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.
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.



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.

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.


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.


Monster Mash Set  Pumpkin Faces Going Batty

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

Friday, October 24, 2014

Altered paper mache Witch Hat - Creative Embellishments

Hello Friends! Today I am sharing an altered paper mache hat I altered for Creative Embellishments.I was browsing Michaels craft store for something to alter. I looked in the paper mache area..the wood area…etc. This witch hat is all that called out to me. I get bored with layouts and enjoy some altered art once in awhile. With Halloween right around the corner I thought why not. Halloween is my fave holiday.IMG_7722
I started by altering our fancy oval frame using gesso for the base applying distressed mowed lawn paint and adding crackle to finish. I added a little black soot distress stain to make the crackle pop.  I thought it would be fun to add webs to the brim of the hat. They were altered using grey may gold paint for the base coat. I then applied white 3d stamp paint to our crackle stamp and stamped the image onto the webs. I also added a little purple inka metallic to the webs for a bit of added color. The feathers were altered with a base coat of gesso, purple lindys stamp gang mist and a little glitter.
The happy halloween title was altered with gesso for the base, tim holtz distress stain in a purple color and I then applied purple glitter.
Flourish 15 was simply altered using mowed lawn distress paint and grey maya gold paint that I stamped on using our crackle stamp. The wood veneer bats have a base coat of grey may gold and some distressed green stickles.
 Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my project and have a creative Thursday.


Spider Web Corner Set Mini Webs  Happy Halloween
Feathers  Going Batty Fancy Oval Frame Set
Distressed Crackle StampFlourish 15

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

#house of #horror Layout- Creative Embellishments

Today I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments. My daughters went to the House of Horrors on Friday and managed to get me a pic of them standing by some zombies. The girls had a blast walking through the 6 haunted houses. The last one was even a fun interactive house where they played a little paintball with some walkers.
I started by applying a little vivid scarlet ayeeda paint by 13arts onto our grunge icicle stamp. I was trying  to achieve a drippy wall of blood for my background.
Grunge Icicle Border Stamp Distressed Crackle Stamp
For the graveyard skull border I applied viva 3d-stamp paint in white with my finger.I then inked the edges with a little black ink. For a cracked appearance. I applied maya gold in grey to our crackle stamp and applied to the skulls. Lastly I added a little vivid scarlet paint around the edges and onto the skulls to keep with the theme of my layout. The top part of the coffin was altered over a gesso base by simply swiping tim holtz distress paint in vintage photo. I then swiped a very juicy black  ink pad over that to create an aged look to the coffin. I painted the cross using maya gold grey paint. The ghost was altered using maya gold in grey, white 3d paint and distressed green stickles.
The chandelier was altered using maya gold gray paint, vivid scarlet, yellow prima chalk edger and white 3d stamp paint. The web look was added using our crackle stamp. The zombie was altered using modeling paste applied with fingers for the base. I then added distress paint in moss green. To make him look a bit dirty and worn I added a bit of brown to the zombie using faber castell bit artist pen and then lightly inked all over him using a black ink pad. The last added touch was the blood which I used vivid scarlet paint.
The fence was alterd using maya gold in grey and stamping the web image using the crackle stamp and white 3d paint. I created an ombre effect on the halloween hash tags. I used rusty hinge distress paint and then applied silks over that in the apricot color.  For the bottom half I used vivid scarlet paint. Lastly I inked around the edge with a black ink pad.
IMG_7710I altered the wood veneer bats with grey maya gold paint and green distressed stickles.
Scarecrow Set  Zombie Graveyard Halloween Hashtags
Chandelier Graveyard Set  Going Batty
Filled Under : Nicolle Kramer DT

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Today I am sharing a layout of  my daughter. She went to talk pines park to enjoy some fun fall activities. Jolie is holding one of the two pumpkins she bought there.
I started with stamping the distressed chevron image to the background paper using a black coal prima chalk edger.
For the fall frame I applied modeling paste for the base coat  dabbing it on with my fingers. I then used a brown faber castell big artist pitt pen to the branches of the frame. The leaves were altered using prima chalk edgers in the colors fall  leaf, rusty keys and rose bud. I finished by dabbing the black coal edger lightly all over the frame. Flourish 17 was altered using the brown faber castell pen, texture spray, black coal chalk edgers and distressed pain in rusty hinge. The jolly jack-o-lantern were coated like the fall frame and colored with prima chalk edgers and glossy accents.
IMG_7702The pumpkin corner piece was altered using modeling paste for the leaves and vines. I colored the vines with brown artist pen and prima chalk edgers in yellows and greens. The punpkin was altered with prima chalk edgers and texture spray. I finished the whole piece using the black coal edger.
Thank you for stopping by the blog today and have  a terrific week!!

Pumpkin Corners Fall Frame  Jolly Jack-o-lanterns

Flourish 17 Distressed Chevron Stamp Happy Harvest