Today is Day 1 of the Twelve Days of Christmas on Laurel Lane. I am going to do 12 posts this month and thought it would be fun to have them all centered around the holidays with a winter theme. We all know how busy things get during December so this is a good challenge to keep me doing fun crafts among all the hectic shopping and traffic. Last month I finished up all my 2011 layouts so I have half of the pieces ready and just need to come up with some others to fill the rest of the days. I hope I can do it!!
This is a two-page layout that’s based on a one page sketch. As you know I like to extend one-pagers to both pages so this layout turned into a double page layout right away. I was inspired to do this layout because in one of the examples they used on Sketch Support featured the Nordic Holiday line and I already had it sitting in my Christmas stash.
Here’s a copy of the original sketch:
Here’s my layout: I changed the size of the photos so that I could get 7 photos in this layout. My main photo is 4×6 and then the rest are all 3×4. Since these photos are close ups of people it helped that I was able to resize them so that they weren’t huge on this layout.
I love the poinsettia chipboard shapes so I used them as the main embellishments for this layout. They are also found on the pattern paper on the left side but since I didn’t continue that pattern across I could use them on the other patterns.
I just love the holiday greens found and merry reds found in this collection. The flowers have some sparkle added to them as well to look beautiful on the page.
This pink glittery snowflake is my favorite from the collection. I kept the center of the snowflake in the shape because I like the color of the paper.
I have some other fun layouts with this collection in the works and after looking at these photos I am wishing I could scrapbook right now! Unfortunately, it will have to wait till later this week, hopefully Friday night after work I can get crafty!
Supplies: Paper, Chipboard Accents-Basic Grey Nordic Holiday Collection (Lift Ticket, Catching Air), Thickers, small sticker letters-Making Memories, Sketch-#15 from Sketch Support