Friday, January 8, 2010

Vicki's Christmas Concert

This is a layout of some older pictures I took of my daughter at a typical grade school holiday concert. Normally, I scour the web for layouts to adapt for my projects, but this time, I decided to create my own sketch, based on what I have learned over the years from other sketches! The only way to learn is to try...and it took a couple of adjustments...but I think the overall result turned out ok.

The reindeer was a fun new technique for me to try since my fellow design team members use it so frequently. I used distress ink to shade the edges of the reindeer. Then, using a very small paint brush, I actually 'painted' the distress ink onto the detailed cuts that the Cricut makes to 'define' the shape (thanks, Lea, for that tip!)..and then filled in those spots that I felt should be darker on his antlers and hooves. A simple ribbon bow ties the color scheme together and gives him dimension.

The caption reads:
"Charlie, Holiday Concert, 6th Grade, Jerry Ross Elem."

Products used to create Vicki's Christmas Concert Include:

Paper Doll Dress Up (Reindeer)
Graphically Speaking (Memories)
SCAL (Poinsettia - free SVG, thanks to My Cricut Scrapbooking blog
Liquid Pearls (Reindeer nose, eye accent)
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut (Reindeer shading, using paintbrush and makeup sponge)
Stickles - Candy Cane, Holly (Poinsettia highlights)
Shimmerz - Angel Wings ('Memories' shimmer)
Glue Glider Pro

These products can be purchased directly from Cutters Creek!


  1. Very cute, Vicki! I really love the reindeer! He's super cute! Great job on the shading... Now I'm gonna go try that!

  2. Adorable! I love the Reindeer, thanks for sharing the link!


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