Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Holiday Blog Hop - Happy New Year!

Welcome crafty friends to the Sketch N Scrap Holiday blog hop and it's my turn to share a holiday inspired project.

New Years Day has been a special day for our family for many years as we spend it with some friends at a local pub, eating, drinking and celebrating the start of the New Year. It has become a tradition that we look forward to and have upheld for about twelve years. It's always held in the same pub and as there are eleven of us in total we have to book our table well in advance!
I wanted to make my layout quite sparkly (more than normal!!) so I added texture paste through a tiny star template and then sprinkled with bronze glitter then spritz shimmer mist over the area around the stars.

I made my title using two of each letter and putting the darker colour behind the lighter ones to create a 'shadow'.

For my embellishments I simply used the pattern in the backing paper and punched several of the circles in different sizes then adhered them across my page. 'Simples'.
I am enjoying ripped and layered edges at the moment as it creates a softer effect than just straight cuts.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my favourite holiday and if you would like to be entered into a draw to win some 'bling' you just need to become a follower of the Sketch-N-Scrap blog (if you are not already!) and also of my blog before midnight CST on the 8th November. Make sure you leave a comment to say you have become a follower (or are already a follower - well done you!) of these two blogs and I will add your name into the draw. The winner will announced here on 12th November.

Here is the bling that I am offering to one commenter and although you can't tell by the photo the swirl is actually 8"x6", so a lovely big embellishment to add to a special layout! (Remember to comment before the end of November 8th.)
WE hope you have been enjoying the Sketch N Scrap Holiday blog hop so far.
Have you seen the super cute friendship gifts Rachelle made for the hop yesterday? You can check them out HERE
If you have missed any of the wonderful inspiration from the previous designers you can just pop on over to the SNS blog to find all the links.
It will be Jennifer's turn to share her favourite holiday with you tomorrow, what will it be?
The hop runs until the 8th November so make sure you check out the SNS blog each day.
Wishing you Happy Holidays. xx


  1. What a beautiful page! Love the circles in the background! I am a follower of the blog too.

  2. Beautiful page, I like how you used your stencil. I'm going to have to try that, as it looks so great. When I first looked I thought you had just added star sticker elements. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy here. I would love that bling for upcoming wedding pages for my daughter

  3. I love the combination of texture paste, glitter and misting. Awesome layout.

  4. Gorgeous layout! Love the misting and the glitter and the bling!

  5. wow, love the way you did the background!

  6. Fantastic job Kerry! I adore how the texture paste turned out & the flow of the page is wonderful. Awesome blog hop post! Your get together sounds so fun!

  7. Wow! Great layout Kerry. I love those textured stars. I've been seeing a lot of texture paste being used in project, I wanted to try them too :) Looks so pretty

  8. Super awesome layout Kerry! Love the star background and your title work, so fun!

  9. Totally awesome LO. Love the glitter texture work, colors and bellies. WTG!!!!

  10. Hi I'm a follower of Sketch and Scrap and a new follower of yours!! I really loved all the cool details on your layout! I really love the sparkle. :)
    Kim's Scrapbook Addiction

  11. Kerry! This one is a major home run! Completely Stunning! I still have to give gesso, texture paste, and such a go --- work like this inspire me to make that leap! Thank you for sharing your work! KUDOS!

  12. I am a follower of both! your texture is AMAZING! I have to get some of the stuff you used to add dimension!

  13. This layout is oh so fabulous!!! What you did with the texture paste is absolutely AMAZING!!!!!
    I'm a follower of both blogs.... Thanks for the chance to win :-)

  14. Love that technique with the star stencil and glitter!

    I've always been a fan and love what y'all do at Sketch N Scrap. Thanks for always keeping me inspired

  15. Festive and fun. Love the shimmery stars!!

    How lovely of you to offer us such scrumptious piece of blog candy. I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Friend. I also follow Sketch n Scrap by Google Friend. Yippee!!
    <3 J