Saturday, January 31, 2015

Creative Embellishments February Challenge

Hello friends! Today is the first day of February and that means that there is a new challenge at Creative Embellishments.  For the February Challenge, the challenge is to create a layout, mini album, tag, card, or canvas and to add an ombre/gradient effect to some chipboard using the photo below for inspiration. 

This is the layout I created for the challenge.  Hanna is such a sweetie. Children look so sweet when they sleep don't they?

You Are My Happy by Lee-Anne Thornton (photo by Rockwood Photography)
For my background I used a stencil and some modelling paste and sprayed some mists and stamped the background with the Circles Stamp from Creative Embellishments.  I also painted the Hot Air Balloon chipboard with a light pink acrylic paint and then added a darker pink over the top half to give it the ombre/gradient effect.  I did the same for the Valentine's Hashtags xoxo chipboard word. 

The wood veneer Hearts were randomly placed around the layout.

Adding some tags that I altered with some pennant stickers and some splats of paint add more interest and because I am loving the gold trend, I added a gold doily and some vellum paper with tiny gold hearts.

I encourage you to play along with at Creative Embellishments and link up your layout for the February Challenge for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments.  There is an entire month to link up your entry.  As you know, Creative Embellishments has some wonderful chipboard, wood veneers, flair and stamps that are sure to make you giddy and not break your budget.  Check out all the details and play along here. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just beautiful Lee-Anne....well done! She is adorable!

  2. What a sweet pic and gorgeous page! Love all the fun background work, colors, textures and ombre effect on the balloon. xoxoxox