Yes, it is much too early for Christmas things! However, I had to have a play with this wonderful digital cut file from Hero Arts ‘A Natural Christmas’ Instant Digital Download. I didn’t even get to utilise all the elements in one layout, but I used as many as I possibly could. Now, I know the theme is watercolour and I promise you that it is there, it is just under everything else! I know, I didn’t think it through very well in hindsight.
It is always hard to show the amount of texture in the final layout, however, this one started with using some embossing paste over a snowflake stencil from KaiserCraft, but it is hard to see when flat. Used some sprays to build up colour on this initial texture. I loaded the Hero Arts cut file in and cut out all the elements at various sizes, painted them with white gesso in preparation for embossing or painting. I also used part of a Hero Arts stamp set that I have to stamp some black vine type leaves in a circular pattern that you can only just see peaking out from behind everything now.
So, lots of embossing on the digital cut file pieces, using Hero Arts Embossing Powders, they sparkle so beautifully, I do love a bit of bling in my layouts! A few flowers, some ephemera, all kept in the blue, white and silver toning and all done. Always finished off using some art stones, mixed with various micro beads. See some closeups below. That is it for me this month, some of my awesome teammates are covering for me while I am busy doing some of those life things, but I will be back in December, maybe late November if possible. We shall see. Take care, be good, be kind, be awesome. Until next time.
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- Hero Arts Instant Download Digital Cut File ‘A Natural Christmas’
- Hero Arts Embossing Powders, blue and silver
- Kaisercraft paper and ephemera
- Various flowers and other elements