Saturday, May 1, 2021

Creative Embellishments May Challenge

 Hello and welcome to the Creative Embellishments May Challenge!  You will have fun with this one! For all the details stop by the Creative Embellishments blog. It was a challenge for me but I gave it my best.  I made this large tag with some of the colors that are in the image and the used the butterflies for my repeat pattern. The chipboard pieces I used are the Monarch Butterfly Set and the Flourish 29 .








To alter these pieces I used a light turquoise Embossing powder on the Butterflies and a lime green powder on the flourish. You can stop by my blog and see more close ups and details.

Can't wait to see what you all create for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!






Friday, April 30, 2021

Creative Embellishments Spring Tag

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a fun Spring Tag featuring Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces.  The pieces using on this tag are Flourish Butterflies Set 4 - Wings and 2 of the Flourish 31 pieces.  Here in Wyoming we get our worst snow storms in the months of April and May.  We are all so ready for Spring here and sometimes you just have to dream about it.  Every now and then Spring comes early and  it seems this may be one of those years!  We are actually getting a little rain now.  The color yellow reminds me of sunshine and when I was working on this tag I really wanted it to reflect sunshine!

I altered the chipboard with 2 different colors of yellow embossing powder.

The Butterfly with a lighter color but both have glitter in them.

This tag is large enough that you could add it to the front of a slim
line card and give it as a card.

 

I added a couple of small orange crystal dangles to this project to give
it a little bright pop of color.


 




I hope you are enjoying some nice weather where you are and as always, 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

      

Friday, April 23, 2021

Under The Sea Mini Album

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a double mini album with a Nautical theme.  It features lots of great Creative Embellishments chipboard pieces starting with the focal piece Round Ship Window Frame that I turned into a shaker.  I surrounded it with the Mermaid Pair pieces, Fishnet Panel, Coral, Seaweed. Seaweed 2, Lighthouse Set of 4, Nautical 6 Piece Set, Nautical Badge SetNautical Compass, Nautical Star Tropical Fish and last but not least Seashells.

I used the Seaweed Stencil to begin this project, I pushed some modeling paste through it and then gave it a quick spray with glimmer mist.

To alter the chipboard I started off by giving it a base coat with white Acrylic paint.

I used several colors of Opal Magic Acrylic paint to give the chipboard  an opalescent color like Mother of Pearl.  Finally gave it a rub with some Opal Magic wax rubs.

To finish off the cover and the backbone of the Album I added some flowers, seed beads, pearls, sequins and mica flakes.

 

This album holds a ton of photos and is perfect for a vacation album or will hold all you beachy type photos.




















 



     

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today and taking a peek at this fun album.

Here is a short video featuring each page.






Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Creative Embellishments April Challenge

 Hello friends!  April is here already!  I'm so ready for Spring and warmer weather!  We've had a long Winter here in Wyoming!  Today I'm sharing a large tag I made for the Creative Embellishments April challenge. I choose a Lilac background with hints of blue and green.  Lilacs always remind me of Spring and I love the smell of these beautiful flowers.  For the twist on this tag I added some black and white washi tape with  a dragonfly to mimic the large dragonfly on the tag.  This tag features Creative Embellishments Delphinium  and Flourish Dragonfly .








I embossed the chipboard with a dusty plum embossing powder and detailed it with acrylic flowers and crystal beads.  I added a ribbon and sentiment to complete.  


Thanks for stopping by my blog today and be sure to come play along with the April Challenge .  You can find the details on the Creative Embellishments blog.




Monday, March 29, 2021

Spring Tag

Hello friends!  Today i'm sharing a tag featuring Creative Embellishments Purple Plant and Bird Cage Set 2.   I'm so ready for Spring...we still have snow on the ground in some places 6 foot drifts.  We had 30+ inches of snow a few weeks ago and it's taking it's time melting.  This Spring tag is adding a little color to my environment and I'm so ready for warmer weather!

To alter my chipboard pieces I simply embossed the Bird Cage Set 2 with copper embossing powder and then went over it with Rose Gold wax to highlight the flourishes.   The Purple Plant  piece was cut into smaller pieces and embossed with a lime green embossing powder and highlighted with some of the  Rose Gold wax.


  

To finish off the tag I added a cute little crystal charm to the bird cage with a jump ring and some wire.

The Purple Plant  piece was cut into smaller pieces and embossed with a lime green embossing powder and highlighted with some of the  Rose Gold wax.

The last details were a sentiment, some ribbon and flowers.

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

   

Friday, March 26, 2021

Easter Card Set

 

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a set of Easter cards featuring Creative Embellishments Easter Baskets and Bluebells.

Easter is upon us once again...time flies by so fast!  This is one of my favorite holidays for many reasons, one being the soft colors and all the flowers are awakening from a long winter!

I have to tell you that I'm so excited for summer...we have experienced a longer than usual winter here in the plains.  The last storm we had dumped 31" of snow on us and buried us for several days. It's been over a week and we probably won't see it gone for another 2-3 weeks.  So to say I'm ready is an understatement!

It has me creating Beachy and flowery projects!!  These cards were fun to make, lots of dimension and layering, some fussy cutting, embossing and paint!

The directions on how to alter the chipboard pieces are on the bottom 2 photos.




 

 

 

    

   

   

   

 


To finish off my cards I added small flowers and some ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

 

 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Under The Sea Wall Hanging

 

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a little wall hanging featuring several Creative Embellishment chipboard pieces.  

I  started out with the Fishnet Panel 2 as my base/background piece.  To decorate this piece I layered Tropical Fish, Seaweed, Seaweed 2, Seaweed 3, and Large Seashells 2 and last but not least one of the Mermaids from Mermaid Pair.

To alter my chipboard pieces I started out with my panel and as you can see I changed my mind from this wonderful Leafy Panel to the Fishnet Panel 2.

I colored all my chipboard pieces with ink, I mixed these use up with Distress inks and chalk inks.  I used oceany colors like corals, blues, purples, greens, and pinks.

Once they were all colored I embossed them with  Ultra thick embossing powder.  I  inked them up

 with Versa Mark and the added the powder.  I repeated this step twice to give them extra gloss.

The next step is to spray all my pieces with Glimmer Mist...it has lots of metallic in it and it will give you a great effect once it's heated up again.  So spray your pieces and using your heat gun heat them 

all up again until the embossing powder melts the glimmer mist into it.  This is what it will look like when it's finished.

I hope you will give this fun technique a try...it gives your chipboard a fun texture that is thick and sparkly.

To finish of my wall hanging I added flowers and sequins with some glass pebbles to give it the look

 of bubbles.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!