Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Remember This Winter Day and Believe

One great thing about being on the design team for Artful Delight is Leeanne the owner puts together a great kit!  Her December kit is filled with Echo Park's Wintertime collection!  I love this collection and the warm winter colors.

The December kit is packed full of wonderful embellishments including banners, chipboard, brads, flowers and red stickles.   Take a look at this:

If you are interested in purchasing the kit, you better hurry as there are only a few left!  There is a new sketch challenge over at Artful Delight  and the sketch was designed by me. Create a layout or card based on the sketch for a chance to win the January kit.  You can check  it out here.


Now on to the details about my layout.  I couldn't resist using this picture of my son, only 3 years old at that time with his dad, after he had built his "Frosty"!  I altered the picture in Photoshop, changing it to black and white and then colorizing Jeffrey and his dad and snowman.

Before:
After:

Here are some closeups of my layout:
I actually recycled the cover sheet in the Echo Park Wintertime collection and punched out the little squares using the cover sheet.  I couldn't resist passing it up!

I hand stitched a border around my red cut out using some brown embroidery floss.


Everything I used on my layout is part of Artful Delight's  December kit with the exception of the snowflake which I punched with a Martha Stewart punch!

Be sure to head on over to Artful Delight and check out all the details on the kit and sketch challenge.
AND
Don't forget that December 3rd is the start of Frosted Designs first holiday blog hop!

I also want to thank Clare D. over http://cricutcraftyclare.blogspot.com/
for nominating me for the Stylish Blogger Award!

Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

14 comments:

April said...

Your layout looks fabulous Debbie!! Another great sketch. ;)
- April

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

This is a fabulous page! Love it. And the picture with the snowman is adorable, love it too.
The letters in my summer layout came like that, I think it's one of those diecut packages from K&C. Lovely kit too, must check it out. Thank you for sharing all your talent with us!!!!

Dawn said...

Another great layout sweetie!
Love the details like stitching. Always a great inspiration.

aussiescrapper said...

Firstly, how clever are you designing your own sketches, and 2ndly, it is a simply stunning sketch and I am going to use it if that is okay and link you up on my blog, I just love what you did with it, your layouts are just fantastic Deb. So wish I could scrap with you one day. Melxx

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Debbie ... oooooo, I just love this page .. always love those colors for a winter page. Great photo editing and adore that sketch! Also ... I'm in love with your LO from yesterday! What a great design and such yummy colors. Love the little cutout of your son! Hope things are going well up there and that you are ALL decorated!

Cindy Gay said...

Debbie--I love the winter layout. Forgive me, but I also passed on the Stylish Award to you. Seems I hadn't yet checked your post today to see you've already received it. Thanks for your support. Cindy

CraftyGirl said...

Where do I start? Well.. I think I will start with your new blog look... so gorgeous!! and then I will move on to the sketch.. Love it!! You are getting pretty good at these! I am so glad you are sharing them because I think I am going to have to use this one!! Now for your LO... WOW!! I love the sweet frosty theme and your unique way to do the title! Your rocked it!
barb :)

Tammy E. said...

I know it's been tough on you since losing your job, but we are the beneficiaries. Another great sketch and beautiful layout!

Audrey Frelx said...

Awwww, Debbie, this layout is just wonderful!

Jocelyn said...

Fabulous LO......I just love all the dimension and details!!!

Hang in there sweet friend!!!! Prayers being sent for you!!!

Denise said...

What a great lo Debbie! I love how you altered ur photo too! Always such great attention to details!

Fern said...

Debbie, everything about this layout is beautiful ~ right down to the cover sheet!! And what a beautiful sketch!!! I am saving this one to do later!!!! You are just so creative, and oh, so talented!! Hope you're doing well!! Hugs!!

Pat said...

Great LO!!Love all the detail.

Denise said...

Well crud, somebody beat me to it. I left the same award for you on my blog. LOL. Love your page girl.