Choose to Shine Altered Tag Creative Embellishments

Hello everyone, welcome back to another interesting project. Today I would love to share a altered tag I made. This little gadget I picked up while out at some rummage sales with my friend Sam. We hit the jackpot that day. Look forward to some more altered art that we picked up, but today I will show you an altered tag I made with the large wooden tag from the store and a vintage Calibration tool that was in mint condition.

Here is the short video of the creative process.

I new I was going to paint this project, Using Andy’s acrylic paints, I started with the Rivet Stencil on the plain background. I didn’t want to do too much with the background so I didn’t add any other textures or pastes.

Using the rivet pieces I sporatically placed them on the background. Then I set this piece aside for about 3 weeks. Crazy how work and Covid gets in the way of my fun and relaxing thing in my life. I Knew I was getting a few days off so I got it out again and felt it just needed something, so I added more mechanical pieces in the background as well.

I did a base colour of Burnt Umber and then alternated between Quinn Gold and Yellow Iron Oxide, diluting it with water to make the paint more fluid. When I got the desired look I was striving for I moved on to the light bulb.

I wanted to get the light bulb effect, so I added liquid glass to the inside of the bulb, After it was dry enough to remove from the wax paper, I took a fine brush and painted it. I like the look and how it turned out, it looks like an old Edison bulb.

I glued it all down and used some Payne’s grey to add the finishing touches on the tag.

Thank you for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the tag! Look forward to more home decor projects to come.




Large Home Decor Tag


Rivet Stencil


Mechanical Parts

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Holiday Shaker Cards with Creative Embellishments

I love all the variety of shakers that are in the store. I decided to have a bigger post today featuring some special shaker holiday cards. I made these for the girls at work. Each one made with love and personalised for each of them. I painted each one of these before assembling them all with the various layers and adding the bits and bobs.

I started with the Gnome Shaker card. Made for Laura, She loves gnomes so she is so easy to shop for.

I didn’t make a video for this one, I just stat and painted not thinking about the happenings of the world. I painted and layered.

The second card is the skunk shaker cared, my good friend Shannon has a pet skunk, Podrick, so cute and snuggle. He is so cute, So when the skunk shaker popped up in the store, I new I had to make one.

I made my favourite pama-llama the llama shaker, perfect, I added the threes and bits and bobs to make if festive. I added some background with the stars stencil.

I switched up the paper collection with the other two shakers, I went with a winters purple Northern Lights and added the unicorn Shaker for my good friend Sam. There’s a story behind the unicorns but She does collect them. I painted a simple main for the unicorn.

The last card is the snowflake shaker.. This one is perfect for the time of the season. I kept the same paper collection and added the fun matching bits to the snowflake after I assembled. A little bit of flowers and top it all off with some glitter and snow and how festive is that? Perfect.

Here are a few close-ups.

I hope you enjoy! Happy Creating and thank you for stopping!


Unicorn Shaker

Llama Shaker

Skunk Shaker

Snowflake Shaker

Gnome Shaker

Fancy Dust Stencil

Twinkle Star Stencil

7 Dots Studio Northern Lights 6×6 paper pack, Northern Lights Tags, Northern Lights Word Stickers, Northen Lights Die-Cut Elements Northen Lights Sticker Elements

7 Dots Studio Yuletide 6×6 Collection

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“Sweetheart” Mixed Media Layout Creative Embellishments January Challenge

Hello all, welcome to 2021, I welcome the new year of new beginnings, new plans and lots of creativity. I am greatful for the new year to come.

I would love to share my project based off of the new challenge this month. The twist is to add lace or material. I had this huge applicae lace piece I have been wanted to use and this page was going to be the project to use it on. I started with the background, started with some stamping with the distress text stamp and the distress patterned stencil. I split up the paper and used the Greek key patterns stencil on the other half. Using the sunflower boarder and corner pieces. I painted with spray and filled them into the composition. I finished the project off with the best friends boarder chipboard.

I made a short video of the process. I hope you enjoy

Here is the inspirational photo to help get the creativity flowing.

I was rather pleased at how this page came together. I have be trying to get ahead of things because I dont know where each day will take me and I have so many photos I want to scrape. I threw a bunch of supplies out on my table and let the creative just flow.

Using flowers and paper die-cuts, I fill in around the sunflower corner pieces, and cut apart the boarder to make more pieces to fill in the holes.

I filled in the remainder with the die cut pieces and the other pieces I cut out of the journaling cards.

Such a pretty girl.




Sunflower Boarder

Sunflower Corner Set

Best Friends Boarder

Greek Keys Pattern Stencil

Distress Patterns Stencil

Distress Type Stamp


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Believe Holiday Wreath Creative Embellishments

I am loving the all the home decor pieces in the store. I picked out this wreath at a little hut on the side of the road. In the summer she has beautiful flower bouquets. I was surprised to see these beautiful home made wreaths, so I instantly knew I wanted to add the Believe wood piece.

This piece was rather simple, but effective. I did a few layers of white paint, making sure it was well coated and I let it dry.

Taking the Snowflake Stencil. I added it on the whole front of the piece. After drying I took snowflake pastes and added across the top to make it look like snow had fallen.

Nicolle has these little string of lights available and I strung a few in and out of the wreath and around the Believe Wood Piece. I plan on giving this to my mother-in-law to hang on her door.

Happy Holidays to all of you and welcome the New Year!


Believe Wood Home Decor

Snowflake Stencil

Mini Lights

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Skunk Magnets

Here is a short little post today, I wanted to share a fun little project I made for a exchange gift for the holidays. I drew my friend Shannon and she is the skunk lover. I picked up some little things but I made these magnets with the small skunk set from the store.

