Thursday, January 19, 2017

So Here's What You Do...

My DIL took this picture of  Miss S. teaching her brothers the fine art of bribery with milk, cookies and carrots for the reindeer. I wanted to capture the soft, magical colors of the photo, while giving a few hints of the sparkling lights in the background.

I chose several of the Bo Bunny Winter Wishes pattern papers that came in the Vintage Winter kit from Swirlydoos: Icicles, with the subtle pink pattern, and the more detailed Frosted and Whimsy.
To begin, I decided where I wanted to put my photo and lightly marked the place with a pencil. This let me know just where to use a stamp to add a bit of background texture.
I cut a 5" square from the Whimsy paper and used one of my favorite punch sets, Martha Stewart's Cherish to create a background frame. The photo was mounted on a piece of brown cardstock, then on a bit of packaging to give it some depth and glued to the punched piece.
I cut a few long pieces of the Frosted sheet, taking advantage of the striped pattern, and arranged them horizontally and vertically behind the photo. When I was satisfied with the arrangement, I glued it all down.
I've had this package of Prima flowers for quite a while and I love how they bring out the colors of the Christmas tree lights. I added a dangle piece from my collection of odds and ends. The clay swirls were made with the IOD Baroque 1 Mould. I've lightly applied a bit of Blush Gilding Wax to give them a hint of color.
To finish, I placed a few Kaisercraft self-adhesive pearls around the edges of my punched frame.

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