Sunday, December 15, 2013

Merry & Bright

Happy day my friends!  Today I am sharing a festive layout that I created for Stuck?! Sketches December 15 sketch designed by Laura Whitaker.

Stuck?! Sketches December 15 Sketch - by Laura Whitaker

I stayed true to the sketch and used the Heidi Swapp "Believe" Collection for the patterned papers and created my own ribbon tree with some gorgeous gold ribbon from May Arts.

Merry & Bright - by Lee-Anne Thornton

For the star die cuts and title, I used my Silhouette Cameo.  Christmas to me is all blingy so I took some sequins from my stash to use for the ornaments on the tree and also some little stars to carry through with the star embellishment design.

For the ribbon tree I hand cut a triangle shape out of card stock (about 2 1/2 inches from the tip of the tree to the bottom) and then cut 2" strips of gold ribbon, folded the ribbon in half and glued them together and then glued each folded ribbon piece to the starting at the top of the tree and continuing to adhere the folded ribbon strips until the card stock triangle is completely covered.  I then hand cut a trunk for the tree.  Before adhering the tree to the layout, I wrapped some twine around the tree, tied a little twine bow and added some sequins.

I recently got some new furniture for my studio and wanted to make it look festive for the Christmas season so I purchased a silver star light from Ikea as well as a strand of 38 star lights for my window.  It makes me want to hang out in there every night.

I hope you are inspired with the sketch and my layout.  Come play along and upload your creation at Stuck?! Sketches.  While you are there, come see what the other ladies on the team created with the sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy scrapping!

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