My 2Crafty post for November has just gone live! Here's part one for you below, but if you'd like to see the full reveal, please check out 2Crafty's awesome blog! Cheers! ***
Hey, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And what better time to get into your Christmas scrapping than whilst the Christmas spirit, anticipation and excitement is in the air?
I have a bit of a Christmas "backlog" of photos - in fact I have a "everything backlog" photos! But there are some gorgeous Christmas and non-Chrissy 2Crafty products out there which can be delightfully fun to work with for your Christmas projects.
First up is my new layout, entitled "A New Family Christmas Tradition"…
I've showcased the fabulous Fir Xmas Tree here. Isn't it lovely?
I have painted it with acrylic paint (the green paint had a slight shimmer to it) and once dried, I've stamped a pretty snowflake stamp block over the top (the block was larger than the tree - so just one stamp needed). The tree was topped with some lovely co-ordinating buttons, bling and twine - it was so much fun to "decorate"!
I opted for a larger star than the original attached star - so I adhered a star from the Weather Bits pack. This star is super funky as it's got rounded corners and has plenty of room for BLING! I first painted the star with gesso, yellow paint, then gold glitter. Then came the custom - coloured bling to match (I coloured plain rhinestones and pearls with a yellow Sharpie pen before adhering).
I've inked two pieces of the Flower Spurt Chain with pink distress ink and I've cut it up into four pieces and adhered them onto three places on my layout.
I've left the Holly Leaves raw and simply outlined the etched parts with a black pen.
*** For the full reveal please click here. :)