Monday, 11 February 2013

Something Fuzzy - The Scrap Our Stash Challenge

Good Afternoon Everyone

I hope you have all had a great weekend and you are enjoying Monday too, even if it does mean back to work for many of you.

I have a quick share for you today.

Over at Scrap Our Stash this month the challenge is to use something fuzzy in a layout. These tiny fuzzy pompoms were leftover, and forgotten, after a Christmas cardmaking session with my two youngest grandchildren a few years ago ... yes, they've been in my stash that long! However, when I saw the challenge theme, I immediately remembered them and thought they would be perfect for this challenge.

I love these snowy photos but choosing papers that looked good with them was so difficult. First, I pulled out blue based papers but they just didn't look right. In fact, most colours didn't look right except the reds - an unusual choice for a winter scene but the page is going into a Christmas album so I decided to go with the red.

This is the sketch, designed by Karen, Karen's Papercraft Life, for members of UKPC, I used for the layout. The base is a smooth white cardstock, the corners stamped with flourishes and spritzed with red and gold shimmer mist. Instead of having a circular shaped photo, I decided to layer a cropped photo on top of a doily. The die-cut reindeer was embossed, first in a white coating and then a coat of crystal powder, given golden hoofs and nose and given a blue gem for it's eye. 

The embellishments consists of circles and a pennant cut from patterned paper, red die-cut flowers (a Christmas gift), clear gems and the red and white fuzzy balls. The pennant has 'winter wonderland' stamped on it.

Materias used:
Base - 12" x 12" sheet of white cardstock, Stampin' Up
Stamps - Dawn Bibby Delicate Scrolls, American Crafts Christmas Date Stamp
Shimmer Mists - Cosmic Mist Lava Red & Rich Gold
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark 
Embossing powders - white, crystal and gold  
Papers - Docrafts Papermania, Happy Days Collection & Noel Collection, My Mind's Eye, Love Me Do Blooming Love
Alphas - Docrafts Forever Friends Cosy Christmas, Glitz Teeny Alpha Pearl, Doodlebug Design Simply Sweet Blue Jean
Embellishments - white paper doily (large), die-cut deer and flowers, clear and blue gems, fuzzy balls

More often than not, I'm not too pleased with my scrap pages, but I am happy with this one. I've still to add the journaling but I'll do that before I find a home for it in the album.

Today, I completed another page that I've been working on for days - it's been a struggle thinking up the title! It's quite different from the one above and all I have to do now is photograph it and then I'll be able to post it.

Take care all and happy crafting,


Marie-Louise said...

Elizabeth this is marvellous. I love the red.

May said...

Beautiful layout Elizabeth.. Love the pom-poms & the splash of reds are perfect... I hope wee Bonnie is well... Hugs May x x x

Sandra H said...

Elizabeth this is so effective and beautiful x

Alison Scott said...

Beautiful layout. I love the reindeer.
The white space is great. I always find they look bare when I try them, but this one has plenty interest to draw you in.

Craftychris said...

ooh this is a stunning page! I love the reindeer and the whole layout is just fabulous! xx