Monday, January 11, 2010
Snowy Creativity with BoBunny
Have you visited the BoBunny blog today? If not, be sure to hop on over because the designers have really gone all out to share some ideas of the snowy, wintry kind.
I did a little snowy themed scrapping as well, using BoBunny's Tis the Season line. Guess what? It's a two pager! I keep these pretty simple as creating a 2 pager for me, in itself, is a challenge. The matted photo collages were created digitally. Doing this I could vignette, or feather, my green mat border into the photos, which I think adds to the look of winter. Also, I received my Shimmerz this weekend, after a LONG backorder! Finally, I get to play - this is my first project. I only wish I had ordered more colors - Shimmerz are quickly addicting!
No more excuses. Once Santa brought the family a new, adult sized, sled - I had no more reason to stay behind the camera. It was great to go sledding again after all these years! Kyle was happy to take pictures, and when he was asked to give a push, his dad took over behind the camera. We had a blast, and I learned that as much as you try to steer those things, they pretty much have a mind of their own. (LOL)
I coated the BoBunny Chunky Alpha chip with Shimmerz Blingz topped with Sparkle Mod Podge. Throughout this layout you will see "smears" and strokes of the Shimmerz Blingz on the patterned paper, as well as Sparkle Mod Podge. Snowflake scraps from the border punch were added to the letters as well, secured and blinged with Sparkle Mod Podge. I dabbed some sparkle on the bracket shaped cardstock sticker as well.
A pretty layered embellishment. The chipboard snowflake by Magistical Memories was already in my stash painted white. Often when I am painting a snowflake for a project, it's pretty much a given I will need more for future projects. So I paint several at a time and set the spares aside. It's a great time saver. I blinged the chipboard with Shimmerz Blingz and went over that with Sparkle Mod Podge because I like LOTS of shine! I did an easy trim around a snowflake from the patterned paper, did the podge thing, layered and topped with a BoB gem.
Used my CTMH circle cutters to cut these snowflake designs out of BoBunny paper, then used a Fiskars squeeze punch to punch larger circles out of red dot PP. Stress the edges, bling with Mod Podge, layer with foam adhesive and you have a lollipop style snowflake!
So hey, I encourage you - if you are like me and tend to always be behind the camera - get out in front of it and let your family take a few shots. Afterall, we owe it to them! (LOL)