Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Autumn Shaker Card/Tag Set {Creative Embellishments and Shimmerz Paints}

Hey, hey!

Sandi here with you today sharing an Autumn shaker card along with a sweet tag to go with it.
This card is for my sweet sister-in-law who I not only love but who introduced me to scrapbooking many, many years ago!
So, I always try to make her something a little special.



This is actually a shaker card, so I had to work slowly and make sure I didn't make any mistakes.  Haha!
First I prepared the intricate Creative Embellishments Lace Border 1 piece (left side of the card) with some Shimmery Vibez Hot Fudge.
The little hearts on the sweet tag were altered the same way. They are from the CE Heart Frame Set.



The most striking chipboard piece on the project is the Creative Embellishments Viney Flourish Frame. I decided to give it a coat of black gesso and add some shimmery Shimerz colors on top of it: Inklingz Miner Miner 49erSpritz Granny Gray and Vibez Quit Yer Wine-n. When everything was completed, I dabbed it with white gesso.



The little Happy title piece is from the Creative Embellishments Happy Word Set and was also coated with black gesso, then enhanced with Shimmerz So Sappy. It took several coats to achieve the look I was going for.



Just another close-up of that gorgeous CE Viney Flourish Frame. I also added this photo to remind myself to mention that I used the Round Frame from the CE Heart Frame Set to help create my shaker! It was colorized with Shimmerz Vibez Grey Flannel to blend with the background photo since it's a tad smaller in diameter than the CE Viney Flourish Frame. I also had to trim some of the decorative edge  away so that it wouldn't show. The sequins were added before glueing everything together. I used some of the Spigelmom Scraps Sequins Rustic Retreat sequins which were a great match!
Shake, shake, shake!



Another view of that grand Viney Flourish Frame from Creative Embellishments.





The extra hearts pieces in the CE Heart Frame Set were used as layers for my sweet little tag. As mentioned before, they were spritzed with Shimmerz Vibez Hot Fudge.


Thanks for coming by today!

There are still a couple of weeks before the October Challenge at Creative Embellishments comes to an end! We hope that you will play along for a chance to win some free CE goodies!

See you next time!
Sandi



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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Sweet Pea ~ Creative Embellishments ~



Hello, scrappy friends!
Happy October!

I'm posting today  to share my newest project for Creative Embellishments featuring sweet little granddaughter Clara. Named after my maternal grandmother, she has the funniest, quirky little personality that we just love.

I'm showcasing a few of Nicolle's newest chipboard pieces: Distressed Circle Border,  Distressed Punchinella and the Sweet Pea title piece. Along with those I've added some old favorites: Infinite Circle Frame and the Fishnet Stamp.

The Distressed Circle Border is about 10 inches long and I've used it vertically here and as my base photo layering piece. I used a distress paint technique so that part of the brown chippy shows through. ... And also to differentiate it from the Distressed Punchinella piece (about 7 inches) which I painted completely white and placed on top of the Infinite Circle Frame.  My thought was that something simple like this would not compete with the newer pieces I wanted to highlight.

I love using border and collage-type pieces as photo layering elements! It adds just the right amount of interest and texture.



Here's a closer look at those new chipboard pieces as well as some of the stamp work done with the Fishnet Stamp. You can see the sweet florals, texture, gems and art stones that were added as well. I thought a little paper tearing would be just the right amount interest for this layout. Always a favorite technique of mine.




I added more florals to complement the little sweetie smelling her posey, And as a juxtaposition of her personality, lol! Nicolle has lots of great stamps in the store that are so perfect for adding dimension. The Fishnet Stamp is one of my faves!



Here is the new title piece which I simply painted white to blend with the other items and add softness to he page. A few art stones and a floral were added.




As a finishing touch, a few gems were placed randomly around the focal photo.

We are just a few days into the October Challenge, so we hope that you will find time to play along!

