Sunday, July 26, 2015

Celebrate #summer #sun- GDT CSI case file 171

Today I am sharing a layout I created for the Guest spot at CSI Colors, Stories, Inspirations case file 171. It has been quite rainy this summer and it nice to see the sun peek through. We have finally had a decent stretch of nice dry weather. Jolie and her bestie enjoy cooling off in our pool.

171 flat

I solved case file 171 using all the colors. :)
Evidence: stripes, chevrons, dots, fringe, texture paste (on frames)
Testimony: I documented a celebration of sorts.
Journal tucked tag says: We had quite a rainy summer. We finally have a nice stretch of hot sunny days perfect for swimming.

Nicolle Kramer 171I altered our social hashtag words using gold stickles. The heart flourish frames 2 were altered first applying modeling paste and then some peach  mixed media inx. The butterflies set have white gesso and pink art sugar on them with a few pearls. I left the clouds in raw wood veneer form. I also stamped our distressed chevron stamp image using peach mixed media inx on to the background paper.


Monday, July 20, 2015

#LOVE Layout- Stuck?!Sketches Feature

Today I am sharing a layout I created for a feature at Stuck?!Sketches using Creative Embellishments products. The CE team used Laura's awesome sketch for inspiration.

I scrapped a photo taken on mothers day with my mom and I.

I stamped the CE distressed script image to the background paper using a purple faber castell big pitt pen. I altered the cut apart hot hexagon panel using white gesso and a light pink prima chalk edger. The dandelions were altered using whote gesso for a base and then applied TH weathered wood distress paint. I added more white gesso to the fuzzy edges of the dandelions. The stem was done in black soot distress paint. The flying dandelion pieces were altered the same. The hashtag #love title piece was done in an ombre effect using a lilac chalk edger and dark purple distress paint. I tried to keep the same color palette going from the heartfelt creations papers. I just wish I could get a better picture. Purples and blues seem to be touchy to photograph for me.

A closeup of the dandelions.

I hope you like my layout. Be sure to stop by the stuck blog and play along this month for a chance to win a gift voucher to the CE store.
Thanks so much Laura for featuring our team on the stuck blog!! Big hugs!

Creative Embellishments products:

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Dyngus Day Layout- Creative Embellishments

This month CE is one of the sponsors at Sketchabilities  and guest designers there as well. We used Karan’s sketch this month in addition to the regular pic and twist challenge. It is not required but if you do decide to use the sketch be sure to link up your layout at Sketchabilities as well for 2 chances to win a gift voucher to our store.  The challenge this month is  be inspired by one element of the picture below and for the twist use something made of wood on your layout.



We celebrate dyngus day here on the day after Easter every year. I have a polish heritage and we celebrate with a parade, pussy willows and lots of fun. 

I enjoy Karan’s sketches over at Sketchabilities. They are super inspiring. I started with stamping our distressed script stamp with black ink and our twinkle stamp with red ink. I altered our pussy willow  starting with texturez muddy buddy. I then applied weathered wood and white gesso to the blooms. They are fussy so tried to achieve that look. I added a little faber castle dark brown big pitt pen here and there on the branches as well.  The windmill was altered with a coat of gesso. I then added distressed brick paint and a red gelato for a distressed look. I used a black pen to highlight the engraved parts of the windmill. The blades were done with frayed burlap paint, black ink and white gesso. The wood veneer stars were left in the raw.

We would love to see how you are inspired by the challenge/s. Link up your layout to the CE blog for a chance to win a gift voucher to the store. 


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Puppy Love Layout

 Kosmo’s 1st Birthday was on June 9th. I share some things on FB and a friend suggested I make him a b-day hat and cake. Well I did actually make him a hat. At first I have to admit even though I  love my dogs I found it rather odd. My dogs never liked dressing up. They would take off their shirts, walk funny or just act depressed. Kosmo hated the hat but I had to try to get at least 1 picture since I spent an hour making it.
Nicolle KramerThere’s my lil fur baby with my daughter Kayla. We all wuff him soooo much!
I started by stamping our grunge stars stamp and twinkle stamp images onto the background using black ink  and fired brick distress stain.
I altered the puppy love title with  Muddy Buddy Shimmerz Texturez.
The balloons were heat embossed with red glitter embossing powder and I added black soot stain to the ribbons.
The Happy Birthday pennant signs were altered using antique linen distress paint and I stamped the crackle image using our distressed crackle stamp and black ink.

The cut apart chicken wire pieces were altered using pine needle distress stain.
The wood veneer stars were altered using TH mustard seed distress paint.
IMG_8353I even added a couple pieces of our dog flair to the page.
Thanks for stopping by our blog today!
Twinkle Stamp (twinkle stamp) 

Remember Tag Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015

 I am sharing a tag I created inspired by Tim Holtz Tags of 2015. I changed it up a little bit. I think his was more summer inspired while mine is more father’s day inspired.
I altered a CE pocket chipboard piece by dry brushing gesso onto the piece first. I then lightly rubbed across mermaid lagoon and broken china distress paints. To finish off I swiped white picket fence distress paint for a jean look.
I altered a cut apart piece of  flourish 15 using mowed lawn and white picket fence paints.
I am loving his new tiny tattered floral die set. They fit so perfectly onto the flourish piece.
 I had a ton of fun creating this tag! Hope ya'll liked it as well.
Everything was Tim Holtz except the jean pocket.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Creative Embellishments June Challenge- Fur Baby Layout

Today I am sharing a layout that I made for the Creative Embellishments June Challenge.
Be inspired by at least one item  picture below and  the twist is to add something with wings to your project.

If you follow me you may know I love dogs. We have 4 fur babies. I decided to scrap a then and now layout for the June challenge of my dog Kosmo. I was inspired by the clocks, colors and butterfly wings in the inspiration photo.  I wanted to stick with the circle theme I have going on throughout the layout, so I applied some with our circles stamp using broken china distress paint. I altered our large clocks in sizes 5″, 4″ and 3″ using lumiere super copper and pearl turquoise paints.  The Fur Baby title  from our puppy love set was altered using black soot paint and brown fun flock.

Wasn't he the sweetest lil puppy face when he was 6 weeks? 
Can you see the fuzzy texture from the fun flock.
I added some hexagon blue glitter , some mica flakes and turquoise beads.
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
Link up your project to the CE blog for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher to the store.

CE products:
Large clock 5"
Large clock 4"
Large clock 3"
Puppy Love Title
Circles Stamp

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 - Creative Embellishments

 I am sharing a small project with you that I made for Creative Embellishments and inspired by TH. I enjoy making tags and I am trying to complete as many TH tags of 2015. Sad to say I already missed last months but will try to follow through on the rest. It’s just been so busy lately.
I decided to use a pic of my mom for this tag.

I altered the film strip border and photo booth strip starting with rock candy crackle.  I then applied some tea dye distress stain to help make that crackle pop. I love the distressed look so added a little black soot to the strips as well.


I altered the leafy circle frame cut apart piece with heavy gesso I then applied some vintage photo distress stain. For contrast I added  a couple more greens to the leaves with  pine needles distress stain and crushed olive distress paint


There’s Tim’s awesome tag!
12 Tags of 2015 - May |
Thanks for stopping by the blog today.