Monday, June 15, 2020

Harmony Tag - Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone!   I'm up on the Creative embellishments blog today sharing an over sized tag.  I love this time of the year.  This time of the year you'll find me outside working in my flower beds tending to my plants.  It's a little different this year, as most nurseries offer online ordering with drive up pick up.  I prefer to look at the variety of blooming annuals and pick out my own plants.  For now you'll still find me outside tending to my perennials and picking weeds.  Hoping in the weeks to come that restrictions will be lifted and I can go plant shopping.  With that being said I created this tag as a reminder of the beauty in flowers.

I used papers from 49 and Market's Heirloom Botanical collection along with some of their flowers.  Lots of fussy cutting to build up my layers and of course Creative Embellishments chipboard!


In the center of the tag I used a piece from Mini Frames.  I dabbed it with some Prima Impasto Paint using Wild Iris and Lavender.  I then added some lilac and amethyst embossing powers and finished the piece off with some Prima  Heather Hills and Electric Violet Waxes.

I used a circle stencil on the base of the tag along with some modeling paste.  I randomly stamped with the Circle Bokeh Stamp and Distressed Script Stamp and added some Prima Old Silver Wax. I cut pieces from the Circle Lattice Panel and embossed the pieces with snow and melon embossing powers.  I added some Prima Firebird Wax.  I embossed the Flourish 3 with snow and auburn embossing powder and then dabbed the piece with Prima Old Silver Wax.  I cut the Flourish 3 into 3 pieces and placed them on the tag.

Tucked within the flowers I used pieces from Fern Foliage 3.  I painted the pieces with Prima Impasto Lavender and Wild Iris paint and them dabbed the pieces with Old Silver Wax.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie



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Monday, June 1, 2020

The Way To Do Is To Be - Creative Embellishments June Challenge


Hi everyone!  It's June 1st and that means a new challenge at Creative Embellishments.  I was inspired to create this over sized tag.

  I used papers from Stamperia's Oriental Garden .  I started off by covering the tag with black cardstock.  From there I built up layers with the papers and chipboard.  I had so much fun working with the chipboard pieces.  I used two pieces of Cherry Blossom Branch,  Chinese Lantern Set 2,  Japanese Tea Set,  Baby's Breath and Seaweed.   I used several colors of embossing powders on the chipboard, Melon, Vintage Photo, Seafoam, Seamist, Oatmeal and Aged Ivory.  Here's a tip when embossing chipboard with intricate designs like the Japanese Tea Set,  I used a q-tip to add the VersaMark to the small flowers, then added embossing powder.


When I first saw the photo for the challenge my eyes were drawn to the flowering branch and the lantern. The twist this month, add lace.


Here are a few close up pictures:





I hope you'll join us this month.  For inspiration from our design team please visit the Creative Embellishments Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!
 . . . Debbie


Friday, May 22, 2020

Grow-Love Canvas - Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone!  I'm up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a mixed media canvas.  There's a story behind this canvas.  I was going through a box full of bits and pieces of various embellishments and came across some ephemera from Prima's Zella Teal collection along with a wire word "love" by Jillibean Soup. The light bulb in my head turned on and off I went creating!


I started off by applying some Shimmerz Spritz Sea Foam to the canvas.  I added stamping using several stamps.  I then used Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Silver Spoon Paint to create splatters on the background.  From there I built up layers.


I used several pieces from the Nested Rectangles chipboard.  I embossed the pieces with a mixture of Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo  embossing powder and Stampendous Aged
Teal Embossing Enamel.  I randomly dabbed some Finnabair Metallique Wax  using Old Silver and Vintage Gold.


Beneath the Nested Rectangles I used a piece from Mini Leaves Set 2.  I stamped the chipboard using Tsuineko Versa Magic Turquoise Gem ink.  I then randomly embossed it with the Vintage Photo embossing powder and dabbed on some Old Silver Wax.


On the bottom left of the canvas I used a large feather from the Feathers set.  I used the same techniques as the Nested Rectangles.  I added some Mini Prills, Express-O Yourself and Silver Lining by US Artquest, along with some turquoise glitter.

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie



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Monday, May 11, 2020

Enjoy The Little Things In Life - Creative Embellishments


Hi everyone! Hope all of you are staying safe.  Things in Maryland have begun ever so slowly to open.  Most outdoors places, such as beaches, parks and golf courses are open.   All stores with the exception of essential places are still closed.  I'm beginning my eighth  week of working from home.  Love to spend my evenings crafting, as it takes me away from the everyday stress we all are facing.  Today I'm up on the Creative Embellishments blog with a canvas.

I started off with a 5 x 7 natural canvas.  I added some stamping using the Altnew Beautiful Day stamp set and Hint of Pesto and Pumpkin Spice Versa Magic Inks by Tsukineko.  I used an older paper collection by Kaisercraft, Rustic Harmony, along with flowers from my stash, and some 49 and Market die cuts.


I used a piece from  Ornate Gate 2.  I first applied a coat of Finnabair Burlap Impasto paint.  I dabbed it in places to achieve some texture. Next I embossed it with Tim Holtz Distress Vintage Photo Embossing Powder. From there I used a couple Lindy Stamp Gangs Mists, Fuzzy Navel and My Mojito Green along with some Prima Firebird Wax and some pearlescent  paints.  To the left of the gate I used pieces from Mini Leaves Set 1.  I dabbed the chipboard with Hint of Pesto ink and then sprayed it with Lindy's Ponderosa Pine Olive spray.


Here you can see another  piece from Mini Leaves Set 1.  I also used Flourish 32 and Mini Leaves Set 6.  I played around with mists, mini art stones,  paints and waxes to achieve the colors.



Love the Ivy Sprigs.  I used several colors of Lindy's spray along with some Prima Bronze Wax.  At the bottom of the canvas I used a piece from Moroccan Lattice Panel.  Final touches include some Prima Art Stones and Pollen Micro Beads along with some glitter.

Thanks for stopping by!


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Friday, May 1, 2020

You and Me - Creative Embellishments


Hi everyone!  Hard to believe it's May already.  We've got a fantastic challenge this month at Creative Embellishments.  I made a canvas and used an old photo of my dad and his brother.


I started off by stamping several different images on my canvas.  Numbers, squares, writing, butterflies and clocks. I added some color with a couple colors of ink.   From there I built up layers using elements from 49 and Markets Collage Stack, Vintage Artistry Natural along with one of their stitched frames.  Lots of chipboard was added.  I used Square PiecesMini Houses, Mini Pocket WatchesClock Hands and Flourish 10.  I used a variety of Blue Fern Studios embossing powders, Ebony, Auburn, Nutmeg and Honey.  Final touches includes some wooden pieces, a button and flowers.

Here is the image for the May Challenge:
Don't you just love all those clocks?!  And the twist, add numbers.


Here are a few closeups:









Hope you'll join us.
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie


Chipboard Used:
Square Pieces



Mini Houses


Mini Pocket Watches


Clock Hands


Flourish 10