I'm back with more details about my Westville Lake layout using the gorgeous ScrapThat! January Kit.
Before I get to those details, I would like to ask for prayer for my husband's dear friend and our associate pastor. He was out in Iowa to see his mother who had a stroke. A week ago, he was broadsided resulting in massive internal injuries and a broken pelvis. He is expected to make a slow but full recovery. He is still having issues with his heart rate going too high at times. Thanks for praying for Ralph and his wife Chris.
My parents live on a small lake nearby in Northeast Ohio. This shot was taken from their home overlooking Westville Lake. I'd say this is more than a gaggle of geese.
Main Kit, EAO, FAO Kits
Tips and Techniques:
Window ~ As soon as I saw the Lodge paper in the Powder Mountain collection, I knew I wanted to create a window and this gorgeous photo overlooking the lake and geese was the perfect photo to use for this technique. I created a cut file on my Gazelle to cut the window from chipboard, but you could also cut it with a craft knife. I inked the window brown then covered with Distress Rock Candy Crackle paint. Once dry and crackled, I used the white Prima inker in the kit to lightly rub over the window frame to highlight the cracks.
Snow ~ the light "flakes" of snow was simply a light misting using the calico white mist by Mister Huey.
Icicles ~ I dripped white gesso mixed with pouring medium where I would be placing the window. While wet, I sprinkled super fine iridescent glitter for a snowy, icy effect.
Kit flowers ~ Isn't this large focal flower combined with the Prima vine just gorgeous?
Stitching ~ I machine stitched around the border of the page, then used my Donna Salazar Distrezz-It-All to rough up the edges.
Layered Snowflakes ~ I love the combination of kraft and white, so I cut the back of the corrugated mat out behind the photo on another page and used the scrap to die cut these lovely flakes, then edged with the white ink. I topped it with one of my crocheted Snowflakes and Bitty Blossoms flowers. The lovely pears are in the EAO Kit.
And here is a side view so you can see the dimension:
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~