It's a new month, so that means a new challenge is up at 1~2~3 Get Scrappy!! Wait til you see the Board!!
I had a hard time picking a row, this month. Not because they were difficult, it's just that I couldn't decide which one I wanted to go with! LOL I finally settled on the last vertical row: Holiday Theme, Masculine and Kraft Colored Background.
I am still debating on whether this is masculine enough, as I did add more flowers and lace, than originally intended. Actually, I wasn't planning on adding any flowers or lace....but things changed direction somewhere!
While searching through my stencils trying to find one with snowflakes, I realized that I don't have one! So I decided to make my own. It would have been easier to use my Cameo, but I was in a hurry. So I took out some plastic packaging, and diecut it with Spellbinders Create-A-Flake Three. The homemade stencil was used with gesso to create the plain snowflakes. The upside to going this way, was that I now also had the positive plastic snowflakes, which I colored with Ranger Alcohol Ink in blue tones. The next step was to add more snowflakes with an older BoBunny snowflake stamp and Tsukineko Brilliance in Moonlight White.
Sorry the pics are blurry....between the plastic packaging snowflakes and the bling, I kept getting unwanted reflections. Unfortunately these are as good as it gets. I wanted to add something to the centers of those stencilled snowflakes, and probably tried every jewel, pearl, brad, etc, from my stash, before deciding on the We R Memory Keepers Large Eyelets in white. I backed them with scraps of paper, so you wouldn't see through the holes. The large blue and white leaf is a piece of scrap paper, diecut with a Prima Leaf Die.
The trees....probably my favorite part of this layout! Simple, staggered, distressed on the edges and all made from scraps! I highlighted only one, using Tim Holtz belt buckles ......I think that's what they're called.
Going through my stash looking for any flower that would fit, was the next step. And I did find a few......a Jolee's Boutique Flower (large ivory), older Heidi Swapp felt flowers (brown), Maya Road embroidered flowers, which I took apart, and Recollections (small blue and grungy ivory). And then I found a crochet flower that fit perfectly.
A few more embellies were added, including a Maya Road bingo piece as my title, more Tim Holtz Ideaology pieces, Prima Junkyard Findings and Recollections bling. A bit of stamping in the corners with Prima Stitches Stamp and StazOn Ink in Timber Brown as well as Ranger Archival in Coffee. The edges were finished with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.
I hope you enjoyed my layout....let me know if you think it's too girly! Now head on over to the 1~2~3 Get Scrappy Blog, and check out all of the DT projects. And do play with us, with this awesome challenge!