Monday, October 22, 2012

Magic and Wonder

Happy Monday to you all!
I don't know about all of you, but I am soooo ready for the holiday season to get here!
I have been listening to Christmas music lately as I create and sucking on peppermint sticks.  LOL
I have been so very inspired that I created a holiday layout using Cracklin' Rose...but TOTALLY not what one would expect from this gorgeous collection.  I used the creams and whites of the collection and added in bright reds and greens for the accents to help create this whimsical page featuring my daughter and her BFF from last Christmas.

I used acrylic paints to paint the laser cut Christmas tree and sprinkled it with glitter...then used Green with Envy Powder Puff ink to ink all of the branches.  For the gift package, I used red acrylic paint for the bow and only the Green with Envy ink for the package border.

Since the collection features deeper red hues and I was shooting for bright red, I created a couple of lollipop embellishments with ribbon to help accent the layout. This is the Sheer Braided trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon in red and white and parrot green and white.  They make a PERFECT lollipop don't you think!??
I hand cut these stockings from The red notecard on the Summer Samba 500 cut-outs page and I added a touch of crochet lace from RRR to the tops and inked with Midnight Confessions inks.

I fell totally in love with the effect that I was able to achieve using this collection.  One look at the collection and one would think classy, elegant, beautiful, gorgeous, ANYTHING but whimsical.  What a magnificently versatile collection this truly is! Thank you for visiting me today!  Have a WONDERFUL week!

Products Used:
Cracklin' Rose Collection 400 & 500
laser cut Christmas tree
Green with Envy Powder Puff 
Midnight Confessions inks
Summer Samba 500
ribbons from RRR

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