Hello everyone! Terhi here with another layout telling some very precious memories of our Christmases. I’m desperately trying to limit all I’d like to share, so that’s why I decided to make a layout about the most special Christmas tradition our family has.
It’s the Tree!
Before you skip the story thinking this sounds too usual, I want to mention our tree tradition starts from going outside to real woods! We usually celebrate Christmas at my parent’s farm, and way before December we already take lovely fresh walks in forests choosing the right tree. It has to be wide, but not too wide. Green, and right age. Furry and thick, and lots of twigs to hang all decorations. And most importantly the right kind of top to hang the star! We can easily discuss hours about which one is the right one, and still my Dad complains about the decision afterwards. But it’s part of the tradition and I’d be very worried if Daddy would approve.
To capture this story to the layout I chose one photo from last Christmas. Before printing I reduced the saturation and vibrance of the photograph to make it fit better to the layout. Black and white would have been ok too, but I like this kind of photographs!
To make the tree background I cut several 1/2″ wide paper slices using couple lovely patterned papers from Cozy and Bright collection. Then, I folded each from the middle to make dimension. Very random look, and surprisingly it does give the idea of twigs.
All the patterned paper slices are adhered onto the white cardstock using glue. On top the twigs are couple of rows of thread with some embellishments – just like on our real Christmas tree! Cozy and Bright Brads are perfect for this.
The photograph with couple patterned paper layers underneath it is a perfect tree trunk. I even added a layer of brown patterned paper just to make it look more tree.
Rest of the scrapbooking process was simple, just added some more embellishments, the title and couple splashes of watercolors from same color scheme as the papers.
Don’t see the journaling part? No worries, you’re not alone. Most of my stories are way too long to be written straight to layout, so I write them to the backside. No need to worry about messy handwriting or straight lines then!
All these memories makes me so excited about Christmas! Just couple more weeks and the celebration can begin.
Have a lovely weekend!
340272 Sticky Thumb Adhesive Foam Dots
733929 Cozy and Bright Cardst0ck Stickers
733930 Cozy and Bright Mini Icons
799946 Cozy and Bright Brads
733934 Cozy and Bright Ephemera
733931 Cozy and Bright Thickers
733927 Cozy and Bright Patterned Paper Home For Christmas
733925 Cozy and Bright Patterned Paper Fa La La La
733924 Cozy and Bright Patterned Jingle All The Way
733919 Cozy and Bright Patterned Santa Land
733918 Cozy and Bright Patterned Holly Jolly