Sunday, November 23, 2014

November 23, 2014

                                   

                                     March Memories



I was in a bit of a scrapbooking slump lately and didn't know where to find my mojo.  Thank heavens for challenge blogs and a shout out to Erica Houghton for some added inspiration.


The Color Room  has a color challenge with this palette and the use of  "paper towel" which I used to add color texture on the chipboard.  Picture






 I have three drawers full of papers I purchased years ago!  So, I dug through them to find just the right color combo.  I also had this photo of me taken on a bright orange train engine from our March vacation to France. 



I adore layering and using up all of my little bits and pieces.


I guess this has been a month of bold patterned papers.  Thanks for joining me!

Kreative Koncepts  I used this sketch

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Birthday

                                                  

                                            Happy Birthday!

 



Hello friends and welcome back!!  I am so excited to share this new layout with you today.  I won these fabulous Jillibean  "Birthday Bisque" papers awhile back an couldn't wait to use them.  But inspiration doesn't always stop by when you want it to.  Thank goodness for blog challenges with great sketches and inspirational ideas!

 This is my little girl celebrating American style.  We had only recently returned from Germany where she was raised.  Don't you simply love the color combo!


 Well thank you for stopping by and I would love it if you would become a follower.  Til next time.

Papers

Jillibean Bowl of bows, Bunch of balloons, Cup of Candles

Embellishments

Jillibean Birthday Bisque coordinating tags and stickers
Jolee's Boutique cup cake resins
Creative Embellishments chipboard bow
Stash items; doily, baker's twine

C'est Magnifique sketch


Berry 71 bleu  Early birthday years challenge

Scrap Africa Use at least two tags

Monday, November 17, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day

            Happy Thanksgiving Day {Creative Embellishment}

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  The holidays are all about family whether near or far we always hold them close in our hearts.  So I thought I would share with you this old family photo of my father(wearing the Indian head feather), my grandmother and her sisters, their dad and my aunt as a baby on his lap.

I used two incredible Creative Embellishment chippies.  For the Doily Frame I simply applied a coat of brown ink to intensify the natural color.   The Fall Leaves which are tucked into the flowers where simply inked green.  The Happy Thanksgiving Day title was given a light coat of brown ink then I softly stroked the tips of the title words with Shimmerz Meet me @ Sunset Inklingz.

 A few close ups to enjoy.




The papers are from the Graphic 45 Eerie Tales collection.  They are so versatile.  I used multiple layers and distressing.  Hope you enjoyed what you see!!

Papers

Graphic 45 Enchantment, An Eerie tale, and Fanciful Fable

Embellishments

Creative Embellishments chipboard frame and title
Petaloo flowers
stash items ribbon, bling flourish, cheese cloth and pearls.

CMS

SWAT

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Windows to my world

                            Windows to my world

Welcome to my world all!  I have been hoarding these gorgeous neutral toned papers for a very long time just waiting for the perfect inspiration.  Creative Embellishments  have these window Chipboard pieces and inspiration struck.  I love my daughters including the four legged variety, nature and adventure but most of all family.  These are the things that inspire me.  More about the pictures are written on the back. 

 Here are some close ups of the mixed media treatment I did on this page which include stamping, painting, distressing etc.






 This beautiful pink flower vine adds just the right amount of color to pick up pieces of color in the photos.  It also gives the unexpected element found in nature. 

 Tucked into the layers are little nests made of cheese clothe that I sopped up the residual paint with from the windows and paint palette.  I sprinkled some colored beads for added texture and hint of pink color into the nests.

Here you can see the window titles (7 Dots Studio, Ninth Wave stickers) which read "family together forever".
Thank you for stopping by and I hope to see you as a follower one day soon.

Papers

Pinkpaislee Keepsakes, heirlooms,
Prima Marketing, Godmother, Pixie
Inkido Beige Anemon

Embellishments

Prima Marketing trinket, Song bird vine, various chalk edger colors
Creative Embellishments, windows and flourish chipboard
7 Dots Studio, Ninth Wave Alpa stickers
Shimmerz, Egg Noggin, Jenni B Blue, Truffle,Chocolate Brown
Stash items, nature stickers (dragon fly, flowers and butterfly), cheese clothe, button and arrow

Ounce Upon a Sketch  Journling theme inspiration.


