Hello, Creative Embellishments friends!

Sandi  here with you today sharing my newest layout for Creative Embellishments Design Team.

My paper choices were from 49 and Markets Everywhere collection along with a colorful sheet from Simple Stories. I originally had another photo chosen for my project but as I worked another came to mind, this one from an unknown artist. The colors and aura seemed to go well with my paper choices.

Instead of using a frame this time, I chose to finally use the Mechanical Woman Head painted with Distress Paint in Brushed Corduroy. That didn’t seem to make much impact, so I added Walnut Stain as well as some Shimmerz Hot Fudge Vibez. After that I sprinkled on some Stampendous Aged Gold Embossing Enamel here and there but mostly on the small gears and heat set that for a little sparkle! I added walnut ink around the edges.


Next I worked on altering my chipboard title and the leaves that I chose to nestle in my florals. The Follow Your Heart Title was altered with Walnut Stain while the Mini Leaves 6 were painted with Prima’s Victorian Green Impasto Paint.

Because there was a combination of rust and pink in my focal image, I opted to use those same tones in my floral cluster. Because I didn’t want to obscure the profile of the chippy piece, I placed all my floral to the left. And I used a lot, LOL!

In order to add some detail to my florals, I’ve added Prima pearls as well as glitter from 13 Arts. As you might see here, I’ve also incorporated some rub-ons from 49 and Market using Plum Grove as well as In the Leaves. Next, I tucked in some tickets from the Everywhere collection.

Although the CE stamps have been retired, I still continue to use them in my work.  You can see a bit of the Circle Bokeh Stamp here.

I did lots of paper tearing as I began my work but made sure to place my Mechanical Woman Head on lighter background. I seem to have a stray glue string laying on my piece.

Just a view toward the bottom of the focal elements.

Lastly, I placed my title piece, small florals and did some splattering with white gesso.

That’s my project for today! I hope you are finding time in the busy summer (winter) months to create! It’s good for the soul.

See you next time!


Creative Embellishments products used: 

Mechanical Woman Head

Follow Your Heart

Mini Leaves 6