I love this one…I used some Crate paper at the back and kept it really simple with a gold doily, gingham ribbon and an acrylic word. The wreath card under the deer is an old one from a very old packet of Christmas ephemera I found. I got a small packet of holly twigs from a craft shop to use in the bow. Almost finished my Christmas card run.
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I love this little deer from Crate Paper, he’s the perfect centrepiece for my Christmas cards this year. I used a stencil and some Liquitex light modeling paste for the background then when it was dry I painted it red with Kuretaki Watercolours (I love these watercolour paints) then just layered doilies and patterned papers. The holly was from Riot craft store and the gold leaf from an ephemera pack from Crate Paper. A little tag cut from some cut Cocoa Vanilla Studio paper. Not really traditional colours but I love to break the rules!
The colour scheme here has made me smile. AFL is not a pretty sport and when I decided to scrap this photo of Remy at her Grand Final, I was worried about the colour scheme. I went through my supplies and found this packet of vellum accents from Cocoa Vanilla Studio-Bohemian Dream. They seemed to work with the colours in the photo and because they are so vibrant and pretty, it was easy to add them onto the page.
I primed my page with gesso first.
I used a Heidi Swapp stencil and Liquitex modelling paste on the background, then some Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers and lots of water to get that gorgeous pink shade.
My journalling is in the little yellow chevron bag to the right of the photo on a tag.
I cut AFL out on my Silhouette Cameo using plain black card and backed the whole layout with Cocoa Vanilla Studio black and white striped paper, its stitched around the edges on my machine.
A few tiny diamontes.
Some mixed media fun in the background of this layout. I used gesso first, then added some patterned paper using modpodge, I love this look but I don’t love it when the paper curls! I let it completely dry before adding some blue ink from the Liquitex acrylic ink range in cobalt. Im not usually a big phot user but I just love this particular picture of Remy while we were on holidays recently.
The papers in the background are from Little Yellow Bicycle, Cocoa Vanilla Studio and Crate Paper. The banner is using Maggie Holmes Carousel range by Crate Paper and a few random bits from my stash. I have sewn it onto a piece of Heidi Swapp patterned paper which helps to flatten it out. You may be able to see that I have used a Kaisercraft stencil and some Liquitex light modelling paste to add some raised crosses to my background, they are mainly at the bottom and very subtle.
Its Sunday morning and I’m off to finish a layout and make some more Christmas Cards.
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So finally I have made my first Christmas card for 2018! I found a stash of old Christmas paper and added some other bits that are not Christmassy. My favourite part of this card is actually the big gingham bow!
Gorgeous bits and pieces that are happy together.
Some old some new and some handmade work in a crazy kind of way.
Vintage trim from my sister is always a treat on my cards.
I cannot throw away much from my craft supplies, even if I just make a card to use up stray items. I get my contentment.