Saturday, October 4, 2014

Santa Pic Layout

I am loving the Supplies On Hand Class by May Flaum! 4 days of amazing techniques and ideas for stash busting so far and more to come!! She has a stellar line up of guest design artists, and this will be a class I definitely go back to. 

I have so many ideas running around in my head, but I thought I'd start with a Christmas layout. I was so inspired by May's layout using stamps and colouring them in with Dylusions Sprays that I got out my sprays immediately. I had these Christmas Dylusions stamps that I hadn't ever used (gasp!) so that's what I started with.


I loved the look of Ashli Oliver's journalling around the edge of her page. You must check out her blog at http://purplemailbox.blogspot.ca/?m=1 - she is so talented. The green papers were in a 12x12 sheet, which was divided into journalling cards, so I cut them to fit in the photo spots on the Stuck On You Sketches challenge. (See below for sketch)


Everything was already in my stash, and I'm happy to say I discovered new ways to use what I already owned. I flicked the Heidi Swapp silver Color Shine to create droplets and I love the way it looks! I don't know why, but I had never done this before. 


I love the way these inks painted on! I just dipped the brush in the bottle and painted directly on the watercolour paper that I had stamped on. I used two green colours to create a bit of shading. I'm thinking it would definitely be a good investment to put these inks in waterbrushes!


I stamped the ornament border and cut each out individually. After threading them with some bakers twine I popped them up to look like they were hanging. 


I had so much fun with this layout! I will definitely be using more ideas from this awesome class- so be sure to check back!

Supplies-
Paper: KaiserCraft & Pink Paislee
Brenda Walton Chipboard letters
Echo Park stickers
Red & white bakers twine
Dylusions stamps & Sprays
Little B mini washi tape
Heidi Swapp color shine

Challenges - Stuck On U Sketches

Simon Says Monday Challenge - finishing touch: stamping





9 comments:

  1. So glad you are loving class! I am loving this layout!!! Awesome job :)

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  2. What a gorgeous layout! Super cute!

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  3. nice layout - you did a great job on the stamping elements

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  4. Such a lovely layout! All the embellishments are so beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  5. This is lovely...you did an amazing job with the coloring!

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  6. I would never have thought to use that vintage-look Kaisercraft paper with such bright and bold embellishments, but it totally works, love how you've pulled this all together.

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  7. Hi great take on our sketch, perfect for the season. Love it. x Caroleanne from SOUS. x

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  8. I like it! It's a very cheerful project and the branch of holly is a wonder! Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Eli (SOUS)

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