Altered Journal Cover using Creative Embellishments Chipboard

Hey everyone, I'm back today with my latest project for Creative Embellishments. Is it really the middle of September already? I have to say, I do love the warm weather, but the cooler weather keeps me indoors and when I am indoors I am creating. I have so much fun just creating. The chipboard from CE has made it really easy. I really do love this chipbooard

Today I have an altered journal cover.  Do you remember those older Prima journal covers that are canvas with the resist design on it and all the different page inserts? I have a few of those I was hoarding. Well, I decided to bust one of those babies out and just create. I grabbed a handful of my favorite things from my stash. The number one thing being my Creative Embellishments chipboard. I also added a bunch of flowers, metal pieces, lace bits, art stones and lots of mixed media. 

So here is my journal cover:

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For my chipboard pieces I used the door-knockers pieces. I adhered them to the journal cover in their natural state, as I did all my other embellishments. My chippies got a light coating of clear gesso, while the rest got a coat of white gesso. I like using clear gesso on the chippies instead of the white because I want the true color of my medium to shine on the chippies (does that make sense)..lol? Any way...Then I began to mist away. I used lost of Lindy's mist on this one. 

 

Here are a couple of close ups:

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I really got a lot of shimmer on the chippies. You can see a bit of it here.

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That's all I have for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. See you next month with some more Creative Embellishments projects to share.

Kim_june_2016


Untitled with Creative Embellishment and CSI #212 By Kim

Hey Guys, Creative Embellishments  is sponsor of several investigations from CSI, Color Stories Inspiration !!  Here is the case #212.

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I used all of the colors in some form or fashion.  As evidences, I used flowers, shiny gold elements, corners and liquid pearls. I used more than the 3 minimum, lol.
And as testimony, I used some line notebook paper and wrote my journaling in list form. It's kind of hard to see since It is buried under my layers. 

Here is my layout:

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some close ups:

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I used the leafy corner flourish set. I embossed it with some aged embossing powder. It's a two-toned powder that gives it an aged look. 

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I had a lot of fun doing this challenge. It really took me out of my comfort zone but isn't that what a challenge is suppose to do. I hope this has inspired you to give it a try.

 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Kim_june_2016


Swirlydoos August *Tranquility* Kit Full Reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos August *Tranquility*  monthly kit. This kit is so jammed packed with gorgeous new papers, flowers, chipboard and embossing powders from Blue Fern Studios. You have got to get one, if you don't already subscribe.

Yesterday I gave you a little preview of the kit by showing you the layout I made using our monthly sketch.

Here is the sketch again:

August 2016 sketch

 

Here is my take on the sketch. This was another kit that has such a vintage feel. The brown tones of the photo go so well with the hues of the papers.

The kits are jam-packed, so I used very few things from my stash.  Mainly a die, a stencil, mist and inks to complete the page.

August 2016 sketch

 Next up is another layout. I used another vintage photo. I found this one on the Internet, I just could not find a source for it.

I have a few layers going on here. I used a page from an old book. The tag is from the tech kit, I used a background stamp on it. The chipboard piece is from my stash, it was perfect for the photo. There is a bit of stenciling and stamping here and there.

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Next up is a masculine layout. Oh how I have a difficult time with these layouts. My dh hates to see flowers on his layouts. I know those of you with little and BIG little boys at home feel my pain. Oh the struggle is real...lol!!

So I used a few flowers. They are made from burlap, so it's kinda manly...right? I added a bunch of metals that were altered using the tech kit. Lots of stamping for texture and some stenciling as well. There is chipboard, inking and burlap too. All the things that make a manly layout.

August Tech

 

I have a video on how to use the Ten Second Verday Paint and Patina kit. Here it is:

 

 

 

For my last layout I have the "anatomy" layout.

I used another vintage photo to create this layout. This time, I did some distressing along with misting and masking. Almost (99%) all of the elements used on this layout are from the main kit.

I have a snapguide tutorial which shows my step by step process.

August Anatomy

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Creative Embellishments September Challenge

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at  Creative Embellishments. They have a challenge each month. Creative Embellishment sells great chipboard pieces, along with stamps stencils and wood veneer pieces. If you haven't checked out their online store, you are really missing out. They have great shipping times and excellent customer service.

 Onto the challenge... As usual please be inspired by at least 1 element from the picture below. The twist is to use something time related. EX. clock hands, numbers, gears etc. Here is the inspiration piece:

September challenge inspiration

 

On to my project that I created for the September monthly challenge. I created an inspirational canvas.

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I went with several different elements from the photo. I used the swirls and blue/teal color as my primary inspiration. Then I added a clock and clock hands for the twist.

