Thursday, December 20, 2012

Using Mixed Media and Dies by Jodi Baune

Today we have Design Team member Jodi Baune here to show us how she added her mixed media and die fabulousness to her beautiful layout created with the December Main Kit.

Here's Jodi...
Today I have a layout to share using several dies.

I pieced together the Snowflake edger around the base of my layout to add a bit of elegance to the layout. The Mega Tea Party Doily is the perfect backdrop for the Santa that I fussy cut from pattern paper.

All the foliage was cut from the same off white cardstock as the edger and doily. I added color to the foliage using Ranger Distress inks and pouncers….colors used: Forest Moss, Pine Needles, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Shabby Shutters. A similar effect could be created using fewer colors. I use more colors to get more variation in different types of foliage used. To create the flower cluster, I started by choosing the placement of the flowers. Next, I tucked in the leaves, followed by the flourish. From there, I poke in one piece at a time until the bouquet it is pleasing to my eye.

I placed a few more pieces of foliage here and there for a bit of interest.

Snowflake 2 and the Snowflowers floating about completes the wintery feel.

Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used: Snowflake Edger, Mega Tea Party Doily, Snowflake 2, Snow flowers #1, Snow flowers #2, Holly Leaves, Wreath Strip, Holly Flourish, Pine Branches