Hello, Creative Embellishments fans!
Sandi Clarkson here with you today sharing my most recent layout.
I don’t know about you but my Summer has been quite busy so far with no let up in sight for at least a few more weeks.  So, my thinking turned to creating something pretty but with less of the usual mixed media that I am inclined to use.

This is a favorite photo of me and Dad taken many years ago. I had just gotten my first pair of skates and Dad set about teaching me to use them with my Mom close at hand. Sadly, I did take a fall that day and hit my head but oh well, I did finally learn to skate!

I just recently ordered the gorgeous Flourish Border 3 and was itching to use it. Since I chose these earth tones for my papers (13 Arts End of Summer collection), I opted to paint my chipboard with Walnut Stain.  I also used Walnut on my awesome title piece Just a Dad and his Girl. The Walnut provided a great vintage vibe.

While that was drying, I did some random stamping with the Distressed Moroccan Stamp.

I was inspired by an older layout of mine as a sort of sketch and it included lots of circular embellishments. So, I decided to take a couple of the Artist Trading Coins and covered them with some orange papers from the paper collection and tuck them in on both sides of the photo.
Next, I added some of my ephemera, then flowers and followed with some 13 Arts Black Microbeads and lastly twine.
I am so enchanted with this Flourish Border 3 that I already have another one in my stash for that rainy day when I might need it, ha! ha!

Another Design Team member requested this awesome title piece be created and man, am I ever glad that Nicolle obliged! It is perfect for this beloved photo from when I was young. I was and will forever be a Daddy’s girl.

Butterflies, flowers and all done!

Thanks for coming by today!

See you next time!



Artist Trading Coins

Just a Dad and his Girl

Flourish Border 3


Distressed Moroccan Stamp