I used our cobblestone panel as a mask to create the stone pathway. To achieve the tree trunk look I used a Tin holtz stencil. For the grass texture i just used the end of a paintbrush and drew in blades of grass. I used many different paints and mists to achieve the realistic look. Lindy’s stamp gang mist, tim holtz paints/stains and  lumiere paint by jaquard.
The fairies were altered using black soot paint for their bodies and for the wings lumiere paints in orange, red and pink. For the sparkles I added a bit of silver stickles.
The doors were altered using corduroy stain, red brick distressed paint and a black flair pen for details.The hinges were done in pewter with lumiere paints.   mushroom set 1 was altered using antique linen distress paint as the base. Then brushed corduroy stain and  vintage photo distress paint . I swiped a little bit of black ink for a realistic look. Mushroom set 2 was altered using brick red paint on the tops, white picket fence paint for the dots and for the bases vintage photo paint and antique linen. I used black soot paint for the underside of the mushroom and added a few white lines with a white gel pen. The wood veneer mushrooms I lightly swiped vintage photo across the top and dark brown on the underside of the mushrooms.
Mushroom set 3 was altered using brick red distress paints and a white gel pen for the dots. I added a little brick red paint to the tops of some of the wood veneer mushrooms. Jolie fell in love with all of the canvases. I love my lil girlie to pieces.
Fairies  Fairy Door Set 1Fairy Door Set 2

MushroomsMushroom Set 1Mushroom Set 2
Mushroom set 3

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Embrace Imperfection Tag- Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015

Today I am sharing  March's 12 tags of 2105 Tim Holtz inspired tag. I was able to complete all 3 months so far. Yay me..:)

I had so much fun making the first one I went ahead and made a grungy second one.

On the first tag I went with a spring feel. The second I added a creative embellishments time piece and gears.
                                                                                 Here area  few close ups from each tag.

Thanks for stopping by and have an amazing St. Patrick's day.
Below is a list of TH products used .

#8 Manila tags by ranger
Distress paints in broken china, picked raspberry,mustard seed, rusty hinge, barn red, tarnished brass, brushed pewterand black soot.
Glossy Accents
Tissue tape- Symphony and Commute
School house and measured stencils
Word Bands
Philosophy tags
Jump rings
Crinkle Ribbon

Other products:
Embossing powder Lindys stamp gang

Chipboard ;
Creative Embellishments

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Go With the Flow Canvas- Creative Embellishments

  Today I am sharing another canvas I created for Creative Embellishments.This one is going in my bathroom! .;) I love the look of industrial lights. I am drawn to them. Not really sure why but I went with it.
I altered our pipe works chippies with a base coat of black soot distressed paint.  Then I added  a copper metallic color lumiere paint by jacquard.
For the hanging lights I applied black soot paint to the top and then dry brushed with a little pewter paint. The actual light bulb part was altered with gold colored paint and the filaments with brass paint. All lumiere by jacquard. I then added some magic mesh for a cage look around the bulbs. The gears were altered like the pipes and I painted some with solid copper color as well.

Lastly I added a break in the line…. Go with the flow even when a  wrench is thrown in. You know that damned murphy..;) Oh and the wrench I did add to the canvas was one of my dad’s. His memories are scattered throughout my home and in my crafts.
Thanks for taking the time to stop by the blog!!

Pipe Works  Industrial Hanging Light Bulbs Birds
Gears 1" (Set of 12) Gear Set 2 Small

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Family Time Canvas- Creative Embellishments

Hello Nicolle here today sharing another canvas I created for Creative  Embellishments.  I am having so much fun with them lately. I created a few this month to hang around my house. The walls have been a bit naked  for a long time.
I used a bunch our time pieces. All were altered in pretty much the same way. I applied black soot distress paint for the base coat. I then went ahead and applied metallic colors from the lumiere collection by Jaquard. Kelley brought to my attention there paints. The CE team totally inspires me. I am always excited to learn new techniques and products I have never used. I actually altered some the gears and loose parts  with the same application I used on the clocks and some solid metallic colors.

A bit of a close up of the background. I used a crafters workshop stencil for the numbers and tim holtz rub ons.  Around the edges I applied a bit of black embossing powder.

