Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ice Skating!

It's a new week and that means there is a new challenge at Practical Scrappers!! This one is easy peasy.... are you ready for it?!! The challenge this week is to use loose glitter or flocking!! Now... I have to be honest... the glitter part was easy, but the flocking is something I have in my supplies but have NEVER used!! So... I am always up for a new challenge and this is what I did!!!

Yes... I do realize that it is summer and no one really wants to think about snow and ice skating.... but I HAD to use these pictures for this challenge!! Where I live we do not have very many exciting things, but ONE cool thing that we do have is a park with a pavillion that they turn into an ice rink each winter. So, on a day off from school, my sister and I took our kids ice skating and had so much fun!!

For the loose glitter AND the loose flocking, I used some double sided Martha Stewart snowflake stickers. At first I found them hard to work with and I didn't like that when I followed the directions on how I am supposed to use them that I ended up with random glitter all over my LO!! But... after a bit I figured out my own system and the process became easier!! I use clear, pink and blue glitter for some snow flakes and blue flocking for other snowflakes. I use them more as a subtle background sparkle and layered dimensional snowflakes I had in my stash on top!! I added a few Prima crystal flourishes and some silver ribbon from my stash. I chose not to put a title on this one.. I liked it just like it was and to put "ice skating" on the LO seemed insulting to those looking at it since that is clearly what we are doing!!  LOL!!

The sketch is from Stuck On U Sketches from a few weeks ago... I didn't have time to play with the layout that week but it worked perfectly for this challenge!! And since their challenge this week is embossing, I can submit it now!!  (If you look at the border of the pink paper it is embossed with little snowflakes!!) Paper used is from DCWV Holiday Collection and Old World Stack. I also used the Storybook cartridge. 
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.... be sure to create something sparkly and glittery and you can actually link your project up to 2 challenges.... Frosted Designs and Practical Scrappers!! Both design teams have some amazing examples to share with you so be sure to check them out!!! Have a fabulous week and happy scrapping!!!

16 comments:

Sasya said...

great LO, Barb!! so many beautiful photos~!!! love how you used glitter!! :)

Jocelyn said...

How Perfect is this one...especially because I am melting in this horrible heat!!!

Love the pics and all the snowflakes are PERFECT!!! Great color choice!!!!

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with many happy memories and smiles!!! :-)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Awesome layout, Barb.. We had a hot weekend so this ice skating LO is very refreshing. Great job with you glitter and flocking and yes, embossing! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Beatriz said...

Gorgeous page! Great pictures too, I am sure you had so much fun. Love all the glitter and bling. Happy Monday!

Susan said...

This is really pretty!! I also have a flocking kit in my supplies that I have never even opened and I've had it for probably 2 years now!!! I guess you know what I will be doing this week!!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful page. Love all the glitter and the detail you put in this layout.

Kim said...

Well, you certainly rocked the challenge and the sketch! I love the ice skating photos you chose to use and I think it is refresing to see the winter photos on a 95 degree day!
The flocking and glitter are just delightful!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Pat said...

I love the flakes!!! Very pretty LO!

Jenny said...

Lovely LO!! Too cute ;) :) :)

The Cropping Canuck said...

This is beautiful! A sparkly winter day!

Ayana Posadas said...

You know, I have actually never used flock either. I have a little bit of it that a friend gave me, but I always forget about it. LoL... Hmmmm, I think I need to go look for it and put it to some good use. Thanks for the inspiration! Your layout came out super cute! I'm loving the pink, blue, and white color combo! :)

Debbie said...

Love the colors on this one! I like how you used the border punch on the strip of 3 photos. Looks like you all had fun!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

It's hot here in Texas so I need to stare at this and get relief from the heat :)
Love the glitter bling and the flocking. You did a great job.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

You did an absolutely fantastic job... I didn't participate in this challenge... when I work with glitter it is SCARY! LOL :-)

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Fab layout Bard, love the pink and blue they look so well together. The snowflakes look amazing and I love the embossed/punched border.

hugs
Kaye x

Fern said...

Another beautiful layout Barb!! First I love the colors you used and then the glitter and flocking is fantastic!! And what a perfect sketch for those fabulous photos.. Looks like you all had a blast!!! Wonderful job with all of the challenges!!! Hugs!!

 
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