Here is a layout I designed for the Winter 2011 issue of Canadian Scrapbooker magazine using this amazing collection of papers...
I haven't scrapped many photos from my childhood and knew it was time to use this precious pic of my brother and I on Santa's knee when I saw the gorgeous G45 papers.
I dearly love this photo...it captures that innocence of the Christmas season, the belief in Santa Claus and all the magic of waking up Christmas morning to find presents under the tree.
I remember that blue jacket and fuzzy white hood trim, and especially those white galoshes. Do those kind of winter boots exist anymore? You know the ones...you wear your shoes INSIDE of them! And there is a rubber buckle at the top to tighten? Ahhhhh...memories of simpler times....
But I want to make clear that I am NOT labelling this design as a heritage page or vintage layout...ha ha! I'm not that old, am I??
The edges are punched by Martha Stewart, the cream ribbon running along the bottom is Harmonie, the fabric stars are KI Memories, the sticker alpha is Fancy Pants, the chipboard scroll corners and tree are Dusty Attic, and the chipboard ticket border is Graphic 45.
Here are some close ups....
|I created a quilted background by stitching squares of patterned paper.|
|This Dusty Attic tree is painted with Gold Metallic Adirondack paint and backed onto black Bazzill cardstock.|
|I "pounced" the gold paint dabber onto the chipboard to give it a more metallic appearance.|
|The base of the wreath is made from 2 Tim Holtz medium rosette strips (Sizzix die).|
Here is a closer look....
|The leaves curl as the Rock Candy Stickles dries.|
Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and wonderful holiday season!