Shine Mixed Meida Layout Creative Embellishments

Hi all, Me again sharing a mixed media layout I titled “Shine”. This was a photo I took of Olivia at a friends wedding, all done up in her pretty little dress.

Shine Mixed Media.jpg

Here is a short video of the creative process.

I started out with the base, knowing that I wasnted to layer, I choose a few of the new boarders Nicolle. They are so unique and easy to use.


After getting the base down, I started to build up the background with textures using the distress checkered stencil and paste. After letting it dry, I added a few layers of stamping with the Distress Corner Stamp and the burlap stamp. Mixing up the colours to match the paper collection.


After topping that off with the Distress Weave Stencil, one more layer of stamping, A little more stamping with the Cheveron Stamp to pull the cheverons out from Olivia’s dress.


After the background work, I started to add the layers of paper along with the heart ribbon boarder and the Distress Cheveron Boarder. Lots of little spots to put ribbons and die cut elements.


After all is put together with flowers, I tuck in the Shine Flair to finish it off. A few microbeads and dry brushing and I think it’s done.

Here are a few close-ups



Thanks for stopping by today!



Distress Checkered Stencil

Distress Weave Stencil

Distress Burlap Stamp

Distress Corner Stamp

Distress Cheveron Stamp

Distress Corner Stamp

Two of Hearts Ribbon Boarder

Shine Flair

Checker Boarder

Distress Cheveron Boarder

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Garden Party Notebook with 7 Dots Studio

As the holidays are just round the corner, I decide to get ahead on my homemade gifts. I decided what better than to make some post-it notes. Who doesn’t need a note pad to write all those “Honey to Do” lists or to remind the kids to put the dishes away.  Such a great little gift idea any size would work, but I decided to use the bigs ones. I am a list maker, and some one my lists can get big.

Nick notebookI started with basic measurements, enough to wrap around the full note pads. After some basic scoring, I used some small magnets to make a closure for the notebook wrap. I made a video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups for you all.

Heather Close up 2

Heather notebook

Heatehr noteb ook close up 3

Heather close up one

Heather close up 4

Thank you for stoping by today.



Garden Party Chevron Stencil

Garden Party Annual 12×12

Garden Party Fairy Lights 12×12

Garden arty Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Garden Party Elements Stickers 6×12

Garden Party Tags 12×12

Writers Block Word Stickers 6×12

Paint Chips Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Distress Harlequin Background

UmWowStudio Chevron Strips

UmWowStudio Sunshine

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October 7 Dots Challenge

Hi everyone, What a lovely new mood board this month at 7 Dots. Amazing Colour palette, stunning inspirational photos, just the oohs to get the creativity flowing.


I got inspired by the photo in the upper right, the soft clouds with the sun peeking through. And the reflection of the light off the water on the opposite photo. I had this photo of a sunset while we where in the Cayman Islands.

Nick October Challenge.

It was the perfect colour palette and I used an older collection The Queens Heart and with various background work with some of the best stamps; Paint Chips, Northern Lights and Thoughts Keeper.


I added extra dements to pull elements out of the paper. After showcasing the photo, I added smaller elements from the Home Grown sticker elements.


So I hope your inspirited this month by all the beautiful creations and the mood board.



Here is a short video of the creative process.


I hope to see some entries this month and enjoy the fabulous mood board. For more inspiration check out the 7 Dots Studio Creative Team.



7 Dots Studio

The Queen’s Heart 6×6 Pad

The Queen’s Heart 12×12 For A Reason

Home Grown Elements Sticker 6×12

The Queen Heart Tags

Northern Lights Clear Stamp

Thoughts Keeper Clear Stamp

Paint Chips Clear Stamps


Victorian Flourish

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October ChallengeAt Creative Embellishments

Another month at Creative Embellishments and the challenge this month was actually more difficult for me. The inspirational photo was awesome but the twist to have multiple photos.


Well my kids never take good halloween photos. they are always running to the next house. In the halloween parade or some action shot that turns out all blurry and off centred. So I decided to do a little something different, I actually stole photos off Pinterest, for the first time ever.

October ATC's CEI started with some base work with the cards with the Distress Harlequin  Stamp and the Distress Chevron Stamp, I used some deep colours.


I Used the Halloween stencil and a thick embossing paste to add some spider web background. So fun! I used a couple festive boarder chipboard the tombstone and pumpkin. I used some black chalk paint and then added some subtle colour to them.



Here is a video of how fun and easy some simple background work can pull together a fun festive set of ATC’s.



Distress Chevron Stamp

Distress Harliquin Stamp

Halloween Stencil

Tombstone Boarder

Pumpkin Boarder

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Sun and Stars Tags

Just a quick tag set made for the More than Words Mini Challenge this month. My sleep pattern has been messed up lately and what else do you do at 0100 in the am.

Sun and Stars Tag Set


Here is a short video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups.



Thank you for stopping by today.


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DaVinci Journal made for Creative Embellishments


As many of you know that I work in health care. I am among a small group of nurses that specialise in trauma, and critical care cases in the ER. I wanted to make a journal book that we could keep track of little tid bits, that we could just keep in the trauma room. I wanted to make it neutral, I had to satisfy the guys I work with, and I love the works of DaVinci so this worked perfect.

