Wednesday, July 2

creative embellishments july challenge

hello creative friends! 

i can't believe it is JULY already and we are half way through this year!
where did the time go?...

and since it is the beginning of the month, it’s time for CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' monthly challenge! 

this month we are having a combined challenge with the gals over at PAPER WINGS PRODUCTIONS. we have our usual inspiration picture 

and the twist is to dry or heat emboss something on your project. please, let us know in your post how our picture inspired your project. 

be sure to stop by the aviary (PAPER WINGS PRODUCTIONS blog) to see what they've created and play along for a chance to win a $20 credit to their store.

and here is what i came up with - 


when i saw the inspiration picture for this month challenge, i immediately thought “exotic, tropical, adventure”. so, i decided to use a picture from my trip to INDIA and NEPAL, where i'm swimming with elephants in their own environment - an unforgettable experience for me! 

for my background i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' circles stamp and distressed moroccan stamp

i added extra dimension with gesso and a masking template. when the gesso has dried, i repeated the stars pattern with a blue distress ink. 

to complete my background design, i added the fancy corners using SPARKLE N SPRINKLE black detail [EP171] embossing powder and GLITZ DESIGN clear stamps. 

to embellish my picture i used CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' social hash tags chipboard set...

and view master set of 5 chipboard set. i altered the #ME title with SNS black detail [EP171] embossing powder and the picure wheel from the view master set of 5 with SNS brown embossing powder.

to finish off my design i added various travel related metal trinkets...

paper flowers and pearls.

here are some of the products I used on my layout:

challenge rules: 
* create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc. as of JULY 1st 2014; 
* please add your entry to our inlinkz box below the challenge post to be eligible for the prize. you have until JULY 31st, 11:55 pm eastern time to enter;
*  it is required that you mention in your blog post that you are playing along at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS together with a link back to our blog. please make sure to reference our challenge. please no back linking; 
* combining with other challenges is permitted; 
* you DO NOT have to use CE products on your projects.

one lucky participant will receive $20 gist voucher to CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS' online store!

i can't wait to see what your interpretation on this fun challenge!

hugs 'n smiles,


Shona Erlenborn said...

This is exquisite Emmy. Beautiful color combination and the embellishments are all so pretty. Oh, and one awesome photo!!

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic layout, Emmy!