September 14, 2017

Travel Journal for CE daily

Hi ladies and gents :) 
 I'm here to share a little travel journal I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments. Its to Journal and add photos from our trip to Sweden a few weeks back..  I like to recycle packaging from items I've bought instead of throwing them away.. I mean free cardboard is free cardboard :)..

So, for my journal which measures about 4x6, I used recycled cardboard, a few envelopes, some sewing pattern paper, sheets of advertisements,  brown lunch bags and the papers are by Prima.. using a 6x6 paper stack for small projects is awesome.. I also used some washi tape and lots of stamps..
Here is what I created:
I used two of the large film strip photo frames on the cover and I also did some fussy cutting..
I loved the hot air balloons on the paper and wanted those on my cover :) ...
I covered my cardboard using Prima's Cartographer paper pad then colored my chipboard elements using Archival ink pad in black. it was super easy to rub the ink onto the chipboard, which I the rubbed some gold Inka-Gold paint on the surface to age the chipboard..
I'm totally in love with this nautical compass. looks great on the cover of a travel journal :)
I added lots of pages to my journal, along with some pockets and envelopes ( to hold receipts, tickets, boarding passes etc)
 
 Because this is such a small book, I can't add too much bulk on the inside.. I actually had to tear out some of the pages, cause they would not fit..LOL  for detail, I used the distressed script stamp on the background of my paper bags, love how it ended up looking.. Then I added a lot of washi tape, around pages to support the edges and then used some thinner washi to hold down my photos, which I attached to black cardstock and then journaled on with a white gel pen..
I still have lots of photos to add to my journal along with lots of text.. I printed these photos myself on my home printer, but I think I'd prefer to have professional photos instead :)
and there you have my little travel journal.. It was so much fun to create and I hope I have inspired you to create one of your own.. all you need are some small sheets of thick cardboard, papers of your choice and of course awesome chippies from the Creative Embellishments store :)..

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my journal..

Till next time.. Hugs
Nanné
 
Here are the chipboard elements and stamp I used to create my journal:
 

 

September 6, 2017

Always fun together-CE daily

Hi fellow crafters..
I'm here to share a layout of my mom that I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments..
We used to love cooking and baking together.. This is definitely a very fond memory for sure..
I decided to used some of my favorite Bo Bunny papers (Kiss The Cook-collection) and of course some of the fun chippies and stamps from Creative Embellishments store..
Here is what I created:
 
How about a few close ups and some details of my layout:

I wanted to go a little whimsy with this layout, so I decided not to add any flowers, but focus on the chipboard elements and fun papers instead.  I heat embossed all of the chipboard elements using black embossing powder..  For the detail on the spoon, I glued down some red microbeads to the handle .
 
I used several word sets to create my title..
 
and who doesn't love a flourish or two..LOL
These flourishes are great and are so much fun to look at on your layouts or cards etc.
Thank you for stopping by today to check out my whimsy layout..
Till next time..
Hugs
Nanné
 
Here are the chipboard elements and stamp set that I used to create my layout:
 

August 26, 2017

Beautiful-photo frame-CE daily

Hi fellow crafters.. I'm here to share a photo frame I altered as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, using a black photo frame, chipboard elements and some flowers..
Here is my photo frame:
she is my beautiful sister in law who passed away a year ago from cancer..
She was only 46 years old and has 3 beautiful children..
 
I wanted to incorporate things she loved to my picture frame and dragon flies were one of her all time favorites..
 
and of course the title phrase "Beautiful" is a perfect touch to my frame..
I also added some flowers and a few butterflies, along with a metal key, because she collected keys of all shapes and sizes..

That is my design team project for today..
Thank you for stopping by today and taking a look at my project..
till next time..
Hugs
Here are the chipboard elements I used to decorate my frame:
 

August 14, 2017

Family canvas-CE daily

Hi fellow crafters..
It's Nanné here to share a 6x6 canvas that is truly a close to my heart project which I created as my design team project for todays  Creative embellishments' post :)   I used lots of fun mixed media style goodies along with chippies from the Creative Embellishments store.
Here is the canvas I created:
 
There are many reasons why we create the things we do and for my canvas, I thought of my mom who recently passed away.. Have you ever heard of the saying " if you whisper I love you to a butterfly it will fly up to heaven and say it to your loved ones!"? well, this is just that.. this little butterfly is holding a scroll of "I love you's" for my mom..
 
How about some close ups and details of my canvas:

I added lots of stenciling to my background and just some subtle stamping using the Distressed Crackle stamp and some brown Archival ink.

I added white gesso and paint to the chipboard elements an for the wings of the butterly, I also added diamond stickles, so they really have a nice shimmer to them



I also used some 7 Dots papers for the background before adding all of my goodies to the canvas.. All of the flower and leaves are by I am roses..
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project..
Till next time
Hugs
Nanné

Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my project:

August 3, 2017

Large mixed media tag-CEdaily

I'm here to share a large tag I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, using some left over corrugated cardboard I found in my stash..
My tag measures 8 3/4 by 4 1/4 which I added lots of mixed media goodies to :)
Here is what I created:
I am always inspired by the things around me and the inspiration behind this tag is my home, where my friends and family are always welcome, so I decided to create a tag to replicate the door to my home..
These tags are so great to create because it gives you an opportunity to use up some of those left over pieces you might have from previous projects.. I ended up using lots of little bits and pieces that I had left over and was able to create a fun art project..

I added our house number, with a door knob and key to the tag along with lots of other chipboard elements.. All of the chipboard elements were painted with white gesso and some were painted white with acrylic paint.


 
I added some texture paste to my background which I actually heat embossed using Rangers rust heat embossing powder, rubbed with gold Inka gold paint and finally I dry brushed it with white gesso..  I used some of Prima's Rust effect paste on the chipboard piping, which I then used some black ink on the edges and finally dry brushed it with white gesso..


and lastly,  added little details by adding the ribbon on the bottom of my tag, art stones here and there, a little ribbon bow and of course the flowers and leaves, which are by I am roses..
thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project..
Till next time
hugs
Nanné

Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my tag: