Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Creative Embellishments October challenge

            Creative Embellishments October challenge

I am so thrilled to be a new member of the Creative Embellishment team!

 Greetings my fellow scrapers.   Today I would like to share my take on this month's challenge. This picture is mainly neutral in color with pops of orange and black.  To me, it also had a lot of whimsical flair which I love!  The added twist this month is to use distressing.    I tore strips of papers to create layers representing the newly fallen leaves that blanket the ground. The clock, Pumpkin corner and Witch Set received very muted colors and then a once over with ShimmerZ truffle spray.  The Webs and cat were give a coat of black ink.  Finally I tucked large orange and golden leaves and the  black cat and spider webs for that pop of fall color. 
I found this black paper with an eerie woodsy night scene on it in my stash pile along with these orange and golden patterned papers which are perfect for the layout I had in mind. I found this picture I took of my girls last fall in the woods.  It looks so much like the background paper doesn't it!
 The main embellishment pieces received very neutral colors then sprayed with a coat of Shimmerz Vibez in truffle.  It gives a nice soft shinny surface.  The pictures doesn't give it justice.  I edged the pieces with Shimmerz Inklingz Meet me sunset to give the illusion of moonshine.  The cat and webs were inked in black and the webs received a dusting of black embossing powder.

 Notice all of the leaves layering the the ground.  I used stripes of various patterned papers to create my own fall floor.  I distress the edges of the with scissors and the smaller stripes were torn.  The witches boots are tucked up under layers of different patterned papers and black netting. 
 Here is a close up of the clock and pumpkin corner piece.  I also use a couple of small gears in the layout to add a hint of purple.  After I sprayed the clock with Truffle I came back and put a coat of Blingz spiced cider.
 Finally I tucked large orange and golden leaves and the  black cat and spider webs for that pop of fall color.  Below is a list of all the gorgeous fall Creative Embellishment chipboard pieces I used.


 Witch Set Antique ClockPumpkin CornersWeb BordersGears 1" (Set of 12)

 Other products I used:  Papers from my stash (sorry the product names were no longer attached),
                                       Shimmerz; Golden wheat, Sugar Plum, Blingz Spice Cider, Inklingz                                        Meet me @ Sunset,
                                       Spareparts black bling dots,
                                       Basic Grey Sparkling rub ons
                                       Stash items: black netting, purple string, leaves and sticker


Thank you for stopping by to see what the papers are saying today.  I hope you will join us over at Creative Embellishments for this month's challenge!


 Color me scrappy  color challenge

Frosted Designs Create something to do with fall challenge

Once Upon A Sketch The women/girls in our lives plus sketch( journaling on back "My girls like myself love Autumn.  The kicking of fallen leaves, Halloween, and fresh cool breezes.")


  1. that background is amazing :) love this

  2. Wow!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love all the layers and colors with your black and white photo! Love the witch feet tucked in too!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

  3. Wow! I know I have the same background paper! I'm going to have to dig it out of my stash and use it! The way you paired the paper with your photo is just brilliant! I'm loving the pop of orange! Thanks so much for the inspiration! :)

  4. Awesome pic and super cool layout! Love all the layers, textures and cool alterations on our chippy pieces. xoxoxo

  5. Sooo GORGEOUS!! Wow!! Love this so much!!

  6. Gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with Frosted Designs!!!

  7. Love the photo & how it matches your background paper!! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!!

  8. Gorgeous layout ! Weel done with the colorboard ! Thanks for playing at CMS !