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Monday, December 16, 2013

Frosted Designs Silver and Gold with Pink Paislee Noel!!!!

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 :-)


  1. Absolutely gorgeous layout! I really love….well, everything! So glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs!

  2. Hi brandi, what a fab LO!!! pretty beautiful, thank you for joining us at Frosted designs. Channa

  3. Nicely done, love the layers! Thank you for playing along with us over on the Frosted Designs Blog, Silver and Gold challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