Sunday, July 24, 2016

Pocket Tag Gift Card Holder ~ Creative Embellishments

Today, I'm sharing a project inspired by the Sea - a Pocket Tag Gift Card Holder using Prima's gorgeous French Riviera collection papers and lots of sea-themed Creative Embellishments chipboard.
I folded a Prima doll tag base to create the pocket in the tag and then cut out elements from the French Riviera 6x6 papers to cover and embellish the tag - I inked the edges of all the papers with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I tucked a journalling card cut-out into the pocket so you can see where the gift card would go. I lightly sponged white gesso on the Creative Embellishments Fishnet Panel 2 and cut it into small sections to place at the top and bottom of the tag. I painted the chipboard Sea Shells with Prima Art Alchemy Paints by Finnabair. I also painted the Nautical Anchor with the Art Alchemy paint, adding some burlap twine for the rope along the anchor. Finally, I finished off the embellishing with some Prima Art Stones and a burlap twine bow. Some close-ups are below so you can see all the details!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Typography Mini File Folder Brag Book ~ Creative Embellishments

Today I'm sharing a fun little project that I created for the Creative Embellishments Design Team - a Mini File Folder Brag Book! I've used Graphic 45's Typography collection, paired with Creative Embellishments mini Ruler wood icon and the smaller of the chipboard Photo Booth Film Strips, cut into smaller sections.
 I fussy cut lots of tags and bits from the Typography papers and inked the edges of all the papers with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I also used the Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the wooden Ruler. I cut the Photo Booth Film Strip into sections and used one section on the front of the Mini Folder and a double section on the back of the Mini Folder. I embossed the Film Strips using Ranger Fine Black Embossing Powder. I only glued down two sides of the Film Strips so that I could tuck photos into them later. Lots more close-ups below.

You can see the fussy cut tags and mini-photo booklets I tucked in the front pocket in the photo below.
These are the photo mats inside the Mini Folder - I die cut the tabs using a Tim Holtz die and fussy cut the numbers from one of the Typography papers.
This is the back of the folder with a pocket created from a fussy-cut tag and two mini-ATC tags tucked into it. I've tucked in a few fussy cuts behind the Photo Booth Film Strip too.
Here is the back of the folder with the tags and fussy cuts taken out - I can tuck a couple of small photos in behind the film strip!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I hope you liked my Mini File Folder Brag Book - I can't wait to fill it up with pictures!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Grocery List/Coupon Wallet with the Rose Quartz Paper Collection ~ Meg's Garden

Today I have a pretty little project to share with you that was created using the Meg's Garden Rose Quartz paper collection. Its a little wallet that you can tuck in your purse on grocery shopping day to hold a grocery list and coupons!

Thanks for popping by my blog today! Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Hollywood Icons Artist Trading Cards ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there crafty friends. Today, I'm sharing a set of Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) with you - inspired by two Hollywood Icons, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn. I've used images fussy cut from some print-outs of paintings by the contemporary artist Michael Moebius - the Audrey Hepburn painting is called "Tiffany Blue" and the Marilyn Monroe painting is called "Pink Flavour". I always make two sets of ATCs so that I have one to keep and one to trade!
I've used one of each of the Creative Embellishments Mini Ornate Frames on each ATC. I painted them with Prima Art Alchemy Paints in colours that match the bubbles on each image. Then, I added Ranger Crackle Accents to the frame to get a crackled, vintage look. The backgrounds for the ATCs were created with Prima Art Extravagance Antique Silver Crackle Texture Paste. I inked the edges of the ATC with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot. I also used papers from the 6x6 paper pad of Prima's Vintage Emporium collection. I added quotes by each actress to their ATC:
  • Audrey Hepburn - "I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls."
  • Marilyn Monroe - "A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear."
Here are some close-ups of each of the four ATCs!

I'm trading two of these with my partner for the ATC Swap at Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance - I hope she likes them!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

An ABC Primer Wine Bottle Gift Card Holders ~ End of Year Teacher Gifts

I have a quick share for you today - a pair of wine bottle gift card holders I made for my son's teachers. I've used Graphic 45's amazing An ABC Primer collection, which is ideal for teachers gifts! I did lots of fussy cutting of elements from the papers and I inked the edges of all the papers with Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. I'll be adding these to bottles of our homemade wine - a treat for the teachers to celebrate summer!

 And here they are with the gift cards tucked inside!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Once Upon a Springtime Flowerpot Fairy Houses ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there Crafty Friends! Today, I have a fun project to share using Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime Collection, along with some chipboard Tiny Fairies, the Fairy Door Set 1, Flourish Butterfly Set 2, Berries and Fern Foliage 4 by Creative Embellishments. I've created two fairy houses, adding lots of dimension using floral wire, moss, fussy cuts from the design paper and more!
The Fairies and Butterflies were painted using Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique paints by Prima. The Doors were stained with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Vintage Photo and the Door Hardware was stained with Distress Stain in Tarnished Brass. The fern and berries were stained with Distress Stain in Forest Moss and then I added some Distress Stickles in Wild Honey to the berries. I've taken lots of photos and close-ups so you can see all the details of the Fairy Houses!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I hope you enjoyed my little peek into a Fairy Fantasy World!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Mixed Media Altered Paint Brush ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi Crafty Friends! Today I'm sharing an altered paintbrush I made using lots of different Creative Embellishments Chipboard. I've used the following chipboard pieces on this project:
I started off by gluing all the chipboard pieces onto the paintbrush, also adding a few metal embellishments and a resin piece I had in my stash. I painted everything with two coats of white gesso to get a unified base to add the colour. I started off by spraying the piece with Lindy's Stamp Gang Midnight Rendezvous Raven Starburst. I really just wanted the black to settle into the recesses of the piece, so I gently wiped the top with a baby wipe to remove some colour. Next, I alternated misting the piece with Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabios in Caribbean Blue and Summer Lovin' Sun. Once I was happy with the teal/blue and yellow blends, I wanted to add some pink too - so I mixed some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in Pretty in Pink Pink with water and misted a few areas of the piece. I love how the different colours of mists blend to get hints of green or purple on the piece. I highlighted the word "Art" with Inca Gold Rub in Magenta and then highlighted raised areas of the entire piece with Inka Gold Rub in Champagne. Finally, to add a more distressed look, I scraped away some of the coloured areas to reveal some of the gold metal of the paintbrush. Here are a few more angles and close-ups!

The colours I used for this altered paintbrush were inspired by the yellow, pink and teal of the Lindy's Stamp Gang June 2016 Color Challenge.
This was such a fun project to make! I hope you enjoyed seeing it!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Fairy Bookmark ~ Creative Embellishments June Challenge

It’s a new month…. so you know what that means …..a new challenge  is up on the Creative Embellishments blog! The challenge is to be inspired by at least 1 element from the picture below. The twist is to use your favorite mixed media technique. Please let us know what element you were inspired by and your favourite technique.
I love reading – especially fantasy novels – so this month’s inspiration photo was the impetus behind me creating this fairy bookmark! I’ve used one of the Tiny Fairies and one of the Simple Key Hole Plates to create the top of the bookmark. I’ve painted the chipboard pieces with Art Alchemy Metallique and Opal Magic Acrylic Paints and added some Stickles to the fairy’s wings for some fairy shimmer! I dabbed the light patina paint onto the gold keyhole and the painted lace outfit on the fairy so that they would look similar to the resin pieces I used for the bottom of the bookmark, unifying the look of the piece!  

I hope this little project inspires you to play along with the Creative Embellishments challenge this month! Be sure to follow the Challenge Rules so that you're eligible to win the $50 Gift Certificate to the Creative Embellishments store!

Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of June 1st, 2016.
  • Please add your entry to our InLinkz box on the Creative Embellishments blog to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
  • It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please no back linking.
  • Combining with other challenges is permitted.
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 CE product on your project but it isn’t required to play along. However everyone that does will get and extra chance at winning.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on this post the day after the challenge ends. Keep an eye out to see if you are a winner.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today - and I hope you'll play along with the June Creative Embellishments Challenge!