Sunday, January 5, 2020

Christmas Cheer

This photo of my father and his two sisters taken c. 1923 is certainly not a Christmas image, but it’s what popped into my head when I began to sort through the Blue Fern Studio’s Christmas Cheer collection that came in Très Jolie's December Kit.

I've based my layout on Kim's Sketch for the December Sketch challenge. 

The photo was matted with packaging from Blue Fern with a layer of chipboard underneath each element to add stability and dimension.
The wreath piece that came with the kit is the perfect size to surround those sweet faces from long ago…
I actually used the entirety of both packages of flowers that Kim sent us. I’m usually a bit more thrifty, but these blooms are just too beautiful to hoard.
One of the doilies, again from the kit, lends a little pop of color to bring out the blues in the paper without being too overwhelming.

I gave the clear plastic icicles from Tim Holtz a “brrrr” effect by covering them with gesso and sprinkling them with some of the Rock Candy glitter that came with the November kit.

The chippies were all heat embossed using the Lindy’s embossing powder that Kim provided.

I finished by tucking a few pieces of ephemera here and there around the photo. 



***Très Jolie December Kit***
Blue Fern Studios – Christmas Cheer Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Sparkling #BFS-P-69527
Blue Fern Studios – Blooms – Christmas Bouquet – Frost
Blue Fern Studios – Blooms – Christmas Wreath – Cardinal
Blue Fern Studios – Christmas Cheer Collection – Ephemera – Die Cut Shapes #BFS-EPH-69617
Blue Fern Studios – Christmas Cheer Collection – Chipboard – Bright and Merry Frames #BFS-CH-69867
Advantus – Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Christmas – Icicles #TH93778
Très Jolie – 4” Doilies – Blue
Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Embossing Powder – Silver Moon Mistletoe

***Other Mediums***
Golden – Gesso
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Stickles Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy #TDR35879
Close to My Heart – Pigment Ink – Black #22503

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

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