Friday, November 25, 2016

Candy Cane Cutie

So, one thing to know about me is that Christmas is nowhere near to my favorite holiday. I try to postpone Christmas festivities as long as possible. This is hard when dear husband wants to pull out decorations as soon as Halloween is over. He and dear daughter have been getting glares from me as they've been singing Christmas carols for the month of November. However, with that being said, Thanksgiving is over so Christmas time has arrived at my house. The house is decorated outside and the tree is up with lights (no ornaments yet - tomorrow that chore...I mean fun...happens).

Prompt 11 for Design Descisions (see yesterday's post for a link to sign up) by Shimelle Laine is to use complimentary colors. As I looked through photos on previous prompts, this one Christmas photo kept catching my eye. I knew I'd have to use it for this prompt as soon as Black Friday arrived.

Not as many layers in this one as yesterday. I was happy though. I found a pack of Christmas paper while cleaning up a few weeks ago. Remember when Target started selling scrapbooking supplies in their dollar spot? Yeah...eight sheets of paper for $1! Some even had glitter and foil! Almost a decade later, still unused! Aside from the green card stock background, all the papers come from that pack. The Christmas brads were sold along side the paper too. Of course I bought them. I'm hoping to use the rest during Journal Your Christmas this year.

I really like how well the colors matched the photo. The first paper stack I pulled out of Christmas paper (why do I have so much Christmas paper?!) had a more pinkish red. I really didn't like the look.

Normally, I don't like to cut full sheets up for little stacks of layers like this. I'll use scraps, off cuts, or 6x6 pads to make layers. Given how long this paper had been with me and the cost of it, I figured why not.

Gems added a final bit of sparkle for me. I was going to add some mist droplets in white. However, the paper is super thin. I wasn't sure I wanted to see how that might react to something wet. That's also why I used that green card stock. It needed something to support it.

Let me know what you think! I'd love to hear some feedback.

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