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

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Spirit Layout - Creative Embellishments

Happy Monday friends!  Today I am sharing a layout of  my daughter Jolie created for Creative Embellishments blog. Recently my mother in law took her to one of her favorite stores…Spirit Halloween.  She took a few pics of JoJo and I had to scrap this one. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. So much fun fun fun dressing up.  I like the darkness of the holiday.
 I started with stamping our distressed crackle (using a grey faber castell artist pen) and moroccan (tim holtz forest moss distressed paint) images on the background. I used a stamp( 3rd one pictured) from our paint splat trio and stamped using red acrylic paint.
Distressed Moroccan Stamp Distressed Crackle Stamp Paint Splat Trio Stamp
I altered the fancy oval frame first applying modeling paste with my finger. Then I applied tim holtz brushed pewter stain and lightly swiped a black in pad across so the texture would pop. The spider web corner was simply altered with gesso and a little black ink. I altered the cut apart moroccan panel simply applying prima chalk edger inker in coal.

Fancy Oval Frame Set Spider Web Corner Set Moroccan Lattice Panel
The hand from the montser mash set was altered with modeling paste, tim holtz forest moss and mowed lawn distress paints. Lastly I swiped a bit of black ink over to make the texture a bit more visible. The corn stalk was altered with modeling paste( i simply spread the paste for an uneven look) , tim holtz distress paint in frayed burlap  and prima chalk edger in coltsfoot stemens. I then swiped a dark brown ink pad over.
The pumpkin flourish I applied modeling to everything but the pumpkins. I then colored the vine using a faber castell pitt pen in dark green, tim holtz mowed lawn on the leaves. For the pumpkins I used various prima chalk edgers in oranges and browns. The stem I used a brown pitt artist pen. The pumpkin face pumpkins were altered using faber castell pitt artist pens. The jolly jack-o-lanterns were altered with modeling paste and prima chalk edgers. The zombie was altered the same as the hand. The wood veneer leaves were altered using prima chalk edgers.


Thanks for stopping by our blog. Have  a terrific Monday!

Jolly Jack-o-lanterns Pumpkin Faces Pumpkin Corners
Monster Mash Set Zombie Graveyard Corn Stalks Style 2

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Happy,happy Friday!  Today I am sharing a layout with you that I made for Creative Embellishments. Recently my oldest daughter Kayla bleached her hair blonde again. She gets bored so easily but I think she looks good with blonde hair. When she was little she was bald for the longest time. I think she finally head a full head of hair by the age 4 when she entered pre-school. It was a light brown but has since turned brunette. Her hair is very difficult to bleach. A lot of the time it looks more like a strawberry blonde color. Her eye brows are very light and she has freckles so many people think she is a natural red head when in fact just a natural brunette.
I picked this picture to scrap because I love her personality and it shines through even with all the funny faces she makes.

I stamped our distressed chevron image to the background using a faber castell grey pitt artist pen and 3d Stempel Farbe in white.
Distressed Chevron Stamp
I altered all the chippies priming first with the 3d Stempel – Fabre in white. For the cut apart moroccan panel I stamped orange color with a prima chalk edger.  The flourish  set 23 and the basic alphabet pieces for the title I sprayed lindys stamp gang mists in the colors, hottie patottie hot pink, black orchid silver and tangerine orange. I finished them off with a dab here and there of tim holtz distress paint in picked raspberry. Lastly for the title pieces I added glossy accents for a nice shine.

Thanks for stopping by our blog!! Have a creative weekend!
Flourish Set 23 Moroccan Lattice PanelBasic Alphabet

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.
IMG_7648                                                          Thank you for stopping by my blog today!!
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)