I used flourish-set-17 and left it raw. It did pick up a bit of color from the mist and silver micro beads I used. I also used a piece from the steampunk-timepieces and heat embossed it with a teal/silver embossing powder. I love the two-tone finish on it.

 

Here are a few close ups:

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Please make sure you stop by and join in on the monthly challenge at Creative Embellishments. Thanks for Stopping by.

Kim_june_2016


Swirlydoos August *Tranquility* Kit Reveal

Our August scrapbook kit has just hit the pavement, and we hope you're gonna LOVE IT!

 

We're proud to present:

“Tranquility”

See how you can win this kit below!

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***All of our monthly scrapbook kits are available in our store while supplies last!***

 

 

 

 

Love it, right? Why not get one of your own? Let us 

"Inspire Your Obsession!"

 

 

 

become a subscriber and not only will you never miss a kit again, but you'll also pay less for gorgeous, perfectly coordinated monthly scrapbook kits!

*Mention this blog hop and save 10% on your first kit*

 

 

 

Each designer will post their complete reveal on the Swirlydoos Blog in the days immediately following our reveal. But for now, lemme tease you with a couple goodies from me!

 Here is my take on the sketch

August 2016 sketch

You are going to have to wait until tomorrow for the rest, he he...

 

 

 

We have a great lineup of video tutorials, as well as step-by-step photo tutorials for you this month!

If you haven't already, (stern look) be sure you're connected with us on all our various social media outlets so you never miss a (free) learning opportunity. 

Swirlydoos Facebook page

Swirlydoos Gallery

Snapguide

 Pinterest

You-Tube 

 

 

SKETCH CHALLENGE!!

August 2016 sketch

August sketch, created by our amazing sketch artist, Beggahuna!

 

This beautiful sketch is your inspiration, now get creating! Our August sketch challenge runs until September 31st, and is open to EVERYONE! 

 

Upload your layout into the "Sketch" section of the Swirlydoos Facebook Gallery and you will be entered to win a fantastic prize from Swirlydoos! 

Check the sketch challenge thread in our forums to see how others were inspired by this same sketch.

 

 

SWIRLYDOOS FACEBOOK BLITZ!

This month we decided to change things up a bit, see if you're still paying attention ;-) You're still going to get to see what our FABULOUS designers have in store for you, but you're also going to get the chance to win THIS MONTH'S KIT
*gasp... yes!*

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(Don't worry subscribers!! We gotcha covered! If a current subscriber wins the contest, we will substitute this prize for your choice of either a CS, FLW, PP, MED, or DIE add on next month!) **limited to availability**

 

This promotion will run until midnight, eastern time, September 3rd. Winners will be announced on the Swirlydoos Facebook Page and on our Blog.  Here's all you have to do...

 

  1. Like/Follow our Facebook page, and SHARE THE CONTEST POST! (must like/share to beentered at all) = 1 entry
  2. Tag your scrappy friends in the contest post= 1 additional entry
  3. Make any purchase in the swirlydoos store= 5 additional entries
  4. Become a monthly subscriber= 10 additional entries
  5. Refer a friend during the contest = 10 additional entries (if they subscribe).

 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CONTEST POST

And finally, remember... HUGE SALE!

 

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Come back by my blog on Thursday September 1st, to see my full reveal. I will have all my projects created with this kit and I may even have another tutorial to share.

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Smile with Creative Embellishments

I'm back today with my last August project for Creative Embellishments. I have to say, time is flying by so quickly. I am still having so much fun just creating. The chipboard from CE has made it really easy. I really do love this chipbooard

Today I have another layout that is all about me...Surprize!! I'm still using the  "selfies" off my phone. Another opportunity to use some more of the title words. I am just loving them. I've gotten out of my not using titles rut, but these titles quotes and sayings chipboard pieces are helping me get over it.

So here is my layout:

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I just loved these colors, don't they just scream to be used. I used happy word set and the flourish set 22. For the flourishes, I heat embossed them. The title got heat embossed as well, with some two-tone embossing powder.

Here are some close ups of the pieces.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog. See you next month with some more Creative Embellishments projects to share.

Kim_june_2016

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"Selfie" with Creative Embellishments

I'm back today with my first August project for Creative Embellishments.  I am having so much fun just creating. The chipboard from CE has made it really easy. It's actually hard to to put it all on one page, oh maybe that's just me LOL.

This layout is all about me. Well, I know I'm not the only one out there that has a bunch of "selfies" on their phone. I decided to print a few and do a layout. It provided me the perfect opportunity to use some more of the title words. I am just loving them. I'm not really a title person on my layouts, but these titles quotes and sayings chipboard pieces are helping me get over it.

