Thursday, July 31, 2014

Creative Embellishments August Challenge!

Hello there! It's already time for our August challenge over at Creative Embellishments.  This Summer seems to be slipping away quickly! I'm not a fan of our Texas heat but I sure do enjoy the nice, long days.  It doesn't get dark until 9 pm.

Along with having to use a song title on our project, our inspiration photo this month looks like this:

Very musical, huh? So, I opted to use a photo of our granddaughter playing the piano right before her wedding. Don't those keys look ivory next her white dress? Anyway, after using a stencil and molding paste on my background, I started with the Simple Quatrefoil Panel as a layer beneath my photo and wanted to also use something wavy as in the photo. Since it was something I've been meaning to use, I chose one of the Wavy Film Strips.  Both of these pieces of chipboard were painted with black acrylic paint.  I don't often go with black, so this was a little twist for me. I created a bit of a shine with some Prima Vintage Metal Bloom spray. My song title was computer generated: Ode to Joy. 

I took more time with the Flourish 22 that I've tucked into my floral cluster. It was gessoed and then misting with Lindy's Stamp Gang Green with Envy Green. Next, I inked it with Ranger Distress ink pad in Peeled Paint. I ran my dry green gelato over that and rubbed it in with my finger. This gave me some texture. I finished up the piece with some Sweet Alfalfa from my Twinkling H2Os. While I tucked in flowers and cheesecloth here and there, I added my I Love Music Flair. If you look in the bottom right corner, you can see that I've used my faithful Distressed Crackle Stamp. My apologies! It's my fave!

I hope that you will visit the  BLOG and see what the rest of the Design Team came up with for our challenge! And we hope to see you play along!

Here are the Creative Embellishment products that I've used: 

I have also used the Prima July Build a Page sketch as my inspiration. It's such a beautiful one that I wish I had felt well enough to do it justice. But it was fun to play anyway! 

Thanks for coming by! 


  1. I love your background mixed media...stunning page Sandi.

  2. Soooooooo gorgeous! I love love love the colors, the flowers and that photo!!!!!

  3. Truly stunning Sandi! I am so in love the your beautiful flower clusters!

  4. What a gorgeous layout! Like you mentioned - I love that ivory/white contrast between the piano keys and her dress. How sweet that she played the piano before she got married and what a lovely memory to scrapbook. :)

  5. Fantastic page with amazing clustering!

  6. Goodness me this is the 3rd time I'm leaving this comment - it keeps saying error!! Fantastic page - love the cluster!