Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas layout 2016

Christmas is almost here crafters so I have decided to share with you a lovely layout that I have created in preparation for a special photo hopefully to be taken this year while we are celebrating over on one of Queensland's magical paradises -  Great Keppel Island.

I have left this layout title-less and photo-less at the moment, plus it actually looks much better in real life than in this photo, so I apologise.

Firstly, I had to prepare the base. Of course this is my most favourite part of all for my while making a scrapbook layout. I love being able to get messy and creative with a couple of different mediums to change the background to suit me.

I started out by getting an old foam brush that is a bit stiff from glue. This gives off a really cool streak effect that looks great for weathering looks like woodgrain - or in this context - a Blistered of blowing snow. I then stamped with a woodgrain stamp with a "sky gray" ink pad, then stamped some journaling style words with a  "slate" ink pad.

To top it off I flicked some white gesso and black paint to make flecks, again to give the effect of snow or a glistening night atmosphere.

The Reindeer chipboard have been painted with a "coastal blue" paint, then wiped with gesso and black paint with the same old glued foam brush.

The frame and swirl have simply been coloured with grey paint.

I have layered with a Doily, Silver Glitter cardstock, white scrap paper where the photo will be able to slide in. The frame has a lovely silver snow flake embellishment featured with a Memory Maze Bling piece. The top swirl is embellished with an eye catching small round mirror, some Memory Maze snowflake chipboard that has been covered by a "puff white" embossing power and more Memory Maze Bling.


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