Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Joy

What is more Christmas-y than gathering around the tree for a family photo? This layout was a Joy to do! I used the December My Creative Scrapbook kit. It features the Little Yellow Bicycle's "Magic of Christmas" Collection.
I hand scalloped edges of printed paper,& distressed with Tim Holtz's
red mahogany distress ink. I punched the scallops with a Christmas tree punch & used my
Easy Filled Punch Technique to fill in the punched trees. This was adhered to the beautiful card stock made by Bazzil. ( I have to admit, I love love love Bazzil card stock!!)
Little Yellow Bicycle rub-ons were added to the picture. I distressed the photo edges using Tim Holtz vintage photo distress ink.
My lettering was white, and I wanted to bring the festive feel to them also! So I simply wiped the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, red mahogany. As I was distressing the edges, I pulled the ink to the letter top so it would"spill" over on the front. I also did the same with the white flourishes. Gold Stickles highlight the curves to the lettering!
The flower was made with silks included in the kit, and from papers used in the layout. I made the paper flowers with my Sizzix Big Shot. Gold & Christmas Red Stickles were added to flower to separate layers & add sparkle!
The chipboard ornaments were white glossy chipboard that I covered with the printed papers. the Covered Chipboard technique is something that I do all the time!! The edges were distressed with Tim Holtz Red Mahogany Distress ink. I added glitter stars & Stickles! I then attached ribbon & ran it under printed papers on top to give the "hanging" feel!
This layout was fun to do! I hope you enjoyed it!
Thanks for taking a look!


Debbie ♥ ♥ ♥ said...

Oh so stunning Lynn!!!

Peggy said...

wow Lynn, this is gorgeous!! You absolutely captured the warm magical feel of christmas, I love it. Thank you so much for your step by step instructions and pictures, that is so helpful! I love reading about your techniques and how your beautiful LO's come to life!
xxx Peggy

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Rachel said...

omg lynn- this is absolutely gorgeous (as usual!) those ornaments are sooooo amazing, beautiful work :)

Cathy said...

adorable hanging ornaments

xoxAlyssaxox said...

WOW i really love you're blog.. you put so much detail into your work :)

Tereza Crump aka MyTreasuredCreations said...

hi Lynn, happy new year!! love the ornaments on this layout!! Great idea!! I need to sit down and make some Christmas layouts too!! :) Tereza

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

My goodness Lynn!! your work is simply just ROCK the kit goodies!!! you take the kits and add your own designer flair to make up gorgeous pages!! beautiful work!

~Gabi xx


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