Recording Christmas

is not something my family is great at.
But then my kids are past the cute stage now and we have never been ones for many photo opportunities on Christmas Day preferring to live in the moment/work/sleep.
So it is important to capture some Christmas memories, even if the photos aren't great.
I backed woodgrain paper onto the cardstock from Its been and then misted and splattered Heidi Swapp mist in Seafoam over the page and some of the parts of the Heidi Swapp paper from the main kit I was planning to use. I also painted the mist onto the 13 on the paper. It didn't make it as aqua as I had hoped but still has a pretty sheen!

I added lots of outlining to make the words pop and die cut letters using the Parker dienamics alphabet set. The woodgrain letters are from an old kit but the pink letters are from stash. I went old school with the "13" adding a black and white border with black felt tip and white gel pen (tip: if you are doing this always do the black before the white. It seems counter intuitive but the white gel goes over black but vice versa you get a muddy grey).

I added white paint behind the word "silly" to make it stand out more.
I layered up cut out pieces from the Heidi Swapp paper with embellishments from the kits, also adding a few enamel dots as a finishing touch

1 comment:

  1. I love your doodling on the Heidi Swapp PP Lythan, what a great idea which I will have to try very hard not to steal! ;)