★ Be You {Creative Embellishments}

Feb 28, 2014

Good Morning everyone, today is my first post over at Creative Embellishments and the team is presenting our first challenge for all their fans. Tammy created a sketch and Nicolle uploaded a mood board. here they are

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and the awesome sketch by Tammy Henderson. for your continued inspiration.

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and here is my take on the both.  I have to admit, im not a huge mood board fan, i find i NEVER have the colours that mood boards have, and tend to design "outside the box".  The mood board was filled with turquoise,  greens and flowers. Hence my flowers on this masculine layout.  The sketch, i flipped it on its side and came up with this

be you by karan gerber for creative embellishments

lots of gel medium, gesso and i used the Tattered Angels four step paint system for my colour palette.  here are some detail shots

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i first applied a coat of gesso to all my elements, then a layer of texture paste, heat set to dry and had fun coming up with my colours

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the Steampunk Corner set was perfect for this layout of my oldest son Elijah. I also used the chunky alphabet for my title, which i just coloured with India Ink.

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all the border detail on the edges of the layout i used walnut distress ink, along with india ink and tuxedo black ink and stamped the Distressed grid stamp image around the entire layout

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why dont you join in the challenge this month over at Creative Embellishments, you could win yourself  a gift certificate to the online store.

Here are the rules for the challenge

>Create a NEW project layout, mini album, tag, card, canvas, etc….as of March 1st  2014.

>Please add your entry to our InLinkz box below to be eligible for the prize. You have until the last day of each month 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.

Can’t wait to see how you are inspired by our challenge. Link up your project for a chance to win a $20.00 gift voucher to the store.

Here are the products I used for this project:

CE Products: Steampunk CornerChunky AlphabetDistressed Grid Stamp

Other Products: Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist; Gessp; Texture Paste; Prima flowers and metal findings; Prima trim; want2scrap brick template;  72 count pearl bling and white pearl swirls. India Ink; walnut distress ink. Spellbinders Vintage Lace Die

Happy Scrapping.