Thursday, January 17, 2019

Found It!

I’ve chosen to keep my first layout of 2019 pretty simple, taking advantage of the pattern of the background paper and the pops of red from the matting and the beautiful flower spray.

I’ve made a point of scrapping my son’s hunt for the perfect Christmas tree every year since 2010, when a tired little girl became so very upset when Daddy cut the tree down.
That same little girl has grown into a young lady and has acquired a pair of twin brothers since then, but the annual hunt has gone on, with the kids getting bigger and somewhat more cooperative when it’s time for the photo shoot.
We’ve been having a lot of warm weather here in the Northeast, so rather than bundling up, we’ve been wearing sweaters and sweatshirts and rain boots for the mud, hence the very un-Winter-like image.

As I mentioned above, I found the paper a little too busy for a lot of adornment, so I decided to simply use a stenciled image to frame the photo. I backed each layer of matting with a bit of packaging to add some dimension before gluing it all down.

The larger flowers from Darice are actually mint, so I sprayed them with mist for a color that would blend in with the tree, using only a bit on one flower and more on the other two.
That cute shovel was broken in half to allow both ends to show on either side of the cluster.

With the exception of the mediums, the stencil and the red roses, all that you see here was created with the December 2018 Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club.


Maja Design – Joyous Winterdays Collection – Evergreen #JOY-933
Maja Design – Joyous Winterdays Collection – Make Decorations #JOY-936
Prima – A Victorian Christmas Collection – Poinsettia Kiss #583507
Darice – Sweetwater Roses – Mint #30062031
Wild Orchid Crafts – Red Open Roses
Darice – Mini Snow Shovel #2424-27
13 Arts – Mixed Media Stencil – His Time
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Hickory Smoke #129691
Liquitex – Super Heavy Gesso
Prima – Color Bloom Spray Mist – Lime Wedge #573850

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

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