PDCC111 - Cindy Coutts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Welcome to The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #111!
Without further ado, let's just get right to my take.
I started this layout by adhering my patterned papers and pics down the center of the aqua, snowflake, glitter, paper, base page, leaving only a small space between each connection; tucking a scalloped, flourish, journaling card, to which I added a kiss of glitter, under the top right picture and the patterned paper just below it; and machine stitching, with black-threaded, straight stitches, around each of the patterned papers' edges.
The "WHITE christmas" title was created from big, white alphas, layered under small, black, foam Thickers...
and flanked with Cricut-cut, from Whisper White cardstock, snowflakes, dressed up with a touch of glitter.
I then layered an aqua, "issue no." die cut below a black, framed, journaling card, upon which I wrote, What a surprise to wake up to this amazing winter wonderland.  No more dreaming for Ezekiel.  12.25.09.  I also dressed the journaling card up with a length of Caribbean Twine, wrapped around its left half three times; tied in a bow, after lacing a length of black, embroidery floss through the knot; and topped with a clear gemstone.
The ends of the embroidery floss were then embellished with stamped, in Pool Party ink, on Whisper White cardstock, and hand cut mittens.  A "happy memories" die cut, adhered with foam tape, completes the look.
Further inspiration for this layout came from Scrap It With a Song's "Dreaming of a White Christmas" by Bing Crosby Challenge.

Now, it's your turn!  You have until the close of the day EST, next Tuesday, December 20, 2011, to link up your takes over at the challenge link above.  Please also use that link to see what the rest of the girls have created with this gorgeous, aqua, color splash, as well as to find out what you're playing for this week from our fabulous sponsor Cindy Coutts.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a fantastic day!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Winter Wishes (Wplus9) Paper: Whisper White (SU); aqua snowflake (K&Company); black chain-link, polka dot, & damask (Jenni Bowlin); black gingham (Pink Paislee) Ink: Pool Party & Basic Black (SU) Other: black thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); Winter Lace Cricut cartridge & Cricut (Provo Craft); Dazzling Diamonds, "issue no." die cut, & clear gemstone (SU); white alphas & black foam Thickers (American Crafts); black embroidery floss (DMC); Caribbean Twine (The Twinery); "happy memories" die cut (October Afternoon); black framed journaling card (Jenni Bowlin); scalloped flourish journaling card (Fancy Pants); foam tape (Scotch)

14 comments:

Lynn said...

Ahh..this ranks as one of my favorite layouts of yours..love the touch of color and it is perfect for the adorable snow pics Jinny!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh I am IN LOVE with this color combo and TOTALLY IN LOVE with your lo!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, the design and loving the snowflakes! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOOOOOOOOOW! Again--another stunning LO! LOVE that paper and how it matches perfectly to the splash teal! LOVE that title with WHITE under CHRISTMAS!! LOVE your stitching and design--I really need to take lessons NOW!!!!!!!!! LOVE:)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gorgeous! Lots of frosty goodness on this layout, and I love all your details: the little mittens, glitter, beautiful papers.

lynn said...

oh, my, this page is SO fabulous! beautiful job with the color combo--which i love:)

Lisa said...

He looks like he's having THE BEST TIME!!! Very pretty LO Jinny,love everything about it!

Cyndie said...

Wow, what an awesome layout! These colors are perfect for a winter-themed page, and yours is so beautiful. Love all the details!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous layout! so wintry and pretty.

Donna Bowman said...

This is a great layout Jinny!! Love how you did the background and all you accents are just perfect like the twine and mittens and snowflakes.

Marlena M. said...

Your layout is INCREDIBLE, Jinny. ;)

Carla said...

Stunning layout Jinny!! Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

Nicolle74 said...

Beautiful LO! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap it With a Song!

Jennifer said...

Such a stunning Lo! Loving this colour palette! Thanks for playing along with SIWAS!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous layout! I love the splash of teal! Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!