Monday, January 4, 2010

The Beauty of BoB's Winter Serenade

I'll be honest, when I began this layout, using only one sheet of patterned paper, BoBunny's Winter Serenade, I thought, "this layout is going to be boring." But I started playing with my punches and art mediums, and when all is said and done, I am loving how this layout of our first snowfall of this winter turned out.

The detail image below offers a couple of ideas.

1. Note the stamped stitching around the focal point photo. I positioned my photo, and used a pencil to lightly indicate the photo edge. I then selected a border stitch image and stamped the design along the edge of the pencil marks. This positioned the stamped image relatively close to the photo edges.

2. Fiskars corner/border punch with the snowflake design was used on the photo corner. Punched holes were filled with a variety of pearl and gem stickers, and one BoB iCandy Brad.

3. The acrylic alphabet letters were misted with Creme de Rouge Glimmer Mist, which dries as a purplish color in the same tone as the swirls in the paper design. I misted the letters and allowed to dry overnight, as I wanted the large drop look for something different. The letters were adhered to the page with Sparkle Mod Podge, which adds bling in addition to securing the letters to the page.

4. Utilize the little inside parts of the snowflake stickers to create mini snowflakes (as seen above and below). Use the tip of a craft knife or paper piercer to simplify the process of getting the little pieces into place. Coat stickers with Sparkle Mod Podge before removing from sticker sheet if additional bling is desired.

A Magistical Memories Wrought Iron scroll shape was used to create movement to the page - it makes me feel like the snow flakes are swirling. The acrylic piece was misted with Silver Glimer Mist and once dry, I coated the backside with Sparkle Mod Podge, which added sparkle in addition to adhering the shape to my page. BTW - Magistical is having a DT call, check it out here!

I was all over the Sparkle Mod Podge in this project. I even coated the ruffled, stitched chocolate ribbon with the sparkle medium, not that you can see it amongst the layered snowflakes. (LOL) I love the touch of warmth snowflakes punched from Double Dot Decaf cardstock adds to this layout. Of course I glittered them up, but not before using a grape petal point Colorbox ink pad to lightly ink the edges.

Recently I finished a project using BoBunny's clear buttons on circle cardstock stickers - the stickers match the button circumfrence perfectly, which I am sure is planned on the part of BoBunny. For this word sticker, however, I did not want button holes to hinder reading the word, and discovered a Tim Holtz Fragment worked really well - with just a bit of trusty KI Gloo.

I love the looks of this bracket shaped cardstock quote sticker. Using Concerto paper, I cut around the sticker to create a mat that is already pre-glittered. Love that! I also utilized little snowflakes from the border punch scraps and added on as accents.

Supplies Used:
BoBunny Winter Serenade: Snowy Serenade and Concerto PP, Snowy Days Cardstock Stickers, Combo Sticker, iCandy Brads, Winter Lace Stamp
BoBunny Chunky Chip Alpha – clear acrylic
Stamp & Store distress Me Out acrylic stamps (stitched border around photo)
Double Dot 3/8” Chocolate Ribbon
Double Dot Cardstock in Decaf
Magistical Memories acrylic scroll
Sparkle Mod Podge by Plaid
Pearl Stickers and gems- Kaiser Crafts
Pearlized brads: Lasting Impressions
Ice Flowers – Heidi Swapp for Advantus
Acrylic Circle: Fragments by Tim Holtz Idea-ology for Advantus
Ink: StazOn Timber Brown and Brilliance Moonlit White by Tsukineko, and Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink – grape
White Opaque embossing powder by Stampendous
Glimmer Mist by Tattering Angels in Crème de Rouge and Silver

BoBunny's Winter Serenade is one of the prettiest winter collections I have ever seen - seeing it on your monitor cannot compare to seeing it in person. I hope you get a chance to!


Mod Podge Amy said...

Love it! Beautiful layout!

Elisabeth said...

Thank you for giving all the details. They are the best tutorial. I always wonder what people do to make their layouts look so lush and great. By indicating all the steps you took this is a big help! Thank you