Saturday, December 30, 2023

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


This layout, featuring one of my grandsons trimming the tree back in 2015, is my entry in the December 2023 Mood Board challenge.

December is a busy month: making and sending cards, baking, shopping and all that, but I was determined to create at least one layout before the end of the year.

This was an easy one! The papers and die cut ephemera pieces make a perfect background for my photo, and the chipboard ornaments make a wonderful embellishment cluster.

I started by altering the chipboard pieces by applying a Finnabair Metallic wax with a stipple brush. I added some bows using twine from my stash.

I selected a sheet of patterned paper to use as my background and another sheet to cut up as layering pieces behind the photo. After distressing and inking the edges, I glued them together using packaging in between to add dimension. I selected a few pieces of ephemera to form a cluster in the corner. There seemed to be something missing on the side. I cut a small piece from the sheet that I had selected to use for the title and placed it on the side. I like how the relative brightness adds to my composition.

I finished my layout by adhering the chipboard ornaments down the side, using foam tape.







3 Quarter Designs – December Wishes Collection – Designer Paper and Diecuts Set



Tres Jolie – Laser Cut Chipboard – Ornaments

Waxed Twine



Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958

Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Aged Mahogany #tim21407



Beacon – Fabri-Tac – Permanent Fabric Adhesive – Double Sided Foam Adhesive Shapes #SBC-BCADH-3122



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