Merry Christmas 1 Page 3 Ways designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel
Greetings and welcome to the blog today, it's Wednesday and that means the project for today is one scrapbook page created in three degrees of difficulty. My page for today features our new "Tis The Season" holiday collection. It has wonderful classic designs and fun elements.
To create the "Beginner" page, I started by tearing a few strips from a few of my favorite papers and then layered them on the left to create an anchor for my photo. Next, trimmed one of the bingo cards, distressed the edges and crumpled it up for texture. To finish, the matted photo is added and also a sentiment selected along with a few embellishments from the Noteworthy contents.
To build the intermediate page, I began by stitching around the border of my page, distressed the edges a bit by working them with my fingers. I then adhered to the top of "Traditions" paper which is a rich dark red color. I liked the contrast of the red peeking out here and there on the border edges.
I knew I wanted to add some Glimmer Spray splatters in Frost and Sugar so I prepped my paper with White Gesso on top of the strips and worked in a triangular pattern to my photo focal point.
Once dry, I added splatters, layering some on top of each other to drip. Sporadically I included a bit of Silver Foil Transfer in Filagree and Accents. A bit more zig zag stitching was done and I left the loose thread tails for texture. I also added a bit of ribbon to anchor my title work.
To build a bit more interest and detail from the intermediate page, I selected a few stamps and additional Noteworthy items, such as the candy cane, gift, hanging ornament and string of lights.
I also added a bit of drywall texture tape I had laying around on my desk and tucked it under the photo on the right after I had stamped and before I adhered the snowman, poinsettia and string of lights.
To accent my string of lights, of course I had to use some Double Dot Jewels in Citrus, Emerald, Ruby Red and Tuxedo. I tucked in a few die cuts using the "Lovely Leaf" dies under the Poinsettia Noteworthy element. A Double Dot Brad in Tuxedo is used to anchor the hanging ornament.
The final touch for this page was the little red bow which I anchored on my photo at the top left, below the tab. I accented with a small Ruby Red Dot Jewel.
I hope you enjoyed the journey in building this page from basic to advanced. It's always fun to see how it comes together. Thank you for stopping on over and spending a moment here on the blog with us today.
Patterned Papers: Peace, Pine, Ornaments, Silver Bells, Pine, Traditions and Yuletide / Tis The Season
6x6 Paper Pad: Tis The Season
Chipboard: 6x12 Chipboard / Tis The Season
Noteworthy: Tis The Season
Double Dot Brads: Tuxedo
Double Dot Jewels: Citrus, Emerald, Ruby Red, Tuxedo
Stickable Stencils: Winter Delight
Dies: Lovely Leaf Dies
Silver Foil Transfers: Filagree and Accents
Stamps: Distressed Textures and It Is Written
Glimmer Spray: Frost and Sugar
Stamp Block Set