Friday, 16 December 2016

Advent with ATDML - Day 16 - Delivering Joy

Hello, hello, Karen here with another post for our crafting Advent Calendar.  I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration we have brought to you so far.

Today I have a layout that just uses two pieces of paper OR two pieces of paper and a piece of cardstock but, as you would expect, lots and lots of foam pads!  I also used the manufacturer's strips cut from the papers. My photo is 4 ins square but you could use any size photo for this page. 

The paper I used was from the Carta Bella Christmas Delivery Pack, the sheets that I used are

Christmas Tags
 and Striped Frame

This is cardstock weight paper so if you haven't gutted the centre of the Striped Frame paper, as I did, then you could make this out of just the two pieces of paper.

All I did to make the layout was to sit in front of a Christmas film (note it HAS to be a Christmas film) and cut out most of the elements on the Christmas Tags paper.  I then spent a happy half an hour shuffling them around until I had clusters of elements I was happy with, 

used my phone to photograph the clusters - much easier to reassemble once they have been moved off the page.  Added my photo and then reassembled the clusters using foam pads (some were three pads high)!

I chose a phrase for my title, which I stuck onto my photograph and there we have it - a very dimensional but frugal page with a lot of impact.  

Happy crafting and I am looking forward to seeing what crafting loveliness is in our advent tomorrow.