Creative Embellishments Layout for July

Hello from the Far North!!

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Just stopping by to share my latest layout using the incredible Creative Embellishments chipboard.  The layout features my gorgeous niece, Breanna, enjoying the beach in Florida.  Her sister Dani is a photographer and was doing a photo shoot of Bre.  Dani is the owner of Ronny and Dani Photography Studio located in Portland, Oregon.  She is one of many beautiful nieces.

For this layout I wanted to use a frame for the photo that would have a light, wavy look to it, and sure enough CE came through for me with this gorgeous calligraphic frame. I used Liquid Pearls "Peacock" as my treatment.

 

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What beach layout would be complete without using some coral designs?  I just loved CE's little coral chipboard pieces.  I had fun treating this chipboard by starting with Tim Holtz's Distress Paint in "Picket Fence".  Once the first coat dried I had all these wonderful cracks that really looked like coral, but the pieces seemed to fade into the flower clusters.  So, I rubbed, with my finger, little hints of Art Alchemy Paint (Orange).  The coral looked much better, but a little too bright, so I rubbed some gesso on top, and voila, perfect.  I did lose a lot of the cracks, but the color looked much better.

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It was easy to build some seashells, 49th and Market flowers, art stones, and other goodies into the clusters surrounding the photo with all my lovely chipboard as my anchors.

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I really hope that you like it!  I sure hope this has helped to inspire you to create your own layout using the fabulous Creative Embellishments Chipboard.  They can be found http://www.creativeembellishments.com

Have a great week!

Kathy 

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