Saturday, March 1, 2014

Creative Embellishments March Challenge!

Thanks for coming by yet again! My blog has been kind of busy the past 2 days!  If you are here for Sketchabilities click HERE or for  HeArt and Soul Artists, then click HERE

To find the complete information about our CE March challenge,  please hop on over to the Creative Embellishments blog to see the Challenge guidelines AND to see what our DT has done with the Inspiration Photo. We also have a fabulous sketch by DT member, Tammy Henderson.  I know that you are going to want to play! 

For my layout, I was inspired by the awesome lime green in the Inspiration Photo and the upper flow on the left side of the photo as well as the butterflies. I took the opportunity to scrap a lovely photo of my daughter and granddaughter. 

I've taken each CE piece and posted my alterations below.  So, here we go!

To alter my gorgeous butterfly piece, I've applied gesso, Lindy's Stamp Gang Tibetan Poppy Teal mist, Silks acrylic glaze to the edges as well as microbeads. Then I finished off with a few pearls.  You can find the butterflies here: 

I love flourishes and vines! I'm so glad that Creative Embellishments has an ample supply!  This one was painted with Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen which I allowed to dry naturally. Then I accented with Olive Green acrylic Silks. Lastly, I added a coating of Viva Crackle Paint in Transparent. 
Altogether it gave me lots of crackle! Here's the link to the Flourish: 

This gorgeous heart border was probably the first thing that I put in my shopping cart as a DT member at CE. Must do it again! I love it SOOO much! My chippy was first coated with Tattered Angels Chalkboard in chocolate. I then added a layer of Heidi Swapp Bronze mist followed by some Rustic Glimmer Glam.  It was finished off with a bit of Rub and Buff in Patina. Fave! Here's the link for this fabulous piece: 

Titles are so hard for me as they are to many people. So, when I can find a ready-made title in a piece of chipboard, I'm in heaven! This one was simply coated with gesso and highlighted with chalk in: Quick Quotes Baja Blue. For some texture, I've added a bit of Sno-Tex to my piece. Here's the linkie:

This one was easy-peasy! I've merely inked it with Ranger's "Vintage Photo" Distress ink. To get more use out of these chippys, you can cut them in half and spread them around or use them on a completely different project. You can find the doily chipboard sold here:

That's it for now! Thanks so much for coming by and please let me know if you have any questions! Don't forget to head straight on over to the Creative Embellsihments Store and get stocked up! 



  1. such an awesome layout, love all the detail and the many chippies you used, fabulous project.

  2. So gorgeous! LOVING the flowers and the hearts!!!!

  3. This is suck a pretty and feminine LO!

  4. Gorgeous layout! So many yummy things to look at. Love how you fit so many CE products on without it looking cluttered. Awesomely detailed alters as well. xoxox

  5. So striking and totally gorgeous! Love all that chippie work and the colors really stand out. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and wishing me luck on my G45 audition~a girl can dream right? Hugs ~Renea

  6. Oh my word! Totally gorgeous!! Looks amazeballs!!!