Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sparkle & Shine

Hi Friends! Since old man winter is here I decided to do a winter layout! I used this awesome photo of my son Nick & his sweet wife Stephanie! The photo was part of a Happy 2010 photo greeting card they mailed to friends & family! Stephanie is a photographer so the quality of photo was a joy to work with compared to photos taken by me!! I knew when I seen the photo that I was going to use the Swirlydoo's Jan 2010 "Winter Wonderland" kit that features BoBunny Snowy Serenade papers. They are BEEEEEAUTIFUL papers!!!

I cut a large circle from the Snowy Serenade papers & inked the edges with Distress Broken China & Black Soot ink. I adhered it to background paper also inked along the edges . The background paper was then backed with black card stock for contrast.
I painted the raw chip flourishes with white craft paint, making sure to get the edges! ( The flourishes are from Rusty Pickle.... the company has recently closed its doors-so sorry to see them go). I attached the flourishes with Tombow mono glue.... they are never coming off!!
I doubled matted the photo after I inked the photo's edges. (again with the Broken China & Black Soot) The snowflakes under the photo lace paper is from Little Yellow Bicycle. It is a 12x12 sheet that I cut & slipped under the photo.
The lettering is also from the kit included BoBunny Snowy Serenade combo sticker sheet. I was not happy with the color, so I inked them with Ranger Stream alcohol ink & added a small amount of Distress Broken China Stickles.
I needed something for the lower empty corner, so I pulled out a raw chip Melissa Francis bird & covered it using cover raw chip method, inked edges, added a wing using a petal shape chip, & a gem for the eye. I set him atop a small end of flourish... now my corner is not so empty!!!

Well everyone knows I love flowers & a winter layout can have them too!! Only they are SnowFlowers!! I have 2 layers that are flowers dies.. the rest in Sizzix Sizzlets snowflake dies. The edges are inked & a top layer from a Prima flower was adhered as the center.
I scattered a few snowflake sequence throughout the layout & added some gems to the flourish!
This was a fun layout to do!! I love love love the papers & so happy to have the perfect photo for them!!
Thanks so much for taking a peek & taking the time to make a comment!! You guys are the best!!!


EileenMV said...

Love your layout - absolutely beautiful! The paper is very pretty & I love your flower & snowflakes too!

April said...

WOW Lynn, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!! The color is amazing and each little touch is just perfect. :)
- April

Nanne said...

Oh this is breathtaking.. I love your choice of papers, you are so right about them being beautiful..
I love your layouts, they are all so elegant..

Kris said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors, and your details are fantastic!

sue said...

oooo lynn its beautiful bo bunny papers are lovely to work with and your finishing touches are great thanks for sharing x sue x

Lynette said...

My favorite color! I love it! The little birdie is my absolute favorite.

Jocelyn said...

Lynn this LO is PERFECT!!! That's it...I am sending you my pics!!!!!
I just love every single detail and the snowflakes and birdie are adorable!!!

I too am in my second Blizzard!!!! God Help Us.....we can not take much more!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day!!! :-)

Maggi said...

Absolutely stunning! I love your snowflakey flower! :D

Diana said...

Beautiful, beautiful...i love the idea of using snowflakes in flower clumps....thanks for that idea...I'm using it. I love your work: so inspirational.

Meg Giroux said...

This is so beautiful Lynn! I love how the snowflakes just "Sparkle"...

Tina said...

WOW - this absolutely beautiful. Great job,

Linda said...

Your pages are beautiful! And a great blog, too.

Lynn said...

This is lvoely Lynn, it really sparkles!


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