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Celebrating A Bygone Christmas


Hi everyone and welcome. It’s Jenny here with my latest project for this month, and even though we are some time away from ‘the big day’ it’s my turn to transport you to the Christmases of yesteryear.


You’ll already have seen some fabulous projects from my DT team mates on the blog using the fabulous festive Mixed Media papers (in 12×12, 6×6 and Mini Postcard sizes) and IndigoBlu also have some new red rubber stamps available. I chose to use the ‘Snow Globe‘ set in a slightly different way in this bygone Christmas layout.



Lady Layout 1a


There is a collage in the centre of this particular sheet of paper but I decided to accentuate the faux wood background, adding white gesso, Goldfinger, Emerald City (s0me mixed with black gesso) and Sleeping Beauty (mixed with white gesso) with a spatula.


Lady Layout 2


Lady Layout 3


With the general design plotted I created a bundle of mini postcards, adding Glossy Accents, gauze and some stitching to the top one to create a focal point. You’ll see the little houses and tree from the Snow Globe stamp set added behind this bundle (and the one at the bottom of the layout) using Black and Olive Stazon Inks.


Lady Layout 4


Lady Layout 5


To add further interest to the background I mixed a little of the gold paint and white gesso with water, splattering them and dabbing away any excess to replicate the similar splatters on the design of the paper. Similarly, as there are stars on the background I stencilled a few in using texture paste.


Lady Layout 6


Lady Layout 7


Further embellishments include die cut leaves painted with the gold paint and smeared with white gesso, chipboard holly leaves painted with the mix of Emerald City and black gesso, berries painted using Ruby Slippers and accented with Claret Stazon Studio Glaze. On top of a further little bundle of papers at the bottom of the layout I covered a die cut word in several layers of the Sleeping Beauty and white gesso paint mix, heating each layer to get a bubbled effect.


Lady Layout 8


Lady Layout 9


I hope you’ll have gained some ideas from seeing this layout that you can use on your own projects and would love to hear about them/see them.

For now, until the next time take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx


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9 Comments on Celebrating A Bygone Christmas

  1. Beautiful layout Jenny.

    Elly Booij | August 14, 2015 at 10:17 am () ()
  2. Gorgeous Jenny . The faux wood backdrop is gorgeous and the perfect setting for your layered design. Love the postcards and added stitching and textured stars. Beautiful piece. Tracy x

    Tracy Evans | August 14, 2015 at 10:47 am () ()
  3. a lovely composition of christmasness ! Jenny x

    Amanda Pink | August 14, 2015 at 11:18 am () ()
  4. A really beautiful layout Jenny – I love the background and the postcards looks fabulous – beautiful piece! Hugs rachel x

    rachel fisher | August 14, 2015 at 1:37 pm () ()
  5. The design is fantastic, I love the holly leaves, the berries look amazing.! Love the whole layout, the layering and the textures (just got the snowglobe stamps so thanks for the inspiration). Anne xx

    Anne R | August 14, 2015 at 8:09 pm () ()
  6. Beautiful, Jenny. I can’t stop studying it and looking for tiny details! Love it!

    Ksenija | August 14, 2015 at 9:10 pm () ()
  7. This is awesome Jenny! I love the background that you have created! So inspiring!

    Monika Januszewska | August 14, 2015 at 10:27 pm () ()
  8. Jenny, that is gorgeous, thanks so much for sharing your techniques!

    Deb ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art | August 16, 2015 at 6:26 am () ()
  9. And transport me you did. Wouldn’t it be great to step back in time and visit London in the 1800s – snow gently falling on lamp posts. The clipi clop of horse drawn carriages. Yes I can see it all .. Bell ringers and Yorkshire pudding!
    Sandy xx

    Sandy Dehon | August 20, 2015 at 1:37 am () ()