Creative Embellishments Medical Journal

This is a simple journal cover that adds elements of paper along with a little mixed media and texture. Here is a short video of the creative process.

Enjoy the close-ups.

Is started on the base with the Distress Grid Stencil, one of my favourite ones. I used some crackle paste to add extra details.


I randomly stamped using browns and black with the Distress Circle Stamp and the Halftone Circle Stamp.


Using the New Distressed Punchinella chipboard, I stamped a little more detail right on the chipboard with the Distress Screen Stamp before painting with a spray before I put it all together in some simple layers. Nothing to big or fancy, seeing its just going to sit at work.


I hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by today.



Distress Circle Stamp

Halftone Circle Stamp

Distress Grid Stencil

Distress Screen Stamp

Distress Punchinella

Ciao Bella Codex Leonardo


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Salvaged Collection Old Treasures YouTube Hop

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Hello and welcome to Old Treasures YouTube Hop!!
In this hop, you’ll find 15 artists from all over the world sharing 15 different altered objects with full tutorials. We have prepared amazing creations, showing many interesting tips and techniques, to celebrate the beginning of the Autumn season.
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Now on to my project.
With Autumn here now, I think of the repurposing and revitalising of the world around me. I have the pleasure of having a DH that brings me home things. On this wonderful day, he brought me a variety of old crank handles, some dating back to the early 1940’s.
With out making you wait any longer here, I repurposed  and rejuvenated these old handles into a beautiful home decor panel.
Steampunk Gears Blog Hop
Here are a few close-ups.
So I hope you hop along and enjoy all the fabulous projects. Thank you for stopping by today!!!
DecoArt Fluid Acrylics
Tando Creative Andy Skinner Industrial Elements
Finnabair Rust Pastes
Tim Holtz


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Altered Tea Box ~ 7 Dots Studio

Altered Tea Box

I am always saving things from old wrappers, gift bags to tins and boxes. So when  I  order my tea from one of my company’s, I new I wanted to alter one of these amazingly sturdy boxes. And what better than to make it into a holiday or birthday gift for someone special.

Front 7 Dots Box.jpg

This box transformed over a few days. From working on the initial base of the box to making the eco-print muslin pillows for the compartments, to the actual outside of the box.

Here is a video of the creative process:


I hope you enjoy a few close-ups.

Close up 7 Dots Box


Close up 7 Dots Box 2


Close up 7 Dots Box 1

Thank you for stopping by today


7 Dots Studio

Dreamscapes 9 mm 12×12

Dreamscapes Under the Covers 12×12

Dreamscapes Chipboard

Dreamscapes Tags 12×12

Soulmates Chipboard

HomeGrown Clear Stamp

Cotton Candy Dreams Hexagon Stencil

UmWowStudio Cicada

UmWowStudio Triangle Fade

Relics and Artifacts Flaming Heart Ex Votos

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Grunge ATC’s with Creative Embellishments

I am happy to be part of Creative Embellishments 5 year anniversary party. We are holding a weekend long crop with tons of prizes, challenges and inspiration.


For my challenge, I decided to jump on the bandwagon of ATC’s, Artists trading cards and now the new Artist Trading Coins. A mini piece of art that is trade among artists. Somewhat like the concept of baseball cards.

ATC's Creative Embellishments

Here is a short video of the creative process.

Here are some close-ups.



Don’t forget to join the Creative Embellishments Fan Page to share all your fabulous CE creations.

And there are tons of great prize packages 9 in total. So be creative, join the fun and get  busy celebrating Creative Embellishments 5 year Anniversary!



Distress Crackle Stamp

Distress Circle Stamp

Washi Tape Clusters

Washi Tape Shape Cluster

Other Supplies:

Ciao Bella Paper Le Repubbliche Marinare

Lindy’s Gang

Emerald Creek Embossing Powder


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Air Mail Artist Trading Coins ~ 7 Dots Studio

I just had to try the new trend of ATC’s-Artist Trading Coins. I had an idea of using the Air Mail Collection and the matching UmWowStudio MASH that goes with the collection. The neat thing about these is it really makes you thing outside the box. hahah they’re circles. I used multiple elements from the collection from the die-cut elements to the word stickers.

Heather Air Mail ATC

I started with just getting the base cut using some thick cardboard I actually got from DeeDee. Measuring 2.5 inches (6.35 cm), I used my sticker maker to glue on the paper from the 6×6 pack, perfect size to fit 4 on a piece of paper. After some background stencilling, I used the die-cut element and stickers to build up a little cluster on the coins before topping it off with the word stickers.

Here is a video


Here are some close-ups for you all.

Heather ATC close up

Heather Air Mail 3

Heather Air Mail 7




Air Mail 6×6 Paper Pack

Air Mail Postage Note Stencil

Air Mail Elements Stickers 6×12

Air Mail Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Air Mail Word Stickers 6×12

UmWowStudio Paper Airplanes Stencil

UmWowStudio Love Letters MASH

UmWowStudio Air Mail MASH

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