Thursday, January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015


                 "With Love" (Creative Embellishment DT)


 Happy New Years everybody!  I am so happy to present my first layout for 2015, "With Love".  I was inspired by the warm soft flow of the inspiration photo.  I created texture on the tag by using a stencil and molding paste.  The gorgeous chipboard pieces(Birds  With Love  Ornate Hanging Sign  Window Shutters 2 )were given a light coat of brown ink topped with golden glaze and finally dusted with a softer shade of brown.  The Ivy Spray was very gently brushed with green ink.  I hope this has inspired you to take your creativity to new heights this year!


It’s a new month and for January's challenge at Creative Embellishment all you need to do is be inspired by the picture above and use some sort of texture paste/medium on your project such as gesso, modeling paste, opaque or pumice etc. Anything that will give it a little texture.
Please be sure to check the guidelines for our challenges.
 Close ups high lighting the different types of textures I used in this layout.  Above I used dry wall tape to give added texture to the layout.  Pion Designs created these gorgeous Victorian style papers.  I simply adore working with them.  They make layering a breeze.

Creative Embellishments; Stamp Birds  With Love  Ivy Spray  Ornate Hanging Sign  Window Shutters 2 

Petaloo flowers


Pinon Designs; Christmas Eve, Days of Winter 6x6, Days of Winter tags, Days of Winter images, Memory Notes

Clique Kits January challenge.   Anything goes
I simply love Clique kits and Creative Embellishments!  Two hit companies!!

C'est Magnifique Scrapbooking  sketch challenge

Scrap Around the World  Mood board.  I  was inspired by the vintage feel of this mood board.  The soft pinks balanced by the brassy colored clock and the key.


  1. This is soooo GORGEOUS Kathleen! Love those yummy layers and how you used the chippies!!

  2. Stunning layout!! Super sweet photo, awesome clusters, distressing and fun alterations to the chippies!! Happy 2015! xoxoxox

  3. Gorgeous layout! Thank you for joining us at SATW!

  4. Beautiful layout! I love the papers and gorgeous flowers!
    Thank you for joining at SATW!

  5. What a feast for the eyes Kathleen! Every time I go back and check it out, I see something new from before! Love all the detail. Thank you for joining us at SATW xx

  6. Awesome page ... Love the flowers and photography ! Thanks you so much for playing at SATW!

  7. I love this! Just love it! Beautiful colors, layers and chipboard! Simply put a stunner! All the best from SATW! :)

  8. This is so beautiful!!! Thank you for playing at SATW :)

  9. Beautiful work, a lot of sweetness in your page !! Thank you for playing at SATW :)

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  11. Wow!!! Beautiful layout!! love all the details and the textured chipboards!!
    Thank you for joining the SATW challenge!

  12. Fantastic take on the sketch! Thanks for entering our january challenge at Cést Magnifique!
    Hugs Stina

  13. Stunning page Kathleen! I love all the layers and the beautiful flower cluster. Thanks for joining the C'est Magnifique January Sketch Challenge! :)

  14. Gorgeous layout! Love all of the details! Thanks for joining us at C'est Magnifique!

  15. Gorgeous page!!! Love all the layers and texture!! Your work is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Clique Kits Challenge!