Grunge ATC’s Creative Embellishments

Hello all, I want to share a fun set of ATC’s, a bit on the grunge side. I was just creating, playing with the background, adding layers and layers and just seeing what it comes from just sitting and playing.

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I made a video of the creative process of how these evolved.

 

I started with the background, adding a layer of paper to the ATC’s Tags from the store, making sure I paper on both sides. I always seal with a layer of clear gesso incase I use sprays or mediums, this helps protect the paper.

After some layering with washi tape. ( I have so much and never use it.) I used the distress grid stencil and some ink to add more details. After that dried I used the Distress Checkered Stencil and layer of thick sand paste. I set that aside to dry and started to work on the Scribble Bulbs.

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I simply pushed the scribble bulbs into the ink pad to add the colour, I like the effect I got from this.

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These are simple ATS’c not a lot of layers, just some fun grunge cards made just playing around. Some fun easy techniques combined to give them some unique texture and look.  I finished them off with some cut out words from the paper.

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I hope you enjoy the video, and thank you for stopping by today!

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Supplies:

Creative Embellishments

ACT’s Artist Trading Cards

Distress Grid Stencil

Distress Checkered Stencil

Scribble Bulbs

Craft Box UK

The Other Side 6×6 Paper Pack

The Other Side 12×12

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold, Paynes Grey, Burnt Umber

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Baby Shaker Cards Creative Embellishments

 

Tis the season for babies. Its been such a long winter and take that as you may, but I have a few baby showers in the future, 3 and counting. So why not make a set of cards to get ahead of the game. I decided to make some fun shaker cards and there are so many ideas in the store for the shaker cards you really need to check them all out.

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I will be out of the country for a bit so I will not have opportunity to do videos. So these will be some quick photos of the project. But look forward to more videos to come, hopefully things will get better here and I have more time in the spring.

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I decided to do both for a girl and boy, I found a paper collection that had both papers for each and I decided to use the Baby ATC Coins. I made the shaker portion of the card with layers on the card with the paper.

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I just painted the shaker coins with paint that matched the paper and added the sequins, glitter and glitter glass to the shaker.

Baby Pink CE cards

The pink set was the same, layers of paper to make the shaker portion of the card, I painted again the coins themselves. I made some layers with papers and I also added a little vintage flourish 1 with the flowers and some sisal.

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These are so fun and I cant wait for the new bundle of joys to introduce themselves. I hope the proud momma’s enjoy every moment!

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Thank you for stopping by today!

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Supplies:

Creative Embellishments

Vintage Flourish 1

Baby ATC’s Coins

Pion Vintage Garden Collection

 

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Thank You Cards 7 Dots Studio

Hello All, I would like to share a quick set of Thank You Cards I have made with the vibrant and fun Garden Party Collection. This set of cards are a quick and pretty set of layers using elements from the stickers and die-cuts with a simple heat embossed sentiment.

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I gathered my pile of supplies, matching flowers, twine and embossing colours, along with the 6×6 paper pack.

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After getting the base of the card done, I work on the details of the focal points. I love using the die cut elements and stickers for layering, they always add those extra little elements that you can’t always get with paper.

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After getting the base of the card done, I work on the details of the focal points. I love using the die cut elements and stickers for layering, they always add those extra little elements that you can’t always get with paper.

Here is a quick video of how these cards came together.

 

 Here are some close-ups of the details of the cards. I finished off the cards with some subtle micro beads to add texture to the cards.

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Thank you for stopping by today and enjoy! Have a great day!

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Supplies:

Garden Party 6×6 Paper Pack

Garden Party Sticker Elements

Garden Party Die Cut Elements 6X12

Garden Party Tags 12×12

Soulmates Chipboard

Thoughts Keeper Clear Stamp

UmWowStudio Flurries Stencil

Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powders

Petaloo Flowers

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Up North Getaway Creative Embellishments

 

Hello all, I want to share a page I made of the kids up north. I needed to have a break from reality and my friend has a house on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We ventured out just in front of a huge snow storm. Had great driving the whole way up and ended up in a blizzard right on the edge of Lake Superior. What an adventure being stranded for a long weekend.  After digging ourselves out, we had a gorgeous day of thick snow and snowshoeing. We ended up going for a lantern lit snowshoe walk the local DNR puts together on the weekends. It was such great memories.

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I made a short video of the creative process.

