This is my layout that I made for the December Sketch Challenge. You still have time to play along!
I am absolutely obsessed with cemetery statues. I took these pics a few months ago at a huge cemetery here in Denver, and I knew they would be perfect for the Sanctuary papers!
Here's a closeup of two pieces of chipboard that I layered (the ornate frame and a piece of the small Roman clock set). On the ornate frame, I used embossing powders and chalk ink to get that effect. I pressed my black archival ink pad on the clock piece, and used some gold paint.
Untitled LayoutI love all the rich colors in Sanctuary collection and how they are paired with such soft complimentary colors, so I wanted to play with all of them for this layout.
Here's a close up of the small spring iris piece. I treated it with a heavy layer of gesso, then randomly sprinkled clear embossing powder over it, and dried it with a heat gun. Once dry, I used some acrylic glaze paints and water to get this effect.
You can also see the Boston lattice- nothing fancy there- just a coat of gesso!
I used some of the Bohemian flowers from that set under the flower cluster, along with a key from the vintage key set. I used a platinum embossing powder and once it was hot, I pour small amounts of black embossing powder over it, so it only slightly melded on to the platinum.
I used the same technique on the manor hinges.
For this card, I used the Bordeaux Layered Frame. I traced the bottom piece on to the Conservatory paper, then adhered it to the chipboard, and filed the edges for a clean look.
In this close up, you can see the top layer of the frame- I used several colors of embossing powders, layering them to achieve this effect.
I did the same thing with the "Smile" title.
I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at my projects today, and this past year!
Congrats to the new Blue Fern Studios design team- it's going to be an amazing year!