Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Little Things Layout - Creative Embellishments October Challenge

Happy October 1st friends!! Today I am sharing a layout I created for Creative Embellishments October Challenge. 

I created a layout around a picture that was taken at Cabela’s. A new sports store that recently opened in our area. my son Bret was bugging his grandmother to take him for awhile and they finally got to go. I guess it was a pretty cool store. He is standing in front of one of that many displays in the store.  I thought the colors in the photo were perfect for this challenge. 

I was inspired by many elements in the inspiration such as colors,  leaves, round elements (pumpkins) and the awesomely distressed chairs in the background of the picture. As part of the twist we are supposed to distress something on our projects. I always distress the edges of my layouts with my scissors. I also add ink for a further distressed look. I added crackle to the leaves of our ivy wreath as well.  There are many torn elements as well for a distressed look.

Now onto the alterations and applications. For the background I stamped our circle bokeh stamp  using a prima chalk edger in red, our circles  and crackle using black soot distress ink.  For the winter branch and cut apart winter tree I first applied a little modeling with my finger. I then layered distress inks and paints to achieve a real tree look. For the cut apart punchinella panel I applied modeling paste with my fingers as well and then added yellow embossing powder. Lastly for our wood veneer leaves I simply used faber castell big pitt pens and prima chalk edgers to alter them.
A close up of the texture on the punchinella panel using both modeling paste and embossing power.

Below shows the crackle I created on the leaves. The twig part I applied modeling paste and paints to created a rough texture.

Our winter tree and wood veneer leaves altered with faber castell big pitt pens and prima chalk edgers.

Winter branch altered like the tree above.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog.
We would love to see how you are inspired by the October Challenge.
Have a Creative Day!!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Life is #Beautiful Layout

Hi Friends! Today I am sharing a layout made for Creative Embellishments DT work. Jolie recently went to her middle school homecoming dance. Her favorite colors is blue so I purchased a cute lil leopard print dress for her. She looks so pretty. She had a blast at the dance and is looking forward to the halloween dance.
 I stamped our circle bokeh image with both blue china and white picket fence distress paints.  For the hot air balloons I applied a prima chalk edger in cold ice color and then went over with gesso for a distressed look. I simply added some maya gold in grey on our wood veneer compass and fishnet panel that I cut apart. I altered flourish and  #beautiful hash tag title piece with broken china , gesso and swiped a little black ink across it.
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Below are some of the products I used from the Creative Embellishments Store.

Circle Bokeh Stamp  Hot Air Balloons Fishnet Panel
Compass Rose Set of 6 Social Hash Tags

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Creative Embellishments / Heartfelt Creation Blog Hop Memories Layout

Today I am sharing a layout created for Creative Embellishments and Heartfelt Creations. I am so excited that Heartfelt Creations agreed to pair up with Creative Embellishments. I absolutely love their papers and dies. I really enjoy making my own flowers. The products I used from Heartfelt Creations are the Majestic Morning paper collection, Majestic Bloom Die and  Bella Rose Die The products I used from Creative Embelllishments are  the photo page corner set 6 in which I simple altered using a green faber castell big pitt pen. The Butterflies Set of 3 I simply altered using Rusty Keys and Fall Leaf  in the Prima chalk edger inks for an ombre effect. Lastly one of our Mini Ornate Frames altered with gesso and Silks acrylic glaze in an apricot nectar color. I also used one of our newer stamps. A Distressed Plaid stamp from set 2  in which I stamped into the background using a prima chalk edger in vintage pink to stay in color with the theme of my layout.

Here's a close up of some of the yummy flowers I made with their majestic blooms die set. I also fussy cut some of the flowers images from their awesome papers.

I love flowers ....I am sure you can tell.

Please be sure to check out Creative Embellishments and Heartfelt Creations blogs today for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by have a creative hump day!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Steampunk Mannequin for Creative Embellishments

Happy Tuesday Friends! Nicolle here today sharing an altered mannequin made for Creative Embellishments. I was totally inspired by the Flying Unicorn design team. I went onto their site and wowzer the kits sell out lightening fast. So I scoured the internet to find the mannequin and was so happy I found it. It’s not often some cool ideas come to mind in this head of mine lately so I had to take advantage. This project came together quickly too. It’s not often I get a chance to alter a project. I do enjoy OTP projects but never seem to have the time. The last time I enjoyed some were last December.
I was actually inspired by one of our own chipboard steampunk dress forms that the hubs designed. I tried to mimic it as close as I could with the supplies I had on hand. I also added some of my own touches. I had to add flowers in some form or another.. ;)
First I applied black acrylic to the whole paper mache mannequin. I then sprayed some silver kyrlon webbing all over the mannequin.
 I was inspired by this chippy dressform.

