Happy Monday my crafty friends!!! I just thought I'd pop in to share a layout I made recently for the Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge!!!
The challenge this time around is to use BOTH Silver and Gold on your project. I have to admit... This was a challenge for me as I usually don't combine the two colors so I had to find my "happy medium" :-)
"Play At Christmas" with Pink Paislee "Noel" Paper Pad
I started by using the following sketch by Brenshevia (it was originally for the LGS "Cover Girl submission but I ran out of time!!!). Here's a look:
And here is my completed layout:
I LOVE the Pink Paislee "Noel" paper pad!!! It's just so pretty!!!!
I wanted to make a background die-cut so I used my Cricut Expression 2 and the Ornamental Iron 2 Cartridge. I also used various punches for detail around the page. I distressed all the edges then inked them using "Tea Dye" Distress Ink. I followed the sketch very well.... SHOCKING!!!! Hahahaha!!!!
The quote was cut from a DCWV Vellum Quote Stack and matted with coordinating paper. I added a Martha Stewart adhesive border and various other embellies. The glittered ornaments were fussy cut from pattern paper and hung below the Recollections Trim! I dry embossed some chipboard through my Sizzix Grand Calibur and coated it with Silver Liquid Leaf. I also used mod-podge and coordinating paper to make the chipboard snowflake... finishing it by adding a Silver outline with a Sharpie marker.
For my Gold, I took Heidi Swapp Chipboard Stars and added a layer of "Gold Brilliance Ink" to the top, wiping them off afterwards so that the underlying pattern would show through :-)
Here are some close-ups:
This is chipboard that was dry embossed with the "Polka Dots" folder and then coated with Silver "Liquid Leaf". I also made the snowflake by mod-podging coordinating paper over a chipboard snowflake, the outlining it with a Silver Sharpie Marker!!!
The Heidi Swapp chipboard stars were coated with a layer of "Gold Brilliance Ink" then wiped dry so the underlying pattern would show through :-) Perfect combination of Gold and Silver :-)
Well gang... Thanks soooo much for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)