I’d like to share another layout that I created based on the December Mood Board and the Scrapbook Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club.
That’s me 70 years ago at the age of five settling down with Santa’s bounty. My sister, brother, and I must have been extra good that year because we seem to have made out as bandits. On the left is a working bathinette that held water and a stove with a working oven. (Dad removed the cord that very day after discovering how hot that oven got!) On the window seat behind me, there’s a record player shared by all and a few 78 rpm records. (I do remember that one of them was Gene Autry’s Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.) I’m beginning to play with a bottle and sterilizer set, whipping up formula for the best gift of all that year: my Tiny Tears doll, seen in a very awkward pose on the chair.
I began by covering the Music Note Chippie with the Festive Red paint that came in the Mixed Media kit. While that was drying, I began to assemble my layout, using a lot of the laser cut pieces that came in the paper pack.
I had printed my photo to fit in the candy cane colored frame; once I had glued it on, I backed it with a layer of chipboard. I layered more of the frame pieces behind this, adding more of the chipboard to each piece. After deciding where I was going to place this on my page, I applied a few of the music note rub-ons to blend in with the patterned paper.
I began to create layers of branches and berries and flowers as a base for the chippie at the bottom of my photo and more layers of blooms on the top to balance it out. The “merry” and “joyful” sentiments were added, then I placed a scattering of bits from the Bubbles sheet here and there to fill out my design.
As a finishing touch, I used a Wink of Stella pen from my stash to add a sheen to some of the cutouts to match the glitter of those gorgeous flowers.
Here’s the Mood Board that inspired my page, with the deep reds and Christmas tree image:
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