I added some nuts and bolts as well as some metal butterflies.
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Steampunk Clock and Gear Cluster Steampunk Timepieces Gear  1 1/2" (Set of 12)
 Large Steampunk Clock 6" Loose parts Gears 1" (Set of 12)
Gear Set 2 Small

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Creative Embellishments DT Call - Term May- August

Hello CE Friends! Wow I can’t believe it’s time for our 3rd design team call!! What a journey it has been so far. I love that our team is a supportive, friendly, of course extremely talented, inspirational and DRAMA free. It’s what I look for in a team.
WE are looking for 8 fun crafty folks for our team. This term is a 4 month term. My goal is to have 3 DT calls a year. I want to keep things fresh and get our products into as many hands as possible.

What will be required from you?
Must be good with deadlines.
3 projects a month (1 layout/project for our monthly challenge and 2 other layouts/projects)
You must be able to leave love on all the entries for our monthly challenges.
Write a blog post  providing a brief description of what you did to alter the chipboard (or other products) along with a list of the products used linked to our store on our CE blog.
Please share as well on your personal blog/facebook and any other social media site you are active on.
Comment on participant’s entries to our monthly challenges.
Good photography skills of projects required.
Occasionally you will be asked to create 1 to 2 additional projects as  guest spots at the sites we sponsor. This may not happen at all during this term but want to be prepared in case it does. So please keep this in mind.
Please become a fan/follower of our blog, facebook, page, pinterest, google+, youtube, flikr and  twitter. I realize not everyone are active on all these accounts but follow us where you can.

What you will get. :)
$45.00 a month in Creative Embellishments product of your choice.
30% off any additional products.
Creative Embellishments will promote your work on our blog, facebook page, pinterest, flikr and instagram.

Email me, Nicolle, (with CEDT3 in subject line) at nicolle@creativeembellishments.com  orcreativeembellishments1@gmail.com with:
Name, Address, e-mail address
Blog address and other galleries
Current Design Teams you are on. (We are looking for folks who are NOT on any other competitive chipboard manufacturer teams)
Email 3 photos of layouts, cards, tags, canvases and mixed media projects of your choice.( PLEASE RESIZE  THE PHOTOS YOU SEND  TO 300K) They DO NOT have to be new but what you think represents your style best.
We are looking for all styles….Clean and simple, shabby chic, grunge, eclectic,mixed media and off the page etc

The deadline for this call is  March 28th.  The designers will be contacted on or around April 1st . The term will run from May 1st 2015  through August 31st 2015.  Thanks to all who apply in advance. I am sure it will not be an easy task to narrow it down to  8 people. There are so many talented folks out there.  I am however looking for a well rounded team of all styles showcasing our products.
This DT CALL is open to everyone.
Thanks again. I can not wait to see who applies this term!! xoxoxox

Creative Embellishments March Challenge Reveal

It’s March 1st and time for Creative Embellishments  monthly challenge and design team reveal. The challenge is to be inspired by at least 1 element from the picture below (let us know what your were inspired by in your post). For the twist…use at least 1 of our flourishes on your project. Please be sure to read the challenge guidelines below. We look forward to see what everyone creates.
Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of March 1st  2015.
>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.

This month I decided to create a canvas. I was inspired by the butterflies in the picture above and I used flourish 24 for the twist. I even used a stencil with flourishes on it for the background.  I altered the Hot Air balloonssteampunk hot air balloon and gears all the same.  I first applied a pearl turquoise paint lumiere by jaquard to all the pieces. I make sure that the paint gets into the engraved crevices. I then dry brushed black paint over making sure not to get into the engraved parts.I wanted to make sure the detailed areas popped. The steampunk hot air balloon I added a darker turquoise paint and some white as well.  The birds were altered using black paint as a base and added a bit of blue to them.  Flourish 24 was altered using gesso and a little pearl turquoise paint. I altered the flourish photo/page corner set 2 the same. The title piece spread your wings was altered using gesso and some Silks acrylic glaze in apricot nectar color.

A little cluster at the bottom right corner.
Link up your projects on the CE blog for a chance to win a $30.00 gift voucher to the store.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog. xoxox