Thursday, February 4, 2010

Welcome Snow Day!


Welcome Snow Day!

Hi! my name is Karen Bearse & I am new to the ScrapbooksPlus design team. I am very excited to challenge myself to come up with new ideas & interesting layouts throughout the year. I hope you find something interesting in my layouts that help your creativity.

My style depends on my mood, my energy level & who happens to be inspiring me at the moment. I do love to distress, ink, mist & change up the look & textures of items. I find inspiration in movies, art, magazines & music. Some of the designers who I have been lucky enough to take classes with are, Tim Holtz, Donna Downey & Jen Starr. When I get around artists like these I find my creativity is stretched, & I am excited to try their new techniques, hopefully adding my own spin to their ideas.


This layout was perfect to post today! This is my page map design for the month. I started by digitally enhancing my photo, changing it to B&W to better match the paper. Next I used diffuse glow to make the image softer, added the title & an art stroke border in pale pink. I matted the picture on paper using a border punch on the bottom. The letters & trees were cut using the Cricut cartridge Winter Woodlands. The die cut pieces were Glimmer Misted & allowed to dry, I love me some Glimmer Mist!!! The letters were covered in Glossy Accents & once dry, bling was added. I used different stamps on the trees using techniques learned, courtesy of the Jen Starr class I took. Jen is returning to ScrapbookPlus Feb 13 & 14th -she teaches great classes that will stretch your creativity!
Enjoy your snow day!!!


6 comments:

Misty Rose said...

Hi Karen Welcome to the team...I love your picture...can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year...

Megan said...

I love this layout... especially the trees! I can't wait to see it up close the next time I'm in the store.

Dianna said...

Hi Karen! Love this page and would love to scrap-lift it (just kidding)! Good luck with the Design Team, I look forward to seeing some more wonderful pages from you. Twihards rule!

susie said...

This is a fabulous start to your year on the DT - good luck and have fun!

matushka said...

Love those trees! They are yummy!

Robin Shakoor AKA Loves2Create said...

You have terrific style. I look forward to seeing more of your work.