Friday, January 3, 2014

Christmas Magic details

 As promised. Here is my post with detail shots of my Christmas Magic layout.

It never hurts to start with a good photo. This one was not awesome. There were people in the background and the greenish-brown grass was definitely a distraction. So I put my photo editor to work and left Santa and my son as the main focus. Here's the original photo:

You can see where I edited the photo, but turning the background black and white helped a lot. I just love these photos where the focus is all about the conversation between the people in it. You can almost hear Santa asking my son what he wants for Christmas.

The dominant color in the photo after editing was red, so I tried to really stick with that in my layout. These fun wood veneers were perfect and that little deer just stole my heart. My son was actually painted up to be a reindeer in the parade right before he sad on Santa's lap. So perfect!

I knew when I saw this wood title that it was the title for my layout. I love a little magic around Christmas. I wanted some journaling on this layout, but didn't want to distract from the photo and elegant feel of the layout. So I added the journaling to a tag and tucked it behind my photo.

 This banner was a fun addition. I used some chipboard jingle bells and more of those awesome wood veneers. Then finished up with some gold liquid pearls here and there. You can also see where I did some inking in red on the pps and white on the red mat.

I just love the way this layout turned out. So fun and magical. 
Thanks for stopping by!

Scraptastic club kit - Dec Home for the Holidays
3 Scrappy Boys - sketch by Lanette Erickson
sei - ink
Creative Embellishments - jingle bells
uniball - red pen
tombow - tape runner


Anonymous said...

Beautiful details! I really love how you edited the photo to make Santa and your son the main focus. Love that banner too!

Elise said...

What a difference it made to crop the photo, great idea!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Awesome job with the editing! Love this sweet holiday page!

wendipooh13 said...

wow LOVE how you cropped this photo, this layout is stunning!!!! I think maybe my all time fave of yours!!!!

Linda said...

Fantastic layout! Love how you zoomed in to really capture the moment!

Nathalie said...

I love this page Ange! It is 100% Christmas with it's music sheet and color combo! Love the vintage feel and the garland too!
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog ;)

Cheryl Even said...

What a great layout. Love your photo editing and all the fun embellishments, although the naughty-nice tag cracks me up just a little!

Sandy Ang said...

what a lovely Christmas layout

ameliaharris99 said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about this layout! :)

Nirupama said...

This is precious! Love all your tricks here :)

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