After a full on day looking after my Grand-daughter I was relieved when my dear hubby and son decided to go to the pub giving me time to play in my craft room today! lol
So.. first I looked at the Pixels and Paper blog as a friend of mine is Guest Designer this month.. check out her wonderful layout (after you've finished visiting me of course!) lol. She has chosen a lovely group of pictures to highlight her 'winter themed layout' which is their challenge this month.
Co-incidentally. over at Whitewith1 blog they chose a beautiful blue called 'Island Paradise' .. which of course can be interpreted as an 'icy' blue too. ..so I decided to combine the two challenges.. which resulted in this layout here.
I used lots of texture paste, Adirondack ink and glitter to create this sparkly, icy layout. I painted and inked the chipboard and layered all of the pieces onto white shiny fabric scraps. I also inked and a diamond die cut, snowflakes and chipboard pieces too. Finally I did the same with the directional arrow which I have used to point out the die cut deer.. which is discreetly to the edge on the left. The reason I chose a deer to put there is because that is what my dogs were looking at in the photo. My husband took the photo and they were looking directly at him, then all of a sudden, out of the woods, ran a deer..so he managed to get this shot just before they bolted off after the deer! I love this photo and the story behind of it just had to be told too so as I didn't want to journal on the front, so as I sometimes do.. I journalled on the back instead.
Secondly, the next layout I did was based on this sketch on Sues blog.. Me and Mine
From this I made this layout here..using my birthday photos from this year along with a picture of the dessert which fitted in with a challenge over on UK Scrappers weekly challenge last week.
That's all I have time for tonight as I have to go and collect my 'boys' from the pub.. so I'm off now. Thanks for stopping by and do remember to pop back soon!
Beautiful LOs Elaine. Both are such different colour choices but they are both fabulous.ReplyDelete
I love your winter LO with the texture background and the blue. Thanks for playing in with us this month at Pixels and Paper.ReplyDelete
Ooooh Elaine your 'White with One' LO is amazing!ReplyDelete
Love the rich colours of your page using my sketch, too. Thank you for joining in.
Sue @ Me&Mine x
Fabulous! I love the icy bling of the winter layout :)ReplyDelete
Both lovely but I just love the blue one :)ReplyDelete
One gorgeous page - I just love all your little details in your background. Many thanks for playing along with us on Pixels and Paper.ReplyDelete
Such a gorgeous layout with beautiful details! Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)ReplyDelete
Love your layout its gorgeous. Thanks for joining in with us at WW1. :-)ReplyDelete
Two lovely layouts - interesting to read your interpretation. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Loving your winter-themed layout, with all that yummy texture worked into it. Fabulous! Thanks for playing with Pixels and Paper this month!ReplyDelete
PS I love your take on the sketch challenge too! :)
You are most definitely on a scrapping roll this month. That first one really captures the cold.ReplyDelete
I love your textured background, the colours,paste and glitter certrainly work well for your wintery photo.The embellishments fit so well. Thank you for joining in at Pixels and Paper. Cheers, DiReplyDelete
loving your winter page with all the fabulous textures and that terrific photo....thanks so much for playing along with us at Pixels and Paper!ReplyDelete
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love all the textures in this layout. Thanks for joining us at WW1ReplyDelete