Thanks for coming by!
Sandi

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Distressed Punchinella

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Time for a new Challenge over at Creative Embellishments!

On the Creative Embellishments blog today:

Happy October!!! It's already time for another monthly challenge at Creative Embellishments! This year has flown by. October is one of my favorite months......because of halloween of course.. ;) For the challenge..... please be inspired by at least one element and let us now how you were inspired by it. The twist is to use multiple images/ photos on your project. Please read  the challenge guidelines below.

 

Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of October 1st, 2018. *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 page. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please, no old projects. (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge) Please share only new projects. *Please add your entry to the inlinkz tool below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter. *Simply add a link to your  FB photo (if you do not have a blog) featuring your challenge entry. Let us know how you were inspired by the photo. *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. *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 amazing DT reveal!
     
Marci Bensing
Hello!  This is Marci joining you for another monthly challenge! My favorite holiday is HALLOWEEN-who am I kidding?-I LOVE THE CANDY!  I also love seeing the little ones in costumes! Here I helped my 2 grandsons and my niece make Halloween Monster Treats last year.  The Creative Embellishments Products I used are: Mesh panel:  I cut and covered the panel w/Tim Holtz picket fence distress paint, let it dry and then dabbed it with the paint again.  Bootiful Title:  I used Sharpies to color the title black, blue and the white is again, the white distress paint used on the panel.  Then I added Googlie Eyes like the treats we made that day for a little fun on the page! Sure hope you can join in this month!


Another month at Creative Embellishments and the challenge this month was actually more difficult for me. The inspirational photo was awesome but the twist to have multiple photos.
Well, my kids never take good halloween photos. They are always running on to the next house. In the halloween parade or some action shot that turns out all blurry and off centred. So I decided to do a little something different, I actually stole photos off Pinterest, for the first time ever.
October ATC's CE

I started with some base work with the cards with the Distress Harlequin  Stamp and the Distress Chevron Stamp, I used some deep colours.I Used the Halloween stencil and a thick embossing paste to add some spider web background. So fun! I used a couple festive boarder chipboard the tombstone and pumpkin. I used some black chalk paint and then added some subtle colour to them.
Here is a video of how fun and easy some simple background work can pull together a fun festive set of ATC's.


 

For this month's Creative Embellishments challenge, I was inspired to create this Halloween layout and I used two adorable Nathan pictures for the twist.  My title is from the Happy Halloween Word Set, and I added vines from the Pumpkin Vine Flourish set to the adorable pumpkin Doodle Pops.  I used green Spritz ink and finished off the pieces with glossy accents.


The Nightmare Before Christmas Jack and Sally Halloween Scrapbook Layout I absolutely love Halloween! I had a lot of fun creating this layout that features my brother and niece dressed up as Jack and Sally from the Tim Burton movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. I was inspired by the birds, bats, text, and overall creepy feel of the inspiration image this month. I included black and white, but I also had to use color. I stamped the striped patterned paper with the Distressed Circle Stamp and the Distressed Text Stamp. Next, I added the Haunted House 2 and two small bats from the Halloween Scene 2 to the top of the page. Then, I used Tattered Angels Black Magic Glimmer Mist to color these chipboard pieces. The gold shimmer is fantastic! I used words from the Halloween Hashtags set for the title, which I colored with Tattered Angels Pomegranate Glimmer Mist. I'd love to have you stop by my blog for more details and closeup photos of this layout.


 

 Hi everyone and Happy Halloween month!! …For this months challenge I created one of the Large Tags. For the two photo twist….I just printed the photo twice and fussy cut the crow and used pop up to adhere him to t he bottom photo. My other chippys used are: Halloween Cats and one of the Mint Box Flourish Frames, and to finish it off I tucked in a flair from the Boo Flair Set. Have fun playing along and I cant wait to see what you make!!!!!!!!


