Home For Christmas

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Another Christmas layout for you today while I work out how best to share the December Journal. I think I’ve said before that I like to add a couple of key moments to my chronological albums as well as doing the daily journal version, otherwise it looks like Christmas never happened in your main albums! I tend to try and include a layout about Christmas Day itself, which of course looked quite different in 2020 for most people.

We usually have our big family meal on Christmas Eve so that everyone can enjoy Christmas Day with other parts of the family and we can stay home in our pyjamas if we want to, eating and drinking when we want to. This year of course we couldn’t do that and because of bubbles and other family needing to be elsewhere, I couldn’t leave my Dad on his own so I went and collected him and we had our big meal on Christmas Day, as most people do anyway!

I created this layout for another challenge in the January Go Go cyber crop and the prompt for this one was to use bows. I am not a bow person. At all. So I didn’t think I would end up doing this one. However, I was scanning through the layouts in the Scrap Squad Facebook group and I spotted one with tags on that were tied with bows of twine – huzzah! I could only think of ribbon bows but a twine or string bow is still a bow. How many times can I say bow in one sentence? Anyway, I flipped the scrap lift on it’s side to account for the landscape photo and used up another branding strip as well as some kit leftovers. I really wanted to use the beautiful Bramble Fox title, even though we are always home for Christmas, but the original layout had a white doily peeking out behind the photo for the title to sit on. Of course the perpsextive wouldn’t show up on that, not the beautiful poinsettia paper if I lost the doily, so I decided to get a mixed media!

I used a combination of Spun Sugar Distress Oxide and Cheeky Pink Shimmerz paint to match the pink flowers and it does have a very subtle sheen as a result. I’m so happy with the way it turned out – I kept to the original design, the colour is matched well, it adds a lovely textured layer, AND you can now see the title clearly – huzzah!

Are you still scrapping Christmas? Did you get enough snow last weekend to get some good snowy pics? Living in the deep south of the UK means we hardly get any snow so I always have a lot of snowy papers and embellishments leftover!

Stay safe and keep smiling 🙂

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