Dec 10, 2019


hi there!
Nathalie with you today with a bit of Home for the Holidays inspiration.  I am sure most of you are busy working on documenting your December, and since i am in the Northern hemisphere, that means Winter and snow for Christmas. So, let me show you what i have created...

Under the Mistletoe

I love the colors of the Home for the Holidays collection, and probably the Mistletoe  paper is one of my favorites ( even though i am not a yellow fan!).   But it was the perfect paper to frame the story of our fun adventures with a mistletoe head band.

I wanted a large title to offset the film strip, so i used the Kelly Alpha Die sets ( lowercase and uppercase) to create the title for the layout using papers from the Home for  the Holidays collection.  I cut the same letters from double white cardstock and backed each letter - this makes the small details in the letter die cuts stand out!-.

I backed and layered the film strip with  the Holiday Gifts and Advent  paper.   Each picture got a cluster of embellishments around it, however I chose to add a larger cluster to the left of the top picture so that it balanced the page completely.   The following  video will show you how it all came together:

Just loved how this came together using the colors and patterns from the collection and the die sets.

Though the collection  is perfect to document your Holiday/ December memories, it is so versatile that can easily be used to create memories of your Winter adventures.  Let me show you!

Winter Walk

To create this page, i pulled the cooler colors of the patterned papers and combined them with a bit of mixed media (liquid watercolors) and the Pine Bough Square cut file.

I started by creating a soft edge on the paper strips using the Essentials:  Lacey Edgers Die Set.  The edges bring texture to the page, and add the winter feel to the page.

To bring more of the winter feel to the page, I used liquid watercolors ( Sky Blue, Aquamarine, Bubble Gum, Clementine, Sunshine) to add splashes of color on the background.   Once dried, I set the paper strips in place, and used the Pine Bough Square cut outs to create a large cluster of sprigs  around the picture.  The following video will show you more details of my process:

I love how this layout shows how versatile the Home for the Holidays collection can be, all you need is a bit of Liquid watercolor and one of the  new cut files.

I hope these have inspired you to pull your Home for the Holidays collection and other Pinkfresh Studio goodies ( dies, stamps, cut files and mixed media products) to document your December/Holiday/Winter memories. 
Remember to share with us what you have created, and if you have questions on how these came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!.
Happy Holidays!

No comments:

Post a Comment