Hello - Katherine here continuing with the Christmas feeling on the blog this week. I love this collection of Nordic style papers in Merry and Bright. I wanted to show you 3 versions of my layout from clean and simple to paintier and glittery with the new glitter pastes and masks.
Here is the first version of my page, I pulled in some green from the Double Dot Chevron 6" pad to match the colours in my Christmas tree and used the reds, greys and whites in Merry and Bright. I also had a little bit of a stamping accident - it is always a risk when you stamp directly on the page, I didn't ink my stamp well enough before applying my embossing powder....and this is what happened.
So I dug out a piece of vellum and re- stamped it - and stuck it just under my paper mats - problem fixed and I really like the introduction of some vellum! You'll notice that this 'mistake' led to more vellum layers on the page, so it shaped my project.
For the next version I stitched around all my pieces of paper. I stitch around them individually and then layer them up. I added some embossed little stars behind my red Christmas tree (from the Noteworthy collection) with some red pearls, then added another Noteworthy tree and little heart tag. At the top of the page I created a cluster around one of the glittered 3D chipboard stickers and added some more vellum.
For the final steps I dug out my paints and also the beautiful snow flake stencil and some silver glitter paste. The stencil is just under 6", I didn't paste through the full stencil, I pulled out particular snowflakes, I created a denser layer of snowflakes at the top of the page, and picked out fewer snowflakes as I went down the page. I added a few flakes going off the edges of the page to make it look more natural.
Around the areas where my papers were going to go I added a layer of gesso using a palette knife, I also added some paint, just on my finger, over the edges of my stitched papers and the embellishments. Once the gesso was dry I painted on some of the Mint and Gold mist and a little bit of Sugar mist in some places too, I just squirted a few spritz into a little pot and picked it up on my brush. Next were some flowers that I created using the Perfect Petals dies, I layered and curled then and then added pearls as well as some of the gold mist and a bit of silver glitter paste too.
I used some of the Ruby Red glitter paste to add sparkle to the poinsettia on the tree (it matches perfectly with the 3D chipboard glitter you can see below) and also some sugar pearlescent to the little dots of snow on the tree.
I made a vellum flower as well as one out of the papers and you can see the shimmer from the gold mist.
Here is a closer look at the flowers and Fanciful die swirl.
Patterned Paper: Peppermint and Festive.
6 x 6 Paper Pad: Double Dot Chevronand Merry and Bright.
Stamps: Captured (Love This!) and Amen (stars).
Noteworthy: Merry and Bright.
Jewels: Ruby Red and Tuxedo.
3D Chipboard: Merry and Bright.
Stickable Stencil: Winter Delight
Glimmer Sprays: Gold, Mint and Sugar
Pearlescents: Silver and Sugar
Glitter Pastes: Ruby Red and Silver
Dies: Perfect Petals and Fanciful