Hello and welcome to October.   Jennifer Snyder here with some spooky 'ol fun featuring Creative Embellishments Halloween and Steampunk designs.
My cards incorporate Steampunk SkullsTrick or Treaters ,Mini Gears 3/4in with simple treatments.
The Trick or treaters are painted with acrylic silhouette style.  The Steampunk Skull is painted black, then coated with crackle gel and accented with gears and gems.


See the Creative Embellishments blog for further details. !! We will now be picking 2 winners each month!!  One will win a $50.00 gift voucher and the other will win a $25.00 gift voucher to our store!!
GIFTCARD-50

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

How Strong You Are ~ Creative Embellishments with Sandi Clarkson

Hello,  scrappy friends! 
Time to share another Design Team project for my much loved Creative Embellishments

Since Fall is finally headed this way in my part of the world, I find myself really gravitating to the warmer color schemes ... which are kind of my faves anyway! And with that sometimes comes a little Steampunk vibe. 



I had recently been inspired by a black and white photo I saw on Instagram of a strong lion accompanied by a Bob Marley mantra. Funny how little things can inspire us as crafters. 

From that, I got the notion to create a Lion of my very own by using the Steampunk Cat and 2 or 3 packages of Feathers, set of 5. For a base I've used one of the large 10 inch tags from the Large Tags, set of 3. Now mind you, I had to order some of these pieces ahead of time and wait for them to arrive ... so I've been sitting on this idea for awhile. 

Here is that inspiration photo:


Anyway, I got busy on my background of my large tag and used some crackle paste which I allowed to dry overnight. Then I used the Ivy Stencil and pushed some Shimmerz Patina Texture through it, After that dried, I set about adding about 14 colors of Shimmerz products that had recently arrived. 


The next step was treating my chipboard with walnut ink and beginning the assembling of the lion's "mane" by adding feathers around the face of the cat. After a while, I decided this was the craziest notion that I have ever had ... and almost trashed this poor little guy numerous times.

But I  just kept pushing though and am so glad that I did. I adore him now!



Here's a close-up of the "mane" which I just added around the face of the Steampunk Cat and stacked as needed for dimension. When looking for a ribbon for the top of my tag, I found this cool eyelash trim from years ago and snagged it to add more texture to the mane.
Of course, then  I started adding some highlights and lowlights with acrylic paints, gesso and walnut ink. There is a bit of Cinammon Stickles here and there.



And a view from the side.
Isn't he grand?


And here is a quick pic that I took outdoors. 

I hope this will inspire you to think outside the box and get creative! It can be so rewarding.

Thanks to all of you who were able to participate in our 5th birthday Crop! So fun!

There are still a few days to play along with our September challenge and hopefully win a $50 voucher to the Creative Embellishments store! Here is a link to the Challenge.

See you soon!
Sandi
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Fall Tags for Shimmerz Paints

Hello, Shimmerz Paints fans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing a couple of Fall tags that I created one rainy morning here in Texas. 


These were my finished tags which started out as regular old office supply tags. 
I primed them with white gesso and after allowing that to dry, I added some texture with super heavy gesso and a stencil. 
Then I applied water and misted them with  Glorious Day Vibez,  Palm Reader Vibez and then added the new So Sappy Shimmerz with a paint brush allowing the colors to run in a downward pattern. I reversed the order on the second tag, so they are mirror images. To add more depth, I splattered some Hot Fudge Vibez.



Here they are before the embellishments were added. Look at that Shimmer! 



After the color was dry,  I added some punchinello ribbon beneath the florals, a couple of wee buttons and then a couple of chipboard Autumn Set title pieces from Creative Embellishments which were darkened with Chocolate Brownie Coloringz

Some various ribbon at the top completed them. I'm so happy how they turned out. 



This photo shows the top portion of the card a bit better. 



Just another shot at all that Fall color! 

Don't forget to include my name "Sandi" on your retail order. Stacey will send you a free little goodie! How fun! 

Thanks for coming by. 
See you next time! 


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