I simple added a little background paper to the front of the magnets I picked up through amazon. I had this fun Christmas paper that I have been wanting to use. I used some Distress Texture paste on the main of the skunks and I love how it dries pure white.

It has the fun texture as well. I painted the rest black and topped off the nose with some matching red.

Here are a few close-ups of each one.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the creative inspiration.


Creative Embellishments


Tim Holtz Distress Texture Paste

Craft Box UK

Andy Skinner Paynes Grey Acrylic Paint

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Magic Of Winter YouTube Hop

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On to my project, I have a lovely project to share with you today this is an altered canvas simplistic and childlike. Reminds me of the road trips to grandmas house in the snow. The glistening crystals and serenity of the season.

Here is my video of the canvas.

It truly reminds me of the song over the river and through the woods.

I got this inspiration from a card that Olga Heldwein did about 5 years ago. I wanted to encase the winter spirit.

Here are a few close-ups.

My friend and I were out looking to vintage treasures, We came along this old school house that was full. And I mean full of anything and everything you could think of. Old, ragged, rusted, broken, chipped, you name it, it was there to be found in the piles of treasures. I found these Rusty stars. Various sizes and just needed to pick up a few for my own stash.

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Graphic 45 Triumpant Red Rose Bouquet Collection

7 Dots Studio Yuletide 12×12 and 6×6 collection

Finnabair Wax , Snowflake paste, Black Gesso

Andy Skinner Lava Paste, Strata Paste

Deco Art Liqiuid Glass

Lindy’s Gang

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Steampunk Beauty Card and Tag Set Creative Embellishments

Welcome back to anther card and tag set. This one is more of a shabby chic feel to it. Not the Christmas theme that I have been doing but I still needed to make some cards for another situation.

This set I made because I wanted to do something with a vintage look and feel to it. I also wanted to incorporate the new distress clocks in the store.  I fell in love with the paper collection with the flowers and the clocks, perfect for the vintage feel I was going for.

And with details on the paper collection, I decided to cover the whole background with the gears stencil. I used a clear glossy medium to cover the whole background. After I let it dry and a quick clear goat of gesso. I added a generous layer of crackle glaze. I let this dry naturally and then decided to pull the gears out of the medium with some spray. I covered the whole background with a fair amount of spray, it acutely pools in the valleys of the stencil to get the outline of the gears.

After all the drying, It was a matter of prepping the steampunk clocks and gears. Using a variety of embossing powder and mediums I get the desired look, topping it all off with some wax. I used the gear set 3 and the smaller one inch gears, they fit perfectly to fill in the spaces.

Now its just time to assemble the card and tags, I gather my flowers and start to araonge the layers and pop the clocks on. I gather a variety of flowers on the surface and tuck in the mini leaves 4 to finish off the clusters.

I needed a sympathy card. (it seems like you just need to have some on hand at all times) So I finished them with the small sentiments. Covering with some contrasting wax’s.

I topped of the tag with some seam binding, I was going to dye it but decided against it in the end. Here are a few close-ups for your viewing.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Distress Clocks

Small Sentiments

Mini Leaves 4

Steampunk Pocket Watches

Gear Set 3

Gear Set 1″ 

Gears Stencil

Finnabair waxes

Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder Chalk it up, That’s Marbulous, Chrome Doesn’t pay , Sprays Opal Sea Oats, Silhouette Silver.

Craft Box Steampunk Beauty , Steampunk Companion Pad

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Andy Skinner September Release

Hello all, Its been awhile since I posted here for Andy Skinner. Its been just a matter of time trying to get the time to sit and write up some posts. I have some bigger projects in the works but again the time factor is getting the best of me. But I would love to share with you some door hangers I made with the new Rice papers from Andy and Creative Expressions.

I actually made two of these, I made two different colours. Here is a small video of the creative process.

I love the resist paste and the true distressed feeling it gives to any project. Something I would love to try on a much bigger piece.

Here are a few close-ups of the rose door hanger.

I kept the same technique on the other coloured one. I cut out the rice paper elements and formed a cluster of flowers and metal embellishments. I used some of the new stamps including the labels.

I changed up the colour to match the rice paper on the other side of the door hanger. Enjoy the close-ups.

Thank you for your constant support and understanding.

Mixed Media Pastes/Paints
Matt Chalk Paint
Rice Paper

Door Hanger

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December Songs YouTube Hop “Frosty the Snowman”

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The great thing about this hop you have a whole month to get through the great artists. Lots of inspiration to last the month.

My inspiration was Frosty the Snowman, but with me Frosty is not just the traditional looking run of the mill Snowman. But of course, steampunked and geared out.

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Here are a few close-ups of the project. Lots of crackle and lots of textures.

I used Mitform castings along with other smaller gears and treasures to add to the steampunk clusters.

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Mitform Castings

Creative Embellishments Snow Man


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Creative Embellishments December Challenge

Welcome to the December Challenge at Creative Embellishments, such a beautiful inspirational photo and the twist this month….anything goes. One of my favs, I love cards and tags and this challenge rocked. I decided to make some ATC’s for this challenge. I added some clusters to the ATC’s using the snowflakes, I rusted them up and added the acrylic gears to the the clusters.

Here is the great inspirational mood board, there are a lot of ideas floating around this photo.

I made a short video of the creative process.

Enjoy these close-ups of the tags.


I pulled the colours out of the paper and added them to the cluster.

I had a few extra snowflakes on the back .

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you find some great inspiration in this months challenge.


Distress Hexagon Stamp


ATC’s set 2

Chipboard Snowflakes

Acrylic Gears Black

Studio Light Winter Tales paper.


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