Monday, February 1, 2016

Creative Embellishments February Challenge

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing Creative Embellishments February Challenge.   
The challenge is to be inspired by at least 1 element in the picture below and please let us know what you were inspired by in your post. The twist is white space. That is always a hard  thing for me and my cluttered mind. Do not forget to read the revised guidelines below the inspo picture.
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Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of February 1st  2016.
>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.
> 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 that does will get and extra chance at winning.
>WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.

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Hello!!!
I was inspired by the thorough color (blue/grey) and also the golden embellishments, the word “Love” which you find on key and badge!!! The title “Love it’s complicated” was also completed to use the photo of a blended family!!
On chipbords ” Dandelions ” and ” Wing set 2 “, I put black gesso, then I used the mica powder of Finnabair!!!
You can follow the process with my video CLICK HERE!!!
Hi everyone! I was inspired by the circles in this months photo. I used a Clock Face and Feather Chippys to surround the photo. The title is from the NEW Joy Word Border Set…don’t you just love them! I also used the Distressed Text Stamp in the background! I hope that you all play along with us this month!
Sarah-Wish-LO-FebChallenge-900pHappy February everyone! Like Shona, I was inspired by the circles in this month’s photo and have used the Rings For So Many Things chipboard circles as a major design element in my layout. The circles were painted with a Jacquard Lumiere metallic acrylic paint in Halo Blue Gold. The title “Wish” (painted with Art Anthology Velvet Dimensional paint in Lagoon and then dry brushed with the Halo Blue Gold paint) is from the Dream Word Set – and I chose this title because my son is about to blow the fluff off the dandelion in this picture – which we always call making wishes.
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Hi my friends! I looove this inspiring photo .I was inspired by the gears, metal components inside heart and brown colour.I want to show you complicated love in a vintage style. I used of course my favorite gears , keys and taps from pipe works . I altered them with white gesso. I also used  mini frames which I cut into pieces. I applied on them black gesso . When it dry I used mists : pearl brown ,pearl olive green , pastel turquoise(13 arts) and moon shadow mist (lindys stamp gang ) . In the background I used wall stencil and distressed crackle stamp  .To add more vintage ,steampunk look I used  only the central part of the stamp Steampunk hot air balloon stamp .On the middle of my layout I added beautiful button with a heart . I can’t wait to see your beautiful projects !!
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I went for something a bit different here.  I took the February challenge very literally and went full Valentines Day, hearts galore, but in the form of a cute little tree.  I used the little Wood Veneer Conversation Hearts in the centers of each little card on all three layers, spraying them with either a red or pink mist.  I really went for a cute fun look here, something about Valentines Day just make me smile and think of cute things.
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Hello scrap friends ! I was inspired by the circle shape of the snow globe. I used Rings for so many things and also Distressed circle Stamp with VersaMark ink and embossing powder to represent this.  I chose Mini Gears 3/4″ (set of 12) that I colorized with black Posca pen which appear inside the snow globe.  To bring of the texutre, I used Grunge Stars Stamp and Distressed corner Stamp on my background. For my title, I used Happy Word Set that I painted with acrylic paint. To add a little volume on my page, I used Plus Signsthat I embossed in black.  You can follow the step by step on my blog.
I cant wait to see what everyone creates for this challenge !!
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I was inspired by the different metals in the photo as well as the love heart theme. I did manage to leave a little white space in my layout. It’s not always easy for me. My cluttered mind wants to fill up every spot on the project.
I used 2  CE products on this layout.  I simply applied our grunge music sheet stamp using black soot stain to the background paper. Our new Love heart corner flourish set was altered first applying a bit of glue and then adding some copper mica powder to the chippie. I then used rangers crackle accents and to make the crackle pop applied black soot stain. For the smaller love chip  piece I applied black soot stain and then added lumiere red copper paint.
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Tag - Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016

Today I am sharing a quick project with you. Wellll I am going to try again to do ALL the 12 tags of 2016. I guess it’s just easier said then done for me..:/ I really do enjoy learning fun techniques. It gets me out of my create slump. Hoping to get the juices flowing for the new year.

It was fun to revisit 2 few of his fun techniques to use in the first tag of the year.  

