I'm not really a person who has traditional Christmas colours at home - the last three years, my colours have been silver, glass and baby blue, the years before, silver and ice blue! That doesn't mean to say that I don't like them - but it meant that I had to consider what photos to use to highlight these lovely papers in a Lisa way.
First up was the Orchard Road, Singapore Christmas decorations from last year. I took a few of my favourite photos, tweaked them in Photoshop and picked three to showcase. Even though two of the photos have non-traditional colours in them, I think they work with the berry paper and the red and green elements I picked out because the form of the decorations are very traditional and the cream background gives this busy layout some room to breathe.
|I splatted glue to form glitter splashes on my paper and mixed it in with gold and a few brads. My only problem with this is that I'm too impatient to wait for the glue to dry!|
Next up was a photo of our alternative Christmas tree last year. Due to some complications, it ended up getting delivered and left outside on a wet, rainy afternoon. After that, I didn't really want to bring it inside to get the white walls dirty and rain and spiders all over the floor! In the end, I decided to give in and left it outside to shine in through our large windows at us. We decorated it with bird food and let it be. In the end, I loved it and am happy to have this very Christmassy page for this non-perfect photo.
|I like finding small placed to add a little glue so that it can be glittered up. I thought the veneer tree was perfect - especially once it was covered in glitter to also make it alternative!|
|Sylvia usually packs the embellies in her kit into small paper bags and I keep them all to use on my layouts. I decided to trim this one down and then punch out the snowflake border along the top to house my journalling.|
Last but not least, I came across these cute photos of my niece from last Christmas and a final page was born - pun intended.
Using up the last large blocks of paper to layer things up and then scattering a few glitter snowflakes and hearts made this come together really quickly.
Another great thing about the papers in the kit is that the manufacturer strip is patterned on one side and they are perfect to just add a little something to a corner of the page.
I think I could use the berry paper in this kit again and again and again - definitely my favourite.
With the left overs from the kit, I also made a quick and simple set of four cards which I will share soon. I am nearly at my card target which means I'm late but that's ok! There's still a few weeks until they need to be in the post.
When do you scrap Christmas layouts? At this time of year? Only around Christmas? In the new year? Or are you like me and can get festive at any time of the year? This was fun to get the Christmas feeling earlier than usual. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to get my Christmas playlist sorted out :-)