This layout was created from my October DT kit, for The Scrapbook Store. The paper collection is called 'Just Believe', by Kasiercraft and can be purchased 'HERE'. It is so beautiful, in rich hues of greens, burgundy, and creams.... AND, has so many gorgeous elements, including Rub Ons, To/From Gift Tags, Alpha Sticker Sheet, and a gorgeous collection of Collectables, all of which were used to create this layout. I have further creations to show in upcoming posts...
Hemp Twine, seemed to be the most appropriate manner in which to dress this layout a little more so. Of course, I cannot do a layout these days without my beloved distress inks....or trusty 450 Adhesive!
I really wanted a grungy (not sure if the right word) appearance on the 'Wishes' Die Cut Sheet. A wash of Gesso here and there, and then a wipe of Distress Inks aided in achieving this look.
2001 was a Christmas I will never forget, it was a time when my whole family managed to get together and it was very special. However, bitter sweet also, as my Grandmother passed away before the next Christmas. I was so disheartened my camera at the time decided to take horrid, dark, out of focus photographs - I was VERY disappointed and have never scrapped a layout with any of them till now.
So I was inspired by the quote used for this months sketch over at Once Upon A Sketch. The stipulation is not only the sketch itself but also the above quote - to be interpreted in any way. So.. in my journaling, (which is on the back of my layout, and on the tags within the layout) I have written quite personally about this particular Christmas, and that it does not matter what the photograph is like, it does 'not' have to be a perfect image, what is most important is the memory and story behind the photograph itself. We may not have other Christmas's like this ever, but it is so important to capture, and document such a special story. I really love this quote, as it certainly inspired me to create with not so perfect photos!
Till next time...
'Just Believe' Paper Collection by Kaisercraft