Sunday, February 18, 2018

Creative Embellishments Layout with Graphic 45 Sun Kissed

It's that time of the year when I think many of us are suffering from the winter blues and yearning for summer.  This layout will definitely make you forget about winter, if only for a moment.

 I've combined some great chippies from Creative Embellishments (CE) with Graphic 45's new Sun Kissed paper collection.  I mixed tan acrylic paint and gold glitter with Prima's White Sand Texture Paste to create my sandy beach.  I anchored CE's seagrass chippies stained with Lindy's Starburst mists in the sand.  Over on the right is a cute little chipboard crab nestled in amongst the navy Little Birdie flowers.

The photo is framed with a chipboard Steampunk Chain Frame that is heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Marine Embossing Enamel.  The frame also comes with gears that I buried in the sand.  They get their rusty look from Lindy's Starburst Mist.



Creative Embellishments Chipboard Used:




Other Products:

Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Collection 12 x 12
Graphic 45 Sun Kissed Collection Ephemera Cards
Prima Texture Paste White Sand
Tan Acrylic Paint
Fine Gold Glitter
Lindy's Starbursts Mists - Mission Bells Brown, Edelweiss Moss Green, Sea Mist Green
Stampendous Aged Marine Embossing Enamel
Ranger Lake Mist Paint Dabber
Little Birdie Flowers


Be sure to enter the Creative Embellishments monthly challenge because you could win a fab gift certificate to the store.  Details on the CE blog on the first post.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Rich Metal Hues Journal for Eileen Hull Designs by Sizzix

 I love to work with metallics and this journal is definitely a study in rich gold hues.

I've filmed a tutorial video that takes you through the creation of this cover step by step.  I also show you how to string this kind of journal and how to make a fun spine button closure.

Metal flower heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel along with gold toned design papers from Stamperia and Graphic 45 contribute  gorgeous vintage golds to the cover.


Love these gold embossed flowers.





 This is a spine button that I use to make the journal's closure.
Back of the journal.


Supplies Used:


Stamperia Alchemy Paper Collection
Graphic 45 Vintage Hollywood Paper Collection 12 x 12
Studio 490 Black Embossing Paste
Prima Weaving Stencil 962333
Black Seam Binding Riubbon
Metal Flowers
Black Gesso
Corrugated Cardboard
Lindy's Starburst Mist Golden Lump o'Coal
Prima Clear Crackle Texture Paste
Recollections Metal Swirl 
Prima Metallique Vintage Gold Wax
Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop by Eileen's blog often and see the other fabulous projects from her DT.



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fairy Dust Journal for Creative Embellishments

I'm sharing an enchanted journal that I made for Creative Embellishments (CE) today.  I wish you could see how the cover twinkles with all the "fairy dust" on it!  Therm-o-web Iridescent Glitter Dust is a great product for adding lots of sparkle to you projects and the best part is that glitter doesn't get all over everything when you use it.  A word of caution though, you need to use it in a well ventilated area and cover surrounding surfaces to protect from over spray.

This sweet little CE chipboard fairy sitting on the moon takes center stage.  She is painted first with white paint and then with Bo Bunny Glitter Paste.  I also used Glitter Paste to mask on some  twinkling fairy sparkles in the background with CE's Fairy Dust Stencil.

I made a closure button with one of the flair buttons from the Fairy Set.  I glued the flair piece to a button, punched two small holes in the cover, and threaded the button onto the cover with lightweight cording.  There's a gold elastic band coming out of the spine, from inside the journal, that wraps around the back of the journal and loops over the button.

I dabbed Flourish 27 with Lindy's Mist and then cut it up to use as foliage underneath these pretty Little Birdie blooms.

Little Birdie had a wonderful booth at Creativation and a fun Make 'n' Take too.  Best of all they gave away the cutest little gift bags with these flowers inside!


 There's another flair button tucked into this floral cluster.
View of the front and back cover.  I am loving these Little Birdie flowers 'cause they look so great with Graphic 45 papers.



Other Supplies:

Therm-o-web Glitter Dust - Iridescent
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste
White Paint
Lindy's Starburst Mist - Gator Gumbo Olive
Little Birdie Flowers 
Petaloo Tiny Blooms

Thanks so much for visiting me today, I sure appreciate it!



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Creative Embellishments February Challenge!


Time for a new challenge at Creative Embellishments!  I love the vintage photo inspiration this month; you can go in a lot of directions with this.  As you can see I took off on the pink rose and kinda went wild with color! 
I started out with a tag from the Large Tags set and painted that with white gesso.  Then I used Ken Oliver's Color Burst to create that vibrant background.  I am just loving these brilliant bursts of color!


  The twist calls for handwriting so I stamped a script stamp onto white card stock, also colored with Color Bursts.  Then I cut it to fit in the Leafy Vine Frame colored with Lindy's Starburst Mists.  I heat embossed the It's Our Time words with Stampendous Shabby Chic White embossing enamel and fitted that inside the frame.

At the bottom I used the Heart Flourish to frame the word, love, from the Hope Word Set both of which were heat embossed with Stampendous Shabby Chic White embossing enamel.

To finish it off, of course I added some pretty flowers and a bow!  

Creative Embellishments Products Used:






Be sure to enter our monthly challenges as you might have a chance to win a great gift certificate to the Creative Embellishments store.  We've changed it up a bit for 2018.  You just need to upload your project to your blog or Facebook page and then add your project to our Creative Embellishments Facebook page challenge thread pinned at the top and leave a link to your blog or Facebook  post.

I'm entering this giant tag in the  All You Need is LOVE! challenge at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog.  For the challenge you need to create a vintage or shabby chic project with the word "LOVE" somewhere on the project.  My word is prominently displayed in the heart at the bottom.

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