After picking out the perfect paper, I started with the distress circle stamp and white embossing powder. I melted the powder and moved on to the Greek Key Pattern Stencil and some crackle paint to help incorporate the background of the paper. The lights of the paper just peak through the texture.

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Moving on the the Washi Tape Clusters and Shapes,  I add a rust technique with the sand paste and a mixture of fluid acrylics. just a little blending here and there.

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I wanted to add more of the feel of the winter snow storm and took some snowflakes and added some white ink right on top. Not even worrying if they all were covered, it added to the rustic view of things. After adding the clusters, flowers and some fussy cut elements from the paper pack, it was a matter of layering it all up.

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Here are a few more close-ups.

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Overall I love the rustic feel, perfect for an old kerosene lantern walk. I hope you enjoy and look for a video to come on how this evolved, Thanks for stopping by.

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Supplies:

Creative Embellishments https://creativeembellishments.com

Distress Circle Stamp

Greek Key Pattern Stencil

Washi Tape Clusters Shape 2

Washi Tape Clusters

Snowflakes

Other Supplies:

Ciao Bella Paper Snow in the City

Ciao Bella Paper Snow in the City A4

DecoArt Fluid Acrylics

Petaloo Flowers

 

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Thank You Vintage Treasures

Hello all, I would like to share a set of cards I made, These are some thank you cards I made for a transition at work, my transition. I have lessened my time in the Emergency Room, (still have some hours here and there) But hopefully when things settle down after this transition and I will be around more. So, without going into details I will just get on to the cards.

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I have a few more to make but these one’s fall a bit on the vintage side. I started with some general background work, but like usual  I made a short video for you.

I seeing February is the month of Love, I wanted to incorporate how much I love and miss my ER family. Some of which I have worked with for almost 20 years.

I used the Doodle Hearts to add to the cluster using a heat emobossing technique to add some shimmer.

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And of course, the Small Sentiments are perfect for cards like these. They have that vintage looking font and they’re the perfect size.

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I always make two cards, makes it worth the time and effort to find all the matching elements to go with the cards.

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To pull the blues and the butterflies out of the paper, I added the Flourish Butterflies and heat embossed them to help with the over effect I was looking for.

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I actually went fairly simple with this set, I haven’t created in awhile and needed to get some things done in a timely manner. So I didn’t go with much mixed media like I normally do, I hope you enjoy! Thanks for your support and understanding. heather-2

Creative Embellishments

Supplies:

Doodle Hearts

Small Sentiments

Flourish Butterflies

Other Supplies:

Craft Box UK Vintage Treasures 12×12, Vintage Treasures 6×6

Lindy’s Gang: Embossing Powder, Caesars Gold, Baravian Blue. Hydrangea Blue Jade

Petaloo Botanical Blooms

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Paint Chips ATC’s February Challenge

Another fabulous challenge at 7 Dots Studio this month. Such great photos to get your mind flowing with all the possibilities. I haven’t done traditional ATC’s in a while, so I chose to make a set. Based off the mood board, I incorporated the jars and all the sparkles and shine.

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I sometimes find it hard to use bright and bold colours but the mood board was so fun, I just went with it. Using the Paint Chips collection was perfect for pulling the deep purples and pinks out of the palette.

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Here is a short video of the process.

 

Here are some close-ups for you.

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Thank you for joining us this month, I eagerly waiting to see the entries. Remember there area 2 different categories.

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Cotton Candy Stars Stencil

Homegrown 6×6 Paper Pack

Homegrown Floral Stencil

Homegrown Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Homegrown Flirty 12×12

Homegrown Attic 12×12

Homegrown Word Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Elements Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Finnabair Metal Embellishments, Acrylic Paint Sparks, Meatllique Wax Old Silver

Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags, Advantus Tissue Tape,

Petaloo Flowers

Craft Box UK Microbeads Pink, Silver

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Thinking of You Card and Tag Creative Embellishments

Well this is a special post today,  a video and two projects, a card and tags set. I only made a video of the card. It was one of those, I need a few special cards and I need it now, so let’s just throw something together and be done with it.  At work there has been some life altering moments for a few of my co-workers, a death in the family, a sick spouse and a new adventure with a new job. So I need to make a few in a hurry for those unexpected  moments in life we can’t control.

