Monday, January 15, 2018

Heart 2 Heart - Picture Perfect


Welcome to another challenge at Heart 2 Heart. This week, the challenge is titled "Picture Perfect". However you want to interpret this theme is your choice. I chose to create a layout as that is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this challenge. 

I live in Ontario, Canada and during the Christmas holidays, it was incredibly cold! Not just a teeny little bit cold - I mean SUPER DUPER chilled to your bones COLD. I have lived here most of my life and I don't remember a winter this early that has been this cold... Our temperatures dropped overnight as low as -40C. That is where it meets the Fahrenheit scale for those of you on the Imperial system as -40C is also -40 F. It didn't rise much during the day either. My poor little doggie didn't even want to go outside - it was a daily fight with her, coping with frozen feet, even with little booties on her paws. 

I thought I would take some photos and settled on one for my layout. It doesn't show a lot of snow but everything was completely frozen. We also got a ton of snow, especially early on. Our ski hills are promising the best ski season in many years (if you can tolerate the sub-zero temperatures).

I used the reverse (lighter) side of Sapphire cardstock for the blue on my layout. The Cricut cuts are from Flower Market and I sliced a square from the Artbooking cartridge to make it thinner. The stamp is not a CTMH stamp but one from Simon Says Stamp that worked perfectly for this layout. I sewed around the edge using a straight stitch -and yes, the wavy lines are intentional. 


The photo below shows the shimmer on the title that isn't visible in the complete layout photo.


Come and join us at Heart 2 Heart and show us your Picture Perfect creation. You have until the end of January to enter this or any of the January challenges. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated:

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Sapphire Cardstock, Black Cardstock, White Glitter Paper, Black Glitter Paper
Stamps: Winter Warmth (Simon Says Stamp)
Inks: Sapphire
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge (ret.), Artbooking Cartridge, Flower Market Cartridge, Sewing Macing and Thread (not CTMH), Clear Sparkles, Bitty Sparkles, ShinHan Marker, Black Journaling Marker, Clear Shimmer Brush

Enjoy,
Alyson


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