Living in tropical Singapore I rarely get the chance to use Winter collections. There just isn't any good reason to put snowmen, mittens or sleighs on my pages. So I'm thrilled to get this commission to create a mini-album about a ski-trip. Finally scrapping about snow !
I build this 16-page album using papers and tags of various sizes from the Citrus Twist December kit. All are folded in half and bound together by sewing a running stitch through each spine and securing them with kettle stitches. To keep the album pretty flat I didn't use bulky embellishments. Just flattish things like felt circle, wood veneer snowflake and shiny silver stars.
My favourite element is the stag silhouette which I handcut from a woodgrain paper. I was inspired by the latest Bond movie Skyfall and also by the uber cool Jennifer Johner. They are a great organic motif and add a lovely woodland charm to the album cover.
Red, a staple Christmas colour and so dominant in my december projects last year seem to have fallen out of favour with me lately. It's nowhere to be found in this month's layouts and cards. Instead I am crushing on neutrals with a dash of gold and sparkly silver. How about you ? What is your current Christmas colour palette ?
Linking up to these parties.
Citrus Twist Dec Kits : Echo Park (For the Record 2 Handwritten, This & That Christmas Wooden Nickels), Prima Fluid Chalk Ink Knotted Wood, Pink Paislee City Sidewalks Parcel Tags, Studio Calico (Wonderland Wood Veneer Snowflake, Yearbook Most Likely), MME (All is Bright Collage, The Sweetest Thing Honey One of a Kind Label Stickers), October Afternoon 9 to 5 Boardroom, Citrus Twist Vintage Felt Embellishment, silver sequin stars
others : October Afternoon Witch Hazel Tidbits