November 14, 2017

CAT shaped word album

Hi everyone,I'm here to share a fun word album I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, using the Cat word album set in the Creative Embellishments store..
Here is the album I created:
This has to be one of the most fun I've had with an album in a long time.. I didn't have any cat themed papers so went with some fall themed instead and I used photos of my moms cat who has been living with since my passed away almost a year ago..
How about a few close ups and some details:
I used light blue Gelatos to color the cat shaped chippies and adhered them using foam tape.
I also used some of the cat themed wood veneer pieces to decorate my pages..  I added some tiny art stones to the cat food bowl to look like food, since he is always begging for food..
and on the right side, a photo of my husband holding the cat that never leaves him alone..LOL
I added a pocket to the left side of the album with photos of the cat sitting in a box next to my desk.
I highlighted my cat chippies with heart shaped chippies, flowers and orange colored fibers.
and for a tiny detail, I added a tiny bell.
and there you have my word album..
Thank you for stopping by today.. Till next time..
here are the chippies I used to create this album:

November 4, 2017

Beach altered bottle for CE daily

Hi fellow scrappers.
I'm here to share a fun altered bottle I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments for my bathroom decor.   I had this empty bottle just hanging around my craft room waiting to be played with and so, I decided it was finally time to make her pretty for my bathroom counter..

Here is the bottle I created: 
I had some sea shells in my stash, which gave me a fun idea with a little help from youtube videos on how to alter items..
I started off by adding gesso to my bottle, added several coats, then attached some decorative mold pieces that I created using paper clay and silicone molds.  Using one of the frames from the "Square mini frames " set.. (totally in love with these, so much so that I actually have another project that I'm working on that I also used one those frames.. so versatile <3 ).. I framed one of the big sea shells I added and because my bathroom is beach themed, I had to add the BEACH word on the bottle :)
here is a close up of the bottle.. I also added a little corked vial by Tim Holtz, which I fill with little gold art glitter.. I added several colors of sprays to my bottle, green and blue with touches of yellow and black.. I also added some Rust paste and then dry brushed with white gesso.. I really wanted to create an old under the sea look.. Like the bottle had been laying on the bottom of the ocean for centuries :)
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you liked what I have created and that it inspires you to save an old empty bottle or two and get creative.. Till next time

Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my bottle:   Square Mini Frames (Square mini frames)
  On the Beach Word Set (on the beach words)

October 31, 2017

Frightening layout for CE daily

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween..
I'm here today to share a "Frighteningly awesome" layout I created as my design team project for Creative embellishments using those scary zombies in the Creative Embellishments store.. I am totally in love with them..LOL
Here is the layout I created:
We here in Finland don't celebrate Halloween like we used to in the States, so I actually found an old photo of my friends and I getting ready to go out trick-or-treating and attached that to this layout.. But Unfortunately, not everyone wants their face all over the internet, so I decided to share my layout without the actually photo attached :)
How about some close ups and details:
I started off with a green piece of cardstock that I stenciled spider webbing to and then used a white gel pen to add the white lines of the webbing..  adding small details with a stamps and then paint splatter..
I painted my zombies with green paint and then finished them off with black paint.. I thought they looked better with clothes on..LOL  and these wood veneer spiders are so creepy, I decided to paint them yellow to go with my color scheme..
 I wanted to create a whimsical style title to my layout, so added lots of layers and then attached the title to one of the zombies.. 
and finally my creepy tree branch with the spider..
Thanks for checking out my layout.. till next time..
here are the items I used to create my layout:

October 25, 2017

Spook-tacular wall art -CE daily

Hi fellow crafters..
I'm here to share a spook-tacular wall art frame I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, from an old frame I had found at a thrift store for a couple of bucks..
I think it measures about 6" x 15" and I had a blast covering the whole thing with lots of Halloween themed goodies..
Here is what I created:
I started my project by painting the frame black and then rubbing some silver inka-gold paint on it to get that higher bits to pop..
then created the background using cheese cloth and several stencils, texture paste and sprays.. I also used lots of the Lindy's pigment powders.
How about lots of close ups and some details:
Here you can see all of that fun texture the cheese cloth created..
I  added a flourish to top corner of the frame along with that light and spider.. Funny how the spiders tend to come out of hiding during Halloween :)   I  also added lots of purple micro beads and some art stones,which I then sprayed with turquoise spray.
for the bottom of the frame, I added lost of flowers, spider webbing, pumpkin and spiders..
Some of the spiders I covered with 3D gloss gel and the covered it with micro beads..
This is my favorite spider.. I added some of the art stones to look like spider eggs.. Super creepy..LOL
and that is my creepy Halloween themed re-purposed frame, which I had so much fun creating.. Looks like a lot of work but it was really super simple.. just adding layers and colors :)
Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my project..
Till next time
p.s.  Here are the chippies I used to create my project:
Spider Web Corner Set (spider web corners)


October 12, 2017

I'm mad about you- CE daily

Hi fellow crafters...
Because I absolutely love Halloween, I wanted to share a fun Halloween themed layout I created as my design team project for Creative embellishments, *using some photos of my son Aaron (age 24) and of course using some of the fabulous "horrifying"  chipboard elements from the Creative Embellishments store.. Here is the layout I created:
I started off with just a plain piece of white cardstock and added some brick to the background using a stencil and distress ink.
I pained my chipboard elements with acrylic paint which I mixed myself to get the colors I wanted, lime green and a dark orange.  The black chipboard pieces I inked with Archival ink in black.. adding some white paint dots for detail..
for the bubbles/foamy pieces, I used the bubbles chipboard pieces, I actually layered some and gave my bubble/foam a set of eyes. LOL
The title to my layout I created myself using my silhouette cameo and cardstock colors to match my layout..
 for the potion bottles, I painted them with acrylic paint and then added paint splatters to match my theme.. attached them to my layout using foam tape..  
I love the book chippies.. I wanted to create like a stack of books for spells and potions etc to go with my theme.. I also loved gears, so of course those needed to be added to my layout. The Gears background panel is great for a cluster of gears, which is what I used..
I tucked the bubble pieces under my photos and finally added lots of paint splatter to may layout in various colors to match my theme..
Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my layout.. Till next time
p.s.Here are the chippies I used to create my layout