Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A closer look...

I thought it would be fun to show a couple extra details of my Christmas layout that is in the
Nov/Dec issue of Creating Keepsakes.

{by the way, that small circle on the bottom of the front cover is a little blip of my layout. booyah! cover girl! hehe)
The assignment I was given was to create a Christmas layout using "subway art" for the title and/or journaling.
How fun!
Here is the layout I made...
{click on it to see it larger}

(As seen in the November/December 2012 of Creating Keepsakes magazine. Copyright Creative Crafts Group. Posted with prior permission from the publisher)

 To get started, grabbed some subtly lined patterned paper.
I have issues keeping things in straight lines so I thought the lined paper would help me out a bit.

And it did!
Then I chose a central word to use for my title.
"Christmas" seemed an easy enough title and I used the big chipboard letters from the Bella Blvd "Christmas Wishes" line.

I added my "Christmas" title around the center of the sheet of lined patterned paper.
And then from there I just decorated around the title.
I used a bunch of stickers, chipboard pieces, and brads.
I added bigger words first and then filled in the gaps with smaller stickers and chipboard embellishments.
I adhered some of the stickers with foam adhesive to give the layout more dimension.

This was a fun little creation!
One more thing...
Creating Keepsakes is offering a cool, free download of some subway art that you could use on layouts or cards.
Fun, huh?!
Click {here} for your free download!
Thanks for stopping by today!

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