One of the challenges was to create an 8 1/2 x 11 layout using gold letters, a stencil, and mixed media. This was a bit of a challenge since I'm a 12 x 12 scrapbooker! But it was definitely fun, and I love how it turned out. I started off using a sketch from the October Sketchy Challenge on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine website and adapted it to fit my page. Using an off white background I stenciled white snowflakes using a Dina Wakley stencil and white Ranger texture paste in three different clusters on my page and then splattered some pretty Christmas coloured mists on my page using Tattered Angels Mists in Sage and Wild Currant along with some Tim Holtz Mica Mist. I also used the Glimmer Mists to colour in the seam binding ribbon on my journaling tag.
I used the gumdrop stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps Gingerbread House clear stamp set on some white cardstock that I had misted with the Glimmer Mists, as well as a couple sentiments - one stamped directly onto my photo. The diecuts are from the Winter Frolic Cricut cartridge, which was a free cut of the week. I created three distinct clustered areas on my layout with the stenciled areas, diecuts, stamps and sequins to create a visual triangle around my photos.
For the gold lettering element, I used Emerald Creek Charred Gold embossing powder on my diecut letters. This embossing powder is fantastic! I love the gold with pops of black in it. I was so excited to recently pick up this embossing powder, Gold Confetti SpiegelMom Scraps sequins and amazing Holiday Style patterned papers from the new Canadian Wild Whisper Shop, and to use all these wonderful goodies on my layout! I had lots of fun using these pretty papers on my diecut images and fussy cutting out the pretty stars from one of the papers. I even added a bit of sugary Stickles to my letters for some extra detail.
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Thanks so much for stopping by today! As December approaches we're looking forward to doing lots of Christmas activities and enjoying a happy Holiday season once again. I hope you had a wonderful weekend and have a creative and joyful week ahead!
Emerald Creek Dares - AG (You can get 10% off your order at the Emerald Creek Store just by entering!)
Lasting Memories December Challenge - Glitter and Glam
DL Art - Nov Linky Challenge
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Nov Link Up
CHNC - #309 Use a Sentiment - Christmas themed
CHNC Challenge Extra - Nov Link Up AG Christmas
Sunny Day Crafting - AG
Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday
PDE Linky Party - Anything But A Card
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Christmas To Die For (diecut & Christmas)
SSS Monday Challenge - Trio Tastic (3 clustered areas of embellishments)
DCD - AGCreative Scrapbooker Magazine - October 2016 Sketch