Monday, November 28, 2011

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS WITH WOW

Hi All Wow Fans,
Thanks for coming by today! I am here to share something vintage. I was sent this beautiful RW lasercuts designs  Christmas Frame ,I knew what I wanted to do with it straight away! It has so many little details it was quite amazing to work with! I thought I would use a printer's tray design as it is quite fashionable at the moment, I would then be able to use multiple photos. I also wanted to create with what I had on hand, I did not want to buy any more Christmas paper, this frame is so Christmassy that you do not really need to use Christmas papers.
So here is the final layout, I will give little explanations on how to achieve some effects as I go:
1) COLOUR:
To colour my chipboard I used Alcohol Markers, 3 shades of Browns for Santa and the tree of elves.
What I like about those markers is that they absorb the colour and they blend nicely, you don't end up with rough strokes.
I also used glitter for the star, Santa's beard and costume and the title. It is very simple, I used a glue pen and sprinkled my white glitter over it, the glue pen is great because it has a little tip it is great for little detailed areas and it does not end up everywhere on the rest of your page. Here are a couple of close ups of the colouring:
2) DESIGN
As I said earlier I used the printer's tray design. How I achieved this is by doing as little bit of measuring and stitching, I mainly used the design of the chipboard to draw my rectangles, and I also needed to be able to fit my photos. I hand stitched of course for a neat look:
This is how it looks before stitching with cream thread.
The rest of the layout is quite simple, lots of punches everywhere and 4 photos. I hope I inspired you to use some different colours in your next Christmas layout and of course I hope I inspired you to rush to your local WOW stockist to get some beautiful Xmas chippies! Here is a last close up:

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