Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bittersweet 2013 ~ Scraps of Darkness & Imaginarium Designs

Today, I am sharing a personal layout based on the January Sketch at Once Upon a Sketch. The journalling theme at OUAS is "Lessons Learned" and I've chosen to add private journalling to the back of my layout about my personal journey in 2013. I've used the Bo Bunny Winter Woodland paper and stickers, as well as the Prima Flowers included in the Scraps of Darkness December 2013 "Winter Wonderland" Kit to create this layout! I chose a picture of some Bittersweet from my garden that was covered in ice and snow following  an ice storm we had just before Christmas. I decided to go with a monochromatic theme so that the only colour on the layout is the pop of orange of the bittersweet berries in the picture.
Here is a close-up of the layering/photo-cluster. I started off by doing some masking with a Crafter's Workshop mask and Light Molding paste. I cut squares/rectangles from the Journal sheet of the Bo Bunny paper and also added squares of burlap from my stash to the layering under the photo. I brushed the Prima flowers with white gesso to coordinate them with the chipboards.
I love how the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Branches and Leaves with holes sort of looked like the Bittersweet brances - they were the perfect complement to the photo on this layout. I wanted to keep the branches fairly plain to go with the monochromatic colour scheme, so I simply dry-brushed the chipboards with gesso and then added some thick gesso to the top edges of the chipboards to look like snow.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
 Branch and Leaves with Holes
Branch and Leaves with Holes Balanced

Other Products Used
Scraps of Darkness - December 2013 Winter Wonderland Kit - Patterened Paper - Bo Bunny "Woodland Winter" collection - Journal and Cardstock Stickers; Prima Flowers - La Tela.
Personal Stash - Cardboard, The Crafter's Workshop 6 x 6 Mask - Mini Cell Theory; Golden Light Molding Paste; Burlap,;Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; White Floral Wire.
Don't forget that Imaginarium Designs is looking for new Designers - check out the DESIGN TEAM CALL for more information.

That's it for me today! I hope you liked my simple, monochromatic layout! Don't forget to leave a comment on my post on the Imaginarium Designs blog for a chance to win some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Products!


Violent Kittie said...

gorgeous LO. Love that picture of the orange berries!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Such a gorgeous page! You are knocking out some great ones already this year! I sent my app to ID. We'll see what happens! Wish me luck!

Georgia Heald said...

Just gorgeous Sarah, love the neutral tones with that pop of red! Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Corrugated board...YUM!! Looove the softness against it, too & the chippy looks fab! So glad you joined us this month at OUAS...& don't forget, if you haven't already done so, to post this on our Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page...:):):)

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a gorgeous monochromatic layout, Sarah, with that pop of orange!! Love the textures with the corrugated board, chipboard, and mixed media!! Thanks for sharing about your hidden journaling and for joining us for the January Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your LO on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Song Li said...

oh my goodness girl, this is beautiful!!! I don't know where to start, because everything is just gorgeous. Love love love. Thank you for joining us at Once Upon A Sketch!

Wilma Voermans said...

This page gives me such a good nature vibe, love it! I like the holes in the chipboard, gives a nice accent to it! Thanks you for playing along at Once Upon A Sketch!

Val Thorpe said...

Such a beautiful layout Sarah. I love the mononchromatic look and the pop of orange is beautiful. That is a gorgeous stencil too. Amazing layout. Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.

Maja Stokk / eyovine said...

It´s so beutiful =) Love it. The photo with pops of red against the neutral colours is a great combo.

ana paula Leal said...

nice work, Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month.!

Tracey Sabella said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous LO being featured on the Once Upon A…Sketch Facebook Page ~ Blessings, Tracey

Garden of Grace

Дашик/Daria Pneva said...

Beautiful layout! Thanks for playing along with us at OUAS this month!