Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scrap FX: Getting in the Holiday Spirit~!

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Good afternoon everybody~! It's cold and rainy here, perfect day for a nap and although I'm feeling a bit under the weather I of course cannot sleep :)- so I thought I'd pop in here and share with you the last of my projects this month for Scrap FX.

I received some gorgeous new Christmas pieces in my kit and with the big holiday just a couple of months away, I really enjoyed the opportunity to create some festive pieces~! I have a layout and a card to show you today, so let's go ahead and get started :)...

"Decorating the Tree"
It is a precious thing to watch my kids decorate the Christmas tree. It was always one of my most favorite things to do during the holiday season when I was a child and I still look forward to it as much now as I did then. I must admit, I’m a bit of a perfectionist- so I’m most definitely there to offer some guidance should one of my kids need some “help” with proper ornament placement, ha~!

Here's a closer look...

I don’t think that the “Decorating the Tree” title could be any more perfect for this layout. I’ve painted it first with gesso and then gently applied a light dusting of a sandy shade of ink. The bulbs were colored in with markers and glimmer glaze.
 
The “String of Lights” piece was super fun to decorate. I of course started out with a base of gesso before misting with red, green, and bronze ink. While the ink was still wet, I added some clear embossing powder, heated it up, and then misted just a little bit more. I love the variety of texture and color that I ended up with :) .
 
I allowed the “Holly Flourish” to remain raw as I liked that it blended well with the little bit of cardboard in my layout.

Next, let's take a peek at my holiday card:

"Always Believe"
I’ve used a few different Scrap FX pieces to put this card together. First, I used a tag from the “Tags, mixed kraft” pack. I painted it white, stamped over it with a script stamp, and then inked the edges. Next I took the wreath from the “Wreath & Holly Leaves” and dabbed it randomly with gesso. Finally, I snipped the “Holly Flourish” in half and placed the pieces on either side of my card. It was painted white, stamped with the same script stamp and then I added some glimmer glaze to the berries.

Scrap FX Products Used:






Other Products Used:
Webster's Pages "Waiting for Santa" Paper Collection
Webster's Pages "Royal Christmas" Lace Gold


I hope you have an awesome day~! Come back again soon...

28 comments:

Kelly Foster said...

These are both SO gorgeous, Erin!!! Love seeing holiday creations, makes me wish for December!

Sonia said...

Wowww Erin another gorgeous layout:) Fabulous embellishments, I dream with Your creations:))
Big big hug,
Sonia

morkaren said...

Du er bare fantastisk, det LO er så fuld af smukke overraskelser, så man bliver stakåndet. knus morkaren.

Romy said...

You make me look forward to dug out my Christmas papers too! Such gorgeous creations!

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Que bela página, Erin!
Ficou maravilhosa!

Abraços,
Fabiana.

pattyo said...

Love this layout and card! Both so beautiful. I can relate with giving a bit of "guidance" when decorating the tree!

Rachael Funnell said...

FULLY FULLY GORGEOUS Erin... The details in your layout is just Insanely AWESOME!!! Your Card is really SUPER CUTE.... x

Kay said...

Beautiful work as always! Love all the little details in your work...

Ashley Horton said...

Both of these are really gorgeous, Erin!! I love the way you used those ornaments on the layout and the wreath on the card is very pretty!

Sannekreativ said...

Wow beautiful, elsker alle dine detaljer. Du er bare så dygtig.
Hugs Sanne

Melenia said...

You certainly brought the spirit of Christmas closer to us, Erin!!! Love both of your projects!!!! Love the WP Christmas lines - i think you helped me decide on the collection I'm gonna use this Christmas lol, thank you!

PS. What brand is the mask you used in your layout? I adored it!

Today for Tomorrow said...

Awesomely gorgeous projects. In awe of your lovely work.

Evgenia Petzer said...

gorgeous!!!

Fluffy said...

Erin I run out of words to describe how beautiful your layouts are! The details are just perfect and it's always a pleasure to see your wotk, Thankyou for sharing! Tx

Leonie said...

Beautiful creations Erin!

Carin McDonough said...

The card is gorgeous but that layout is just stunning!! I love how it flows accross the page, just beautiful! :)

Lizzyc said...

Wow, I think this layout is just about perfect.. the title is wonderful, love all the layers.. fabulous papers.. love this!!

sandi said...

Wow! What gorgeous creations!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

wow, stunning projects Erin, you are so good with the chipboard! that card is amazing, that would be a gift in itself for someone for Chrismtas :)

Jingle said...

Your layout is absolutely magical!

Helen Tilbury said...

My oh my oh my my friend!! Your blog literally takes my breath away!! It is so arresting!!! My only complaint is that I don't get to visit often enough but I do so love to scroll through everything when I finally make it here. I remember a few months ago saying you would be a busy girl with 5 DTs and now that's me too!!! I may be needing to ask your advice soon on how to juggle it all!!!! Eeeeek!!!! Your work is as beautiful - no! MORE beautiful than ever!!!

yyam said...

Oh wow! These are gorgeous! Great colours and awesome layering Erin! :)

Hellilote (YanChik) said...

Очень красиво! Столько деталей, ммм красота!

Стокли said...

Lovely color scheme!

Linda Eggleton said...

WOW...simply stunning, Erin!!

Svetlana Austin said...

this is totally fairy-tale like project - starting with the photo and going on to each and every detail! simply breath taking! and you card is so stylish and festive!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

That holiday card is absolutely gorgeous!! And I really love the colors and details in the tree decorating layout. I always have to "help" my kids out too!

Eila Sandberg said...

Jeeez girl you are one amazing scrapper Erin! each and one of your projects is gorgeous, am so amazed by your talent and creativity! absolutely blown away each time I come for a visit!! xoxo