September 17, 2010

Warm Winter Wishes Layout

Hi everyone this is Elizabeth from 217Creations.  Thanks Sassy for having me over to play! I am here today to share a 12x12 recipe layout. Keep on keeping on is my mantra lately.  I am trying really hard to improve on my 12x12 layouts.  I chose to do this layout for the Circle Meetup that I am attending today.  We had to bring a layout with a recipe- neither of which I am any good at!
I also chose to challenge myself to use some older cartridges.  I chose to work with When Its Cold Outside, Storybook and Winter Woodland.  I really love all three of these cartridges and by doing 12x12 layouts, I have a found new appreciation for how amazing the snowflakes on When Its Cold Outside really are. I stated by laying a strip of metallic brocade ribbon down the side of the layout.
 Then I cut the snowflake at 9.69 inches. I cut it in half and Glimmer Misted with Granite.
 Then I cut my printed recipe out on a flat braket from Storybook at 4.98 inches.
The phrase is from Winter Woodland.  This cartridge has tons on phrases that I can't wait to use. I cut it at 2.82 inches with its shadow. 
 I used pop dots to raise all the elements off the page.  I decided to do this because the paper has dimension too.  It is from SEI.  
 I just love the color combo and the flocking.
Of course nothing is complete without a bit of bling.  
 I used the I-Rock to affix rhinestones on the snowflake, as well as the flocked ones on the page.
All in all once I got myself focused on this project, it went quickly.  I am still trying hard to know when to say when on these layouts as well creating a balance.  I guess that will come with more practice.
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As always, me and Sassy appreciate comments, followers, and subscribers.
Until next time!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

This is gorgeous! and something I have wanted to do.... start and make a recipe scrapbook of family favorites. You do wonderful on 12x12's not sure why you wouldn't be comfortable. The snowflakes are awesome and I really like your color choices. Thanks for sharing with us today.

Unknown said...

This is gorgeous Elizabeth!! Simple, yet elegant! Have a great time at the Circle meet up!!!!!

papillon digital design said...

gasp!! A 217creation without using distress ink!!! I just barely forgive you because you used glimmer mist - :)
Jokings aside Love it. It's so Elegant!! and has Clean lines..

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Sooooooo pretty!!!

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Love this! Such a beautiful layout! The colors are fantastic! That pop of red is perfect!

Maria Elena said...

Love this LO! I Like that big red bird and color combination...Have fun with your meet up friends !

Have a great Friday !

217 Creations said...

@ Pam- do you know how hard it was to walk away from the ink?!?!!? But I did it!

Granny said...

This is so pretty, I should do this with my mothers recipes. Thank you.

Debbie said...

This is so beautiful! Love your colors!

Barb Craft said...

This is lovely!! These colors are fabulous together and I love the way you used the flocking!
Barb :)

Sanguinartears said...

I really enjoy doing scrappin' recipe swaps! It is a really pretty layout. The pattern you used for the bird is beautiful. Thanks for sharing :)

Cheryl Boglioli said...

This is just lovely. I wouldn't ever know you struggled with it - or anything else I've seen you do!!!