Sunday, January 29, 2023

In the Air There's a Feeling of Christmas


Main Street, Le Roy, New York – sometime in the late 1940’s or very early 1950’s – all decorated for Christmas: a staple of my growing up years. Bits of evergreen strung on electrical cables and wreath forms were hung for the several blocks. More wired boughs dangled in between along the street, in front of the stores. All was lit up at night, with the multi-colored lights and the tips of the candles lending a holiday spirit to the street. On the right, just outside the photo, stood the Presbyterian Church and across the street was the town hall. There was a very large evergreen tree in front of the town hall and it, too, was covered with lights. In the distance on the left, the steeple of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is visible. I mention the churches because they, along with the other five churches in town, were beautifully decorated inside and out with evergreens and nativity scenes.

I did a little editing of this photo which I found on the Le Roy Face Book page, giving it a sepia tint to make it feel a bit more vintage.

Again, I used a sheet of patterned paper that came in the January Tres Jolie Scrapbook kit, adding embellishments and other details from my stash.

I had already chosen the title from one of the stickers in the Tim Holtz Christmas pad and went from there.

To keep with the idea of a carol and the pattern of the paper, I dug out a page of sheet music and tore in from side to side down the middle. Using Pumice Stone Distress Ink, I altered the color, giving it a more greyish tone. I also used this around the edges of the photo.

I gave my die cut snowflakes a bit of shimmer; using a stipple brush, I coated them with White Pearl Metallique Wax before attaching them with Glue Dots.

It seemed that regardless of the vintage feel of the photo and music paper, pure white flowers did a better job of embellishing my page; I dug these out and found them to be perfect.




3 Quarter Designs – Christmas Wonderland Collection


49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Sugar Posies – Fluff #SUG-32440

Advantus – Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Sticker Book – Christmas #TH94294

Sheet Music


Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Pumice Stone #TIM27140

Prima – Finnabair Collection – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – White Pearl #968380


Sizzix – Alterations – Thinlits – Tim Holtz – Paper Snowflakes – Mini #661599


Beacon – Fabri-Tac

Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue

Glue Dots – Mini Dots – 3/16 in

Glue Dots – Micro Dots – 1/8 in



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


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