Thursday, July 28, 2016

Winter Wonders Layout

Not sure why I'm on a Christmas kick when I look forward to summer during our awful winters. I think all the challenges lately have worked well with Christmas and I haven't used those kits for a long time so it's like new again! Here is a picture of my daughter at three weeks old and my sister-in-law. I just love when pictures turn out perfectly like this one.

I really wanted to try the challenge at Pinkfresh Studios this month. It is a recipe challenge and I haven't done a lot of those. I'm so glad I did because I never would've thought to combine some of these elements and I like how this turned out. Here is the recipe from their site:

You will have to create a layout/card/any kind of project with these elements...
1. Only 2 patterned papers  (I used the background and it's B side plus one more paper).
(you can use the double-sided ones, that makes 4 pattern already)
2. Puffy Stickers (the deer and one tree are stickers as well as the ones on the picture)
3. Stamps (snowflakes, date and title before embossing).
4. Mist/Watercolor (mist)
5. Black & White photo.

I used this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy because I figured I could get away with using only 2 patterned papers with this!

I'm also joining the Paper Issues: Gleam Catchers challenge as this is one sparkly layout!

There is an Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp and I actually used stamps on a layout!
Pinkfresh Studios: Christmas Wishes (paper and puffy stickers)
Gold paper - Fancy Pants: Life Is Beautiful
Mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine: Tea
Black Embossing Powder - Close To My Heart
Snowflake Stamp, Title Stamp & Date Stamp - the stash
Ribbon, Gold Thread, Sequins and Glitter Glue - Dollarama
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Fantastic take on the sketch, Carolyn - love your choice of papers, and the bits of gold! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Thank you for joining us at LGS, love your take on the sketch!

  3. Carolyn--what a gorgeous interpretation of this sketch! Thanks for joining us at LGS!

  4. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for joining in at Let’s Get Sketchy.