Today I was in desperate need of some crafty therapy! So I set my long "to do" list aside, headed to my studio, turned up some fabulous worship music, and got busy! :o)
I had intended to post this project for all of you on the 24th...as my special Christmas card to each of you! However, the challenge that I want to enter at Scrapping Every Day Miracles ends in two days. I hope you don't mind if your card is early! lol
To each and every one of you...A Very Merry Christmas!! Your wonderful encouragement means so much to me! All your words of kindness are a treasure and a blessing! Those of you that come and visit but don't leave a comment are also very much appreciated. My numbers keep going up day after day, so I know that you are there, and it means a lot to me! I thank you all very much, and I wish you a season of JOY and LAUGHTER and LOVE! :o)
I got a very good response to all the details I shared with my last layout. So I have a number of photos, and a number of words for you this time too. I started by stamping on my background paper. I used a music note stamp, a shattered glass stamp, and a little round container. Then I added some spatters using a Glimmer Mist that was similar in color to the ink I used. I began to assemble things according to the December sketch from C'est Magnifique (shown below). I used my Cricut to cut out the wreath and the broken circles. For the paper strips I used a piece of vellum. IRL it is actually looks more sheer than it appears in the photo. I stayed quite true to the sketch, although I did substitute the flowers with some lovely red glittered ornaments. I also added a second piece of Washi tape. The beautiful image is another wonderful freebie from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. You can find it right HERE.
This cluster is made of red and white flowers. The ribbon ones were taken out of my sewing stash. There's one of the red ornaments, and even a little clock just like in the sketch. I punched out some greenery and tucked it in. You can see some of the music notes stamped in the upper right corner.
This cluster is very similar to the other, with the addition of this dangly bead that I attached to the page using a brad. Then I added a little white satin bow above it.
This is the lower right corner; more stamping, ornament, bead and bow. I have also adhered various sequins around the page. I just sprinkled a few on the page and glued them where they landed. This also gives you a close-up peek of the beautiful doily. It was a gift from a friend.
Here you can see more of the layering and the sentiments. I just have to add a Bible verse to a Christmas page. To me...Christmas is all about the birth of my Savior...Jesus Christ! :o)
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Linking Up To:
This is the great sketch:
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Papers: DCWV - Haberdash Stash,
Recollections - Holiday Shimmer Cardstock;
Image: Ephemera's Vintage Garden;
Cricut Cartridges: Essentials, Holiday Cakes;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Holly, Branch;
Ink: Stampin' Up - Soft Suede;
Stamps: Tim Holtz - Joyful Song, Mini Holidays;
Charm: Blue Moon - Clock Face;
Tim Holtz - Mini Paper Clip;
Glimmer Mist: Partridge in a Pear Tree;
Flowers: Prima and Imaginisce;
Doily: Gift from Bonnie;
Beads: From My Bead Stash;
Ribbon Flowers and Sequins: From My Sewing Stash.
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