Hello there crafty people,
I'm sharing my last layout with you for this year! WOW how fast this year went by again...I can't even believe it!
This layout was inspired by my uber talented DT peer, Steffi Ried! I actually was going to flat out copy hers because I loved it so much, but when I was working on it, the layout just kept changing lol.
This tree paper is one of my favorites in Paige's Truly Grateful collection, it's such a sweet and colorful design. For a long time I had no idea what photo I could use with it, but then we went biking in the forest one weekend and it just all made sense.
I fussy cut all the trees, then layered them up, glued them together along the middle so I could bend up the sides to create some dimension. In retrospect, I could have added some colorful hand stitching to the branches but I didn't think of it at the time.
I chose a polka dot paper for my background and I added a wide strip of green paper as a reference to the forest, if that makes sense? I added a few layers of tissue paper behind my photo, then tucked it all in behind some trees. I didn't add a whole lot of embellishments: a date label, an epoxy sticker bird and a die cut banner around my photo as well as puffy dots in between the trees!
For my title I chose one of the epoxy sticker phrases because I love the font so much! It would have been a shame not to use it! I wrote my journaling next to the title, kind of filling up the empty space there.
That's it! Thank you so much for stopping by today as well as your continuous support over the year!
I'm wishing a merry Christmas and a healthy, happy new year to you and yours!