The sketch suggested two photos which was perfect for these two photos of our Elf on the Shelf, taken last year. I included Buddy in our December Daily album last year, but I do not believe that I have ever scrapped him and since he is not returning to our house this year (he left to watch over our grandson), it seemed high time he made it onto a page. Plus there are these super cute Simple Stories elf embellishments that I needed (like really needed) to use!
I swapped out the circle shape on the sketch for this string art style Christmas ornament die cut that I created just for this page.
I backed the cut file with a mix of patterned papers, washi tape and a few of the square stickers from the 4x6 sticker sheets, leaving some of the spaces empty. Once that was done, I stitched around the shape and backed it with foam for dimension. I coloured the ornament topper with a silver marker, opting for this lazier method of colouring it, than embossing would have been. I am super happy that it is still shiny, or else I may have had to have gone with plan B. Prior to adhering the cut file to my background, I added some water color paint splatters in teal, pink and green for a bit of colour
I relocated the title to the upper left side of my layout, because I opted for one that was a little larger than the sketch suggested. These letters were part of a die cut from the Mistletoe Kisses ephemera pack that read "believe", I modified one of the "e's" to be an "f" by trimming off the bottom piece and adding back the white border with a white pen. I love the way it turned out!
I did a small embellishment cluster including a phrase sticker where the title was suggested, to act as a subtitle of sorts.
And ten I played with more embellishments, creating a triangle around my photos.
Before calling this layout done, I added in some Smooch Spritz, hand journaling and some stickers beneath it.
As promised here is a look at the sketch..
Let me tell you why I love it and why it inspired me. First off, it suggests using two smaller photos and I really like using smaller photos, but you could easily use one larger photo, too. Secondly it has a large circular element and I love circles, but I also love changing up large shapes for other fun elements like the Christmas ornament I used - which is technically a circle, I know! And lastly, it left the embellishing up to me which is my favourite part of scrapping! Ha!
I an sharing another process video today, you can watch the video for this layout below or here on my You-Tube channel!
Thanks so much for visiting today and I hope you play along!