Jingle Bells – Layout by Adri du Preez

Jingle Bells - Layout by Adri du Preez

Hello, 49 and Market fans!

Here is my layout featuring the beautiful new ARToptions Holiday Wishes 12×12 collection. This collection is just beautiful.

I can hardly believe that it is almost December. Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of the year. It is the season to be jolly. And, if you have children and grandchildren, then you have even more reasons to be excited about the upcoming festive season.

This was my granddaughter Mila’s first Christmas. She was only five months old.

Jingle Bells - Layout by Adri du Preez

For this layout, I used the Wreath of Hope paper. The wreath and colours on this paper are beautiful.

The matted photo is layered on various pieces from the Holiday Wished ephemera pack and laser-cut elements. The green piece is from the Spectrum Sherbet remnants. The edges of these pieces have been distressed. I added a photo wrap from the laser-cut sheet and glued a paper ribbon to the photo wrap.

Jingle Bells - Layout by Adri du Preez

A packet of beautiful chipboard bits is included in this collection.
Here is how I made them part of the flower clusters.

Jingle Bells - Layout by Adri du Preez

In the top left corner and next to the title, I used rub-ons from the 6×8 set. Both the title and the stars are Dusty Attic chipboard.

Jingle Bells - Layout by Adri du Preez

The flower clusters are made up of a variety of pretty blooms, Dusty Attic Mistletoe, flowers, and leaves from the laser-cut elements. I used Majestic Bouquet and Royal Posies in Tomato, Royal Spray, and Royal Posies in Olive. I painted the Olive flowers with a thin layer of white acrylic paint and then with DecoArt in Whispering Turquoise. I then dry brushed the edges of the flowers with white acrylic paint, gold rub, and Ranger Stickles in Platinum.

Jingle Bells - Layout by Adri du Preez

The final touches to this layout included red beads, pearls, glitter, and splatters with diluted white gesso.

49 and Market products:


ARToptions Holiday Wishes
12×12 Collection Pack

ARToptions Holiday Wishes
Wreath of Hope

ARToptions Holiday Wishes
Laser Cut Elements

ARToptions Holiday Wishes
Ephemera Bits

ARToptions Holiday Wishes
Chipboard Bits

Spectrum Sherbet
Remnants

Majestic Bouquet
Tomato

Royal Posies
Tomato

Royal Spray
Olive

Royal Posies
Olive

Thank you for visiting the blog today.

Happy crafting!
Adri du Preez 2022