Tuesday, January 5, 2016

A Little Leftover Christmas Magic
By Jennifer Snyder

Happy Start to 2016. 
 I wish you all a crafty and healthy year.
  Jennifer Snyder here to share some Christmas Magic still left over in my heart
 and on my scrap table. 

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First up is a layout I made using the January Flying Unicorns Kit of the Month and 13Arts papers.  While it may be January,  I wanted to play with the newest 2Crafty releases and show you just how detailed and beautiful they truly are. 

This layout uses:
"Believe In Miracles", "Engraved Baubles",  "Holly Twig Branches" 

The Santa image was one that came from a very old postcard image, however I altered the colors and tones.  I wanted to give the image a sepia appeal and then blend the unfinished chipboard pieces on the page.   The "Engraved Baubles" pieces are way too gorgeous, detailed and delicate for me to cover with paint or embossing enamel.  I honestly 
believe the best way to showcase these is just to let them shine naturally.  

The "Holly Twig Branches" were a bit of a different story.  The look wonderful with
 a touch of color, some light accents on the edges.  I dabbed some acrylic paint on 
                        the edges and in the berries for a little distinction.  

I also left the title chipboard piece, "Believe In Miracles", unfinished. 

Here is another view of the gorgeous, amazing detail in the "Engraved Baubles".  
How can I possibly cover them up and do them justice?  

Here is another view of the side embellishment on the page. 
Let's not forget the little details at the bottom of the page. 
 The "Holly Twig Branches" once again shine in the corner of the page, 
accented with a few paper pine branches, flowers and berries all clustered together. 

In addition to the layout, I have some cards to share.

I made a few cards to share with you this month as well.  I am in a kraft mood lately.
 My cards use a newly released 2Crafty chipboard design, "Stellar Snowflakes" , 
 as well as a gorgeous delicate older design, "Squiggly Heart Cluster".

This is my first card.   It have some elements and embellishments that I grabbed
 from the Flying Unicorns kits for January. 

This is a close up of the 2Crafty "Squiggly Heart Cluster". It's delicate and darling.
I thought it would make a great focal piece for my kraft card. 

I did leave it natural looking but dabbed a bit of gesso on them to match the card. 

This card features a newly released design - 2Crafty "Stellar Snowflakes".  
Aren't they just delightful?  I left them naturally unfinished and topped them with 
some metal embellishments.  I also added elements from Flying Unicorns January 
kit on this card as well. 

Thanks for stopping by. I really appreciate it.