Thursday, December 4, 2014

Beverley - Week Four Christmas Gift

Hi Beverley here today with some Christmas gift inspiration for this weeks Christmas countdown theme.  My project is a Christmas album which can be used as a very basic December Daily or to add favourite Christmas recipes to it.  Something I also thought about was to chronicle those photos of your children having their photos done in Santa's Grotto in the malls each year to give to their grandparents or godparents.

I have used Graphic 45's Night before Christmas 6 x 6 paper pad. The great thing with this album you can change it for any 6 x 6 paper pad and create a non Christmas album too. I have cut out 6 x 6 chipboard pieces and then covered with the papers from the pad and inked the edges with distress ink.

Here is the cover:

I have just created a flower cluster with flowers, leaves , buttons, a chipboard tag and a mini bottle with sequins inside. I have also placed random sequins on the cover. I have added ribbons to the book rings once album was completed.

The pages are simple and easily created using the papers and various embellishments. You could create a simple one like this or go more arty and introduce some mixed media to the project - masks, mists and texture paste would be great additions. As you can see I had a really sunny day when I did these photos!

Will you be creating some of your gifts this year? If you do make sure to load them here for a chance to win some prizes.