Monday, January 28, 2013

Frozen Heather--Icy

Frozen Heather is a color combination posted as a challenge on Color Me Scrappy! I think they are great colors to use on any of your "icy" layouts! I was recently in Sioux Falls, SD for work, and I visited the Falls Park and snapped some photos of the falls frozen over. This picture looks as icy as it felt! It was in the -20 degree range with the wind factor for most of the week. Luckily, this Las Vegas girl won't need to go back there until the spring! I don't think I will complain about the 30's as our winter lows for a while.

Here's my result:

If you look to the right side of the layout, you will see a light blue spray mist/masking pattern. I used a laser cut paper from Studio Calico as a mask. I love the subtle icy hue. The paper is orange, a color that I rarely use on layouts, so I'm glad I found a great use for it!

I didn't take a close up of the "C" in the title, but I thought it was funny. The printed map on the letter shows "Dakota"!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Resort Pictures

The grounds of some of the resorts where we vacation are just absolutely gorgeous! I have a hard time scrapbooking them though. I think I found a solution! Keep it simple! I did this basic layout with a little bit of embellishing for fun. The color scheme was prompted by Color Me Scrappy--seashell colors!

Thanks for looking! I really like this patterned paper by Hot Off the Press. The background is a map, perfect for vacations!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Covering Chipboard

This week's challenge on Creative Scrappers has a sketch with three stars and a large circle element. I had a baseball themed kit from Best Creations including bare chipboard stars. It was the perfect opportunity to cover the stars with patterned paper! On my layout for this challenge, I used 6 papers from the same kit! Really surprised myself, but they are so coordinated, it was easy!

 Here's a close-up of the bare chipboard covered, sanded, and inked:

Here's my super easy sticker title and journaling written on chipboard element:

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll try covering bare chipboard with paper, too!