Monday, December 5, 2011

Stamp A Memory December Challenge

Hi!

Wow!  I can't believe another month has flown by!  I guess at this time of year time does seem to speed up and catch us out.  The last month has certainly flown past in a blur for me.

Anyway, the challenge this month at Stamp A Memory is to scrap a layout that is inspired by this photo:


Can't you just imagine sitting down to Christmas lunch at a table like that?  I took inspiration from a couple of different elements of the photo.  Firstly, that's it Christmas, and secondly the colour scheme.  Having said that though, I took a few liberties with the colours!  Here's my layout:


I turned the colour scheme around.  The inspiration photo is mostly white with a splash of green and gold. I changed this to be green with a splash of white and sliver.  I'm much more of a silver person!  The big white space is for this year's Santa photo.  The plan was to have it done before now so that it could go on the layout but I have had a very sick household for the past month, so Santa photos just didn't happen yet.  You'll just have to imagine one there for now!


The tree was inspired by a card made by the very clever Judy May.  You can see her card here.  It's a whole lot of circle punchies arranged in the shape of a Christmas tree and then popped up on Dimensionals.  If you look closely you can see that some of the Glimmer circles are a little darker than the others.  I coloured these punchies using my Lucky Limeade reinker.  I saw this technique for colouring Sliver Glimmer paper on Mary Fish's blog.  You can watch her video here.


The title of the layout was die cut out or more of the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Can you tell how much I love this stuff?  I'm almost half way through my first pack of it!

I hope you can find time to play along this month - take some time out from the craziness that is Christmas and find an hour or so to scrap a Christmas photo.  You can find the challenge here, along with the rest of the design team entries.

Ink: Lucky Limeade reinker
Cardstock: Silver Glimmer Paper, Garden Green Textured 12 x 12, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Simple Letters Alphabets Dies, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Paper Snips, Sponge Dauber, Heat Tool, Circle Punches (Itty Bitty Circle, 1/2", 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", 1 3/4"), Small Star Punch (retired)

Catch you later,

Tina

1 comment:

  1. Ooh wow that looks fantastic!! Love your Judy inspired tree. And VERY excited to hear you can colour the glimmer paper. I'm almost through my first pack too and just ordered a bunch more. So sparkly! Hmmm if I keep looking at your scrapbooking I'm going to have to get that alphabet too!

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