Saturday, 24 December 2016

The Magic of Christmas

The Colour Me Positive prompt for this week is, of course, Christmas. I indulged in making it as nostalgic and sentimental as possible and am surprisingly pleased with the result. It has a little bit of everything: a Father Christmas who looks very much like Sinterklaas (a Dutch tradition), there are 4 Scandinavian horses (dala) present as well as a quintessentially British village with a traditional coach arriving. The pages sparkle with metallic paints (hard to see, I know!) and it looks like it is all taking place in a mysterious forest. The christmas tree is an unadorned evergreen, which is how I like them best. Of course, there is also a hint of snow.
In the background I used L451 It's a Jungle Out There stencil by Stencilgirl Products and the white leafy bits hanging done from the top come from the S078 Flowers Version 1. Both were designed by Cecilia Swatton. Her stencils are so versatile.
 The stars in black and gold come from the EEA04 stamp set designed by Everything Art for PaperArtsy
All the collage elements originated in a lifestyle magazine. It's hard to capture the sparkle and shine,  but by tilting the album and taking the above picture I hope you get the idea.

I want to wish everyone a very happy holiday, whatever you may be celebrating! It's going to be a wet and windy one here in the Scottish Borders but we will be celebrating Flora's first Christmas with us and that is enough fun for anyone.


Jewels said...

What a lovely spread Frieda - wishing you all the best for 2017.

Linda Kunsman said...

it's such a magical scene Frieda! And you're right it looks like you're in a forest.


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