Pretty Little Studio: Cozy Christmas Traditions

Monday, November 28, 2016

Welcome to the work week, y'all!  I trust you all enjoyed your weekends.  I'm up again on the Pretty Little Studio blog, showcasing just a little of what Heather Adams' new Holly Jolly Collection has to offer.  Enjoy!
I started this page by watercoloring the background of a 12" x 12" piece of watercolor paper and splattering it with that same shade of aqua watercolor, as well as Pure Black and Titanium White acrylic paints.  I then anchored a number of prints, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches, under where my photo strip, which was matted with white cardstock, would lie.  A couple of Picnic Die-Cut Tags, laced with Baker's Twine, were tucked under the top edge of my photos, along with a Treasure Map Tab, which I labeled with Christmas Eve...
and embellished with a Make a Wish Die Cut pine branch and couple of die-cut, from our Trim the Tree print, holly leaves, anchored with a red button, laced with white string.
In the bottom right corner of my photo strip, I clustered a couple of trees, which were Cameo-cut from patterned prints; Cambridge 4" Doily; Make a Wish Die Cut tree trio; and stamped, in Jet Black ink, Santa.  One of the Cameo-cut trees was anchored with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitching; and the stamped Santa was die-cut out, watercolored, and popped up with foam tape.
Three more of those Cameo-cut trees, one of which was anchored with more gold-threaded stitching, were tucked into the bottom left corner of the photo strip.  The "joy" tree was backed with Riding Hood Red cardstock, as well as a tangle of gold thread, and popped up with foam tape.
The entire design was then grounded with the "cozy christmas traditions" title, which was created from Make a Wish and Twinkle Words Die Cuts and a Jolly Acrylic "christmas", which actually stands out much better in real life due to its thickness...
as well as die-cut phrases from those same named packages above and a Remember Sticker.  Stamped, in Jet Black ink, snowflakes; "merry christmas!" sentiment; and row of hearts from our Cedar Stamp Set, not to mention a scattering of peppermint and snowflake die cuts and 4mm and 8mm Crystal Clear Sequins, complete the look.
Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a blessed, Christmas season, friends!  Hugs!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Jolly Holiday (Reverse Confetti); Cedar Stamps (PLS) Paper: Riding Hood Red (SU!); white & vellum (Paper Studio); watercolor (Master's Touch); Holly Jolly: Santa's Bag 8x8, Deck the Halls 8x8, Stocking Stuffers 8x8, Christmas Confetti 8x8, Trim the Tree 8x8, & Peppermint Stripes Clear 8x8, & Here Comes the Sun: Summer Night (PLS) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); watercolors (Kuretake); Holly & Jolly Holiday Confetti Cuts dies (Reverse Confetti); Big Shot (Sizzix); button (Papertrey Ink); white string (Hobby Lobby); Baker's Twine (Clean Country Paper Supplies); Nicole Nowosad November cut file (Hip Kit Club); Cameo (Silhouette); Pure Black & Titanium White acrylic paints (FolkArt); Holly Jolly: Make a Wish Die Cuts, Jolly Acrylics, Remember Stickers, & Twinkle Words Die Cuts, You & Me: Cambridge 4" Doily Pack, Here Comes the Sun: High 5 Journaling Cards, Treasure Island: Treasure Map Tabs, & Summer Vibes: Picnic Die-Cut Tags, 4mm Crystal Sequins, & 8mm Crystal Sequins (PLS)


Ros Crawford said...

It's beautiful! What lovely photos too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING the photos and that little Santa!!!!!!!!!!

Lisa Elton said...

Perfectly festive and ever so sweet!!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love the bits of patterns I see, and great jammies!