While I was creating, we were in the middle of a grey and rainy week, so I was really wanting to keep my page clean and bright. I opted for a crisp white background and knew that the fun and whimsical colour combination of the Simple Stories Mistletoe Kisses collection would help keep things lively!
I stuck pretty much exactly to the sketch, just adding a few more layers around my photos. And speaking of my photos, not many of our family pictures turned out well from last Christmas (our family room is in need of a makeover, the lighting is not good, nor is the paint colour especially for taking photos! But you have to scrapbook the photos you have not the photos you want, so I played around in Photoshop Elements tying to clean them up a bit. I converted them to black and white, with the exception of anything red in the pictures, which was pretty much just a bit of my sons pj's and some of the gift wrap. Printing them out in a smaller size also helps disguise the poorer quality of the pics.
With the journalling and title close together there is more emphasis on the words.
My sketch suggests a secondary journalling area which is where I placed these fun phrase die cuts and stickers from this collection.
Here is a peek at the page my sketch and layout are on!
I have created a process video for this layout, you can check it out below or here on my You-Tube channel!
If you would like to play along with the sketch, feel free to linkup your layout on teir Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/scrapaffairs.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you get a chance to check out this magazine!