Scrap Our Stash
5 patterned papers
4 stickers (alpha stickers, and b&w butterfly, flowers and dragon fly stickers)
3 numbers ( 1, 2, 3 sticker number are found above)
2 stamps  I used a floral wreath stamp in beige ( it pretty much blends in with the background color), crackle stamp which you can see down by the flourish.
1  paint or mist ( listed above)

Scrap Around the World
ENTRIES CLOSE SUNDAY 30TH NOVEMBER 23.55 EST  I was inspired by all of it!



Thursday, November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

                                         London, England


A wonderful Fall greeting to you all!   Kathleen here with a  new layout I created for Creative Embellishments.  My daughter, Katie, and I visited London this summer.  We found a concrete bench with this adorable book cover of the back how apropos!


I wanted to give this layout a the feel of a city.  I used the Distressed Plaid set 2 rubber stamp  to create the bottom border.   Under the lions (reference to Trafalgar Square) I used the Grunge Icicle border stamp  in red.  These stamps are sooooo incredibly versatile!!   I love them!!  You will be see a lot more of them in the future.  They are simply must haves!!




I adore these flourishes!!  This is Flourish 15 which received first a  layer of pasted ink, then random touches of bolivian blue Silks, followed by spritzing of Shimmerz Vibez sunset strip and Spritz truffle.  It gave it that wonderful grunge feel.







Finally a close up of the flower arrangement which gives other more English flavor from Savile Row tailoring with the scissors then shoes for walking around and tea cup and pot.  I hope you have enjoyed this layout and I can't tell you how much I appreciate your visit.  Tata for now!  Kath

Papers

7 Dots Studio Army of Love, Domestic Goddess

Embellishments

Creative Embellishments Grunge Icicle stamp, Plaid stamp set 2, Flourish 15
Shimmerz paints
Spare Parts scissors
Stash item;  flowers, shoe chippie, leaves

7 Dots Studio
I have included tons of texture.

Scrap Around the World    
  I was inspired by the title "Life is Beautiful" , the flowers and the lace doily in the window.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Creative Embellishments November Challenge


              November is the month of giving thanks.

The twist this month is - What are you thankful for

I am thankful for newly fallen leaves!


Here you can see the lovely butterfly stamp I used.

Above is the inspiration photo.



Autumn is my favorite season of the year!  When alking amongst the trees I am thankful for the newly fallen leaves.  They are magical as they flutter to the ground.  The Fall Leaf set received a light coat of green ink and touched with Shimmerz Golden Wheat.  The Mantle Steampunk time piece  is from the Steampunk collection.  I turned it upside down used a paper flower behind the clock for added interest , then I used several different paints and glazes to get just the right fall colors as seen in the inspiration photo.





Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will join us this month at Creative Embellishments 

Challenge Rules:
>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of November 1st  2014.
>Please add your entry to our InLinkz box below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 11:55 pm eastern time to enter.
>It is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at Creative Embellishments together with a link back to our blog. Please make sure to reference our challenge. Please no back linking.
>Combining with other challenges is permitted.
PLEASE USE AT LEAST 1 OF  CE products on your projects.





Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo  Use cogs

The Paper Girls challenge #67 mixed media

Off the Rails scrapbooking.   It has been awhile since last I played here but I simply love the mood palette and couldn't resist!

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

                   In the Moment {Creative Embellishments}


My daughter is working hard on her Physician's Assistant degree that moments shared with her hubby are few and far between.  So when they were visiting here I couldn't pass up the opportunity to do a photo shoot of them with their new puppy.  For this page I used papers from MME Cut & Paste by Jen Allyson collection.




For the focal point of this layout I used this incredible Antique Clock  and Pipe Works chipboard from Creative Embellishment.  I also fussy cut some  flowers and used some brads and chipboard from this  MME collection and added a few flowers from my stash.

I began my design by spritzing some Tatter Angels Valencia, then applied some texture paste with a flourish stencil.  Then I used a couple of different butterfly stamps here and there and finished up by painting on some Jenny B Bleus Vibes paint by Shimmerz.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you visit me over at Creative Embellishments blog.

Creative Embellishments , Antique clock, Pipe Works

 Scrap Around the World moodboard.
 I was inspired by the romantic feel of the board this month.


C'est Magnifique

Berry71bleu