I can't believe it's almost December. How is that even possible? It's been a relaxing long weekend full of craftiness and some baking mishaps. I'm definitely better at the former than the latter. Today I'm excited to share my latest layout for Creative Scrappers. I used my favorite photo of our little family, the only professional photo taken of the two of us with our two pups.
This was inspired by Creative Scrappers Sketch 283. Head over to the blog for the reveal, as I think it's my favorite to date. To win the December prize from 17Turtles create a layout and enter the challenges using the inlinkz widget at the end of the reveals for Sketches 283 or 284. The deadline to submit your layout is December 31st at Midnight EST. Also, go visit 17Turtles -- Facebook / Shop / Blog for some fantastic cut files!
A few years ago I took a quilting class and was hooked. I wanted to adapt this sketch to look like a quilt. I cut and pieced strips of Amy Tangerine papers before sewing on top of them and zig zagging around the edges. Seeing as if the background papers were very busy, I limited (for me!) my use of embellishments. I added some randoms from my stash, which included a pink doily, some Heidi Swapp die cuts, and Amy Tangerine thickers.
I'm going cut happy with my new Cameo! I made this layout using the pie heart cut files from The Cut Shoppe. I love that I can cut the file and then back it to show off the assortment of different papers. While I love subtle and light-colored layouts, I am usually drawn to create with more vivid colors and bold pattens. Case in point.
I used this sketch from Paper Issues Sketch Saturday. I followed it pretty closely. I started with gesso, modeling paste, and watercolor. The usual suspects in my layouts. The larger papers are from Amy Tangerine, while the heart is backed with papers from Heidi Swapp. I think they coordinated well. I used foam dots to raise the photo and journaling. For me, this isn't a lot of embellishments, because the page was already pretty busy. There are alphas and heart stickers from Heidi Swapp. Lastly, I added drops of color shine, black ink, stitching, and thread.
Here's the closeups...