Thursday, December 24, 2009

Have a joyous holiday

One last holiday layout and then on to other things........ Love these Cosmo Cricket Early bird papers (I won the whole set a while back from Heather at Scrapgal) - I think they work perfectly for a vintage Christmas look - I did this layout for both Scrap the poetry (The night before Christmas) and for Scrapfit (C = Cosmo Cricket, A = alphas, N = Noel, and E= embellishments or ephemera).
And now for something totally different..........
This is a piece that I did for the latest Bad Girls Project 52 - make an arch, sea theme, and use pearls. I got to thinking about the merpeople village under the lake in the Harry Potter books and this is what I created. I went around my yard collecting twigs and I wired them together to make the arch - then I entwined the twigs with pearls, a button necklace, and some fringy stuff. I sprayed the cardboard background with 3 colors of glimmer mist and used the winter trees glimmer screen for additional depth. the sea floor is some crazy packaging that came in a box from an art supply store, I used real sand dollars and some old pearl earrings, and some glitzy ferns from Michaels , some vintage flowers that I won from Let's get shabby, and some wired ribbon that Kimbo sent me. (BTW, this is a temporary creation as there is no way I am leaving my strand of wedding pearls on this - Sarah, hold out for the pearls!)

When I think of the Harry Potter books at this time of year, I remember the Christmases and the crazy sweaters that Mrs. Weasley always made for the children. What happy Christmases - the joy of family, of presents, of feasting!
Here's hoping that you and yours have a joyous holiday full of fun, food, laughter, presents, and good memories - and oh yeah, lots of photos for scrapping.
Thanks for reading my blog - I'll be back on Saturday.
ttfn


12 comments:

Jeanet said...

Beautiful and more beautiful Chris!!Love your layouts!
Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas!Enjoy!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS lo and hanging Chris!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the details!!! I hope U have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS and U enjoy your time with Brian and Hana doesn't give him too many dirty looks!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bekka said...

Lovely projects! Have a wonderful Christmas!

deana said...

Gorgeous projects! I'd say that Bad Girls creation is a winner! :-)

Merry Christmas, Chris! Enjoy your celebration! :-)

sarah said...

merry christmas to you and your loved ones, chris!!!

take photos!! can't wait to see them! :)

hugs,
sarah.

jacque4u2c said...

Just stunning and beautiful!!!!!

Nicole Renee said...

Love your layout and mixed media piece! Merry Christmas Chris, look for your package hopefully next week!

marit said...

I just saw that Harry Potter movie on Christmas eve... Lovely Chris!

I WANT TO WISH YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Lisa Howard said...

Beautiful layout and stunning project! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!!! xoxo L

Ingen said...

What a beautiful LO! I love those papers b cosmo cricket to :D

mandysea said...

Oh gosh!!! Fabulous inspiration here!!! Your arch is sooo goregous and textured...I just want to reach in and touch it!!!

Amy Muffoletto said...

Wonderful layout and love your "under the sea" project.So cool. Such a sweet surprise everytime I visit you!. Hugs my friend. Amy