I wanted to use red as a highlight colour, so found a photo with just a little red in it - a piccy of me sliding on a frozen road in Canada. This is what I came up with:
I switched the bracket shape in the sketch for the maple leaf of the Canadian flag: I like it for the reference to where the photo was taken, but also for its jagged ice crystal type shape. The photo is quite plain, and this is a much busier composition than I usually do, but I've kept the patterns immediately around the picture relatively low contrast, so I'm pretty happy that I haven't lost the picture. The composition is also pretty flat, despite all the layers, so I've decorated with Dimensions stickers to add a little extra texture.
What I used
Papers: Karen Foster "Canada Leaves", Papermania glitter dots vellum, DCWV Christmas stacks
Inks: Ranger "Worn Lipstick" distress ink, Color Box dark blue chalk ink.
Embellishments: Anita's snowflake Dimensions stickers, Forever Friends "Cosy Christmas" alphabet stickers
- The red paper I chose for the big maple leaf was a little dark, so I brightened it with a layer of red distress ink.
- Sticking vellum down is always tricky, as some adhesives are only invisible under certain circumstances. My favourite vellum adhesive used to be Glue Dots Invisidots, but I've recently found that projects I made a few years ago have come unstuck. For this project I've used Scrapbook Adhesives tape in the hidden parts, and then secured the visible edges with a very tiny amount of PVA glue - run a fine line around the edge and then wipe it away to leave a slight tackiness.
- When sticking to glittered paper, scratch off the glitter where you put your glue/tape.