December 27, 2015

That's A Wrap for Creative Embellishments

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and that they had a spectacular Christmas. Today I want to share some gift tags that I created using my Creative Embellishment chippies. 

First up the tags were just plain manila #8 tags that I tea stained... view my Snapguide tutorial HERE. Once dry I applied embossing glue and powders to the tags. 

After the embossing powder is added
Next up I used the "Showered With Love Border" chippie and embossed it with Lindy's Desert Moon Turquoise and gold embossing powder. The graphics I copied from the internet and distressed the edges with Vintage Photo DI.  
The seam binding was colored with Lindys Magica Micas in Shabby Turbine Teal and Time Travel Teal. 
For my next tag I used "Snowflake Frame" and I used white glitter embossing powder on this and adorned it with gems that were custom colored using alcohol inks. I hope you enjoyed and were inspired. This has been a wonderful year of creativity and I'm looking forward to see what 2016 brings... But as far as my projects for this year, well "That's A Wrap" ... xoxo

December 11, 2015

Twas The Nite Before Christmas

Merry Christmas crafty peeps... it's my turn on Unruly Paper Arts blog today to share my design team project with you inspired by our theme this month "Santa  Is Coming, anything Christmas featuring Santa.
This started off being a Halloween candle holder that was black. I picked it up on the clearance shelf for next to nothing. Painted it white and then I had this little glass house that I also painted white and embellished it with yummy glass & tinsel glitters. 
Added some Buffalo snow for the base and then bleached out my little bottle brush trees and also added some more glitters. 
For the finishing touches I added ribbon, pinecones, bells, and leaves all sprinkled with Rock Candy Glitter & gold. I hope you were inspired to get busy with your Christmas decorations. For photos of my step x step process jump over to Unruly's blog. xoxo Toni

This project is being entered into the following challenges: 
Try It On Tuesday - Snowflakes or Winter Whites
Altered Eclectics - Altered Art or Mixed Media
Artistic Inspirations - Challenge 146 - With A Twist of Christmas 

December 7, 2015

Peace On Earth ... for Creative Embellishments

Hi everyone, I'm here to share a December Project using the beautiful chipboard pieces from Creative Embellishments. It is with a heavy heart that I am dedicating this layout to the victims and families of the San Bernardino shootings. My prayers go out to you all.
The photograph was taken at San Clemente beach one morning when I decided to get up early and experience the morning sunrise...what a treat.  
I added Art Extravagance Texture Paste White Sand to the background and while still wet I added sea shells, fishnet, starfish and German glass glitter. 
I traced the top of the wings with hot glue for texture and allowed to dry then brushed with white gesso and added bronze patina embossing to the tops. The globe was also embossed with assorted Lindys powders. 

My title was embossed with black embossing powder, then the entire layout was splashed with black India Ink for interest. I hope you were inspired. Please drop by our blog  HERE for some beautiful inspiration. 
Wishing you peace in your life and a joyous Christmas season. Please enjoy the Harlem Boys Choir with this beautiful rendition of "Let There Be Piece On Earth"

The following Creative Embellishments were used in this project: 

I am entering this piece in the following chalenges:
Love to Create - Anything Goes Mixed Media
Mixed Media Monthly - Silver & Gold

December 1, 2015

White Christmas for Creative Embellishments

Merry Christmas everyone.... it's December and we are in full swing with our wintery projects. This month at Creative Embellishments we have this lovely pic to inspire you with gorgeous colors & elements. The twist for your project is to also add snowflakes !

For my design team project I decided to create a mixed media canvas utilizing the trees, colors and fairy in the photo, with snowflakes of course...
This is an 8.5 x 11 canvas that was sprayed first with my Lindys in scrumptious colors. Then using balsam chips I created my Christmas tree. Adding Distressed Inks in Concord Grape and Faded Jeans. Now on to my CE chippies... 
The snowflakes were embossed with assorted colors of Lindys embossing powders. The title was embossed with Winter White and the fairy was embossed with Stardust which is translucent. 
For the snow I used a Snow Marker which you heat with a heat gun to create the snow. This was a fun project with colors that I usually don't use for Christmas but they definitely work. I hope you enjoyed my canvas and please pop over to our blog HERE  to see more exquisite inspiration from the team. Wishing you all a warm and cozy December ! xoxo Toni

I am entering his piece in the following challenges: 
Country View Challenge: Create A Scene 
Artistic Inspirations: Anything Goes Twist of Christmas
Emerald Dare - Bringing in the Cheer

Below is a Snapguide tutorial for your viewing of my step x step procedure. 
Check out How to Create Christmas Mixed Media Canvas by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.

Sugar & Spice ... Everything Nice

It's December RAQ time at Unruly Paper Arts and this month our theme is Gingerbread and/or Candy Canes. One of my favorite things to do at Christmas is bake. I have lots of favorite recipes and thought this would be a good time to create a recipe book with all my Christmas favorites.

Last year I actually created a gingerbread house to hold a Christmas photo album... pictured below:
Then I remembered that Hobby Lobby sales a smaller version of this paper mache box which would be perfect for my recipe book, so I ran down and purchased one with my 40% coupon... I think it cost me $2.50... what a deal!
So this is the end result...
The recipe book was simply created with two chipboard covers and rings were used to hold the pages together and that will allow many more recipes to be added in the future. 
Outside of Recipe Album

Inside of Recipe Album
I even got my Wilton pastry bag and frosting tip out to pipe on modeling paste for that frosting look.  
Sending you warm Christmas wishes from my craft room to yours ! xoxo Toni

This piece is entered into the following challenges: 
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations -Anything Goes Twist of Christmas 
Frilly and Funky - An altered State
Emerald Dare - Bringing Bits of Cheer

Enjoy my Snapguide tutorial below for step x step process:
Check out How to Make Gingerbread House Recipe Holder by Toni Burks-Grijalva on Snapguide.
art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.