Thursday, December 5, 2013

A touch of Christmas with Magenta

Simply Christmas is the theme of Magenta's December challenge.  So what better way to take on the theme than with a Clean and Simple style layout using bits of red and green with neutrals.  For this layout, I had some fun with paint mediums, molding paste and lots of stamping.

Supplies: diamond stencil, sentiment stamp, title stamp, deer family stamp, and seasonal sentiment circle stamp (Magenta), cardstock (Canadian Scrapbooker Superstock), acrylic paint (Deco Art), molding paste (Golden), glimmer mist (Tattered Angels), ink (Ranger, CTMH, Stampin' Up, Tsukinenko), gelatos (Faber-Castell), baker's twine (The Twinery), pen and jewels (CTMH)

The tree was made using a diamond stencil, adding texture with the paste and then highlighting it with glimmer mist. A mix of brown gelatos was painted on to create the trunk.

Layered levels of stamping with traditional colours makes the seasonal circle sentiment stand out.  A repeated stamping deer family image creates a border strip to balance off the cluster.

The layout is doubly framed with a stamped sentiment and a variety of hand stitching with baker's twine.  The title, an apropos sentiment that fits perfectly with my daughter's clearly excited expressions.

Have fun with any type of Christmas themed project using one Magenta product and be sure to enter the challenge.



Monique Liedtke said...

Love your page!!! Love all different textures; the paste and gelatos etc ... I've trying this too and love it. Being a bit careful still but will definitely be trying more of this. Love the happy pics!

Denise Price said...

I LOVE your CAS page. The colors are delightfully vivid, and the stenciled tree and stamping are adorable.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful layout Cassandra! Such sweet photos! Love the tree made from diamonds! Happy Holidays!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a lovely Christmas layout! Love what you did with the twine! Great work!!