Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Oh Deer! - my first Christmas layout ever

OK...So when I saw this free (yes, FREE!) cut file Alex Gadji designed for October Afternoon, I knew I just had to use it as soon as I get a chance. It was perfect timing that we went to the Frankfurt Christmas market and I finally had holiday photos :).

I love backing cut files...It's a lot of busy work, but I'm just watching my favorite series in the meantime (so I guess it takes twice as long to finish a layout than it would without watching TV ha!). And I was dying to use my fave Christmas collection, Christmas Wishes from Pinkfresh Studio and backing this gorgeous tree cut file was a great way to do it! I won't lie, it was a bit more difficult than with any other collection so far (even though I have every single piece from this collection!) because there's a lot of white in the designs and it was hard to find a lot of different bits and pieces to cut the hearts from. But eventually I did manage!

For background paper I chose a stripy paper and stamped some tiny trees all over the bottom to sort of resemble woods. Then backed up all the little hearts, stamped Merry Christmas on the trunk and put the whole file on 3D foam stickers to add some dimension to the layout. Matted my photos with some pieces of papers and added a couple of embellishments (not many because I wanted the tree to be the main focus), title, and done!

I really love how it turned out! I love the non-traditional Christmas colors and the cute drawings in this collection!

Thanks for stopping by!

PS: sorry for the blurry photos, I am now trying to avoid flash so that the dimensions and textures can be seen on my layouts but I simply don't have enough daylight...I really would need some studio lights but no space for them :(.