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So to start, here is the card, Using the Doodle Circle Frame on all of the pieces, just in various ways. I started with a quick later of paper on the background, after getting the paper down, it was a layer of stamping with the distress circle stamp before adding some texture with one of my favourite stencils, the distress patterns stencil.

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I will show you the card first then move to the tags, I only had time that night to take a few photos, of the card before needing to use it.

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After adding the spray to the texture, I began to layer up the boarders and the flowers, adding other elements including sisal, metal embellishments and alphabet cards.

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I will confess, I had more time to take photos of the tags. There is only so much time in  a day. So between the Distress Chevron Boarder and the Checker Boarder, I added on to the focal points, before adding the flowers and other metal goodies.

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Here is a video of the quick creative process, A quick and fast card.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Supplies:

Doodle Circle Frame

Checker Boarder

Distress Chevron Boarder

Distress Pattern Stencil

Distress Circle Stamp

Lindys’ Gang

Prima

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February Tags 7 Dots Studio

I can’t believe how fast this year is already going, we are already into February.  Seeing February is the month known for love, happiness and warm feelings, I choose to make some sentimental tags with the Homegrown Collection. And even the titles of the papers fit for the month….flirty, happy, dreamy, to name a few.

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I did a ton of layering on these tags, I covered and covered and then covered some more. I was really enjoying the process and the outcome was unique and full of emotions and texture.

Here is a video of the creative process.

 

Here is some close-ups of the tags.

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I hope you all have a flirty, fun February, Thank you for stopping by~

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Cotton Candy Stars Stencil

Homegrown 6×6 Paper Pack

Homegrown Floral Stencil

Homegrown Clear Stamp

Lost and Found Clear Stamp

Homegrown Flirty 12×12

Homegrown Attic 12×12

Homegrown Word Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Elements Stickers 6×12

Homegrown Die-Cut Elements 6×12

Finnabair Metal Embellishments, Acrylic Paint Sparks, Meatllique Wax Old Silver

Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags, Advantus Tissue Tape,

Petaloo Flowers

Craft Box UK Microbeads Pink, Silver

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Life’s Memories Mixed Media Layout

I love the colours from the mood board this month. I had the pleasure of having a good friend Andy Skinner come to visit this last summer. He had a fun time sitting by the pond, enjoying the beautiful weather and company. And these two crazies are like Peas in a Pod so you can imagine the fun that was had.

Life's Memories Creative Embellishments

Here is the inspirational photo.I love the beautiful hues of read, That helped me pick out the paper to go with it. The twist is to add lace, I almost forgot about the twist by the end of the creation of this so I did fit a little lace tape in on some of the layers. (It happens when you get involved with the creative process and forget there is a goal at the end.)

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Here are some close ups.

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On to the page, I get so wrapped up in the background of things, sometimes I end up covering it all up. But this page did start out like normal, lots of stamping and texture with distress checkered stamp, circle stamp and brick stencil.

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After most of the background I end up suing some embossing on the  Travel Corner, seeing it was a bit of a trip for all of us this fall. I filled in some of the layers with some washi tape that was heat embossed.

But like usual, I made a video fo the creative process for you all.

A few more close-ups.

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Thank you for stopping by today, Enjoy and I hope this inspires you to join the challenge.

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Supplies:

Distress Checkered Stamp

Distressed Circle Stamp

Washi Tape

Travel Corner

Distress Brick Stencil

Ciao Bella Paper Loving in the Rain, A4

Prima Flowers, White Sand Texture Paste

Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder Midnight Pewter, Queen Sheba Silver, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal

DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Red Hue, Carbon Black, Medium Grey Value.

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Nomadic Soul Diaries Feather Tags

Hello All, I want to welcome you to a great year long adventure located over at the Nomadic Soul Diaries IG page.  Monthly Challenges, Great Sponsors and a boat load of worldly talent, nothing like this ever before. It’s a challenge to get your creative juices going week after week through the whole year.

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Nomadic Souls Tags

Here is the inspiration challenge this month

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Here is a short video and more close-ups for you.

 

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Thank you for stopping by today, look for more Nomadic Soul Diaries IG account.

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Supplies:

Stamperia Time is an Illusion Collection

Tando Tags

Hot Of the Press Feathers Stencil and Stamp

Lindys Gang: C’est la Vie Cerise, Mission Bells BrownTainted Love TealOcean B breeze Blue.

Creative Embellishments Distress Diamond Stamp

Prima Marketing Inc. Moulds

 

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