Thursday, January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015

                 "Celebrate"  (Creative Embellishments DT)


Greetings all you CE fans I hope you are enjoying this winter weather.  It certainly has inspired me while creating this winter themed layout.  I will tell you a little secret, this is a picture of my grand parents (they are seated) on their wedding day which just happens to be in May.  lol

I just adore these soft cool colors of the Pion Design papers.  Looking at the birds on the tree branches I knew just the right CE chippies I wanted to use.  This Twig Frame with Fall was perfect to compliment the outdoor feel of this layout.  I gave it a gentle coat of Knotted Wood brown ink.  Next I  dabbed some  Shimmerz Barely Blue Dazzelerz  on my finger and randomly touched the branches.  Next I dabbed some white gesso and again randomly applied it to the branches for nice wintery look.  Lastly I dabbed a paint brush into some Golden gel medium then applied some Stampendous Mica flakes for added texture and sparkle.  I repeated this procedure on the the Berry Branches and word celebrate from the Celebrate Word Set.

 I cut the wreath to fit the picture and used the leftovers as filler in the floral arrangement. 

 Here are some more close ups.  The flowers were tipped with gesso and Baby Blue Dazzler.

 I used used the Distress Crackle stamp on the stripped paper giving it a more aged appearance.

 The Mica chips look like the remains of dead leaves on the branches.

 I used silver Mica chips on the paper branches which give them such sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have been inspired.  Have a fun creative weekend!

Creative Embellishment products used:

Twig Frame with Fall Leave

Berry Branches

Celebrate Word Set

Distressed Crackle stamp

Other products used:

Stampendous Fran tage Mica

Pion design Days of Winter, Images and Winter birds

Shimmerz products;  Dazzlerz Baby Blue,

Scrap Africa One word that you wish to aspire to this year.  That's easy!  I choose the word "celebrate".  I turn the big 60 this year and I intend to celebrate my life all year long.

Tresore de luxe Mood board "Tresors de Luxe Challenge"  I love this collection.  The idea of time passing was key for me here.  My favorite element were the clocks and birds.

The Mixed Media Monthly challenge  #8 Create something that is new to you.  I just receive some Mica chips which I have never used before.  I applied them to the snow branches and the cardboard.  I think it looks rather nice!

Scrappy Friends  color challenge


  1. Gorgeous layout and love how you used the colors from the color challenge! So many amazing textures and layers! Thanks so much for playing along with the Scrappy Friends this month! :)

  2. Beautiful layout! Love all the details that you added. Thanks for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  3. Kathleen wow what a stunning vintage layout you created. I simply love all the detail here and really lovely colours. Thanks for sharing with us and thanks for playing with at Scrap Africa.

  4. Congratulations Kathleen on turning 60 this year! I hope your year is one long celebration. I so love this vintage page and that photo is just gorgeous. Stunning use of chipboard I love all the distressing. Well I just love it all! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Africa :)

  5. Hi, I came by way of Mixed Media Monthly, where I saw your thumbnail. I just had to come in for a closer look! This is the prettiest, most exquisite layout I have ever seen! Just breathtaking!

  6. Gorgeous layout. I love the layers and the work you did on the chippies. Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

  7. Good idea!!! Celebrate life!!!
    So Beautiful vintage page!!! Great work!!!
    Thanks for playing with us at Scrap Africa!

  8. this is beautiful. i love the corrugate behind all those beautiful flowers. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  9. stunning work!Thank you for playing at Scrap Africa.

  10. Beautifully textured layout. Love the touches of gesso!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  11. This is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  12. Stunning and beautiful vintage page Kathleen! Love the colouring and beautiful details and fabulous sentiment too! ;-) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  13. Kathleen - what a GORGEOUS layout!! WOW!! This is stunning. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Scrap Africa!

  14. what a great vintage layout! love all the details! thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Africa!