WELCOME TO JULY!!!! Wow we are half way through the year already, I swear I blinked and the last six months have gone. So much has happened for me during that time including receiving a redundancy from a job I had been employed in for 31 years.
I think I pretty much gave my age away :)
To be honest it couldn't have come at a better time. I have been able to chill out for the last two months getting my body clock back to normality after working 19 years of night work.
I am now ready to take on the world!!!
There are so so many new ranges coming this year, the first one is Let Every Day Be Christmas from Couture Creations and designed by the lovely Tina Higgins which will be out in your local papercrafting store very soon.
I am really loving this collection as the colours are so so different to most Christmas ranges.
My layout is all about the layers, just building and building until I liked the end result.
To start I decided that I wanted more just an ivory coloured cardstock for my background so I took the gorgeous Holiday Tree decorative die and cut out enough to place over my cardstock to become a type of template. I then sprayed it with a mix of yellow gold and brown Anna Griffin pigment powder. After removing the die cuts I was left with a subtle pattern to my cardstock.
Next I chose several patterned papers and cut them to a few different sizes and orientations to use for my layers behind my chose photos.
I cut out a heap of the Christmas Branches decorative die in some of the matte gold mirror board, and also two shades of green Ultimate Crafts Cardstock, Battle Fatigue and Cypress Pine.
To construct the layout I started with the patterned paper pieces and arranged them so that I could see them behind my three photos, then glued them down. I added a few of the Ephemera branches behind the photos and then kept adding the Christmas Branches die cuts and Ephemera pieces to keep adding layers. A few flowers and I was done.
CO725410 Couture Creations Mirror Board - Matte Gold
ULT200087 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Ivory
ULT00039 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Battle Fatigue
ULT200031 Ultimate Crafts Cardstock - Cypress Pine
CO725502 Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas - Holly Tree decorative die
CO725508 Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas - Christmas branches decorative die
CO725490 Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas - A4 Paper Pad
CO725493 Couture Creations Let Every Day Be Christmas - Ephemera
CO724866 Couture Creations Anna Griffin Mix & Match Pigments
Thank you for dropping by to see my first post as part of the 2017-2018 Design Team. I hope you continue with me on this journey.
Take care and keep crafting.