This week, our new challenge begins at Frosted Designs. It is a 2 part challenge, using doilies and following the sketch below:
You have 2 weeks to create and link up your project on the side bar at the Frosted Designs Blog.
I used a phrase from Winter Frolic for my title. I sized Oh Christmas Tree at 1.35 inches.
I chose two shades of green cardstock for the cuts. I adhered the C R S M S onto the title.
I wanted the title to stand out a bit, so I cut out a tag to adhere it onto.
I found this tag on CTMH Artiste and sized it to 1.59 inches. I cut out two tags since the paper I used was thin.
I adhered the two tags together, then adhered the title on top.
I used my Tim Holtz distress marker (Barn Door) to ink the edges.
I cut these ornament borders from Winter Frolic at 1.47 inches.
I ended up cutting out two each in red, green and gold metallic cardstock.
I trimmed 1/8 inch off of each edge of my music cardstock to create a border behind it. I kept one of the strips and adhered the ornament borders onto it. I overlapped the ornaments to add interest.
I adhered this strip down on my layout under the pictures.
I adhered the ric rac ribbon on top of the border strip. This give me an ornament banner.
This quote was on the bottom of the music cardstock - the 1/2 inch that has the bar code that you typically cut off and throw away. I trimmed it out, inked the edges red and created a border with a scrap of green cardstock.
I started out making my own doilies out of cardstock, but then I found these red doilies. They are leftover heart shaped doilies from Valentine's Day. I really like the red color! I trimmed them and positioned the doilies to look like circles.
I adhered the title on top of the photo. It may be hard to see in the pictures, but the song printed on the cardstock is Oh Christmas Tree - how perfect for my layout!!!
I also loved the cardinal in the bottom corner so I made sure not to cover much of him up.
We have at least 3 trees every Christmas. This tree is our live tree. I love that Tanner is on Mike's shoulders in order to reach the top of the tree!! Tanner decorated the entire tree this year :)
Don't forget to dig out some of your doilies and create a layout based on the sketch! Join us at Frosted Designs!!