Tuesday, December 2, 2014

jbs mercantile: december reveal

the december jbs mercantile kits have arrived!  while they are decidedly christmas-y, they are also very versatile.  i enjoyed the red and green color scheme that i don't use very often, but chose to work with a black and white photo that is unrelated to our current holiday season.  i especially love the mix of patterns here. they all blend so well in this tight color scheme.

product:  jbs mercantile december papercrafting kits (plus a little kitty flatback i've been hoarding).

photo:  taken on my iphone 5.  edited in pictapgo using the lights on and powder filters.

story:  gabriel has been into drawing cartoons lately.  he is accompanied by his favorite kitty.  the journaling is on the library card in the pocket.

design:  i went with a loose grid in a patchwork quilt look.  i added lots of stitching to enhance the homespun look.

technique:  i used my blender tool and both stick candy and seed packet inks to color the manila library pocket.  i then stamped the exclusive star stamp with versamark and used red embossing powder on it.


  1. I love the simplicity of this design and the color scheme. Fab page.

  2. I love this page and I love how you used the stamp on the library card pocket...so cute. Ahh, your son looks so sweet petting the kitty while he works. True love shown here.

  3. Gorgeous!! You worked all of those bright colours so well!