Sunday, May 31, 2015

June challenge time at Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone.  I am so excited for this month's challenge over at Creative Embellishments.  I have to say I had a blast doing this one.

Challenge Photo:

Here is my take on the photo:

For this month's challenge, I made a shadow box tag.  They are so much fun to do. For the inside, I layered masking tape, layers of paint, stamping using the distressed script and paint splat trio stamps.  I embossed using a TH texture fade folder, then covered in Prima Art Basics platinum crackle.  I used the steampunk clock for the center focal point.   I added fussy cut images from Steampunk Debutante including the butterflies for the twist.

For the outside.  I used masking tape, gesso, modeling paste, embossing powders and texture sand to get varying textures.  I used steampunk clock hands, loose parts, propellers, steampunk frame, gear set 2 large, gear set 2 medium, and gear set 2 small.


Blog Candy - Yep it is that time for a big giveaway

Hi crafty peeps.  I am having a blog candy give away during the month of June. So this officially starts tomorrow. I am giving away a medium flat rate box chucked full of crafting goodies.  Lots and lots of fun stuff.  Hint: I just picked up a Tim Holtz new words die set and his crazy birds stamp set to add to the things I have been collecting.

Anyone can enter to win.  Yes, my out of country friends can join in on the fun too.  Just follow the rafflecopter link and it will help you enter. So main thing to do to enter is follow my blog.  That gains you one entry into the blog.  Second is to comment on this post of what are you inspired by.

There are two other ways to gain extra entries.  I am such a fan of Creative Embellishments products (big huge fan), that if you like their facebook page - that is another entry.  If you participate in their June challenge which will be up on their blog ( tomorrow, that will gain you another entry.  I love to support small businesses, and they are amazing.  They carry chipboard, stamps, wood veneers, and flair.  I have to say that the steampunk chippies are my most  favorite crafting embellishment right now.  So detailed. Their shop is if you want to check them out.

Stay tuned for July 1st when I pick a winner.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, May 25, 2015

Pocket Letter Number Two for Creative Embellishments

Hi there folks....I am up on the Creative Embellishment's blog again today with another pocket letter.  These are super fun to make.  This time I grabbed items from my stash, some fabulous CE Chippies, and a CE stamp to make this one.  Of course there is tons of glitter with my few favorite way of the day to add to papers and make chippies come alive.  Tons of fun. 

This CE fairy door is amazing.  It has so many details down to the wood grain, the window, and layered hinge.  I wanted o keep the look of the door, so I added Tea Stain and Vintage Photo distress stains to color then added Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the whole door to make it shine.  It glitters like a magical fair.  Added some moss to give it the forest fairy feel.  If you look close in the window, there is a teeny tiny fairy smiling back at you.
In the top Middle pocket I added stamping using the grunge music note border stamp in coffee archival ink.  I also used a frond that I used Mowed Lawn distress stain and more Wink of Stella on to create a climbing structures for play for the tiny fairies.
Just a reminder to come and join us for some for some fun on the CE Blog for the monthly challenges.  A winner is chosen randomly each month for a $50 gift voucher for the store.  You can make anything as long as your are inspired by the challenge photo, try the twist, and use at least one CE product.  Easy peasy.   
Supplies Used:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pocket Letter with Creative Embellishments

Hi all.  I am up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a Pocket Letter.  I have to say I was a little late to jump on the bandwagon.  I was asked to fill in a spot on a swap so thought it was a good time to try.  It was actually a lot of fun to do.There are 9 atcs in a Paris theme.  I stuffed little goodies into the back of each pocket for my partner.   I used digital prints, and pieces of G45 and Prima papers, inks, lots of bits, flowers, bling, and of course my favorite CE stamping and chippies. I finished off with some lace and chippies.
 On the top left pocket, I made a pocket envelope to let my partner know a little about me.  I added stamping with the distress script stamp to give it more texture as well as on the bottom left on top of the raw chipboard letters, and on the middle far right pocket.  On that same chippie I used a piece of the door knocker.  On the middle top pocket I used a piece of the brick lattice.  These were so much fun, I think I will try another.

Supplies Used: knocker