Sharing the love at Christmas…
Happy Christmas! Sharing the love, especially at Christmas seems to be a time honoured tradition…. We reflect on the year gone by and the future.
This year I have been lucky enough to celebrate 10 years of marriage. And to celebrate, Harvey and I took the Eurostar to Paris and spent four lovely days walking the Parisian streets, doing the usual tourist attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Moulin Rouge and visiting the cafe where my favourite film Amelie was based.
On our actual wedding anniversary, which happens to be St Valentine’s Day, we took the lift to the top of the Eiffel Tower. It was very blustery at the top and so some selfies at the bottom proved to be the better images, so my first layout ‘Me and You’ uses one of these photos…
Because of our anniversary, when a new Valentines’ collection arrives, I’m always really keen to see if I’ll fall in love with it and ‘Kiss Kiss‘ the new Crate collection is simply beautiful. Featuring more traditional pinks, but teamed with corals and raspberry reds and the signature accent of gold, it offers a very versatile Valentines’ collection.
How cute is ephemera paint card?
Not to mention the gorgeous Candy Heart resin embellishments – they so remind me of those love heart sweets!
A 6 x 6″ paper pad is ideal to create a panelled background of patterned papers, especially with the reduced scale designs…
I created a mixed media background using a base of gesso, then a blend of gelatos with acrylic paints and mists to add interest.
‘Love you most forever’ uses the reverse of the In Love paper, a perfect texture for a layout base.
The photo was taken overlooking the Amalfi Coast, whilst on holiday in 2009 – another kissing selfie!
The 6 x 6″ pad features a scaled down version of Love Life paper which was ideal to enable the white cut title to pop out from the page.
An abundance of clustered ephemera completes this layout along with a few resin flowers from the Vivienne Basic Grey collection.
Anyway, I’m sure you’ve a million and one things you’ve still got to do – are the sprouts on yet?