Saturday, November 8, 2014

A bit of a white Christmas...


With Christmas less than 7 weeks away (yep - I doubled checked it!) I wanted to keep going with some Christmas creating. This time however, I went for a white Christmas with a little touch of silver but kept it slightly vintage with some gorgeous vintage images in the frames:
Using Scrapmatts chipboard Tags 03 CB3007, Ornate Frames 23 CB4066, Ornate Frames 16 CB5095 and Scrapwords 15 CB1213


The chipboard Frames on both of these tags have been heat embossed in white. This gives a fabulous strong white finish to the chipboard 

 How gorgeous are these Christmas ornaments?!!! You can also add a favourite photo to the middle rather than a vintage image that I have used here:
Using Scrapmatts Chipboard Christmas Ornament 08 CB6025 and Scrapwords 15 CB1213.
The Chipboard frame has been heat embossed in white and just a touch of glitter had been added to add a little sparkle as the frame catches the light. I added the white fluffy ribbon around the outside for a bit of 'Christmassy' fun :)
I have recently rediscovered the fun of mini albums. I completed a class by Frank Garcia and totally fell in love with the way he builds his albums. Chipboard is perfect to embellish your mini albums with as the chipboard sits flat on the page and you don't end up with an album that won't close due to too many bulky embellishments!
Using Scrapmatts chipboard (on the cover) Ornate Frames 23 CB4066, Scrapwords 11 CB1208, Scrapwords 03 CB1191 along with Scrapmatts Charms Frame #20 CH096 and Filigree Flower #7 CB014
The frame was coloured using a mixture of Misting Sprays in Brown, Gold and Blue for a patina effect

The 6 x 6 size of this album made it easy to embellish. Four of the pages can be covered using one piece of 12 x 12 paper. If you use a double sided paper then you can vary the pattern on your pages a lot easier (that's easier on the creative process as well as the budget!)
The internal pages have been embellished using Scrapmatts chipboard Scrapwords 05 CB1197, Clock Faces 01 CB5053, Scrapwords 11 CB1208, 3D Ornaments 04 CB5078, Scrapwords 01 CB1189, Scrap words 06 CB1198, Feathers 02 CB1222, Feathers 01 CB5116, Scrapwords 03 CB1191, Scrapwords 10 CB1207, Scrapwords 02 CB1190, Scrapwords 05 CB1197, Wrought Iron Fence 02 CB4002 and Alphabet Flags 01 CB6084


I hope you are getting some opportunities to sit down and create some Christmas goodies - have fun :)
Sonia x

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