I just cut the wings out for layering and thinking now the body the body of the dragonfly would have been good too..lol
Well there ya have it. The first tag and just 11 more to go. ;)
Thanks  for stopping by.
Tim  Holtz products used were:
Black soot distress paint
gridlock embossing folder
pen nib
foliage and leaves
muse token
mini fastener
#8 manila tag
dragonfly stamp

Misc:
White embossing powder
metal tape
white chalk
black card stock

  

nicolle

Friday, January 1, 2016

Creative Embellishments - January Challenge- 2016

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I hope 2015 ended on a high note and 2016 started out amazing! First I want to thank each and every fan for taking the time to stop by our blog, FB page, instagram etc.  2015 was a good year for us and I hope 2016 brings new exciting opportunities for us. Thanks again for being amazing supporters. I wish everyone a healthy, prosperous, creative and Happy New Year!!
This months challenge is to be inspired by 1 element from the picture below. It has a steampunk feel to it but you do not have to create anything steampunky. There are sooo many things to be inspired by.Perhaps the birdhouses, lamps, metal elements, colors, snow etc etc  please do not feel overwhelmed by this photo. My intentions are just for everyone to create something fun. Let us now what you were inspired by in the picture. The twist is to use something circular on your projects. Please be sure to read the new guidelines below.
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Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of Janary 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.
> We wud love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along. However everyone that does will get and extra chance at winning.
>WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.
Today is the day the new design team starts sharing their projects!! I am so excited to see what they create. They are all truly inspiring!!
Now onto our amazing DT projects!!
Hi everyone and Happy New Year! This month’s inspiration photo is so beautiful. I have used the snowflakes and colors as inspiration to scrap this layout of my sweet boy Olaf. I have used pieces from the Snowflake frame and Snowflake chippys…I also used the Snowflake grungy stamp. I hope that you all play along with us this month!
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Hello scrap friends ! I wish you an excellent new year with lots of scrap !! I was inspired by blue and red colors on this picture. I usedDistressed circle Stamp with VersaMark ink and embossing powder.  I also embossed my title “Capture The Moment” with 2 colors of embossing powder and for Chevron Pieces and Mini Circle Panel, I embossing with white embossing powder. I made a lot of embossing, lol. I cant wait to see what everyone creates for this challenge !!
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Happy New Year Scrappy Friends! I’m so happy to be here with my first project for Creative Embellishments! I was inspired by the Steampunk feeling to the January Challenge image and decided to create a fun Steampunk Canvas featuring my son.  I’ve used a whole lot of different chipboard elements to create my project: pieces of the Harlequin Panel, the Steampunk Hat SetSteampunk Wings Set 4, some of the 1-inch Gears, two of the Industrial Hanging Light Bulbs, and the Imagine title. The chipboard pieces were painted with black gesso and then treated with a combination four different colours of Inka Gold rubs, Gold and Copper Dimensional Paints, glossy accents and both holographic and Black Soot Distress embossing powders. I’ve also used Creative Embellishments Distressed Harlequin Stamp to emboss the pattern on the top hat!
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I really went for the steam punk mixed media grunge on this piece, the colors of red, yellow, and blue just jumped out at me and i went with it!  I altered all the chippies (various Gears – 3/4″, 1″, and 1.5″ and also Snowflakes) with Tattered Angels Glimmer mists, glimmer glams, and paints until the had some fun textures and shimmers to them.  I layered these all up in a 4″x4″ canvas with lots of texture added to it and misted, some dies painted, and a few little added words to tie it all together.  So get your grungy on and lets see you you create with this amazing inspiration!
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Happy New Year everyone !!! I hope that this new year 2016 will be filled with happines and  warmth . When i saw this month’s challenge picture i immediately knew i wanted to do a steampunk canvas . I was inspired by the colours – blue , white  and brown. I  was also inspired by the lights . I added to my canvas Industrial Light Hanging Chandelier  I’ve cut it in pieces . I also used my favorites chipboards gears large , medium , small   and Steampunk frame. I applied on them white and black gesso . Then I used mists silver and gold 13 arts and mica powders , gold , rust and silver .For my title I choose  Happy New Year   which I painted with my mica powders sprays : frozen lake , summer sky  and blue .
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There are so many things that I was inspired by to create this canvas. Of course the cool steampunk engine was one. I actually even designed a chippie around the engine. The snow, birdhouses, lights/lamps, umbrellas and colors. I hope I didn’t forget anything. I altered the steampunk car 3 using fired brick TH distress stain ,black distress ink and white modeling paste for the snow that I added a bit of glitter to. The steampunk frame was altered using lumiere paint in copper color. I added  little copper crackle paste by prima. Thebirdhouses were altered the same manner the car was altered. The umbrellas and lamps were altered using black lumiere paint. Lumiere pewter paint was what I applied to the mini steampunk hot air balloon. The cut apart icicle border pieces were altered using weathered wood TH distress paint and white modeling paste. The snowflakes were altered with modeling paste and glitter. I finished the project by flicking white picket TH distress paint onto the canvas. However I am still debating whether to add some opaque flakes. Note: I did cut some of the CE products smaller then they are in the store. Don’t forget we do take custom orders.

