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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Webster's Pages Christmas Lines 10 comments  
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Winter's Wings and Home for the Holidays

I pretty much love everything by Webster's Pages and these two winter lines are no exception. Usually, I find Christmas photos hard to work with, but the soft, subtle and pretty colors of the winter's wings line and the homey warmness of the Home for the Holidays line really inspired me. They just seemed so different from the usual holiday papers.

The first project that I couldn't wait to tackle was this waterless snow globe shaker that I created for my daughter. I love the Melissa and Doug toys becuase they are all made of wood and they even come in these nice wooden trays. Usually I save the trays and store the toys in them, but this one had a decorate your own mirror in it, so after the mirror was decorated the wooden tray remained. I just couldnt bring myself to throw it away, so I decided to use it for a shadow box, but I had no idea where to even begin. When I saw these papers I just knew! I painted the tray white, then I hand cut a bunch of the decorations from the paper and photos of my daughter playing in the snow last year. I used stacks of cardboard to vary the heights of the objects. Next I glued a piece of clear plastic from another toy package to three sides before filling the interior with glitter. Then I glued the last side down. For the frame, I used a transparency which I adhered to more webster's paper before cutting around it. I used stickles around the inner edge to hide the glue and give it a little shimmer.

Next I moved on to the vellum. I am scared of vellum and normally I would have saved this for last and possibly not used it at all. But this vellum was just so gorgeous, I wanted to use it right away. I wanted to put the photo underneath because I liked the frosted ethereal look that it gave to the photo, but the vellum was not quite transparent enough so I came up with the idea to cut just a window out of the vellum and use this giant tattered angels mirror chipboard that I have had for a long time and had no idea what to do with. After that, the page was pretty much done! I just added a few details around the photo and in the corner for a title. Then I thought that there wasnt any texture going on on the other parts of the page, so I used some fruit punch stickles on the red berries. the fruit punch stickles are some of my favorite, because they dont overwhelm what is underneath so you can still see the red of the berries and the shading and everything, but they sparkle just a little. When I tried the cranberry colored stickles it was just too much.

I just love this photo of my brother-in-law. I wanted to keep the page sort of simple because it is about a man. I did a little bit of hand-cutting so I could slide the photo underneath the flowers at the bottom.

I honestly wasnt sure how this tree cut-out was going to turn out because there was no way I could cut around every little pine needle, but I think it looks pretty cool. I just sort of cut around the branches. Then I used a glue pen to randomly apply some glue before sprinkling with glitter flakes. Unfortunately they dont show up well in this photo, but they add some nice texture and just a little glimmer.

For this card, I thought it would be cool to use the lighter background of the patterned paper to write on, and I cut the 4 inch wide strip from the paper so that the details run along the bottom and sides of the inside of the card.

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Posted by megamay

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Reader Comments ...
12/3/09 9:44 am
Wow! Your layouts are beautiful. You used embellishments in ways that I've never thought of. Beautiful work!

12/3/09 8:09 am
Beautiful projects Meg! You rocked this line!

writerlady . Southeast Connecticut
12/2/09 12:57 pm
Meg - This is STUNNING! Holy cow! you are amazing, woman!!!

killarney_rose . Groesbeck, TX
12/1/09 11:39 pm
Love Love Love what you did for this reveal!

12/1/09 7:54 pm
I love what you did with that card. Great Idea! Thanks for sharing.

12/1/09 7:49 pm
WOWZERS, you simply took this line to another level :) very inspiring!!

12/1/09 1:38 pm
Pure magic Meg! Wow! awesome work!!

12/1/09 1:07 pm
fabulous - so pretty

scraptag . Next to Disneyland
12/1/09 10:59 am
OMG! Simply beautiful! I don't know how you do it. Those pages and the card are brilliant!

ScrapGoo . Framingham, MA
12/1/09 10:34 am
These are ALL just stunning! I want to keep looking over them because I keep discovering more beautiful details.

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