Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Digging Out

I did this layout for the January Challenge at White with One.   The Challenge is to use treetop (green).  I knew my Counterfeit Kit had some green papers in the Heirloom stack so I pulled one out.
My finished layout is totally different from what I had started. I wanted to use a mask and some gesso and acrylic paint, but I am out of gesso so I used mat gel with acrylic paint.  I wasn't happy with the turn out - it was just to bright of a green for my green paper from the Heirloom Stack that the photo is mounted on.

I pulled out the hexagon punch and punched some of the green paper from The Heirloom Stack and white cardstock, embossed some of the hexagons and inked around all the edges of the white cardstock.

I added the hexagons randomly around the page, some of them are on pop up dots and some are just on the page. The photo is layered onto two pieces of foam tape and behind it is the journaling tag. The hexagon on the right of the photo pulls.. I like that the hexagons remind me of snowflakes. To finish off the page I use a dark green sharpie for the edges of the white cardstock.

The journaling reads: We were out of power during the night and were blasted with another 7" of snow. Schools are again closed today as everyone is digging out.

Thanks for stopping by.

January 2016 Counterfeit Kit - Fresh Start
8 - 12x12 Layouts
2 - 8 1/2x11 Layouts

January Counterfeit Kit - Fresh Start: DCWV - Cardstock, The Heirloom Stack
Ink: distress Ink - evergreen bough
Punch: Fiskars - Large Hexagon
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug - Labels and Frames
 Misc.: Adhesive, Cuttlebug, Foam Tape, hole punch, Mat Gel, Paint - green, pop up dots and dark green sharpie


Julene Matthews said...

The hexagons made me think of snowflakes too.I like this layout too and it documents an event I'm sure you will recall for ages to come.

Tania Ridgwell said...

Looks great, love how you have used the hexagon shapes. Thanks for joining us at WW1 :)

Tina Campbell said...

Cool layout Cindy and a good choice on the hexagons on your layout :) Worked out pretty good, this year's snow? Wow if it is that is alot already

Lizzyc said...

ooo that is a lot of snow.. love the hexagons.. thanks for joining in with White With One this month!

Susanne said...

I like how the hexies are stacked up, just like snow. Nice page.

Julie said...

Great page, love all the hexagons. Thanks for joining in with us at WW1.

Lisa said...

the rich green hexagons and inked white ones are really great on this layout. I really like that you raised some of them - I like to add a bit of dimension like that. And clever use of the hidden journalling!

Carol Deal said...

Wonderful design with the hexagons, thanks for joining us and playing along at WW1

Nicole Doiron said...

Your layout turned out beautifully! Thank you for playing along with us at White With 1!