I decided to play along with Sketchy Boards again this month; here is their challenge:
So, I flipped the sketch once, anti-clockwise. I used a lantern die cut and my gold accents are on my ephemera and paper, and then I also added some details to the lantern, using gold pen. Here’s what I did:
This picture was taken when Isabella was a little older than 2. When Christmas was still all fairy tale and wonder. When she didn’t know that Santa isn’t real. Now that she’s 8, that has all changed and it saddens me a little. I think she knows that he’s not real – but a part of her still wants to cling to the magical time that is Christmas. We usually set up the house at the beginning of November already. Although I’m sad that the magical fairy tale element of Christmas has past – the other side of the coin is that she is embracing the real joy of Christmas. She is enthusiastic about setting up all the decorations, shopping for unique gifts – and (most importantly in this house!) spending the day with our family!
Today I’m sharing the layout I created for the December challenge that is up on the More Than Words challenge blog:
Here is what I did with this month’s challenge:
I did some stamping behind my photo and layered cluster, and then I also stamped a frame all around the edges of my page.
My inspiration behind the word believe – is in this picture! My daughter is now 8 and a half and doesn’t believe in Santa anymore. Part of me is sad, but I have told her that although he doesn’t exist – the magic that surrounds everything about Christmas, still does. I just LOVE Christmas and I love that I can pass this love and enthusiasm on to her… allowing her to believe that it truly is an absolutely magical time of year!
The dress that drew my eye was the third dress in the top row. I loved the dark background and the fun (edible!) Christmas elements on it. So, here is what I created for this challenge:
As you can see, I copied the black background and then added some (mostly) edible Christmas elements around the photograph of my daughter sitting in front of our Christmas tree. Here are some close-ups:
I’ve been very, very busy in my scrapping room this past week – and today I have four projects I am going to share with you.
First up, is the lovely challenge over at Kraft +.
For this challenge, I did’t take it quite so literally. Instead, I went with Pine Needles. Here in South Africa, our Christmas trees are pine trees – I think that in other parts of the world, they might be a conifer or fir family? I stand corrected.
Anyway! I have used paper printed with pine needles, sticker strips and a pine tree ephemera piece, on my layout. Here’s what I did:
Today I want to share with you, the latest challenge at The Studio Challenges. It’s an easy one – just use GOLD on your layout!
Here is what I created:
I wanted to keep my colours subtle to make sure that the gold is very visible. I used a gold frame tucked between my layering and then I also added some gold die cut leaves, a gold heart and my title is also gold.