Monday, March 7, 2016

Friends - a Simple Winter Layout

Hello dear crafty friends! This past weekend I was at a crop with some ladies from church who tend to do simple layouts, many with multiple photos. A lot of us began our papercrafting that way and then found our personal style and preference along the way, myself included. I began this page while I was there and decided to stick to a simpler style that showcased the photo, which is very special to me.

My father has had a series of strokes and can no longer get around on his own. His best friend took him "skating" one day and he posted a video. It was clear my dad was having a blast! Everyone should be blessed to have such a wonderful and caring friend. I used this "friends" word piece to emphasize their bond; after priming it with gesso I heat-embossed it with glitter embossing powder and mounted it on patterned paper that had foil stars on it.

The snowflake strip was finished in the same way and embellished with pearl centers.

I had so much fun with these cute little skates! I covered the boot with patterned paper and painted the blade with silver acrylic paint. I then cut shaped pieces and stitched "laces" with embroidery floss before attaching them to the skate.

I used the gorgeous Kaisercraft "Silver Bells" collection for this page and added some stencilling with texture paste. I plan to add some journalling before I put it into my album.

I love how versatile Gypsy Soul Laser Cut pieces are; great for layouts, cards or a variety of 3-dimensional projects...along with anything else your lively imagination can come up with! Have a great week and I wish you creative bliss!

Gypsy Soul items used
Winter Shape Set
Word Elements 1 small

Other items used
Kaisercraft Silver Bells paper collection
Recollections adhesive pearls
Ranger embossing powder-Bridal Tinsel     

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