I had a peaceful one at home with my parents, husband, our furry son Toby & newborn son. This was a special Christmas for us all since my husband & I were celebrating it alongside our first child & for my parents their very first grandchild. :-)
So when I read about the latest challenge going on over at Colors...Stories...Inspiration (C.S.I)--I decided to set some time aside to play along. One of the journaling Christmas prompts instantly grabbed me which was 'What was the best Christmas gift you ever received?' Well for me, it's been my son--so I based this page on him.
For my evidence I used: snowflakes, beads, texture paste, something shiny & puffy paint.
For my testimony I used: Xmas prompts--the best Christmas gift you ever received.
The large snowflakes used on this page I bought at my local Target. Every year for Christmas they stock these in all colors. They are meant for Christmas trees but they also work wonderfully for Christmas or Winter themed scrapbook pages. They come in packs of 4 for $1.00. Sold!
The background was made by using a combination of splatter stamps, glimmer mist & Shimmerz. I used the Splats stamp set by Recollections & a grungy splatter stamp by Vilda Stamps. I randomly spritzed the background with Riptide glimmer mist & Cotton Candy Spritz.
I gave these trees a lot of texture by using several techniques & mixed media. You can find a tutorial on these trees here if interested.
Thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit--as always...it's greatly appreciated!
Enjoy the rest of the week, have a wonderful New Year & I'll be back in 2013!