Friday, January 8, 2010

Relive the Magic With BoB Tis the Season!

It's time for the January BoBunny sketch challenge! Do you have one Christmas photo in particular that you are super fond of? Use this sketch as inspiration and let's see what you come up with!

Be sure to share your layout, using BoBunny products (does not have to be the latest) and link your layout posting to the BoBunny blog - Julia will be drawing a name to win a fab prize of BoBunny product!

Grab your BoBunny Chiffon chunky chipboard letters and mist them with a shimmer spray! For this effect I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in turquoise blue. Mist lightly and allow that cream color to show through for a delightful mottled effect! I also could not resist dabbing my finger in the sparkle Mod Podge jar and dabbing some on here and there.

Not sure what to do with clear buttons? There are so many ways to dress them up - some ideas include: coating with glitter glue, use a circle punch to place patterned paper beneath, use a Sakura Souffle pen to make polka dots (super cute!), OR use BoBunny cardstock stickers underneath, as I did here!

I am sure it is no accident that there are often times circle cardstock stickers in the BoBunny collections that match the size of their clear buttons. I prefer to use KI Gloo to adhere the button on top of the sticker. Just a little dab is all that is needed - it is made for acrylic embellishments and dries clear.

In the cluster close up you might notice some other details...the BoB star bling is adhered with foam adhesive, which raises it above the button so it can overlap on the layout. The hint of sparkle you see on the ornaments in the cut out shape design is sparkle Mod Podge, which was painted not only on the ornaments, but was also used on the entire turquoise border of this layout. Once I have a jar of sparkle Mod Podge open I find it hard to hold back... it was also used on the Xmas tree rub-on, the ornament rub-on (both cut out and added to the layout with dimensional adhesive), and on the red chipboard scrolls.

BoBunny's three dimensional stickers provide an easy, yet beautiful embellishment. Even in this close up photo the sticker appears to be made of dimensional product. For this particular layout, the sticker cover a plastic stool in the corner of the photo. When your photos have distracting elements in them - consider a cardstock sticker as a cover up. Lift it off the page with foam dimensional adhesive to add interest.

Do you have any of BoBunny's "Stamp & Store" acrylic stamp sets? No? Well, if you had to choose only one (although that is SO hard to do!) - I am finding the "Write On!" set to be very versatile. I love the journaling lines - longer than many available, and if you are familiar with my style, you know I usually have a story to tell. The set has circles, swirls and a little paint splattered grunge - because the shapes are individual, you can pick and choose which you want to use. "Write On!" is a must have!

Product listing for this layout:
BoBunny Tis the Season papers: Chorus Die Cut, Stripe (turqouise), Yuletide, Cut Outs, Combo Stickers
BoBunny Holiday Dream Rub-on
BoBunny Tis the Season Buttons & Bling
BoBunny Stamp & Store "Write On!" (stamped journaling lines)
BoBunny Double Dot ribbon in Clover
BoBunny Chunky Chips alpha in Chiffon
BoBunny Chunky CB Swirls and Brackets in Wildberry

Scrapworks Alpha Rub-ons
Heidi Grace for Fiskars Rub-ons (believe)
Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink
Staz-on cactus green ink by Tsukineko
Sparkle Mod Podge by Plaid
Misc. gem stickers by Kaiser Crafts, Making Memories, and from Abby's stash (tree ornaments)
Zig Memory Writer pen in brown

When BoBunny's "Tis The Season" collection first arrived at our house I immediately thought of the old photo used in this layout. The papers, stickers and embellishments were the perfect choice to scrap this precious memory of Kyle crawling under the tree. This was the first of 10 yrs. where Kyle would sleep "under the tree" on Christmas night. It was his very own tradition and one I cherished. Sadly, kids grow up. Now 12, Kyle received an electric mattress pad this past Christmas. He immediately became accustomed to sleeping in warmth and comfort, and the thought of sleeping in our living room, on a cold air bed, next to the tree - seemed to lack all its charm of previous years. I am sure he has no idea how bummed I am that his tradition has ended. I guess this is one reason we preserve these memories forever through scrapbooking, because even the most cherished memories can be forgotten over time. Don't forget - not all memories need 3, 6 or a dozen photos to tell the story. One photo, papers and embellishments that help tell the story, and the all important journaling - if only a few lines, can say a thousand words. Don't forget to scrap a story based on the sketch above, and share it with a link at BoBunny, or send directly to Julia via e-mail. Happy creating!

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