Steampunk Dress Form 2

I started with a few different sets of our gears. I applied tim holtz brushed pewter to all of them. I then applied dusty attics rusting powder. I thought it would be a pretty cool affect.

Wing set 1 was altered with a base coat of tim holtz brushed pewter distressed stain and some black krylon webbing.
 A close up of our layered gears.
 I hope you like my project. Thanks  for stopping by the blog!

Wings Set 1  Gear  1 1/2" (Set of 12) Gears 1" (Set of 12)
Mini Gears 3/4" (set of 12)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Creative Embellishments 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

Welcome to Creative Embellishment’s 1st Anniversary blog hop!!

Blog Hop September 1st-7th

Hello everyone! If you stumbled on to the hop here, then please go to Creative Embellishments blog for the hop details and begin the hop on Nicolle's blog here... >>
 I am happy you are here with us today to celebrate our 1st Anniversary. We are celebrating with a hop and giving away (4) $25.00 gift vouchers to the store. All you will need to do to be entered to win one of the voucher’s is to leave some love on each of our design team’s blog’s and follow their blogs. Each member of the DT is sharing a project with their favorite CE product on it. The winner of the hop will be randomly picked and announced announced on Monday September 8th. For extra chances to win please make sure to stop by the Creative Embellishments blog at the end and let us know what your favorite Creative Embellishments product is. 

I created a layout for the blog hop. Being a bit biased I am typically pretty happy with the products we design. Right now my favorite is the stars in my universe frame. I also used a bunch of our other products ..rubber stamps, wood veneers and flair.

As many of you may already know my daughter Kayla graduated high school in June. I didn't have a chance to scrap as much as I would've liked to in the summer so I thought this would be sort of fitting since school is starting. We have a wide variety of school related items. 
I love this pictures of Kayla what a truly happy young lady and this momma is soo proud of her.

I simply altered the stars in my universe frame using Lindy's stamp gang embossing powders in Midnight Pewter and Cleopatra's Copper colors. I altered out great job title and wood veneer stars the same.

A close up of a few of the other products I used on this product. Binary stamp, grunge stars stamp, pieces from our school wood veneer set, graduation wood veneer set, a button from our graduation 2014 set.

I hope you liked my project. Thanks again for joining in our blog hop.

 Don't forget to stop at the Creative Embellishments blog for extra chances to win and leave us a comment letting us know what your favorite CE product is. We would also love for you to play along with our September challenge as well. More details on the CE blog..:)

Blog Hop list:
 Nicolle Kramer’s Blog: <<You are here>>
Doris Widder: <<Next Stop>>
Emilia van den Heuvel’s blog:
Karan Gerber’s blog:
Michelle Gallant’s blog:
Sandi Clarkson’s blog:
Creative Embellishments Blog:

We also have a 25%off store wide anniversary sale all month long.
Have a terrific week!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July Tag -12 Tag of 2014 - Tim Holtz

Hi scrappy friends! It's been awhile since I did any bloggin on my personal blog. Today I am sharing a couple tags inspired by Tim Holtz July tag for 12 tags of 2014. I followed his tutorial pretty close except that I used Creative Embellishments chipboard.

 Supplies used:
Distress Paints -Weathered wood- Broken China- White Picket Fence- Frayed Burlap -Barn Door - Mowed Lawn - Antique Linen
Distressed Stains - Brushed Pewter - Pine Needles - Fired Brick
Inkssentials- Manilla Tags
Ranger- Glossy Accents
Tim Holtz - Rock Candy Crackle paint
Tim Holtz - Word Bands
Tim Holtz - Linen ribbon
Stampendous - Gold embossing powder
Tim Holtz - Dot Matrix Embossing folder
Tim Holtz - Jute String
Liquite- modeling paste
Pro Art- Coarse Pumice
Creative Embellishments Chipboard, wood veneer


Thanks for stopping by!! Have a creative day!