Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Creative Embellishments January 2015 Challenge

Happy New Year! I hope this is your best year yet.  Today I wanted to kick off 2015 with some creativity.  This layout is for the January Challenge at Creative Embellishments.   I was inspired to create a winter layout and I had the perfect winter photo. The twist was to add some texture with some modelling paste, gesso, etc.

For my layout I applied gesso and modelling paste for texture and also wanted to use the colours gold and black on my layout and keep it rather soft and muted.

There are lots of goodies on this layout from Creative Embellishments.  I randomly stamped the Snowflakes Stamp on the background with some black distress ink and applied some modelling paste with a snowflake stencil on the background. Next, I heat embossed the chipboard Let It Snow Title with some gold and white embossing powder,  the chipboard Pine Trees I applied some clear gesso on them and then misted with black mist and heat embossed with gold embossing powder and snow embossing powder. The Reindeer chipboard piece was brushed with some clear gesso as well as misted with gold mist.  Finally, I added some Wood Snowflakes that I simply misted with some gold mist.  Below are some closeups of my project.

I added it to a shadow box frame and will hang it in my front hallway all winter.  It is difficult to get a good photo of it in the frame because of the glare but hope you get the idea. I am happy with the vintage look of this project.  It was exactly the look that I was going for.

For the January Challenge, you have a chance to win a $30 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments.  All the details are here so be sure and link up. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are inspired to start 2015 off with some artsy fun!


Chipboard - Let It Snow Title, Pine Trees, Reindeer - Creative Embellishments
Doily - Gold Doily - SRM Stickers
Embossing Powder - Recollections, Stampendous
Flair - A Flair For Buttons
Gesso - Clear Gesso - Liquitex
Ink - Black Soot - Tim Holtz
Lace - Prima
Mists - Heidi Swapp Color Shine Mists - Black Velvet, Gold
Modelling Paste - Liquitex
Patterned Paper - Authentique "Peaceful" Collection
Rubber Stamp - Snowflakes Stamp - Creative Embellishments
Sequins - unknown
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop
Stickers - Authentique "Peaceful" Collection
Shadow Box Frame - Michaels
Wood - Snowflakes - Creative Embellishments


  1. This LO is sooo GORGEOUS! Love the color play with the golds!

  2. Stunning layout!! Love the photo, colors, textures and that you are hanging it up!!! Awesome idea. Happy 2015! xoxoxox