Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Projects In Abundance
Leonie Neal-Dawson

Gosh do I have plenty of projects to share today using
Chipboard. Better yet they are all based around the Christmas Season
which i'm sure you're aware is well and truly in full swing!

My First layout is quite traditional, using Christmas reds, greens and gold.

I cut up the Flourish Ornament Border which is usually about 8" in length.
Using the hanging baubles I layered them on top of each other. They were painted 
first and then I applied some imitation gold leaf on them to give them a distressed, shabby look.

The Sitting On Santa's knee title was painted with Gesso and then stamped with a 
script stamp, before adding more gold leaf and finally outlining with a gold gel pen.

I also used Ana's Vine on this layout which I painted before using some gold leaf on it too, so that all the chipboard 
pieces tie in with each other.

Next are two 8x8" canvas panels depicting some scenes from 
the Christmas Story. 
These canvases were lots of fun to make and also something 
a little different to a layout.

I used the Three Wise Men pack for this one, decorating the Wise Men with
Patterned Papers, rubbons and paints.

This pack also comes with a star which I've painted Yellow and sprinkled with 
glitter and diamond dust.

The second scene depicts the Angels appearing before
the Shepherds. I used the Little Angels chipboard pack.

Patterned Paper and clear crackle paint were used on the dresses
and lots of glitter on the wings.  
Plus some trims as embellishments on each

Finally my last project this month is a 
Layout created for the Show Us Your Stuff blog
using non-traditional colours on a Christmas page.
As much as Christmas themed products are lovely and fun to use
it is, still possible to create a fun Christmas page
without any themed products at all.
Why don't you give it a go?

Shirley's Frame and the Retro Stems (which actually have the stem cut off for this page)
Nice simple technique for this one - just ink and a gel pen.

As with the gold leaf in my first layout I used the same technique
on each piece of Chipboard
so everything would tie in together.

Brown ink and a doodled outline with a white gel Pen.
on the Everyday Font 12x12" Chipboard sheet

Well hopefully these projects have got you thinking about
creating your own Christmas pages.
Have you liked our 2Crafty Facebook page so you're always up to date?
You can visit my personal blog here if you wish to view any of my other work.

Leonie Neal-Dawson.



Kelly Foster said...

Wow! What beautiful and festive, arsty fun projects!!! I really love each and every one of these!!! Really neat techniques from you, as always I "walk away" inspired, thank you!

Keren Tamir said...

Wow Leonie these are amazing!!! I love those canvas you created!!!

Vanessa said...

What a busy girl you've been Leonie, love them all, but especially the Canvas'. Stunning work.

raquel said...

WOW, awesome work Leonie!! So the christmas canvases!

Di Garling said...

Fantastic post Leonie, so so festive & so many great things to see. I especially Looooove the first one.
Cheers Di xo

Linda Eggleton said...

Just love all of your christmas projects, Leonie...especially the gorgeous canvas'- amazing work!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Fantastic!!! I love all your projects - in particular your canvases!!! AWESOME!!!!!

Fiona said...

Amazing work Leonie, love them all but I think the canvases are my favourite!

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Loooooooove all of your christmas projects Leonie!!!
Gorgeous work!!!

eleele said...

The idea with the gold leaf is fabulous. Love your canvases.

Helen Hapsi said...

The Santa with the baby LO is soooo cool! Love those technics you used! Fantastic!!

Vicky Alberto said...

Beautiful - love the gold paint use!

WillieburgScrapper said...

I LOVE your last page so much! What a great idea to used splats under the retro flower designs! I also love your Three Kings canvas- if I saw that at an Artist Market I would buy it- the color is exquisite!