Hello my dear crafty friends! Irit is here and I welcome to my new BoBunny inspirational post.
This time it's One layout: three ways post and it's all about the most odd Christmas I've even seen.
I live in Israel and as you most probably know we celebrate Hanukkah and not Christmas.
But as our family loves to travel and I was born and spent my early years in a former USSR, I am a huge fan of all things Christmas and I love to make Christmas projects. But then making the OOP project or cards is easy. But even if you don't have any Christmas photos with people on them you still can make lovely Christmas layouts with everything around. And this layout is one of this kind: scrapping Cubanian Christmas trees.
Most of the people are not familiar with Cuba. So when we spent a couple of weeks there last Christmas it was unique thing to see how they do decorate all kind of artificial trees (they are tropical country without any real trees around), but that is all...
No Santas. No stockings. No red hats. No presents (hello, how can you buy any present with the totally empty shops and no money? ). But them they sing (not about Christmas); they dance and they are happy in their own way.
So here are all three levels of my layout here- from the simple one to the more Mixed Media one.
I used Tis the Season collection to make this layout and yes, this pretty much vintage line is perfect for this pretty much living in vintage country.
I used the back side of Traditions cardstock as my layout base. The matting of all three photos was made with Cranberry Dot cardstock that is a perfect fit for this collection. I added a chipboard layered stickers JOY title and finished the title with a very old BoBunny sticker letters and one single sticker from the combo of this line. I love to make mixed titles. They look gorgeous and are very creative after all.
Then I added a corner cluster with the date on it.
The next level of this layout was to add some journalling that was made over hand cut from cardstocktags and tells a bit of the Cubanian Christmas story. To make it more interesting I added the top garland using both cardstock stickers and chipboards and connected the upper photo with this light bulbs garland.
Let's say that it was all done for so called classic scrapboking, but I had to add some Mixed Media elements and those were added on the third version of this layout.
The only three things added here are some stencilled lines made with Gold Pearlescents and Serenity stencil over the minimal " white space" that was left.
Then I added pearlescent dots over the upper patterned paper with the same Gold pearlescents paint and Sugar Pearlescents paint and also it takes time to add it and to wait till it's dry it made the whole layout more textured.
And then I added two small flag stickers on the left of the main photo. This was a " repair" add on over the layout as I messed with the paint. But look how easy to can cover the " problem" with some of the flat cardstock stickers?
And now some close- ups for you to see the details.
This one is to show the hand written journalling.
This one shows the pearl dots over the cardstock.
This close - up was made to show the dimension of the page.
And the initial corner that was left as is.
After I made this post I realised that I have a spelling mistake on my title and it should be " Cuban".
As the layout is already made and glued I can't change it. Sorry for my English third language. I just translated it from Hebrew.
BoBunny products used:
Cranberry Dot cardstock Double Dot Designs Dot 12CR773
Tis the Season Pine cardstock 20501703
Tis the Season Traditions cardstock 20501705
Tis the Season Peace cardstock 20501702
Tis the Season Layered chipboard 20509710
Tis the Season chipboards 20515711
Tis the Season combo stickers 20503708
Tis the Season Noteworthy 20513709
Gold Pearlescents 12741753
Sugar Pearlescents 12040601
Serenity Stickble stencil 10736462