Wednesday, 21 October 2020


Hey There! 
Check out the glorious chipboard chain frame.   I also included some more chains images that I heat embossed with silver onto embossed on paper.  The white feathers were the perfect final finishing touch to bring lovely realism and texture.  I attached a little stuffed parrot on my shoulder to complete my pirate costume.  Let me introduce..."The Crew."

Paper - woodgrain / stripes / black / vintage map
embellishments- metal lock & key, skull, wooden plaque, black trim, feathers, anchor, 
tools- chain rubber stamp, rubber stamp, transparency, silver embossing powder, heat gun
chipboard frame (Create Embellishments), paint brush, silver acrylic paint
washi tape, baker's twine
Black & Silver Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest)
liquid adhesive (Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect)

Thursday, 15 October 2020

One Light One Heart Layout

Such a lovely mood-board this month at Splashy Mix Challenges.  I incorporated some heat embossed loving words in gold.  I loved the romantic color scheme and so using my sister's wedding photos was the natural choice.  Their evening ceremony was beautiful especially the candle lighting ceremony.  I was inspired by the sheet music& feminine dress form.  Finally, a dash of lace tied the romantic layout all together.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...

Splashy Mix October Challenge #22

Creative Embellishments October Challenge

Thanks for visiting today!

Sunday, 11 October 2020

Sugar Skull Card

Hey Crafters... I have an easy sugar skull card on the Robin's Nest Blog today.  Dew Drops are just perfect to embellish the skull.  Visit the Robin's Nest for a special Halloween card bonus project where you can find out how to use Black Dew Drops to make cute spiders! 

Supplies Card 1: skull die cut, white card base (5x7"), black cardstock, web embossing folder, liquid adhesive, white & glitter gel pen

Supplies Card 2: web embossing folder, full moon with witch rubber stamp, black & yellow ink pad, ink blending tool, orange card base (5x7"), silver thread, spider trim, foam cat die cut, washi-tape Halloween sentiment

Come back and visit soon!

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Dancer Layout

I love all forms of dance so it was natural to use the feminine elements in the moodboard to inspire me.  I added the window embellishment because it implies that sense of freedom of being your authentic self when you dance.  The lace pattern is reflected in the curtains which also reminds me of performing on stage.  ScraPerfect Blog,

Check out all the hand stamped flowers in my layout.  I even stamped some onto organza fabric and used a needle and thread to cinch the center for more realistic layers.  I heat embossed the music notes onto acetate so that I would have less areas to fussy cut and also the sentiment so that I could move it around until it found a place within the design.  The bottom edge was distressed and rolled up to reveal the B side of the paper which was a red & white stripe.

This layout is entered into the following challenges...

Creative Embellishments Moodboard Challenge

A Closer Look:

tools - needle & thread, edge distresser, heat gun, watermark ink pad,
embossing powder (silver & black), pearl white ink pad, white texture paste, paint brush, micro-beads, liquid adhesive (Best Glue Ever - ScraPerfect)
paper - black pattern paper, red mirror card, lace pattern paper, music sheet
stamps - sentiment (Tim Holtz), flower, spiral background (The Artistic Stamper)
embellishments - music note stickers & brads, wooden leaves,
pearl gems (Dew Drops - The Robin's Nest)
other: acetate, washi tape, mulberry paper,
red organza fabric, red glitter tulle, window die cut (49 & Market)

Thursday, 1 October 2020

Let's Toast!

 I love the soft delicate lilac for the wedding photos and how the stamped swirls add movement to the and the tiny gems & dots remind me of champagne bubbles.  My favorite part of the layout is the gently sweeping tulle that I draped over the photos mimicking the bride's veil.  I think the BW photos really help to make the layout rather special and eye-catching.  Hopefully, I can inspire myself to complete more layouts with empty white space.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...

Time Out Challenges #171

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Let's Soar!

I created some stamped embellishments such as a newsprint flower, feather, butterfly, & bird.  The background paper had a subtle newsprint leaf design which worked perfectly.  I love that distressed wood grain paper. I even used some wood grain washi tape.

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...
More than Words September Challenge (books)

Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Monday, 28 September 2020

Resist Masking Technique

Hey Guys,
The background was created using a masking technique using petroleum jelly. (Vaseline)  I used my finger to smear petroleum jelly on select areas of the burgundy floral paper which served to mask it and protect it from paint.  Then I applied yellow acrylic paint with a brush directly to the remaining paper.  When the paint was dry, I carefully used tissues to remove the petroleum jelly.  This created a distressed irregular effect.  I like that it limited the visibility of the overpowering pattern.  This technique is only for the brave because it is a little unpredictable.  The final look depends completely on how you spread the petroleum jelly and the ratio of paint to pattern paper that is left exposed.  It is a bit of a gamble but well worth exploring.  (warning! it is a messy one!)

This layout is submitted into the following challenges...
Creative Embellishments September Challenge

Lasting Memories #517 (Hello Fall)

We Love 2 Create (anything goes mixed media)