Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Looking back: Christmas 2012

This a layout I finished this morning, The photo was taken on the day before Christmas 2012. A little late, but at least it's done now!

We spent Christmas time at my aunt and uncle's beach house on the West Coast. They have a tradition to do a DIY stir fry barbeque on the night before Christmas. We put up the ready cut veg and meats and everyone gets a chance to fill their small bowl and then to stir fry it on the hot plate over the coals. In this picture, my sister and I are busy cooking our food. It was great fun and almots everyone went for a second round.

This layout is scraplifted Studio Calico's featured layout of the week.

It was great fun putting this together and I enjoyed working with this colour scheme.

I used a variety of papers for the layering including some Basic Grey paper and light blue polkadots and charcoal zig zag paper from the Seen & Noted collection from Pebbles inc. I also added some paper doilies.

 I decided to use the My Mind's Eye Indie chic collection Citron 'What a day' card next to the photo. The colours matched those of the papers perfectly and the sentiment summed up our Christmas day experience. It truly was a wonderful day!
 I made a cross with washi tape on a piece of grey cardstock and used foam blocks to adhere the card. I love how it almost resembles a gift.

I am always so jealous of all the Silhouette owners, so I tried cutting some hearts and arrows from glitter cardstock by hand. I am please with the result and might use the technique again. It's surprisingly easy to cut those arrows!

In between the photo and the card, I used some stickers form the Basic Grey Hopscotch collection. I pulled apart a few circle stickers and placed them so that they overlap. I wish I had more of them to cover the whole background of the photo's. But I am happy with it as it is.

"Krismis" or Christmas, is the title of the page. I used some American Crafts thickers and lightly dabbed them with turquoise chalk.

I used some washi tape as a border for the page to round it off.

I think this is one of my favorite pages thus far. I really love the layers and the colour scheme.

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