For my last post for December and 2021 I am again scrapbooking a Christmas photo focusing on the blues with a touch of red from the Vintage Artistry Peace and Joy collection. I have another Santa photo to share. Anyone with children will probably have a few of these that haven’t yet been done (or is that just me???). This 6×8 inch photo includes my son and godson from 2014. Santa was pretty cool as after the formal photo, he took some funny ones with the boys.
I started with the Northpole paper from the Peace and Joy collection, which is available as a single paper or as part of the collection pack. I really like the blues included as part of the Peace and Joy collection. As the Mum of a boy, the blues help balance some of the more floral elements of the collection and I think it works really well for these young men. The Northpole paper has some great elements printed around the edge of the paper which give it a layered distressed look that I love, along with the splatters, text and stitching in the centre. It forms the perfect base to add a large photo with embellishments clustered around it. I have kept the layout reasonably simple to not lose that lovely background paper.
The first thing I did was create layers behind the photo using a stitched frame and a laser cut frame from the collection pack. As the photo is 6×8 inches, it is too big for the frames themselves, so what I do is layer them so I can see a side and top edge of each frame. I then cut pieces of the frames that will be hidden behind the photo to add around other edges of the photo. This way I can get the look of the frames around a much bigger photo. You can see how I cut and attached the frames from the image above of the back side of the photo before I attached it to the layout. The embellishment clusters I am going to add will hid any joins or gaps.
I then created a cluster of embellishments in the bottom left corner with an Ephemera bit to create the title, laser cut elements from the collection pack and Wishing Bubbles and Trinkets. I popped up some elements with foam tape.
This embellishment cluster was then echoed with a line of twine tied down the right side of the layout. I used photo hangers from the Hardware Epoxies as the attachment points to pass the twine through to the back of the layout and around. The Epoxy already has a hole in it, and I just used a paper piercer to pierce a hole through the paper. You can see this in the image above.
The final touch is a couple of more Hardware Epoxy photo turns on the left side of the photo frame and this layout is done.
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I am so excited to be continuing with the 49 and Market Design Team and I can’t wait to share some wonderful projects with you in 2022!