Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Creative Embellishments House Vignette with Graphic 45's A Christmas Carol Collection ~ and a Video Tutorial for Assembling the House Vignette!

Hi There Crafty Friends! I hope you're enjoying a fantastic holiday season. Today, I have a fun project created with the new Creative Embellishments House Vignette - https://creativeembellishments.com/house-vinguette to share with you. I've used the Vignette along with Graphic 45's A Christmas Carol collection to create this little Christmas House scene.

Other CE Products Used:
For the full details about how I altered the chipboard pieces, as well as a tutorial on how to assemble the CE House Vignette, you can pop over to my YouTube Channel!
Assembling the House:
You will need eleven 1 in. wide hinges – scored at ½ an inch and cut as follows:
  • 2 Sides – 5 ¾ in. 
  • 1 Bottom – 5 3/8 in. 
  • 2 Bottom Corners – 1 ¼ in. 
  • 2 Roof Sides - 4 in. 
  • 1 Roof Bottom – 5 3/8 in. 
  • 2 Roof Bottom Corners – 1 ¼ in. 
  • 1 Roof Peak – 1 ¼ in.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! Happy Holidays!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Believe - Baby's 1st Year December 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, Place in Time, and St. Nicholas) to create this layout - keeping with the theme I'm using throughout the 12 months of the album!
I've used the CE Chipboard Holly and Berry Flourishes and the Believe title from the Inspire Word Set on this layout. I painted the chipboard elements with Prima Art Extravagance Metallique Acrylic Paints and inked them with some Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I added Crackle Accents to the Holly Branches and Glossy Accents to the Holly Berries. Here is a close-up and a couple of different angles so you can see all the details and layers.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Let it Snow ~ Creative Embellishments December Challenge

It's December 1st, which means a new challenge is up on the Creative Embellishments Blog. Here is this month's inspiration photo and the twist for this challenge is to use a border on your project.
I just loved this month's inspiration photo and have taken my inspiration from the colours and the glistening snowflakes to create this layout.
I've used an older Bo Bunny collection for this layout (Midnight Frost) because the colours were just perfect for the inspiration image and I promised myself that I would start using up my stash! I started off by whitewashing the dark blue background with some watered down gesso and layering some torn pieces to look like snow hills. I've used the CE Snowflake Stencil along with some white modelling paste on the blue background paper - and once the modelling paste was dry, I added some silver stickles to the snowflakes for a bit of sparkle. I also used the larger of the Snowflake Borders, the Falling Snow Set, and the Let it Snow title - I primed all these pieces with White Gesso and then embossed them with Stampendous Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder. I also added some Silver Stickles to the chipboard snowflakes. The embellishing for this layout was finished off with some tattered cheesecloth and silver sequins. 

I hope you will play along with this month's challenge and that you have a wonderful holiday season!

Challenge Rules:
  • Create a NEW project (i.e., layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc…) as of December 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.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!