Layout by Anita Bownds


Friday, November 20, 2020

 Hi there crafty friends, Anita Bownds here with you today sharing a Christmas layout! I know it’s not Christmas yet, but it’s heating up in Australia and where I live it’s tropical heat so sweaty weather!! So anyway I’m using the beautiful Go the Scenic Route collection for my layout and the photo was taken last year of Luna kitty enjoying a nap near the Christmas tree on her scratching post.

You know me, a white cardstock background to start with! I always love how the bright colors pop on it, I guess that’s why I’m drawn to it. Then using my Silhouette Cameo and Paige's Snowflake cut file with a paper from the 12x12 Paper Pad I cut it out and adhered it in the middle of the background. Then I decided I needed a touch of color on the edges so I used a lace scalloped border punch and added a pretty punched border down the left and right sides and ran it through my sewing machine to add some stitching details. Using the leftover paper from the Snowflake cut I adhered that to the back to add that pop of pink.

Next I cut out the Mitten cut file and used Paper 13 and Paper 22 to back the main parts. Then I cut two bits of vellum to add the the back of it to create a shaker with sequins. I used Paper 4 and Paper 15 to mat my photo and a piece from the Ephemera Die Cuts to tuck behind the layers and adhered it beside my mitten.

Then I started adding flowers from the Floral Die Cuts and Ephemera Die Cuts around my photo and then a few more flowers around the layout. I also added a few little bits from the Chipboard Stickers to the top of my photo and to the flowers in the middle of the mitten. Then I added a few little dots from the Puffy Phrase Stickers. Then a few of the Cardstock Stickers tucked in around my layers. I added my title using the Puffy Phrase Stickers and the colorful Foam Thickers.

I hope you have enjoyed my early Christmas inspiration today and happy crafting!

SUPPLIES:
 Patterned papers, die cuts, stickers, Thickers, embellishments: GO THE SCENIC ROUTEwhite cardstock; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; Cut files: Snowflake and Mitten by Paige Evans
Location: Australia / Blog: Neat-N-Crafty / Instagram: @anitabownds / Facebook: Anita Bownds
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1 comment

  1. Soooooooo beautiful! I love love love the colors with the B&W photo!

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