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Happy New Year!!! How amazing is this months challenge. The inspirational picture is just right up my alley. I simple love Steampunk. For this months challenge I have created a journal book cover out of a paper bag, and turned it into this grungy steampunkish journal cover. Once my paper bag was all opened up and folded I adhered a pcs. of heavy chipboard to the front cover to give it a more sturdy feel. I then covered the entire surface with black gesso, once dry I used 2 different types of stencils and modeling paste to get some texture. I let it all dry over night and once dry I went over the entire surface with white acrylic paint and while the paint was still wet I smeared on white glue and got this great background effect.
Next comes the fun part. adding the beautiful chipboard pcs. I got from Creative Embellishments . I adhered the chipboard pcs with white glue and used mica powders in shades of turquoise, bronze, and black to give more color to my cover. The last element I added to my cover where micro beads, randomly spread to give my cover a bit more texture.
For this journal cover I used the following,
* Steampunk Gear Panel – http://creativeembellishments.com/…/steampunk-gear-panel.html
* Flourish No. 1 – http://creativeembellishments.com/…/flouris…/flourish-1.html
* Antique clock – http://creativeembellishments.com/chipbo…/antique-clock.html
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12 Tags of 2015- December Tag

 Today I am  sharing a Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 December tag. I always have fun creating tags with his products. I use at least one of his products on everything I create. I most often use his distress paints and stains.
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I simply cut apart our floral frame and applied TH mowed lawn, forest  moss paints and pine needles stain. I then layered the cut apart pieces in a circular manner to create the wreath. I added a crinkle ribbon bow altered with fired brick stain. I them embellished with a few bells and glitter snow paste. Lastly I flicked TH white picket fence paint over the entire piece.
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Thanks for taking time to stop by the blog during this busy time of the year. I wish everyone a very fun, safe,healthy and Happy Holiday season!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Family Together Layout

 Today I am sharing a layout. I created a page around a picture taken on Thanksgiving. I can’t wait until I get a new photo printer. I am stuck using my laser printer and interestingly enough it doesn’t print good pics.
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I started with a little gesso on the background paper behind the picture. I then stamped the distressed crackle image on top. I altered the together border word  with some fossilized amber. I then applied lindys stamp gang embossing powder in angel wings gold. Thefancy circle frame with heavy gesso. I then applied a couple different embossing powders in angel wings gold and hibiscus rose orange. I then applied some apricot nectar silks glaze. I added typewriter key pieces to form the word family.
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A few close ups. Sorry about the glare. I got done late with this layout and ran out of natural light.
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Thanks for stopping by today.
CE products linked above.
Fancy Circle Frame
Family Word Border
Typewriter Key  letters
Distressed Crackle Stamp

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

You Rock Layout

 I am sharing a layout today. My daughter Jolie dressed like we did in the 80’s. I loved the 80’s it was so much fun for me as a child. The music, fashion, hair and of course youth..;)
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I started with stamping the grunge music note stamp to the background paper in a denim blue TH distress stain. The music note border and music note frame was primed with a heavy gesso. I then applied the denim stain to the frame. I used 2 different prima chalk edgers to alter the border pieces.  They are English Ivy and garden grass. I added a couple pieces of flair to finish off the project.
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A couple close ups.
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Thanks for stopping by the blog today.
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Music Note Frame 2
Grunge Music Note Sheet Stamp
Filled Under : Nicolle Kramer DT

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Creative Embellishments - December Challenge


Wow I can’t believe this is the last challenge of the year. I know I say it often but time really flies. I want to wish everyone a Happy and safe Holiday season!!
Now onto the challenge. Please be inspired by 1 element from the picture and the twist is to use snowflakes on your project. Don’t forget to let us know what element/s you were inspired by. Be sure to check the guidelines below before entering the challenge.
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Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of November 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.
>WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.
Now onto our new DT’s amazing  reveal.

