Why Scraps of Grace you ask??? Primarily because it is through God's grace that I am able to do what I love...scrapbooking, cardmaking, basically anything that has beautiful paper and embellishments involved. This is also a place to share my work as well as whatever is on my heart. A creative outlet for the mind, body, and soul.

I encourage you to relax, read, and browse a while and I hope that your day will be brightened and blessed by what you encounter.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Upcoming Scrap the Moments Challenge & The Scrappiest...

So I doubled up this week and took care of my design team responsibilities over at Scrap the Moments as well as working on Liz's Sketch #96 from over at The Scrappiest.  The Scrap the Moments challenge is scrap a holiday layout in non-traditional colors.  This one threw me at first then I started searching through my box of Christmas papers and embellishments only to find a Sassafras ad that I had cut from a magazine last season.  It was an ad for their Life at The Pole collection and included cut-outs for a desktop display.  I didn't make the desktop display but I did cut that ad into many pieces, added LOTS of Diamond Stickels and some Glossy Accents and voila...a non-traditional Christmas layout was born.  I based the framework of the layout on Liz's sketch for this week that you can see below...
And here is how I made my Christmas layout not so Christmas-y...

I used papers from Cosmo Cricket Material Girl collection and Basic Grey Sugar Rush collection, a bit of pink embroidery floss, white chipboard letters from Basic Grey covered in Diamond Stickels to make them look like they were dipped in sugar... and I absolutely love the results.  The photos don't do all the glitter and shine justice but trust me it's there.  The tops of the gumdrops are covered in Stickels so are most of the cute little accents in the border strips.  It's a fun, festive, non-traditionally colored Christmas layout.  Join in the challenge over at Scrap the Moments and show us what you can do.
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4 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

love it catherine!

S said...

Oh I love non-traditional Christmas colors - especially if they include mauve or pink! Nicely done.

Liz Chidester said...

I love that title, I may have to lift that. Beautiful page as always!
Thanks for playing with us at The Scrappiest!

Carrie said...

Love it. Great job!