Friday, September 13, 2019

Fun Shaker and Tag with Sandi ~ Creative Embellishments

Hello, Creative Embellishments friends and fans! 

Sandi  here with you today sharing another project for Creative Embellishments! 

It's no secret that I love creating on Nicolle's Large Tags, 10. inch. They have become an ideal size for me to create and yet are something different from a greeting card or ATC. 

Here I've used a cute photo of a couple of the grand girls acting silly. I thought it would be ideal for using as a background for my Square Shaker Set. Since the photo is kinda goofy, who cares if we have sequins and beads rolling around on top of it, right? Just adds to the fun! 

For my purposes, I painted my shaker set pieces all a true white. I did the same with my Feeling the Love Frame and my title piece. I did later decided to brush everything with a some distress ink but painting first makes everything look more finished. The Shaker set consist of the base shape, 2 shape spacers, the acrylic and the top shape. This was you can get some pretty good height for your sequins, beads or other elements. 

The Feeling the Love Frame was set at a bit of an angle, so that my little Clara's face wouldn't be covered too much. Toward the end of my project, I added brown watercolors around my focal areas. 

The heart stems were also watercolored with the brown medium.  You can really check out all the sequins in this shot. These are from Buttons Galore and More. 

Sometimes searching for the right title piece takes longer than you might think. I finally settled on the Be Yourself from a newish set: Everyday Word Set.  I made a banner and added a few embellishments all around. Papers and medium are all 13 Arts. Naturally, I had to add a BEE! 

Of course, let's not forget the Large Tag, 10. inch itself which was covered with papers from 13 Arts "In Bloom" paper collection. I've used the 6x6 paper pad today. 
To give more dimension to my tag, I randomly stamped with the Binary Stamp which is a great subtle stamp for your backgrounds. 

I added a few embellishments and splattered some gesso and was done! 

I hope you'll take time to join our Facebook group and share your own CE projects! 
Thanks for coming by. 

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Sunday, September 1, 2019

13 Arts September Challenge ~ Discover

Hello, everyone! 
Well, once again we have made it to September! 
It is still hot here in Texas but I am dreaming of some cool, crisp Fall weather. 

We have a really cool challenge this month over at the 13 Arts Blog. 
I interpreted it as a color challenge and also wanted to add some Rust Effects to go along with the Urban Decay featured in a few of the images. 

These are 3 of the grand boys having a fun-filled afternoon. I left the photo in color as some of the mood board colors are there. I did some distressing and tearing while I rusted my chicken wire with the Rusty Bronze Rust Effect Powder and the Rust Reagent

Of course, I prepared my background with clear gesso, did some random stamping with the new 
Numbers Stamp. Then I added some stenciling with the gorgeous Grungy Butterflies Stencil. I accentuated the stencil with my Rainbow Color Duo Turquoise and my Amber Color Glow

Next it was a matter of finalizing my design placement and getting the texture and color balance just like I wanted it. 
For added texture I used some of our Colored Grit ~ Yellow Sand

You can see that a little better right here .. as well as the Rust Effect on the chicken wire. 

I finished with some gesso dabbing and paint splattering. 
Although this did not turn out exactly as I planned, I am pleased with these results. 

Here is the inspiration photo:

Isn't it amazing? 

Thanks for coming by! 
See you soon! 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

13 Arts "In Bloom" ~ Oversized Teepee Card

Hello, all! 

Sandi here sharing an oversized, modified Teepee Card for the group post over at 13 Arts. This time we are featuring the new "In Bloom" collection. 

I decided to try my hand at another oversized teepee style card. I make mine somewhat modified but they are fun to create and make quite an impact! It is almost 8 inches in height. 

I love this new In Bloom collection by Olga Heldwein. It is quite romantic and has some awesome co-ordinating ephemera. 

Here is just a close look at some of the beautiful die cut pieces in the pack. 

The new black chipboard pieces are bold and beautiful! I want to use them on everything, haha! 

On the inside, I drew some lines for writing out a sentiment when the time comes to give this treasure one of my family or friends. 

This is just a photo of the back of the card .. which I kept flat and simple. 

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Thanks so much for coming by! 

Thursday, August 22, 2019

"Shine" ~ 13 Arts Grungy Walls Layout

Hello, everyone! 
Sandi here with you today from the very hot, hot, hot State of Texas, USA. Temperatures are in the triple digits. 

With some cooler weather in mind, I'm excited to finally scrap this photo of little Peyton from a Fall Festival a few years back. I also wanted to have a little fun with the new Grungy Walls collections. 

Here is my finished project. 
I began with some fussy cutting of elements from the Scratchy Walls paper. .. lovely flowers along with feathers, arrow and chains. I set those pieces aside and layered more of the Scratchy Walls paper on top of the lovely Washed Wood paper. After applying a layer of Clear Gesso, I used some whitened Modeling Paste and pushed it through the Night Flowers Stencil. When that was dry, I randomly stamped black ink with the Blueprint Stamp

After tearing some of the Rusted Paper from Grungy Walls for part of my photo layers, I used the B side for my actual photo mat. I adhered the photo pieces to some corrugated cardboard and then began adding in my fussy cut elements as well as some various chipboard pieces from the 3 sets listed below. 

For texture, I tucked in some Ecru Sisal and some of my fave Gold Microspheres

A few 13 Arts Flowers were added as embellishments as well as a few older Petaloo from my stash to make that painted face and pizza pop! 

Aside from my Ayeeda Paint - Matte White mixed in with my Modeling Paste, I didn't really use any colored wet mediums on this sweet page. However, I'm very pleased with how it turned out. 

Thanks for coming by the blog today! 
Here is a shopping list if you wish to create a similar page. 

Friday, August 16, 2019

Always ~ Creative Embellishments

Hello, Creative Embellishments fans! 
Sandi here with you today sharing a layout I created recently. 
Lately I have been creating a lot of cards and tags, so creating on a 12x12 layout seems gigantic, haha! 

I've been wanting to create with this photo taken last Thanksgiving when 3 of us showed up to dinner wearing black and white flannel plaid. So, naturally we had to snap a photo. 

For my creation, I wanted to use this new paper from 13 Arts Summer Rhapsody. Since it is not Autumn colors, I decided to use some elements representing nature. I had just re-ordered the Dandelions, so I chose those along with some bonus flowery leaves from the Autumn Leaves Set

I framed my photo with the Film Strip Picture Frame Set after dabbing it with white gesso much like all the other chipboards save for the tittle piece. 

I prepared my background with clear gesso and then dabbed white gesso around my focal area and also highlighted that area with 13 Arts acrylic paint and acrylic medium. For more dimension, I also dabbed some gesso through my Distressed Patterns Stencil

The dainty little title piece is a new one from the Everyday Word Set. It was painted pink with my 13 Arts acrylic Pink matte paint and then frosted it with some glitter snow. 

I adore how Nicolle captured the true nature of blown dandelions with these fab Dandelions. All I did was dab them with gesso and then frosted them a bit with my glitter snow for texture. They were placed in a falling manner to further communicate their nature. 

Here are the little bitty ones from the set. Aren't they cute? 

I finished with some paint splatters and some 3D balls. 

Just a quick, totally non-stressful project. I think the Dandelions made for the fun! 

Thanks for coming by today. 

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