Friday, December 6, 2013

Songs of Christmas Blog Hop

Welcome to the Songs of Christmas Blog Hop with Two Scrapbook Friends!  You should have arrived here from Amanda's blog.
 Our Blog Hop is all about the Songs of Christmas and the inspiration for my project comes from the song All I Want For Christmas Is You. I chose this song because it really represents how my daughter and her BFF feel about each other..not just at Christmas but all year round. They live in each others' back pocket 24/7! (Please forgive the quality of the photo, I couldn't help but scrap it in spite of it's poor quality.)

Here's the final result:

I really liked this photo even though it wrecked havoc with my editing and subsequent blog posting! Something about the light balance on the blog!! But alas here we are and while the final photo isn't all that I imagined it does capture a time in my daughter's life using some techniques I adore.

I began with a plain white sheet and decided to add paint as my foundation using a sea sponge and my watercolour paints:

The olive green in the WE R MEMORY KEEPERS North Pole line was easy to match and added depth and texture to the base. I added some pennant shapes in differing patterns and laid my photo on top. The title (directly from my song of choice) was cut using the Cameo in differing fonts. I am fond of the SNF Lolihop (cursive) and Aharoni for the smaller print letters.
 
I created an interested effect using my sewing machine by stitching over top of the title letters to anchor them and add contrast. The letters are first adhered using my XYRON sticker maker (LOVE!!) with little or no fuss!

I also distressed some chipboard STUDIO CALICO stars with my water colour paints, TIM HOLTZ distress ink and my MAKING MEMORIES sanding block. The smallest stars are from STUDIO CALICO too.
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So remember, in order to be entered to win the special prize all you have to do is hop from Blog to Blog and leave a comment on each as you go.  Then simply check back at the Two Scrapbook Friends blog on December 10th to see if you are the lucky winner!
Here are the featured blogs in our Blog Hop:
Your next blog will be: Audrey's.  Have fun hopping and be inspired! 
Until next time, keep doing what you love,


33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Christa. The photo might be a little bit dark but it is so beautiful! You reminded me I do have a Xyron that has not seen the light of day for awhile..... and then some! Love your page.
    (Hope you are feeling OK. Would love to hear from you)

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  2. It's a fabulous photo because of who is in it, sweet friend. Great Christmas photos are a challenge because we're dealing with poor lighting this time of year. I think it's not nearly as bad as you are making out. I love the sponged paint application and will be trying that myself - thanks! Wonderful page.

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  3. Sometime you have to scrap the not so great photos to create the great layouts!

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  4. Lovely layout, Christa! The splatters and the stitching look amazing!

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  5. The quality of the photo doesn't matter but the memory does!!! And what a great layout to capture the memory!

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  6. What a great layout. I love the simple layout (which I can never seem to accomplish) and the fun touch of the paint and sewing (which I also can't seem to do).

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  7. Wow Christa! I love this layout! Your die-cut title, banner strips and stitching all come together beautifully! Your photo is perfect despite the quality :)
    Joanne xo

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  8. Christa - a beautiful treasured memory I'm sure your daughter will love for years to come. I like the sponged effect :+)

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  9. Christa, you never take the easy way ... and I always love the results!! Great layout!

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  10. Love it Christa, a great design and the stitching adds the perfect touch.

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  11. love your page! wonderful paper choice and love all your extras you add.

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  12. Lovely layout. TFS the ideas.

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  13. Really a good layout! I see that you tried to match the title colours to the picture and at the end it all worked out well! Love the details all over on it! Merry Christmas CHRISTA!

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  14. Love the banner pieces and the stitching!

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  15. Awesome layout! Love the banners and stitching - such a fun way to highlight the special relationship between your daughter and her BFF.

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  16. Loving this page Christa!! The banners are awesome!!

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  17. I love this layout! The choice of papers is wonderful. Loving the large pennants!!!! I am glad to see that someone else is ok to scrap pictures that aren't perfect--none of mine ever are. But I guess that this will just be something else that my kids will remember about me!!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration (I feel a scraplift coming on!!!)

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  18. Thanks for sharing the font names, I love both of them!

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  19. Beautiful layout, great them, love the distressing

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  20. Awesome layout Christa! I love the paint design for your background and the stitching on the letters. Just beautiful.

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  21. I love the layout, especially stitching over the letters! I am all inspired to try that on my next layout!

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  22. Very nice scrap page, Love the sewing look, but way too afraid to sew on pages, maybe in time I will try. Wonderful work.

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  23. So cute, love the paint and the stitching!

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  24. Friendship and a simply elegant expression of it with your layout.
    Merry Christmas!
    Brenda in Kit

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  25. Beautiful! Love the paint splatter and the stitching detail!

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  26. i also love this song its how i feel about my hubby he's so busy building kitchens and cupboards for everyone for christmas once christmas comes I'm so glad to spend time with him love him LOTS

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  27. Beautiful layout, always love stitching on a page!!

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  28. Beautiful. You daughter will love the layout forever

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  29. Love the sewing on your layout!

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  30. The title is perfect for the photo of two BFF's. I love all the layering and stars.

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  31. Love love your layout and your creativity! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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