Monday, January 01, 2018

Snow Day | Stuck?! Sketches

Hi there!

Happy New Year and new sketch day for Stuck?! Sketches!   I am so happy you visited today!

Here is the latest sketch,:

I love it, but it stumped me.  Hmm, what do you make of that? Seeing as I created it and all! But then I had an idea.  To turn diamonds into snowflakes!

Then I ran with it, I had so much fun creating this page!

I started by die cutting two different sized snowflakes into the upper portion of my white cardstock background.  The larger snowflakes are from the Silhouette store and the smaller die cut snowflakes I created.

I also used a pencil in my Silhouette to draw the smallest snowflakes (another one of my designs) onto my background.  I wanted to add some fun stitching with metallic silver thread.

I love the way they look and it's a good thing , too, as they took me two days to sew and on more than one occasion I questioned my sanity.   I mean really, I am visually impaired.... holding the needle and a magnifying glass and the paper, ugh!

Anyway, I am no quitter! I even took it one step further and added the little asterisk style snowflakes.

Then I took a scrap piece of cardstock and used a bunch of ink pads and the packaging technique to add some gorgeous colour to the paper.  I LOVE the way this tuned out!! 

Once it dried I adhered it to the back of my layout and added some machine stitching with the same silver thread.

And then I got to create my beloved embellishment clusters! So fun!

I played with some old Simple Stories goodies and was so happy to bust up some of my Winter stash.

I added some splatters of metallic silver mist, and drops of Ranger Enamel Accents for even more of a Wintery look!

I have a process video for this layout, you should watch it!  Here or on my You-Tube channel, which ever you prefer!

We have two amazing sponsors offering prizes for this challenge!

Supply List: Simple Stories Patterned paper, stickers and die cuts; Simple Stories and Carta Bella enamel dots; Cuts2Luv flair; misc. silver thread; Ranger Enamel Accents; Smooch Spritz in Ice Rink; IKEA clip; American Crafts cardstock; Ranger Distress Oxide Inks (iced spruce and cracked pistachio); Ranger Distress Inks (crushed olive, tumbled glass and peacock feathers).

Thanks so much for visiting today!

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