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Thursday, April 30, 2015

CSI Case File 162 for Creative Embellishments!!!!!

Hello fellow crafters!!  Brandi here again with another layout created as guest designers from Creative Embellishments for CSI this month!  Here's a look at the case:

And here is my take (all evidence and testimony is in red):

This is a picture of the hubs and I on our one year wedding anniversary :-)  I used the Simple Stories "Homespun" collection which matched the scene perfectly!!!

I started with a textured solid white cardstock base and lightly splattered black distress ink across the page.  I used a circle stencil from the Crafters Workshop and distress markers to add circles in random areas.  

I mixed some molding paste with Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink in "Butterscotch" until I achieved my desired yellow color, I used the paste mixture over a Tim Holtz Sunburst layering stencil to the left of my photo!

I outlined all my papers with a thin black sharpie (one of my favorite techniques) to help the colors stand out against the all white background.  I used the Circle Bokeh Stamp and Versa Ink to clear emboss the pattern on my chipboard photo frame from the Together Frame Set. After heated, I used Ranger distress ink, Lindy's Flat Black Tornado, and Black Soot distress ink to color the piece. I dried it, then misted with homemade glimmer mist (made from water and perfect pearls) for some  shimmer :-)

I used the same black ink to color the "Love" title from the Everlasting Love title set (the smaller one) and various sticker letters from the collection to make my title (inspired by the "space" theme).  

I did my journaling in the "Q&A" format :-)  

I finished the page with some flowers by Prima and Petaloo, stickers, and die-cuts from the collection! 

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Altered Tin with Heidi Swapp "Wanderlust" Collection for Frosted Designs!!!!

Hello everyone!!!  Brandi here today with an altered tin I made using this month's fabulous "Spring Gardens Kit"!

Here's a look:

My husband gave me a hot tea tin he had and I knew it would be a perfect project (so did he!!!). I wrapped the tin with the beautiful papers, then started to embellish!
I used the trim from the kit, one of the wooden frames, a quote from last month's kit, and one of the resin butterflies for the front!

Here's a close-up of the butterfly.  I used ink from a previous kit to add a small amount of color!

I used one of the wooden Kaisercraft balloons and several of the flowers for the top!  I also used ink from past kits to add some color to the all white flowers :-)

 As you can see, I wrapped the trim around the entire tin!

 Here's a view from the top!

Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

Case File 160 for CSI: Creative Embellishments Guest Design Team!!!!

Hello everyone!!  Creative Embellishments is one of many sponsors this month over at CSI and this is my take on Case File 160!

Just a reminder, here are the details for the case:
(I highlighted all my "evidence" and "testimony" details in red! This is my VERY FIRST time playing along with CSI and it was quite enjoyable :-) )
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Here's a look at my page using last month's "Out of the Blue" Kit from Frosted Designs:

I started by creating a background to the bottom half of the frame (or decorative border, whichever you prefer!) using a mixture of Gelatos and Lindy's Magicals over a primed surface (gesso).  I did some second generation stamping using one of the Damask Stamps from the Damask Stamp Set, then added texture with glitter paste and a Tim Holtz Stencil :-)
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I used a transparent overlay for my pic and some paper ribbon to frame it with a circle!
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I used Tim Holtz "Forest Moss" Distress ink to edge my papers for the green color, then distressed slightly with my scissors.  I tucked my journaling behind my photo, documenting our trip to Jamaica and Grand Cayman aboard Carnival Cruise Lines! I also used a Prima metal "This Way" sign for the subtitle as shown in the sketch :-)
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I finished the page with a variety of flowers and a "Journey" flair piece (travel element) from the Nautical Set l Flair set in the CE Store!
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Here's a close-up of the second generation stamping behind my photo piece, and also the heart I added that was inspired from the picture scene!
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Well gang...  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tutorial Tuesday with Frosted Designs: How to Create a Pocket Mini Album!!!

Hello again crafters!  It's Brandi here today with a quick and easy tutorial on making a simple pocket mini album using this month's "Spring Gardens" kit for your favorite photos, sayings, inspirational quotes, etc.

Here's a look at the completed album:

And here's the tutorial:

Well gang....  Thanks so much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)