I'm dropping in today with a quick share of a layout I created using Kristine's latest sketch over at Creative Scrappers, sketch #298. I am a huge fan of her sketches, they always help me to creative some of my favorite layouts. This is no exception. Throw in a fun cut file from Paper Issues (you can download it for free HERE) and the newest Christmas collection from Elle's Studio (also from Paper Issues) and I'm really pleased with the results!
I used two squares instead of the three that the sketch called for. It was just too much on the page otherwise. That's the beauty of sketches, interpreting them as you see fit.
Stars as the clustered embellies could have worked on this layout but I really wanted the holly and mistletoe die cuts that better complimented the Christmas theme. I used cut files from Kerri Bradford for that as well as some of the circle elements from the Elle's Studio collection to create the two embellishment clusters,
I toyed with the idea of some mist splatters or embossing paste on the background for more texture but decided against it. Less is more with the business of the words in the cut file. Even the diagonal stripes add busy movement to the page that really didn't need competition.
Puffy stickers! I heart puffy stickers!! While houses with Christmas collections are nothing new, these houses are so cosy and welcoming! I could move right in.
Thanks for stopping in today!