August 14, 2017

Family canvas-CE daily

Hi fellow crafters..
It's Nanné here to share a 6x6 canvas that is truly a close to my heart project which I created as my design team project for todays  Creative embellishments' post :)   I used lots of fun mixed media style goodies along with chippies from the Creative Embellishments store.
Here is the canvas I created:
There are many reasons why we create the things we do and for my canvas, I thought of my mom who recently passed away.. Have you ever heard of the saying " if you whisper I love you to a butterfly it will fly up to heaven and say it to your loved ones!"? well, this is just that.. this little butterfly is holding a scroll of "I love you's" for my mom..
How about some close ups and details of my canvas:

I added lots of stenciling to my background and just some subtle stamping using the Distressed Crackle stamp and some brown Archival ink.

I added white gesso and paint to the chipboard elements an for the wings of the butterly, I also added diamond stickles, so they really have a nice shimmer to them

I also used some 7 Dots papers for the background before adding all of my goodies to the canvas.. All of the flower and leaves are by I am roses..
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project..
Till next time

Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my project:

August 3, 2017

Large mixed media tag-CEdaily

I'm here to share a large tag I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments, using some left over corrugated cardboard I found in my stash..
My tag measures 8 3/4 by 4 1/4 which I added lots of mixed media goodies to :)
Here is what I created:
I am always inspired by the things around me and the inspiration behind this tag is my home, where my friends and family are always welcome, so I decided to create a tag to replicate the door to my home..
These tags are so great to create because it gives you an opportunity to use up some of those left over pieces you might have from previous projects.. I ended up using lots of little bits and pieces that I had left over and was able to create a fun art project..

I added our house number, with a door knob and key to the tag along with lots of other chipboard elements.. All of the chipboard elements were painted with white gesso and some were painted white with acrylic paint.

I added some texture paste to my background which I actually heat embossed using Rangers rust heat embossing powder, rubbed with gold Inka gold paint and finally I dry brushed it with white gesso..  I used some of Prima's Rust effect paste on the chipboard piping, which I then used some black ink on the edges and finally dry brushed it with white gesso..

and lastly,  added little details by adding the ribbon on the bottom of my tag, art stones here and there, a little ribbon bow and of course the flowers and leaves, which are by I am roses..
thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project..
Till next time

Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my tag:

July 22, 2017

HOME canvas-CE daily

Hi fellow crafters...
It's Nanné here to share a fun mixed media style canvas I created focusing on the new HOME chipboard letter set...
Here is the canvas I created:
I started with two 6x6 canvas's and glued them together, but keeping them offset..  I then added some gesso, stencil and textured paste.. added my chipboard elements , which some I painted white, some green and others brown..
I added lots of chipboard goodies to my canvas..
The flourish that runs on the top and on the bottom of my canvas is a frame.. which I cut into a few pieces.. I also added the keyhole and key, loved the end result and how it looked on the canvas.. adding some flowers, leaves and art stones..
 I really like the pipe elements and thought those would look good on the canvas, cause he have those running along the outside of our house, for water drainage.. trying to mimic my home :)  
I also added some photo corners to my canvas, which again is a small frame that I cut up into four pieces..
Thank you for stopping by today.. Till next time..
Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my canvas:
                        Fancy frame     

                           Floral Frame 
                        door Knobs
                        Pipe works  

                    chicken wire panel

July 9, 2017

Seabreeze-large tag-CE daily

Hi fellow scrappers.. I'm here today to share a nautical/beach themed large tag that I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments.... 

These large tags are amazing to create with and so much fun to add different types of media to..   I used some of my left over chippies from previous project which is such a great way to use up what you have left that you might not be able to get a big project done..

I was able to add lots of layers to my tag.. started off with a stencil and textured paste, then I added some of my favorite chipboard elements to my tag.. the fish net looks so real :)
I wanted to create a focal point in the middle of my tag, so I layered some chippies on top of my corrugate cardboard base. Added some art stones by Prima marketing to resemble pebbles or could  even be bubbles..  These tags are only limited by your imagination.. Go crazy, its what I did and I loved every minute of it..  I kept telling myself this was art and that it didn't have to make sense..LOL
I used some of my left over mini circle panel pieces, which I only had a few left, so this was the perfect project get those used up..
I tucked some of the torn fishnet chippies behind my center focal point, painted it brown, sprayed it with teal spray and then dry brushed them with gesso..  which is pretty much the technique that I did through out my tag..
I also wanted to add some tropical themed flowers to go with my theme.. Used Purple and white flowers..
There you have my fun artsy large tag..  It was great to step out of my comfort zone of creating scrapbook layouts and just have some fun with different chippies.. I can't wait to create another one :)
thanks for stopping by today and checking out my project..
till next time hugs
Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my tag:
Large tags                                                                  Fishnet panel 2
nautical 6 piece set                                                                      Seaweed 2
Mini circle panel                                                                    Beach word set 2

July 1, 2017

Beautiful Day-July challenge reveal for CE

 Hi everyone.. So glad you stopped by to check out our July challenge post for Creative Embellishments.  
I was lucky enough to spend the Fourth of July with my husbands family a few years back up in Iowa, we were amazed at the air show.   
here is the layout I created:

I used Bo Bunny papers for my layout, love the happy whimsy prints and colors.. 

I also created some extra large paper clips using some of the star (stars frame) chippies, they can be removed and used in my planner :) 

 I also used one of the flourishes and added it to a large star, to create my embellishment for the bottom of my layout.. 

I cut the circle frame (Out of this world frame) in half, glued papers to the back and attached them by tucking them behind my photo mats and to finish off my layout, I added the "Beautiful Day" title to the top.. Because it truly was a Beautiful Day.. 

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thanks for stopping by today.
till text time

June 26, 2017

Family Fun mini album for Creative Embellishments

Hi Fellow scrappers and mini album lovers..
I'm here to share a mini album I created as my design team project for Creative Embellishments.
I think creating mini albums is so much..Definitely up there in top 3 favorite styles of crafting I like to create.
I used some corrugated cardboard that came in some pillows I had purchased.. Such a great way to recycle right?..   I decided to keep this mini album on the whimsy side and just goes to show how great these chipboard elements are even when not creating a mixed media style project..
The cardboard measures 7 1/4 x 5 1/4..
Here is the album I created:
The papers I used are by Simple Stories.. I love their whimsical prints :)  for the cover, I used the words Family and Fun from the Celebrate word set and the Chicken Wire panel.. I used Archival ink in brown to color the chipboard, then added drops of white paint by Ranger.
The photos in the album are from when we moved into our new place and needed to start cleaning the beach area, which hadn't been taken care of for years...
I covered some of my chipboard elements with the papers I used for my mini.
For the first page, I used an arrow from the Arrow set.
I covered the chipboard elements (Arrows and mushrooms) with the papers I used for my mini..
the back cover..
and there you have my fairly quick project that was just so much fun to create..
Thank you for stopping by today.. Till next time.
Here are the chipboard elements I used to create my layout:

                                                                             Mushroom set

Recipe Mini for Daughters Friend Sini..