So here is my layout:

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I just loved this color combo. I used selfie title, flourish set 18, feathers and flourish set 26. For the flourish at the left, I used a sponged and dabbed on some gesso for a textured look before I painted it. Then I just highlighted it with some stickles (man, I had to dig those things out). The feather, The bottom flourish and the title all got the same treatment, just some metallic acrylic paint and highlighted with stickles. The pieces have a lot of shimmer in person.

Here are some close ups of the pieces.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog. See you next month with some more Creative Embellishments projects to share.

Kim_june_2016

 

 

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Shadow Box *Saturday Tutorial* with Swirlydoos July project add-on kit

Happy Saturday everyone. Today I have a tutorial created for Swirlydoos.

This tutorial is a step by step on how I decorated my shadow box from the July project add-on kit.

 

I used the emebllishments from the kit and added a few of my own to take it over the top. A lot of the items I used can be purchased in the Swirlydoos Boutique.

 

Here is the video

 

 

 

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM


Creative Embellishments August challenge

It's the first of the month, so that means it's time for a new challenge at  Creative Embellishments. They have a challenge each month. Creative Embellishment sells great chipboard pieces, along with stamps stencils and wood veneer pieces. If you haven't checked out their online store, you are really missing out. They have great shipping times and excellent customer service.

On to my project that I created for the August monthly challenge. You must use 1 element from the photo and then add the twist. The twist for August was to use circle. Here is the inspiration piece:

August challenge

Here is my take on the challenge:

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I was inspired by the overall theme of summer fun. I also went with the blue and yellow in the photo.

The photo is of my niece in the pool at my sisters house. I thought this photo screams summer fun.  I used the happy word set for the title. It just got a simple coat of embossing powder. Under the photo I used lace border 3. I used aged gold embossing powder on it.  Over my photo I used out-of-this-world-frame.  I used a combo of the aged gold and blue embossing powder on it. I love the balance of colors on this layout. The yellow and blues pop, but they don't overwhelm. 

Here are a couple of close ups.

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Stop by the blog and check out the other DT members projects and try your hand at the challenge. I hope you play along with us this month.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Check back later this month for more of my Creative Embellishment projects.

Kim_june_2016


Swirlydoos *Moments Captured* full reveal

Hey everyone, I'm back with my full reveal of projects created with the Swirlydoos July *Moments Captured* monthly kit. Last week I gave you a little preview of the kit by showing you the layout I made using our monthly sketch.

Here is the sketch again:

July sketch

Here is my take on the sketch. This kit has such a vintage feel, that I reused one of my favorite photos of my mother. I altered it a bit by printing it in sepia tone. The brown tones of the photo go so well with the blues and browns of the papers.

Even though the kits are jam-packed, I used a few things from my stash, the filmstrip, a die, the resin frame and some bling to complete the page.

July sketch

 Next up is another layout. I used another vintage photo. I found this one on the Internet, I just could not find a source for it.

I have lots of layers going on here. I used a lot from the ephemera pack that's in the kit. The blue flowers are from my stash. I thought they worked better for this layout. There is a bit of stenciling here and there.

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I have one more layout too share and then we are on to some altered projects. This is a masculine layout. Oh how I have a difficult time with these layouts. My dh hates to see flowers on his layouts. I know those of you with little and BIG little boys at home feel my pain. Oh the struggle is real...lol!!

So I used 1 flower. It's a kraft flower, so it's kinda manly...right? I added a bunch of chipboard hoping he won't see the flower. Lots of stamping for texture ans some stenciling as well. There is distressing, inking and burlap too. All the things that make a manly layout.

July reveal

Ok, on to some altered projects. First up is a wall hanging i mad using the mixed media kit. This month the kit included piece of 12x12 plywood. It also included some distress stain and some Prima opal magic paint.

I used the plywood and the distress stain for this project. I also use the stencil that came in the project  kit. Add some paper and embellishments from the main kit, a piece of canvas paper and few other embellishments from my stash and BAM! Rustic Wall Hanging

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For my last project I have the shadow box from the project kit add on. There was an 8x10 shadow box, stencil, flowers, acrylic paint and a few strings of twine in this months kit.

For my shadow box, I chose to decorate the outside for now. My anniversary (22yrs) is coming up and we are having professional photos taken. Yep, I'm going to use a photo from that for the inside. So for now, all you get to see is the outside.

I used the flowers that came in the project kit plus a few more gray ones from the main kit. My wedding colors were pink and gray , so this worked out perfectly. I did have to grab a few pink flowers from my stash.

July Project

Come back on Saturday and I will have a video to share with you on how I decorated the outside of the shadow box.

 

Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget, if you’re ready to start getting perfectly coordinated, top of the line scrapbook kits delivered to your door, please visit us at www.swirlydoos.com. Mention my name (Kim) when you subscribe and you’ll receive 10% off your first kit, AND a coupon good for 30% off your entire purchase in the Swirlydoos.com store!

DT-KIM

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