Sunday, December 30, 2012

December in Montana (post 2 of 2)

ETA: I won the "spotlight feature" at Once Upon a Sketch with this layout.

I was not kidding when I said that the December Once Upon a...Sketch challenge really inspired me this month.  I used it again for "Snow Play," the layout you see below.  I also loved the Berry 71 Bleu challenge this month, so I combined the two.

Supplies: white cardstock, burlap tag, & twine by Canvas Corp; textured blue paper by My Mind's Eye; assorted blue paper scraps by various manufacturers (Canvas Corp, FabScraps, Bo Bunny, Lily Bee, Echo Park, & Authentique); kraft notebook paper by Cachet; seam binding, cloud die cut, & circle die cuts by October Afternoon; pennant die cuts by Fancy Pants Design; large alphabet stickers by Creative Imaginations; small alphabet stickers & sticker sheet negatives by Authentique; stamps & chalk by Stampin' Up; ink by Hero Arts; white paint by Deco Art; light blue paint by Crayola; dark blue paint & white pen by Ranger; blue & black pens by Zig; white & blue curling ribbons by Berwick Offray; household stapler.

Above is the inspiration image from Berry 71 Bleu.  I loved the snow white, sky blue, and bark brown, and I incorporated those colors into my layout.

My journaling, which you see above, says: "Since Scott and his brother always got winter gear for Christmas, outdoor play was a MUST for December!"

~stamping on patterned paper that I had painted~

~lots of layers, including the negative portions of some mini alphabet sticker sheets~

~layering fussy-cut pieces over paint-splattered cardstock~

~enhancing some layers with brown chalk and white pen work~

The theme at Berry 71 Bleu this month is "White Christmas/White Winter," and creating the project on a base of white cardstock is required.  I decorated my white base with a collage/mosaic look.  I also used various paints and lots of layering.  I had fun adding detail after detail, as you can tell from the close-ups above.

I had a lot of fun making the snowman embellishment by "whitewashing" paper circles with watered-down acrylic paint.  After the paint dried, I assembled the snowman and drew his face and buttons with a black pen.  It just goes to show, you are never too old to enjoy snow play.  :)

Enjoy the last few moments of 2012, and have a happy 2013!  See you next year.  ;)



If I had to pick my fave page of yours for 2012, it would be this! Love the composition :)
Happy New Year, Denise!

Denise Price said...

Really? Thank you! Happy New Year to you, too, Anupama!

Marivic Clifton said...

Hi Denise,

Love the mosaic look of your page! The snowmen background looks amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at berry71bleu!

Evgenia Petzer said...

absolutely love the background! thank you so much for playing with us at OUAS!

Dani Cristina said...

Pages increasingly beautiful here!!
Wishes wonderful 2013 to you and your loved ones!

Lu - Babalu said...

Beautiful design! These colors were beautiful! Loved the montage background!
Kisses and a happy 2013!

Bente Fagerberg said...

What a creative approach to your background. Love all the little stamped squares and the wintery colours. Beautiful!

Patricia Roebuck said...

This is so awesome!! I LOVE the background. Gorgeous work! So glad to have met you this year. Here's to more creating in 2013!

EFI said...

Fabulous page with great techniques! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS! Happy New Year!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

You really are on a roll Denise! Love the effect of the mosaic background, my fave details are the cute stamped and fussy cut mittens and the snowman! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS!

Lynette said...

Wow...this is so artsy and pretty.

Wishing you and your loved one's much peace and joy for 2013.