Thursday, December 13, 2012

December Club Q with Rhonda

Happy Thursday Quick Quotes friends!  Rhonda here today to host the blog for you.

I have a page to share with you today featuring the December Club Q - Option A along with other pieces from Quick Quotes and some of my extras at home.  This month's kits feature the very beautiful Stowaway collection along with a bit of Cracklin' Rose and Cherry Truffle.

Both base layers of my page are inked with Amaretto PowderPuff Chalk Ink.  I also trimmed out a 10 x 10 mid section of my brown background paper before attaching to save for other projects.  : )  You probably do this too.  It's a nice way to have a layered look and be thrifty all at the same time!

The snowflake die cuts in the kit are so much fun to work with!  I used the template from those dies as a mask with some Tahiti PowderPuff Chalk Ink and a foam pouncer to add a few more to my design.  

Once I had my snowflakes punched out, inked and then arranged, I took my large vellum quote "Children are the Hands" and trimmed it down just a bit.  Then, I applied some Biscotti and Tahiti PowderPuff Chalk Inks to the back by swirling my pouncers around randomly to create some interest.

The remaining elements were layered in bit by bit.  I started with the pop of pretty yellow cardstock and  a piece of torn vellum.  The white strip of card stock snowflakes was punched using a Martha Stewart deep edge border punch.

The negative space snowflake on the upper top corner was punched with a Martha Stewart large snowflake and behind it is another piece of vellum.

The brown polka dot inverse of that snowflake is layered under the right upper corner of the yellow.  I took another bitty snowflake punch and using vellum, then attached to the top of my photo.  It's subtle but I loved the simple texture.  The final step for my page was adding Diamond Stickles to the flourish designs on the background.

I wanted to also mention that I coordinated placement of my bling when I attached the photo so I could tuck it in under the photo mat.  Isn't it so pretty?!!!  I just love the flourishes in this month's kit!

Quick Quotes Ingredients:
December Club Q - Option A
Amaretto, Tahiti and Biscotti - PowderPuff Chalk Inks
Children are the Hands - Half Page Vellum
Vellum Scraps

Other Ingredients:
Cardstock - AC
Diamond Stickles - Ranger
Chipboard Tab - Studio Calico
Deep Edge Snowflake Border Punch - Martha Stewart
Small and Large Snowflake Punch - Martha Stewart
Metal Snowflakes - Momenta
Tag - K and Co.
Crop-o-dile Big Bite
Other:  Eyelets, Seam Binding Ribbon, Sewing Machine and Thread

Thanks so much for stopping on over and spending a moment with us today!
~ Rhonda

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Barb Craft said...

This layout is stunning!!! I love the way you used the snowflake cut out sheet as a mask and then used the actual snowflakes on your layout! The colors are spectacular! Almost makes me wish we had snow... almost!

barb :)

Liz said...

Beautiful layout should be framed....
Fun stencil after die cut poked out

Debbie Sherman said...

Love this Rhonda!!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Stunning and fabulous layout. Love the layers, bling and the sentiment is fabulous. One of my favorites ever.

Anniebee said...

I love this, Rhonda! I'm a big fan of stencils and QQ Powderpuff inks and you did a wonderful job using both of them on this layout. Gorgeous!