Stick it down challenges – December

Hi There,

Over the busy festive period I don’t usually get too much scrapbooking done, I know that JYC or December Daily are beyond me! I hope you have all had a great Christmas time and have a happy new year.

This month I tried both the single and double page sketch challenges from the Stick it Down  blog. First up the double page with sketch below.

I tried to keep where possible to square elements and lots of florals. This layout was a family friends recent wedding which was just a lovely autumnal wedding, the highlight being whole lamb joints with Moroccan spices for the main!

Their colour theme was reds, navy and oranges with a real rustic feel so I wanted to represent that in my layout.

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Single Sketch

The Single Sketch was quite similar to the double page with square photos seperated.

I kept the 2 areas for embellishment with photos from our tree. We don’t have a traditional tree and each year we buy one or two new family chosen decorations so it looks like a total random mishmash which suits us.

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I sewed a vellum triangle tree filled with glitter and sequins, I saw the idea from Laura Whitaker‎ on the Scrapbook like a superhero Facebook page. I added some silhouette cut stars from glitter cardstock – I added a lot of splatters and tree stamps from a Shimelle Christmas kits from a few years ago.

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Thanks for looking

Supplies:

Vellum Cheveron paper, Heidi Colorshine, little by little – Shimelle

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Stick it down September Challenge – Single page

Hi There,

On Saturday I also completed the single page entry for the September Stick It Down – I kept pretty close to the original sketch but with actually less embellishments and only one photo. I chose the photo of my son climbing up on a climbing frame as it was adding to the diagonal lines of the page.

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I used some of the paper from Shimelle’s Starshine (I love every piece of paper from that line!) and softened a lot of the paper used with linen distress ink to make it blend in with the wood grain background.

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I added rub on butterflies that I had in my stash for ages, and used a stamp I made with my Silhouette stamping material saying ‘Explore’

I used nuvo dots  (I hadn’t realised I had accidentally smudged one)  which I think is a really great product and brought more at the crop! I also added some droplets of gold mist to finish it off.

It’s a pretty simple layout but I really enjoyed making it!