Hi everyone! I decided to make some gift tags and I was inspired by the snowflakes on the inspiration photo. I used the fun Grunge Snowflake stamp in the background and added some snow paste to the cute Snowflake Chippys to finish them off. This is about the only type of snow I like…chippy and stamp ones hehe. Happy December everyone and hope to see you play along with us!
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Hi CE fans! I started my layout with the colors and the snowflakes from the inspirational image. I painted my snowflakes frame with a shimmer teal paint and I put a bit of heavy white gesso over it. On the berries branch I gave the same treatment but I added a bit of snowflake paste from Prima to have a snowy look.  On my title Bright from the shine word set, I put first white gesso and then I embossed it with a pink powder from Lindy’s stamp gang. To complete my layout I finally added a wood leave from the wood veneer fall leaves kit.
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Hello Friends, i was  inspired by the image to use blues and whites and being snowflakes was part of the challenge i used the chipboard snowflakes  by first inking them with embossing ink and then heat embossing with white embossing powder.  I tucked them in among the hand molded poinsettias.  I also used the Moroccan Panel, heat set with gold, and the Oval Frame was also done the same way.  The title Merry Christmas  was also inked with embossing ink and heat set with white embossing powder. With all the gold on the chipboard i felt by using the same gold embossing powder on my hand molded poinsettias and the white embossed berries, set the card off nicely.
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Merry Christmas everyone… hope you are busy getting glitter all over everything. This month’s inspiration photo has so much to offer. I was inspired by the colors, the fairy, the trees, the snow…well everything…lol  Today my mixed media canvas features some beautiful chippies from our store. First off the title is simply “White Christmas” embossed with Winter White powder. My fairy was painted white and then embossed with Stardust which is a translucent.  The beautiful snowflakes come in a pack of 33 so you can have enough for several projects. I used assorted Lindys embossing powders and then embossed them with Stardust. To view a step x step tutorial and list of other products utilized check out my Snapguide tutorial HERE.
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It’s my favorite time of the year!  Not only because of  the Christmas holidays, but I also love the colder weather and you know what, I even love snow!  Back in 2010 we had a white Christmas and that almost never happens here in eastern NC where I live.  It started snowing Christmas night and accumulated to 12″ of snow!  WOW that was a shocker.  Nika and Chena loved running and playing in all that snow.  Nika was a little frightened at first, she was not yet a year old and she came from Florida!
I ws inspired by the snowy scene of the inspiration photo so I had to create this wintery scene starring my sweet Nika!  I’ve used Creative Embellishments Snowflake Borders,  Snow Word SetPine Cone Clusters, and Chipboard Snowflakes.  I painted the title and the snowflakes with white paint and after that dried, I stickled all over with Icicle Stickles.   I colored the pine cones  with a little Lindy’s Mission Bells Brown and the pine needles with Lindy’s Frost Forest Green and Ponderosa Pines Olive.  Then I dry brushed on some white paint to make them look snowy.   I also dry brushed the Petaloo flowers that top the pine cone clusters.  Finally I used lots of Stickles in Icicle and Crystal  to give everything a snowy sparkly look.  Be sure to stop by my blog to see details of this layout.
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Hello everyone!I was in love with this challenge as soon as I saw it!I was inspired by the colours , snow and winter scenery .I decide to create snowy winter picture. I used modeling paste and snowflakes stencil to add some snowflakes to my project. I painted large branch with white paint and glitter snow paste . On the winter  birds I gave some white gesso and white glitter to look more snowy. In the corner I added beautiful flourish and clock I also painted them with white paint. My next step was to added all embellishments and white reindeer in the middle .Then I start to add colours I used mica powders blue and blue opal magic . I hope you all play along with this month challenge!
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Although I dont like winter too much, but when snow falls , it just feel magical. It looks as everything is covered in glitter. Just loved the moodboard picture of this month. the soft colors, fairies , snow flakes all are so magical.
My card is inspired by the colors and snow flakes.  CE snowflakes are perfect for any winter project. I heat embossed then and then added some glitter on it. Also used fern foliage , added thick layer of white gesso, then added some white embossing powder and glitter.
Hope you will play with this months challenge and give us the chance to see your amazing work. Have fun.
P1110933Hello scrap friends ! It’s December !! Almost Christmas !! 😀 For this challenge, I wanted to go out of my comfort zone by using a black page. I was inspired by the wood for the trees.  I had fun to colorize Santa’s Sleigh with acrylic paint and I added a glossy accent to give of the shine. I stuck chipboard Snowflakes that I embossed with a white powder embossing. I also embossed in white Ho! Ho! Ho! Title. I used Deed Heads‘s head behind the photo that I painted with gold acrylic paint and I added Pine cone clusters where I embossed that branches. I cant wait to see what everyone creates for this super fun challenge !!
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Hello Friends! I was inspired by many elements from the photo, the snow, colors, fairies, and trees. I always have a difficult time photographing when blue/purple and in the color pallet. The top is a dark blue and the lighter colors is actually a purple. :/ I altered thesnowflakesSnowflake Frame 3falling snowflakesFamily border word set and curly flourish all in the same manner. I started with a heavy gesso, then sprayed with snowblower spray snow and ended with some krylon glitter blast. The pine trees and tall trees were altered starting with a black base and then added Aleene’s glitter snow. I added a piece of fairy flair to follow the theme.
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