Friday, December 05, 2014

December Cocoa Daisy: the whole world was pink

A while ago, in October, there was a partial solar eclipse.. I heard about it truly minutes before it was scheduled to be visible, so we all dashed outside to watch it. It was visible just above the roofs of our neighbourhood. So when I made this Cocoa Daisy cut file (get yours, FREE, here), I thought of this picture and they seemed like a good pair.

I might have got the DITL kit, just for these puffy woodgrain alphas. I LOVE that bright pink acrylic house. I would LIVE in that bright pink house, if I could. I layered over a die cut (Carmell add-on), a stamped sunburst heat embossed over gold, and a scrap of crepe paper from my stash. 

The gold banners are stickers from the Carmel add-on.
P.S. You will notice that the layers of my layout do not lay flat; that's OK.

This layout is four layers thick. I cut out two versions of the FREE Neighbourhood cut file, and glued them together. Then I layered white vellum cut with the star background (May 2014 Cocoa Daisy subscriber cut file) over a watercolour background I made

Deciding on this combo took a very long time!! I tried many different cut files, many different background, painted some things, did not paint others. 

Lotsa layers.

This pink paper clip/ wood grain alpha/ big-stamped-gold-thing-that-looks-sort-of-like-a-big-sequin combo is one of my fave parts of the page. That big stamped gold thing is actually the sunburst stamp from the main kit stamp set, stamped twice to form a circle. I heat embossed using Versamark and American Crafts ZING in metallic gold.

See the December Cocoa Daisy kit gallery here: 

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