Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Alice in Wonderland ATC's for Creative Embellishments

Hello all.   I had some fun with some Alice in Wonderland ATC's with a steampunk twist.   I used the G45 paper collection along with the some Marion Smith papers for the base of my scenes.  I have 9 pieces in total to fill a pocket letter.  So matted each with black card stock that I edeged with a bronze Wink of Stella pen and a Tim Holtz stencil.

With the images, I added some quotes from the book itself and some stickers from the paper collection. To add depth,  I added chipboard embellishments to each scene.  I didn't have size I wanted in some of the pieces so I did a little improvising and some chippie surgery.  This is a good way to use left over pieces from a pack of embellishments after finishing a project.  On the Rabbit, I used a clock hand from the clock hand snowflake.  I will be able to use the rest of the chippie in another project so this worked perfectly as it was exactly the size I needed for the Rabbit to be standing on.   For the Queen of Hearts, I had to do a little more surgery with the Steampunk Heart with Wings.  I was careful to keep the wings intact as I removed them so that I could save them.  The hear then was inked and trimmed to size.   For the Cheshire Cat, the branches were a little to big but I created the perfect size from a left over Seaweed 2 chippie that I had cut down from a previous project.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Last minute gift idea for the Creative Embellishments blog

Hi all.  I am up on the Creative Embellishments blog today with a last minute gift idea.  Do you ever have those uh oh moments when someone at work gives you a gift and you have nothing for them in return?  Or you want to give some a token gift but don't have the budget to go all out?  This is a great little gift that could be customized with different papers and embellishments throughout the year to fit any occasion. 

I took a king-sized Hershey candy bar and wrapped it in some Tim Holtz papers.   I used a paper punch on the ends so that the silver from the candy bar wrapper would show through.  I added some stickers from an old Christmas paper pack to add the sentiment and image.

I chose snowflakes to embellish my bar as inspired by the main paper I used.   I wanted a different color so that it would stand out against the paper.  I sprayed the clock hand snowflake in Krylon glitter blast spray paints.  Giving each piece two coats.  I love this stuff.  You keep the detail of the pieces and the shine of glitter without having to deal with the mess of glue and loose glitter.  I finished off with a little blue flower from my stash.  I adhered this  to the candy bar with a little foam tape so that I could tuck a little gift card underneath.  

If you haven't checked out the Creative Embellishments store, she has some amazing chipboard embellishments along with would veneers, stamps, stencils, and flair.

Happy Holidays Everyone!