Friday, November 23, 2012

SOUS Reveal Day!

I hope all my American friends had a happy Thanksgiving!
If you are reading this on Black Friday, I am getting my Christmas season started, Dunkin Donuts in one hand and flyers in the other! Whoohoo!
Also exciting is the latest Stuck on U Sketches challenge!
 Click on the link to see the sketch and the DT's inspiration layouts!
 I love the simplicity yet strong graphic element of the sketch, which allows for the range of interpretations!
Here's mine:

Isn't she a cutie? I love this pic of my then-newborn neice so not loving Santa!
I bought waaaay to much Christmas paper last year and am still making layouts with it but love these Kaisercraft Father Christmas and BoBunny Dec 25 papers.

The foliage is all from Michaels and (gasp) the Dollar Store.
 That snow? The spray snow in a can.
This is not an only copy of my pic, heirloom type layout
 so I just had fun and sprayed the stuff on like misting.

This came out very cool! I started with a Dusty Attic ornament chippie and painted it red, with a crackle medium overlay. Then painted the gold top coat unevenly to help make it look round. I added Ranger crackle on top of it and just-so-lightly used the heat gun to add the little bubbles and make it look like a glass marble. I love the textures!
Then hit it wih some fake snow!
I hope this gives you a little nudge to get creative with this week's sketch!
Link up to the Stuck on U Sketches website and you could snag our "Top 3" badge!
When you get home from shopping, that is..


Lizzyc said...

HI..Could this be any cuter?? I think not!! what a little sweetie!! Love all the Christmas foliage, really beautiful layout!!

Nanne said...

This layout is amazing.. I love the flowers, the fake snow, plus the glass crackle accent.. I had to make sure to read on how you created that..LOL

Keren Tamir said...

Love this Xmas LO Tracey. What a cute baby!! Love that red flower

Shona said...

this is just so so yummy all the layers and distressing and that photo rocks LOL!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Ok good grief, that ornament looks so small on the layout but your photograph sharing the detail looks so good..must have a great camera!
But gosh, what an amazing page...the photo of course, the papers, the SNOW! Real live snow! =)
I bet this is just phenomenal in person!

You are an amazing lady...glad to be getting to know you!

Happy Thanksgiving!


Rose Red said...

I love both the picture and the LO. You had a LOT of fun misting and painting!!!

annette said...

just loving the Santa Snow .. I'm off to the shops LOL!!!!! .. beautiful Christmas LO & the pic is priceless .. TFS .. hugz

Jane Stirling said...

Loving this layout Tracey, and the photograph is adorable!! Great idea with the spray snow, and your creative work on the chippie bauble is amazing - looks really good... Hugs xx

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, Tracey!! This page shouts creativity!! Love all your dollar store items and you totally rocked the DA chippy!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Charlotte Brochu said...

Precious photo on a very festive looking layout! I think we all have a picture like that of our kids! LOL!

Margie said...

Oh WOWZERS, Tracey! That floral spray is beyond gorgeous and I totally love the techniques you used on the ornament. FABULOUS!!!

Fern said...

Tracey, first I want to thank you for all of your kind words and prayers for me and my family... And I will continue to pray that they find some sort of cure for CF... and continue to make donations as well!!

Now, about this gorgeous layout!!! WOW!!! Love what you did to the chippie and the photo is priceless!!!! Have a great week!! Hugs!!

Holly Hudspeth said...

How incredibly sweet! I love the distressing and altered mediums on this. I am going to learn so much from you ladies.

Sandi Cl~ said...

Hi, Tracey .. I am just now getting around to some of the DT layouts .. sorry for my delay. Life is so crazy right now and I feel lucky to find my shoes each morning!
Loving this page and your treatment of the DA chippy ,, the bubbles look great!
Got you added to my blog just now for ST ..
off to leavve some more love ..

Bonnie aka Cinnabon said...

OMGoodness! I so totally love this! Your DA ornament turned out amazing! Love all the different textures you have used on this layout! Fav!