Monday, September 16, 2013

Christmas Joy

Hello there Fotobella friends!  I've been busy working with this beautiful My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas Collection.  It's such a great collection and I am loving this "Joy" background paper and the beautiful brown color.  When I spotted this paper I instantly set it aside to use for a layout.

I did something a little different than I usually do and that is add craft paint to my layout.  I've been wanting to apply this technique to my work for awhile now....and finally I have!  I used white craft paint and a sponge brush and aimlessly applied the paint to the paper.  That gave me the background of the layout to begin building the layers.  

Here I made this flower using the Imaginisce 16mm punch.  

I added some of the chipboard elements from the collection.

I wanted this layout to have an ecclectic but classic feel.  Ecclectic in the way of using the craft paint and the slightly sporadic placement of the embellishments and the classic look by using the traditional Christmas colors and patterns.

Have a fabulous day!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous layout Apryl! That background paper caught my eye too. I love MME. Going to have to check this collection out.