Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Forever Love ~ 13 Arts Solo post

Hello, 13 Arts fans! 

Sandi here with you today sharing my most recent project featuring the new Sunrise collection. 
I thought it was perfect for this wonderful post-wedding photo of my daughter and her husband. 

All the new collections are SO amazing!
I hope you have the opportunity to grab yours!

Here are some close-ups:

13 Arts products used: 
4mm round Watercolor Brush

That completes today's post.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
See you next time!


Saturday, September 19, 2020

Bella ~ 13 Arts

Happy Saturday, friends! 

Today over on the 13 Arts Blog we are featuring the new Bella collection. 
A few of the Design Team members are sharing projects they have created with this gorgeous range! 

I decided to go with the Olive Gardens, Bella paper as my main base layer.
As a distressing technique, I did some paper burning along a few of the edges. I have a couple of hard, fast rules that I always abide by: 1.) I do this over the kitchen sink with the water running and 2. I always wait until there is another family member in the house. Just seems prudent. 

Next, I layered that paper over Damaged, Grungy Walls paper and applied clear gesso over my papers. I did some stamping with the Bella stamp as well as some stenciling with the Bella, Semper Stencil.

My photo is of a family friend and photo credit goes to @_sabrina_ruiz. 

For my focal layers, I've used strips from the Bella Foil Transparency and papers from the 2 smaller paper pads noted below.  I included some ephemera from the Bella Ephemera Pack. Also just for fun, I've used one of the new stickers from the Bella Stickers, A4 and a decorative clip from Decorative paper Clips, 4 pcs

My title cihpboard is from the Bella 6x6 Chipboard Set and is coated with black paint and Old Gold Glitter ink

The black medallion that you see tucked under the cactus is also from that same chipboard set.
For texture and to help soften the page, I've added some old Petaloo florals from my stash.

I emphasized the focal area as well as the stenciling with Pastel Cinnamon mist applied with a watercolor brush.

I almost forgot to show the stenciling I did with the Semper stencil.

To complete my layout, I added some sisal, grit and white gesso splatters.

That's it for me today.
I hope you will hop over to the 13 Arts Blog for more inspiration.


13 Arts products used: 
Clear Gesso

Friday, September 18, 2020

Fall Cards for Creative Embellishments

Hello,  Creative Embellishments fans! 
Sandi here with you today sharing a couple of slimline cards. 
When I can't decide what to create, I default to cards because they are the one thing that will actually get used around here. I love being prepared for any occasion. 

I've used some older papers from Blue Fern Studios, Amber and Apricot. 
Even though the temperature is 106 degrees outside, my thoughts are staring to turn to Fall. 
Usually, I cling to Summer because although I love Fall, I am not a fan of Winter. 
So, Spring and Summer keep me far from the frigid temps. LOL

This was actually the second card I created and I wasn't sure how it would turn out. However, I must say that I love the outcome. I've used the Branch and Leaves chippys which I altered with my 13 Arts water inks and watercolors.  I then splashed them with some gold mist.

For a sentiment, I chose the Thanks from the Autumn Sentiments.

Here's a close look at those awesome leaves.


For this card I went with the Acorn Clusters chippy which is a big fave of mine. Actually, Creative Embellishments has a nice selection of cluster type chipboard which make extra nice adornments for your projects. This chippy was altered the same as above.

This time I chose the Blessings sentiment from the Autumn Sentiments.

And here is a close-up of these chippys.

Now I am all set for a Thank you card and one more generic card that can suit many different occasions.

Thanks for coming by the blog today.
We always appreciate your support.


Creative Embellishments products used: 
Acorn Clusters

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

13 Arts September Challenge

Hello, scrappy friends. 

September is a busy month for many of us but I sure hope you can find time to play along with the 13 Arts September Challenge. I've included the Mood Board image here in my post and wow, is it ever a good one! I could use it over and over. 

For my take on the Challenge, I went with the beautiful sunrise/sunset colors and glowing lights along with the circular theme in the challenge photos. I was originally going to use a family photo but ultimately decided on this wonderful stock photo for its gorgeous coordinating colors. 

Here is that amazing Challenge image: 

You can find the Challenge over on the 13 Arts Blog, published September 1. 
Isn't it wonderful? 

I've used lots of 13 Arts mixed media products which are listed below. I especially enjoyed playing around with 3 of the COLOR GLOW products which have a wonderful metallic sheen. They are powders that you can mix with water or other medium and use as desired. 

Here are a few close-ups: 

So much mixed media fun! 

13 Arts Products used: 
Colors of Summer, Aqua Flora
Aqua Flora Elements

Thank for coming by today!
Can't wait to see your take on the Challenge.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Welcome to September, everyone! 
Today I'm sharing my take on the Challenge photo which depicts varying degrees of urban decay. I chose a photo by Bryon P. Davis who spent 6 years photographing deserted buildings and other forms of urban abandonment. Some of it is very haunting. 

The twist this time is to use "Rust" on your project. The various Creative Embellishments  pieces I've used are: Door 2, customMoroccan Lattice Panel, Large Clock Face 5", Keys, Japanese Tea SetLife Documented, and Vintage Lantern.  Also the Distressed Moroccan Stamp. 

Here are a few close-ups:

I hope you will have a chance to play along. 
You can find the Challenge post HERE

And here is the Challenge image that I created for CE: 

Can't wait to see your Challenge entries.  

Thanks for coming by! 

Creative Embellishments products used: