Saturday, November 25, 2017

"Joie de Vivre" - A French Country Mini Album with Video Flip Through ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a new Mini-Album with you. I've created this Joie de Vivre album using Graphic 45's French Country Deluxe Collector's Edition papers and embellished the cover with Creative Embellishments Sunflower Corner Set.
I painted the Sunflower corner with Acrylic Paints and Inked the Edges with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso. I used Glossy Accents to add some Bronze Micro-Beads to the Centre of the Sunflowers - I wanted them to look like Sunflower Seeds! Once the beads had set - I added a coat of Crackle Accents to the Flowers. Here's another angle of the cover:
There are lots of photos of the inside of the album below - but be sure to check out the full Video Flip Through on my YouTube channel!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Junk Journal Style December Daily ~ with Video Flip Through

Hi there Crafty Friends! Today, I have a new journal to show you - a  Junk Journal Style December Daily. I made this journal using the Creative Embellishments Personal Journal Cover and Maja Design It's Christmas Time papers. The Maja Designs November Mood Board was the perfect inspiration to get some holiday crafting done!
I have a few pictures of the journal below, but to see all the details make sure you check out the Video Flip Through on my YouTube Channel!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Timeless - Baby's 1st Year November Layout ~ Creative Embellishments

Hi there Crafty Friends! Today I'm sharing another layout in my Baby's First Year series - created for the Creative Embellishments Design Team! Once again, I've used a combination of several Graphic 45 paper collections (A Place in Time, Children's Hour, and Place in Time) to create this layout - as I plan on keeping a standard theme throughout the 12 months of the album!

I used the Timeless title from the Small Moments Border Words for this layout and simply painted it with some dark brown Acrylic Paint. I used the Fall Frame 2 to frame the photo. I painted the frame with Acrylic Paints in Fall colours and then splattered it with Dylusions Ink in Ground Coffee and inked the edges with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso to make them look like crunchy/distressed fallen leaves.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Vintage Hollywood Baroque Mini Album - with Video Flip-Through

Hi There Crafty Friends! I have a new mini-album to share with you today! I created this album using Tim Holtz's Baroque Movers and Shapers Die and Graphic 45's Vintage Hollywood collection. There are lots of photos below but check out the video on my YouTube Channel for all the details!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

"Autumnus" Altered Mask ~ Creative Embellishments November Challenge

Happy November Crafty Friends! As always, the first of the month brings a new challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog. This month's inspiration picture is just gorgeous and the twist for this challenge is to use a flourish on your project!
Autumnus is the Roman goddess of Autumn/the harvest - and the inspiration image made me think of a nature goddess, so I was inspired to create this "Autumnus" Altered Mask.
I had a second-hand mask in my stash waiting to be altered - so I started off by painting it with black gesso and then started adding CE chipboard pieces, including Autumn LeavesBranch and Leaves, and Flourish 26 (for this month's twist to use a flourish). Once I was happy with the chipboard arrangement, I painted everything with black gesso and then dry brushed on some white gesso to help bring out the details. I misted the mask with two colours of Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Mists (Opal Sea Oats and Ponderosa Pines Olive) and then used Prima Metallique Acrylic Paints in Autumn colours to bring out the details of the chipboard pieces. When I was done adding colour, I added some Prima Metal Flowers, and a metal butterfly and pearls from mys stash and then added some Prima Art Ingredients Glass Glitter in Gold Rush and Mica Flakes in Gold Leaf. I finished off the altered mask by adding some moss green trim I had in my stash around the outside edge of the mask.

I hope you like my interpretation of this month's challenge - I can't wait to see what you create! Remember to follow the Rules for the Challenge so that you're eligible to win!

Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project (i.e., layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc…) as of November 1st 2017.
    • Please no back linking (meaning projects from previous months that may fit the challenge requirements). Please link only NEW projects.
  • Combining the CE Challenge with other challenges is permitted.
  • Please add your entry to the InLinkz box on the Challenge Post 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. 
  • We would love to see you USE AT LEAST 1 OF CE products on your projects but it isn’t required to play along; however, everyone who does use CE product will get and extra chance at winning.
  • WINNERS will have 2 weeks to claim their prize. The winner will be announced on the CE blog post the day after the challenge ends.
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