Sunday, November 30, 2014

Challenge time over at Creative Embellishments - Steampunk Ornaments

I was so inspired by this month's challenge over at Creative Embellishments, I decided to do a steampunk themed tree. I am participating in a few 12 days of Christmas parties on Facebook so I thought it would be fun to show a different set of ornaments each day using lots of fun Creative Embellishments goodies with showing the completed tree on the last day.

For my first set of ornaments, I made small tussie mussies.  The challenge part of this month was to use a stencil or a mask.  On the brown base of each of the tussie mussies, I sponged watered down copper metallic Viva D├ęcor Inka Gold through the Tim Holtz dot fade stencil.  I layered  with G45 paper.  On the fronts I layered a large gear painted in the copper with gauze and a Petaloo heart shaped resin flower center.  I painted the centers with watered down copper and patina and finished off with 7 Dots Studio word stickers.  On the tops, I fussy cut images, added flowers, bling, trim, ribbon, gauze, mini gears, large gears, and propellers.  I inked all the chipboard pieces in the copper then embossed some of them with the Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Powder. 

Stay tuned tomorrow for my next set. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Grungy Steampunk TIn for Creative Embellishments.

Kelley here for Creative Embellishments today.  So excited.  I have had an empty Recollection flower tin in my stash for ages waiting to be altered.  Never quite knew what I wanted to do with it.  That is until I saw the absolutely fabulous steampunk dressform.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do from there. 

I added BoBunny Somewhere in Time paper to both the inside and outside of the tin.  I grunged up the outside a bit more by stenciling with archival inks in Sepia and Aquamarine.  I finished of the front with a rusted button with a BoBunny button layered over.  On the outside top of the tin and the inside lid, I added recollections bling.  I added all kinds of fun flowers and embellies around the base, my favorite being the chipboard clock from the smaller chipboard timepieces  . 

I paited the dressform with copper metal paint and then added patina.  I went over parts of it with Lumiere metallic rust and added more patina.  Then I layered tons and tons of mini gears,   gear set small 2 gears, and gears set 2 medium.  I added some propellers and bling to finish it off. 

For the inside lid, I used more gears and some BoBunny papers, chipboard, and gear.
Supplies Used:

Steampunk Dress Form 2

Steampunk Timepieces

Mini Gears 3/4" (set of 12)'

Gear Set 2 Small

Gear Set 2 Medium

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Diaper Castle for Creative Embellishments

Hi Everyone.  Kelley here today with a diaper castle that I made for my nephew and his wife's baby shower.  These are a really fun take on the diaper cake.  I used papers from BoBunny, Simple Stories, and Ella & Viv.  I used the SVG cut pattern for the castle.  I used silhouette cuts for the banner and the circular pieces.

Best of all, I used the darling Baby, Baby, Baby wood veneers from  Creative Embellishments.  They are truly the stars of the show on each of the columns.  I painted them white and then heated some a little longer to blister a little for texture.  I gave a few a hint of coral spray.  To finish of the castle I added some pearls, some faux stitching with a white gel pen, and some tulle.

Supplies Used:
Baby , Baby , Baby

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A grungy canvas over at Unruly using Amazing Crafting Products

It's my turn over at the Unruly Paper Arts Blog.  This month's theme was make and bake.  We had the opportunity to work with Amazing Mold Putty from our sponsor this month Amazing Crafting Products.  From working with their products for a while now, in my opinion they produce really well made and easy to use products that allow you to achieve fantastic results. 

Here are a few sneak peeks of the project, pop on over to the Unruly Paper Arts Blog to see the full article and pictures.  Also, there will be a link to a snap guide tutorial. 

Monday, November 3, 2014

RAQ Challenge over at Unruly Paper Arts

Come on over to Unruly Paper Arts and join us for the November Challenge

How to Play along with our Reader Art Quests

RAQ 1.

Each Month you must use our creative prompt - This will be a word or phrase -  our November Creative Prompt is 'Santa Claus is Coming To Town'.  You can take extra inspiration from the other photos and colors provided.
I am so not a shopper.  I am so thankful for Gift Cards.  I decided to make a small box to fit a gift card with a matching treat bag and tag that fit into the bog. 

Creative Embellishment's November Challenge

Hello all.  It is time for a new challenge over on the blog for Creative Embellishments.

This month you will be inspired by our inspiration picture below and show us what you are thankful for. If it isn’t obvious please let us know how you  were inspired by in the picture and what you are thankful for in your post. We look forward to see what everyone creates.


My take on the challenge this month was to do a thankful banner.  I was inspired by the colors in the photo.  I chose to use browns, coppers, greens.  I used the autumn leaves set  painted in TH Forest Moss distress paint.  I used TH chit chat stickers with words such as believe, family, hope, dreams, etc.  As life throws us curveballs, it is important to remind ourselves of all the good things in our lives.