Hello! I hope your week is going well! I have a layout to share today. I started with this sketch from Creative Scrappers:
I used the sketch for the left hand page of my two page layout and made it work with the size and shape of my photos. I then realized that the photos that were left over could be shaped into a Christmas tree shape and it echoed the step pattern of the papers on the left hand page! I started the page with a mask and spray ink and placed it in a few page around my layout. I then matted all of my photos on various patterned papers from Shimelle's Christmas Joy collection. I loved the circle paper and decided to fussy cut a bunch of the circles to spread around my page. Some are attached with regular adhesive and some are attached with foam adhesive for some depth.
I was also inspired by the March 1 challenge at Colorful Creations, which was to use the color scheme below and ink.
I was almost done with my layout when I decided the brown wood circle needed a little something. I pulled out a snowflake stamp and stamped it with Versamark and then heat embossed it in silver.
Cardstock- American Crafts
Patterned Paper- American Crafts, October Afternoon
Brads- Basic Grey, October Afternoon
Mask- Studio Calico
Ink- Tsukeniko, Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, Clearsnap
Embossing Powder- JoAnn Crafts
Glitter Glue- Ranger
Stamps- Lil Davis Designs, Hero Arts, KI Memories
Tape- My Mind's Eye
Badge- October Afternoon
Die Cutter- Prove Craft
Software- Craft Edge
Font- 2Peas Platform Shoes
Pens- Gel Writer, Sakura