I've made some progress since my last post...6 more pages done for my December Daily! I've created this video to give you a close up look at the pages (rather than taking detail shots) and also to explain some of the elements on the pages. When I take the viedo I am holding my camera and it can be slightly shakey, so I use the new feature on Youtube to stabilize the video, but what I notice after is that it does cut off a bit along the top and bottom of the video, so what did show in the original is a bit off camera in this one (don't shoot the videographer for that!). ☺
DAY 16 - "SWEET SIXTEEN" - Received a gift package of chocolates and pears from Tony's sister and family. To create the page I stamped a gift tag on some patterned paper (which had the snowflakes already in the bottom left) and coloured part of if with a red Copic marker. Also added a red glittered epoxy heart and "tied" it to the package with a piece of red/white twine. Added some 3-d embellishments with the Christmas chipboard sticker and the pears.
Our "family tradition" is to play games during the Christmas season. Tonight it was Scrabble with a very interested Spencer joining in the fun. We gathered next to our televised fireplace (we so miss a real fireplace...that is on the wish list for sure!). Added some 3-d embellishments with the title and the banner along the bottom. Then I stapled on some tickets along the side that I cut out from patterened paper.
I like to include my Christmas cards as well as the wrapping paper I use each year into my book. So this is an actual piece of the wrapping paper glued to a piece of cardstock and embellished with a few snowflakes and stars. The number "18" are metal numbers from Tim Holtz.
Most of you know I love Amarayllis in the Winter and I never miss growing at least one each year (ususally more than that). This year my Amaryllis was in perfect bloom and this is a picture I took at night. I printed the image a couple more times and cut out the flower and attached it with pop dots to create a 3-d effect.
This page is created with Basic Grey "Eskimo Kisses" paper and chipboard embellishments along with Heidi Swapp's number chipboard.
I used my Cameo for the elements on this page. First I created the peace sign with a font called Symbolix and offset the image in the Cameo software. I cut 3 pieces, the base which is slightly larger, the white piece which fits on top and then I left the two pieces together when cutting it so that it would just cut the outline. I then glue the outline to the larger bottom piece and applied "Platinum" Stickles to the outline. The reason I used that extra piece of the outline cut out is that the Stickles flow on and settle perfectly onto the outlined piece. I could never get it that straight if I tried to outline the large piece myself. Then the title "Peace on Earth" is a file from Silhouette which I also outlined with "Christmas Red" Stickles. The 21 is cut from the Cameo, the tab is die cut with a Papertrey die and stamped with an Ali Edwards stamp. I explain most of this in the video above along with where I got the heart globe.