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 - 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!

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


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

  2. What a gorgeous layout! Super cute!

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

  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. :)

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

  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.

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

  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)