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.