Monday, December 10, 2012

The Search For The Perfect Christmas Tree..

Thanksgiving weekend I took my kids to a local tree farm to select and cut our own Christmas tree.This is a fun tradition to start and documenting our trip was a must. I used some fabulous Globecraft & Piccolo products to help capture the memory!


G&P Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze
G&P Extra Large Layered Pine Tree
G&P Mini Clear Globes
G&P Siam Silver Enamel Powder
G&P Vintage Silver Enamel Powder
G&P Mossy Glen Enamel Powder
Simple Stories Christmas Paper
My Mind's Eye "All Is Bright" Twine
Memento Fireworks Sprays

To make a fun and unique background, I used the bookboard piece that the Extra Large Layered Pine Tree came enclosed in as a mask. A  few sprays of mist and I made a bit of a "forest" backdrop.

After covering the tree pieces with patterned papers and embossing the edges with Siam Silver and Vintage Silver Enamel Powders, I built it onto the masked background. I used Glastique Gloss Finishing Glaze to adhere the pieces together.

I printed some photos I loved from the trip and traced some Mini Clear Globe shapes onto them, then cut them out.

The pictures were adhered to patterned paper, the globes were glued on top, and twine was placed over the edges. I cut them out of the paper and they were ready to place on the tree.

After adding the photos, the layout was quickly finished with some alpha stickers.


Mary Pat Siehl said...

love how this layout came together!! great job

Anonymous said...

Great tutorial! I love those trees; it's the first time I've seen them used and didn't realize how big they are! And, the masking technique - wow!

ameliaharris99 said...

Awesome! Such a creative and great looking layout. :)

Arin said...

now this is what I call a layout! LOVE the stencil approach with the trees! Great job!

jan metcalf said...

Love your little snow windows!! Great idea to trim in twine too!

Ange said...

Awesome! Love it!!