Friday, December 17, 2010

Flurrious Fun ~ MCS December Big Sketch Submission

Here are Joseph and Grace sledding on the huge hill at the East Canton Driving Range the first winter we moved back to Ohio.  There wasn't much snow when we lived in North Carolina, so this was a real treat for them - back then. 

Here is the sketch for the
My Creative Scrapbook December challenge:

I had fun learning some new techniques to put this layout together. 

The Scrap-Friendzy - Scrap UR Stash Challenge #3 was to use plain white cardstock on a layout.  I used Distress Ink with Tim Holtz techniques to create the textured blue paper from good old white cardstock, and topped it with a background stamp and white ink to look like falling snow.  I then scalloped, distressed, and inked the edges, as well as machine stitched around the border.  I also used my trial scrap piece to cut the title letters on my Gazelle. It's great to use up those scraps!

Thanks Cheryl for choosing this layout as the Scrap-Friendzy Pick of the Day! 

To keep with the winter theme, I found a photo of winter berries covered in ice.  I sketched the berries onto red cardstock, inked in some details, covered them with glossy accents and microbeads.  I also used the sketch as a guide to sketch out the thorned stem to place the berries on.  I also used some of the berries right on my photos below the jute bows. 

The poinsettia flowers started out white.  To add dimension I brushed them with red and black chalk, inked the edges in a darker shade of red, then topped the brads with some burgundy Stickles.  The green on the leaves was too light, so I chalked them as well.

The "stitching" around the red square is actually hand drawn and accented with holes punched with a pin.  Here is a tutorial on the Bo Bunny site by the talented Romy, their December guest design team member.

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Blessings ~

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