Monday, December 30, 2013

2nd Merry Christmas with Hip Kit Club

Can you believe that I still have some Christmas inspired layouts to share!? I went all out this year with my Christmas themed projects, I've never created so many layouts about this wonderful Holiday. 

The inspiration for this layout was the awesome Crate Paper velum paper, I just adore the gold doilies and knew they needed to be the focus of my layout. I adhered the velum on white cardstock and stitched some extremely uneven whimsy circles in the centre of the doilies. 

I layered my picture using a lot of die cuts from the Crate Paper collection. I started with the mat for my picture then just randomly added layers until it look right to me. Lately I find that I've been spreading my layout over the page, always ending with a small embellishment, like I did to the right of this layout. I find this style creates a nice flow on the layout. 


So as you have noticed, I haven't created a 12x12 layout in a long time and i'm not sure I will again. I find I am able to be more creative with the smaller format. Which is an odd thought because the 12x12 format just offers more options but for some reason I often struggled to find balance between filling up my page and still leaving white space. This smaller size just works for me and honestly, it speeds up my process by 50%. Its a win win situation for me. 

4 comments:

Adrienne Alvis said...

This is a stunner, Mel! Wow, I love how you used that gold doily paper and that photo is priceless!!!! xo

Isabelle Gagnon said...

i love it! that pic is so adorable, tiny toes and ornements...can't go wrong there! i love the new format, the only times i did 8.5 x 11 was for the cover of CDN scrapbooker, i never thought of trying it for myself...maybe i'll give it a whirl. it might inspire me to scrap again, who knows...

Ashley Horton said...

This is gorgeous Melanie! I love those Gold doilies and the stitching! You've almost had me try the 8.5x11, but I always feel like I run out of room. HA! Maybe I will still give it a try again sometime soon!

Leanne said...

you know I adore your new size!! ;) ;) This is another stunning LO!! Love those doilies!