18 December, 2012

'Noel' Layout by Chantal


Chantal features one of her beautiful daughters in this fabulous LO & she explains her project:

'I've played along with the fab challenge site, "Once Upon A... Sketch", and the challenge this month to use the theme "It's December" and the lovely sketch provided by the talented Nadia.
Here's my layout, called "Noel"...


Here I've used the lovely new range of Christmas Papers, "A Musical Christmas" by Meg's Garden.  I was actually inspired by the mini pictures of each page which is part of the packaging from the Musical Christmas Mini Paper pack.  So inspired by these cute little images that I actually used them on my layout, along with other pages in the same pack, cut to the same size.

I have overlaid an entire Meg's Garden A4 Collage Transparency in landscape format across my layout and used lots of little bits of transparencies along the frame of my photo to make an interesting photo border.

The border around the edges of my layout has been cut from Meg's Garden's "Christmas Music" sheet and I've layered a doily strip around the edges of my framed photo just for a bit more of that Christmas magic. ;)  There is a huge range of paper doilies available, including these ones, in store here.

Those lovely chipboard Christmas trees are by 2Crafty, and they are called "Retro Xmas Trees".  I have covered these in gesso, then once dried, I rubbed chalk onto the gessoed surface.  I used a sponge applicator to apply the chalk, which is much like a make-up applicator for eyeshadow.  I then wrapped a little bit of baker's twine around them and topped them off with some bling...  I used FWAB Adhesive Rhinestones in Black as baubles.  :)

With 2Crafty's Flourish Ornament Border, I did the same aforementioned technique, and topped them off with left-over pieces from FWAB Chloe Pearl Flourish.  I cut the bow from the middle of the flourish and arranged each half on either side of the photo, layering the bow on top of the left piece.

I have also used FWAB Kate's Corner Flourish in Black to frame my layout and photo.

Well, that's all from me for now!  I hope you have a wonderful and safe Christmas and new year! :D
Chantal :)'

Another fabulous LO from Chantal - well done.  Love all the layering, the transparencies pieces really look fab & the embellished chippies are totally awesome

Bye for now


  1. Oh WOW Chantal this christmas page is so colourful. love the colours and all the layering and transparencies, fabulous :)

  2. you are so amazing, such interesting tips, thanks for sharing

  3. magnifique réa! bises