Friday, January 7, 2011

My 1st Christmas

My first Sketch Support project!

I took these photos of Tobin in front of the Christmas tree at his great grandparent's house.

As soon as I saw these photos printed out, I knew they would look great cut into circles and Allison's card sketch had the perfect arrangement for them. I took 3 major inspiration points from the sketch. The photo shape and placement, stitching, and the message or title placement. I also decided to create a triangle with the title and embellishments to draw attention to my favorite of the 3 photos. I used the stitching to hang ornaments along the top to continue the Christmas feel and also because Tobin just loved all the ornaments on the tree. I had fun leaving all the papers and accents in muted, retro tones so that the photos, with their full color, really pop.

Supply list - Patterned paper: The Paper Studio (black ornament and "Merry Christmas") and Jillibean Soup (Kraft snow flake); Lace: Making Memories; Candy canes: SEI; Stamp: Hero Arts (reindeer); Glitter Accent: Stickles, Ranger; Tools: Cricut, ("1st" Lyrical Letters cartridge, Loop de Loo feature, "Christmas" and "my" Lyr
Boldical Letters, Connected feature)

And a big thank you to Jennifer for helping with brainstorming, supplies, tools, and time on this layout! I made it while visiting Austin for the holidays.


Jennifer said...

I love circles, and I love photos in circles even more, but I think that my favorite part is the nontraditional Christmas colors. The retro colors really make it pop.

Marianne said...

Oh my CUTE. I can't decide which picture I like the best.

I agree with Jennifer- the non-traditional colors really make this layout unique!

Emily said...

LOVE this.
I might steal this.
If I ever get around to putting pictures anywhere but on my hard drive, that is...