Hi Creative Friends,
Happy Monday to you all! Here today to share a new layout with you and it’s well and truly the time I got my Christmas on! I am a huge Christmas fan and am pretty excited that it’s only around 2 weeks away and I’ve really only just started scrapping with last years photos!
Here are the two cut files I’ve used:
The idea for the design of the page was inspired by the Floral Wreath Background cut file. Whilst it’s not a ‘Christmas’ design as such, it lends itself very well to a Christmas wreath. I decided to run it off the page rather than have it centred for something different. At this point, I had chosen the photo I wanted to work with and as it is on the smaller size, it worked in perfectly with the proportions of the wreath.
Cut files and page layout decided I knew I wanted to add some sparkle. I’ve used Shimmers to colour the wreath and page title. I haven’t gone to town here, just adding a little with the packaging technique to soften the white of the cut files. I’ve then added the wreath to my page and stitched into position with my sewing machine. This technique is a really good way to work with the files if you are short on time or don’t feel like investing the time and effort to back them.
Now comes the fun part! I’ve decided to use the beautiful ‘Tis the Season‘ collection by Cocoa Vanilla Studios. Sure, it’s from 2015 but I absolutely love the muted colours in the collection. I’ve matted my photo and added a stitched border to highlight. I’ve then gone through the elements of the collection and added them to my wreath.
I’ve focussed a cluster to the bottom right of my photo and to the top left corner of the layout to draw your eyes toward the photo and balance out the design. I’ve then added my title to the bottom centre of the page along with a die cut title from the collection. This finished out the page and I think it’s the sweetest thing ever.
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Until next time,