Merry, merry Christmas to you all!
I am flat out this month but ....... I could not resist entering the Scrap Around the World challenge. I took one look at the mood board created by Anna Komenda and went WOW! I have to give that a go! and so I have.
This is my take.
And this is the amazing mood board.
As most of you are aware, I live in Australia and so Christmas for us is all about Bar-B-Ques, pool time, the beach, sunburn, ice-creams, Cricket matches, thongs (the feet variety! other wise known as flip flops) and prickles! (dry front lawns full of burs) so to see a winter wonderland mood board for Christmas really sent my imagination flying!
My background is water colour with a modelling paste stencil of diamonds over it and then a layer of Christmas red blending over a stencil that looks a bit like some baubles hanging. Finished off with some clean black stamping the says "Merry Christmas" of course xx
Some cotton (I can't make a LO with out it!) some beautiful 2Crafty Chipboard and some pretty white lace adorn this little section alone. I have gone a little over board with the finer details on this layout. I had so much fun adding to it that I almost over did it!
I have a paper collection from Kaisercraft called "North Pole" and the colours on the papers are perfect for this mood board. I had to use them. I cut out the little decorative baubles and added them hanging from the centre on fine cotton strings.
The whole style of the Layout was for it to look like icicles hanging from the under side of a glacier cave. I have never seen any in real life but from what I've seen on TV and in magazines on the internet etc this is how I'd represent them in my art. I have seen stalactites in caves in real life! Kind of similar.
The colours on the mood board work so well together it's ridiculous! The PERFECT match. I added some contrast by using black. Especially for my title so it would stand out.
The last little touch in the bottom right hand corner is a sentence from my favourite Christmas Song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and a glittery little 2Crafty Chipboard reindeer.
Scrap Around the World you've done it again!
Merry Christmas everyone. I hope your time is safe and fun and all your wishes come true xx