This is a layout I did featuring my Mother's Antique Christmas Ornament Tree. No one in the family will help her put it up, as we're all so afraid we'll break one of the precious ornaments. She claims she breaks some every year, but we still are about to touch it. I wanted to have a layout of it, as I know one day it won't get put up...or at least it will never be as pretty as when she does it. The tea pot ornaments are two of my favorites and I also love the bird, so I featured those on the ornament mats.
Now here are some of the techniques I used on this months Swirly Doos Divine Noel Kit. First I gold leafed the die cut circle frame. I printed some paper for the ornament mats on my Imagine (that I still don't think I like) and then cut out the ornament shapes. Embossed the Christmas tree and then highlighted the embossed areas with my smooch (which I am in love with) It really gave the trees an iron work feel. Distressed the edges of my paper, made my poinsettias from some prisma flowers and stickles. The edges of my pictures have also been smooch with two colors (bronze and gold) Added a stick pin and some crystals and called it done. Hope you enjoy and Merry Christmas Everyone.