Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Very Beary Christmas

Today’s posting is for a challenge for Paper Piecings by Nikki. this challenge can be found here http://paperpiecingsbynikki.blogspot.com/2011/12/christmas-challenge-week-1.html  I wrote about this challenge a few days ago on my blog.

As part of the Design Team I chose to use the Very Beary Christmas set for the challenge. If you too would like to make a project using this file, you can do so by following this quick link. http://www.paperpiecingsbynikki.com/category_20/ChristmasWinter.htm

I am making this scrapbook for my granddaughter, It is a 2 page 12x12 layout. Of course, Christmas isn’t here yet, so you get to look at the frames instead of the pictures of my adorable granddaughter. I chose the less is better concept for these two pages. However, after my son and daughter in law see them, if they wants more bears added, I can surely do that. My thought process has always been that I do not want to add to much to take away from the real reason for the page layout, which in this case is a very adorable little girl who just turned one year old on the 12th of this month. I can see adding another bear with an ornament to the one page.

Page one of the two page layout has a large happy bear who just received a huge candy cane for Christmas. He may be happy, but I bet his dentist won’t be so happy after he eats all that candy! I created his Santa Hat by ripping apart of cotton ball to create fur. Every happy bear needs a santa hat, right?

There are two frames for mom and dad to add photos of their adorable little peanut on this layout.  Again, I chose the simple "less is better" but it can be altered if mom and dad desire.

Here is what this first page looks like.  I was concerned about the stipes, but thought that when the graphics are added, the stripes will not matter as much because they will be covered.

The second page holds more graphics. I used a different paper as the frames for the added graphics. I used the adorable bear with the light strand, so I wanted to stick with the Christmas Tree theme so I used some sprakle ornament paper.  The sparkle also coordinates with the sparkle in the words at the top of the page, and with the light string with the bear.

Here is a better picture of the adorable bear with the sparkle lights, followed by a picture of the words.   For this layout I made a few changes to the words however.  I used my Sure Cuts A lot application and I welded the words.  I then created a shadow to put behind the words.

I know you will enjoy this file as much as I do.  There are so many possibilities with this file.  I will have more to share with you in the near future.

Thanks for stopping by and leave me a comment and let me know what you are thinking.


1 comment:

  1. This is so darn cute...Love what you did with the piecings!!!



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