Saturday, December 12, 2009
I made the nativity scene from the Paper Dolls Cartridge, the star is from the Joys of the Season Cartrdige and the font is Plantin. I ran all of them thru my Xyron and they attached easily to the glass. The star was placed inside the block for a different effect. I also got some fake snow and put a little in at the bottom of the block (it looks like I put a lot in at the angle of the pic but it's actually just a little). I tried twinkle lights - but they just didn't work for what I was going for -but I've seen them look just beautiful in other glass blocks.
I've been wanting to make a wreath like this for awhile - my 5 year old son and I tackled it on Thanksgiving. I purchased a styrofoam wreath (mine is about 18 inches). I then cut about 15 sheets of patterned paper into 1 X 5 inch strips - you get about 14 from a sheet. Mine are not even all Christmas papers - just some greens and reds that worked well mixed in. Don't go too crazy trying to match perfectly - trust me mine don't and they still blend together well! My son stapled the ends together to make a loop. Then I hot glued them onto the wreath working around one row at a time. In all it took about 2 hours!
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
This layout employs my technique - start it - get frustrated - walk away (in this case for days) - come back and finish and be quite satisfied :). I loved getting to use "dew drops" on the tree and love how they turned out for the garland! The paper and dew drops came from The Robins Nest. The frame is Close to My Heart. Their dimensional elements are rapidly becoming a "must have" on most of my layouts!