Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Garden Swing Panel

 Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing another panel featuring Lavinia Stamps and Distress Oxides, I call it Garden Swing. 

To create the background on this stamp I used Distress Oxides in Scattered Straw Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral and Black Soot.  The stamping was done with Versa Fine black Onyx Ink and Archival Inks in Fern Green, and Leaf Green for the Spanish Moss.

Lavinia Stamps used: Butterflies, Bluebells, Dandelions, Wild Flower, Slender Mushrooms, Spanish Moss, Fairy Dust and Swing Bed Large.

After stamping my scene I highlighted the flowers with glitter gel pens and paint pens.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and all the items used for this card can be found in the Del Bello's Designs Store.

Every Dream Panel

 Hello friends!  I'm sharing a new card today that I'm calling Every Dream.  This card features several Lavinia stamps and the Elegance Stencil. this panel measures 5"x8". 

To create the background I started off by masking off a 1" border.  This allows you to ink over the edges. Place the stencil over the card and ink it with Wild Honey and then go over it once again with Spiced Marmalade in random areas on the stencil.

Stamp all your images and draw some small hills either with torn paper or Lavinia stencils, also available in the Del Bello's Designs store.

Here is a list of supplies I used for this card. 

Lavinia Stamps and Stencil:

Aurora, Fairy Bugs, Pipin, Every Dream 

Elegant Stencil.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Sunday, October 17, 2021

New Design Team featuring Del Bellos Designs

 Hello friends!  Just popping in to share some news with you.  I will be designing for Del Bello's Designs and I  have my first project to share with you today. Del Bello's is based in the USA and is the largest retailer specializing in Lavinia Stamps, Sweet Poppy Stencils, Nellies Choice and complimenting Craft supplies!  

Here is my first card, I call it "Over The Moon" I also have a video on You tube for this card. 

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Friday, October 1, 2021

Creative Embellishments October Challenge

Hello friends!  Here we are at the October Challenge!  This year is just flying by!  We have already had snow in the mountains here in Wyoming!  With Fall here it brings so many fun holidays and celebrations.  I made this tag in celebration of Halloween!  

 I used Creative Embellishments Creepy Trees and Web Borders. 

 To alter the chipboard I used Versa Mark clear embossing ink and Black Sparkle Embossing Powder. I used some older Halloween paper I found in my stash as well as the flowers.  To finish off this large tag I added some ribbon. 

 Hope you will play along with us for the October Challenge!  For all the details visit the Creative Embellishments blog.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, September 24, 2021

Creative Embellishments Whimsical Shaker Cards


Hello Friends!  today I'm sharing a cute card set featuring Creative Embellishments Ladybug Shaker, Bee Shaker, and Autumn Sentiments.  

   These whimsical cards are just so cheerful and fun!  You can give them to a child or send them to a family with kids and I guarantee the will have fun shaking these cute shaker cards.

To alter the chipboard pieces I simply painted the shakers with black acrylic paint and then highlighted them with silver wax rub.  the words were altered using Versa Mark clear ink and black embossing powder.


To finish these fun cards up I added some flowers and leaves as well as some ribbon.

Creative Embellishments has so many cute Shakers available in the store.

Be sure to check them out and pick up a few for your own fun whimsical projects.

As always, thanks for stopping by the Creative Embellishments blog today!


Thursday, September 16, 2021

Creative Embellishments Autumn Card Set


Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing a card set featuring Creative Embellishments Autumn Leaves, Circular Twig Frameand Berry Frame 4.

While Fall is not officially here it is just right around the corner and we are feeling the cooler mornings and evenings along

with warm days and a little rain here and there.  Fall is my favorite time of year!  I created this card set to reflect the colors and warmth of the season.  It's hard to believe we are over half way through September and before you know it will be celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas.


To alter the chipboard on these cards I first inked them with several colors of chalk ink and then embossed them with Ultra Thick embossing powder.

After the embossing powder cooled off, I sprayed them with Dylusions Shimmer spray and them reheated the embossing powder.

This sets the shimmer into to the embossing and gives you a very cool effect.


To finish off my cards I arranged the leaves around the frames and added flowers and some ribbon.

I hope you'll give this fun technique a try, I promise you won't be disappointed.

As always, thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Creative Embellishments September Challenge

 Hello friends!  Wow!  September already!  This year is flying by and travel is coming to an end in this part of the country.

The September Creative Embellishments challenge features a map as the twist and to choose one element from the photo.  I did add one, it's peeking out at the top of this large tag.

I also chose leaf as my my inspiration from the photo.  I used the Leaf Shaker and Autumn Leaves chipboard pieces.

I painted the chipboard with a yellow ochre acrylic paint and then highlighted them with gold wax.

I filled the shaker with multi colored sequins and gold seed beads.

I hope you will play along with the challenge this month.  You can visit the Creative Embellishments blog for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Spread Your Wings Butterfly

Hello Friends!  Today I'm sharing a beautiful mixed media butterfly featuring Creative Embellishments Spread Your Wings Words and Scroll Border 2.

Fall is right around the corner here in Wyoming and we are seeing early signs so I thought I would create one more summer butterfly.



              To make this butterfly, push some modeling paste through a stencil and allow it to dry.

To make this butterfly, push some modeling paste through a stencil and allow it to dry.

Apply Gesso to the whole project. Next step is to spray with a mist of your choice, I used Glimmer Mist. I then applied wax rub to the stenciled areas.

To add the antennas I simply wire wrapped using a heavy wire, around the body of the butterfly and then added beads to the antennas.

I also applied the Gesso to the chipboard.  Allowed it to dry and then painted with acrylic paint in Periwinkle.

I added gold embossing powder to the edges of the chipboard.

To finish off this piece I added some flowers, glitter glass and beads to highlight.

Thanks so much for stopping by the my blog today!

Friday, August 20, 2021

Wood Veneer Earrings

Hello friends!  Today I'm sharing something a little different featuring Creative Embellishments Drop Style 1 Wood Veneers and Rectangles Wood.

You get 8 laser cut 1/8" thick plywood  blanks in each set and they are perfect for earrings, key chains and much more.

I made a couple of sets of earrings with each set.  Wood earrings are very popular right now and what a great way to make a unique pair that nobody else has!  They also make great gifts and the set offers 4 different sizes!

To alter the veneers I put them in an embossing folder and ran them through a die cut machine.  I Painted them copper and added gold wax rub to the raised embossing.

I punched holes in the bottom of each earring using a crop-a-dile so I could more bead dangles.

The stones are Jade chips and natural stone Amazonite.  I used antique brass and copper chain for the findings.




I hope you will give these fun pieces a try and enjoy making your own jewelry!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


Sunday, August 1, 2021

Creative Embellishments August Challenge

 Hello friends!  The August Challenge is here!  The challenge is to use white space and be inspired by the one element in the photo.  My element was the succulents and then I also found myself inspired by the turquoise.  I used the Succulents Set

I altered them by inking them with chalk ink and then going over them with Turquoise wax rub.

I used leather cording and a Turquoise tear drop shaped bead as and accent as well as small pink flowers to embellish.


Be sure to stop by the Creative embellishments blog to see how you can win a fabulous prize package of Creative Embellishments chipboard and for all the details on the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!