Sunday, September 3, 2017

Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Hello, hello!
A little personal creative time is way past due, don't you think?

Today I'm playing along with the Creative Embellishments September Challenge which can be found Right Here!  I decided to create a much needed card for my card stash.

Here is the inspiration photo. Initially, I thought I'd create something with numbers and letters in mind but the color palette was too good to resist!! So .. away I went. 

Above is a collage of all the Creative Embellishments products used: 

Foliage 18 chipboard
 Circle Bokeh Stamp
Distressed Crackle Stamp
Life 3x4 Wood Veneer
Seasons Change Flair

Just another quick look at the card. I've used some Blue Fern Studios Chesterville paper that I thought would be perfect for this inspiration photo palette. I used 4 different papers for my foundation. Then I used the CE wood veneer grounded (on a Prima doily die cut) as my anchor. Since it was light in color, I used some gelatoes to age it.

Here are a few of the yummy Prima flowers used to accent to card.  And of course, the oh so-perfect-for-Fall CE flair button.

My Creative Embellishments chipboard flourish was painted with Distress paint and then ink with the same color. In the end, I dabbed some Stickles on it for a little shine.

Swooning here because I have a thing for polka dot flowers! But seriously, I included this shot because much of my stamping (which is the twist) got hidden  under the wood veneer and the florals. However, you can see it here I you look closely.

I added some more florals on the upper right side to balance the card.

And there you have it ... a finished card!
And a challenge entry!
I'm glad I played as I wouldn't normally put these colors together but they look great!

Thanks for coming by!
I hope you'll visit the Creative Embellishments store. There is currently a 20% off sale.
See you soon!



  1. This is sooooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING those flowers!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Sandi--I saw this and commented on Facebook too! LOVE THIS!!! You always do gorgeous work! Thanks for joining in at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

  3. Stunning project! I love the vibrant colors. Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

  4. Hi Sandi, I love how you created your flower arrangement on the side. Great alteration of the chipboard and yes that flair with the tree is PERFECT for your project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments and good luck xxx

  5. This is amazing!!!! really beautiful!

  6. this is superb! and so elegant. Love it. Thank you Sandi for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

  7. What a beauty Andi. love that cluster! Thanks for joining in our Creative Embellishments challenge.

  8. Gorgeous project! Love how you used the wood veneer card, your gorgeous floral cluster, and color combo! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments September Challenge!