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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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