Hello everyone! I've played along with the fab challenge site, "Once Upon A... Sketch", and the challenge this month to use the theme "It's December" and the lovely sketch provided by the talented Nadia.
Here's my layout, called "Noel"...
Here I've used the lovely range of Christmas Papers, "A Musical Christmas" by Meg's Garden. I was actually inspired by the mini pictures of each page which is part of the packaging from the Musical Christmas Mini Paper pack. So inspired by these cute little images that I actually used them on my layout, along with other pages in the same pack, cut to the same size.
I have overlaid an entire Meg's Garden A4 Collage Transparency in landscape format across my layout and used lots of little bits of transparencies along the frame of my photo to make an interesting photo border.
The border around the edges of my layout has been cut from Meg's Garden's "Christmas Music" sheet and I've layered a doily strip around the edges of my framed photo just for a bit more of that Christmas magic. ;) There is a huge range of paper doilies available, including these ones, in store here.
Those lovely chipboard Christmas trees are by 2Crafty, and they are called "Retro Xmas Trees". I have covered these in gesso, then once dried, I rubbed chalk onto the gessoed surface. I used a sponge applicator to apply the chalk, which is much like a make-up applicator for eyeshadow. I then wrapped a little bit of baker's twine around them and topped them off with some bling... I used FWAB Adhesive Rhinestones in Black as baubles. :)
With 2Crafty's Flourish Ornament Border, I did the same aforementioned technique, and topped them off with left-over pieces from FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish. I cut the bow from the middle of the flourish and arranged each half on either side of the photo, layering the bow on top of the left piece.
I have also used FWAB Kate's Corner Flourish in Black to frame my layout and photo.
The washi tapes used on my layout are called "Woodgrain" and "Newsprint", and they are available from D-Lish Scraps.
Okay, that's all from me for today!
Thanks for dropping by!