Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas is the Season of the Heart

Wow this weekend is going by way too fast! Before you know it …it will be 2012! I am now hearing holiday tunes on the radio and find myself humming them as I work around the house today..oh ….and I baked shortbread cookies today! Was funny…I had to mix them up by hand, get my hands right into the dough to mix it up. Needless to say my hands were covered in shortbread dough and the dogs were all looking at me, waiting patiently for the bowl to lick out after I was done with it…so I puts my hands down to their level and said…….cookie dough LOL! I had 2 dogs on each hand cleaning me up J They did a good job too! Ok enough puppy stories and on with my layout for today. I have used the Dec sketch over at Dusty Attic, did some machine stitching, distressing and used lots of DA chippys! The photo is my grandson last Christmas…too cute!


I did machine stitching behind the photo and used some stickles to accent it. Here is a close up of the Santa Sleigh chippy. First I painted it white and added some Donna Salazar glitter while the paint was still wet… and then I just inked the edges with some brown chalk ink. It really is sparkly.

The title pieces are also from DA and those are painted white and then I used some glimmer mists on them and added the sentiments and some liquid pearls. I love the new little heart piece from Prima and added just a couple of flowers and leaves to accent it.

This is my fav chippy on the layout and you will see this on another layout in a week or so also. I decided to make the potted plants look like they were snow covered and I used some molding paste on it for texture..after that was dry I added some stickles for glitter. For the snowflake I added some Diamond Dust and a gem in the center.

 Here is a little tag I made for a challenge at ScrapThat! Come and play for your chance to win 13 prizes!

Ok well that is it for today.  I think I will go wrap a couple of gifts now.  Thanks again for stopping by and I hope that you have a fantastic week.  Feel free to leave me some scrappy love comments, I love reading them ...take care and happy scrapping J

14 comments:

{ Kristina } said...

Wow, what a beautiful layout. :)

Linda Pekrul said...

I LOVE this layout. That topiary chippy is to die for. What a darling little grandson!

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Aww Shona,what a darling design and that tag is fabulous too!!

Nadia Cannizzo said...

Shona I LOVE this. Your take on the DA sketches always amaze me. Keep up the good work.

Cindy Gay said...

That is a great picture and layout!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. this is gorgeous!! i love the background in the layout!! and i love the tag.. so pretty!!

Sarah-R said...

What a precious layout - just lovely!

Blossom inch said...

Shona, awesome page and tag!

Ruki said...

amazing! the colors are so rich and beautiful!

Lean said...

I love the photo on your sweet page cool tag to!
byebye,Lean

Ira said...

Oh Shona! Your grandson is the finest little Santa I've seen in a long time! That fabulous sleigh, wow! Wonderful darkblue background, too, reminds me truly of the night!

A SASSY SCRAPPER said...

Lovely work, Shona!

carlies said...

wow sooo beautiful!!!!

Sandi Cl~ said...

Shona, this is just fabulous, my dear! Awesome sleigh and love the dark blue ..