I started this page by watercoloring the background of a 12″ x 12″ piece of watercolor paper and splattering it with that same shade of aqua watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints. I then anchored a number of prints, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches, under where my photo strip, which was matted with white cardstock, would lie. A couple of Picnic Die-Cut Tags, laced with Baker’s Twine, were tucked under the top edge of my photos, along with a Treasure Map Tab, which I labeled with Christmas Eve…
and embellished with a Make a Wish Die Cut pine branch and couple of die-cut, from our Trim the Tree print, holly leaves, anchored with a red button, laced with white string.
In the bottom right corner of my photo strip, I clustered a couple of trees, which were Cameo-cut from patterned prints; Cambridge 4″ Doily; Make a Wish Die Cut tree trio; and stamped, in Jet Black ink, Santa. One of the Cameo-cut trees was anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; and the stamped Santa was die-cut out, watercolored, and popped up with foam tape.
Three more of those Cameo-cut trees, one of which was anchored with more gold-threaded stitching, were tucked into the bottom left corner of the photo strip. The “joy” tree was backed with Riding Hood Red cardstock, as well as a tangle of gold thread, and popped up with foam tape.
The entire design was then grounded with the “cozy christmas traditions” title, which was created from Make a Wish and Twinkle Words Die Cuts and a Jolly Acrylic “christmas”, which actually stands out much better in real life due to its thickness…
as well as die-cut phrases from those same named packages above and a Remember Sticker. Stamped, in Jet Black ink, snowflakes; “merry christmas!” sentiment; and row of hearts from our Cedar Stamp Set, not to mention a scattering of peppermint and snowflake die cuts and 4mm and 8mm Crystal Clear Sequins, complete the look.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed, Christmas season, Pretty Little Studio friends! Hugs!
Pretty Little Studio Products Used:
- Oakley Avenue: Cedar Stamps
- Holly Jolly: Santa’s Bag 8×8, Deck the Halls 8×8, Stocking Stuffers 8×8, Christmas Confetti 8×8, Trim the Tree 8×8, Peppermint Stripes Clear 8×8, Make a Wish Die Cuts, Jolly Acrylics, Remember Stickers, & Twinkle Words Die Cuts
- Here Comes the Sun: Summer Night & High 5 Journaling Cards
- You & Me: Cambridge 4″ Doily Pack
- Treasure Island: Treasure Map Tabs
- Summer Vibes: Picnic Die-Cut Tags, 4mm Crystal Sequins, & 8mm Crystal Sequins