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!
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!.