Monday, January 6, 2014

Bittersweet 2013 - Layout

Sarah here today to share a personal layout based on the January Sketch at Once Upon a Sketch. The journalling theme at OUAS is "Lessons Learned" and I've chosen to add private journalling to the back of my layout about my personal journey in 2013. I chose a picture of some Bittersweet from my garden that was covered in ice and snow following  an ice storm we had just before Christmas. I decided to go with a monochromatic theme so that the only colour on the layout is the pop of orange of the bittersweet berries in the picture.
Here is a close-up of the layering/photo-cluster.
I love how the Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Branches and Leaves with holes sort of looked like the Bittersweet brances - they were the perfect complement to the photo on this layout. I wanted to keep the branches fairly plain to go with the monochromatic colour scheme, so I simply dry-brushed the chipboards with gesso and then added some thick gesso to the top edges of the chipboards to look like snow.
Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Used
 Branch and Leaves with Holes
Branch and Leaves with Holes Balanced

Other Products Used
Scraps of Darkness - December 2013 Winter Wonderland Kit - Patterened Paper - Bo Bunny "Woodland Winter" collection - Journal and Cardstock Stickers; Prima Flowers - La Tela.
Personal Stash - Cardboard, The Crafter's Workshop 6 x 6 Mask - Mini Cell Theory; Golden Light Molding Paste; Burlap,;Claudine Hellmuth Studio Gesso; White Floral Wire.
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That's it for me today! I hope you liked my simple, monochromatic layout! Don't forget to leave a comment on this post for a chance to win some Imaginarium Designs Chipboard Products!


  1. The pop of red from your photo works so well with your neutral background, love it!

  2. It's such a gorgeous, meaningful lay-out! I truly love the monochromatic colour scheme and the pop of red.

  3. Beautiful page and love the orange bittersweet contrast.