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Home for the Holidays Inspiration  |  Nathalie DeSousa

Home for the Holidays Inspiration | Nathalie DeSousa

hi there!

Nathalie with you today with a bit of Home for the Holidays inspiration.  I am sure most of you are busy working on documenting your December, and since i am in the Northern hemisphere, that means Winter and snow for Christmas. So, let me show you what i have created...

Under the Mistletoe

 

I love the colors of the Home for the Holidays collection, and probably the Mistletoe  paper is one of my favorites ( even though i am not a yellow fan!).   But it was the perfect paper to frame the story of our fun adventures with a mistletoe head band.

 

 

I wanted a large title to offset the film strip, so i used the Kelly Alpha Die sets ( lowercase and uppercase) to create the title for the layout using papers from the Home for  the Holidays collection.  I cut the same letters from double white cardstock and backed each letter - this makes the small details in the letter die cuts stand out!-.

 

 

I backed and layered the film strip with  the Holiday Gifts and Advent  paper.   Each picture got a cluster of embellishments around it, however I chose to add a larger cluster to the left of the top picture so that it balanced the page completely.   The following  video will show you how it all came together:

 

 

Just loved how this came together using the colors and patterns from the collection and the die sets.

 

 

Though the collection  is perfect to document your Holiday/ December memories, it is so versatile that can easily be used to create memories of your Winter adventures.  Let me show you!

 

Winter Walk

 

To create this page, i pulled the cooler colors of the patterned papers and combined them with a bit of mixed media (liquid watercolors) and the Pine Bough Square cut file.

 

 

I started by creating a soft edge on the paper strips using the Essentials:  Lacey Edgers Die Set.  The edges bring texture to the page, and add the winter feel to the page.

 

 

To bring more of the winter feel to the page, I used liquid watercolors ( Sky Blue, Aquamarine, Bubble Gum, Clementine, Sunshine) to add splashes of color on the background.   Once dried, I set the paper strips in place, and used the Pine Bough Square cut outs to create a large cluster of sprigs  around the picture.  The following video will show you more details of my process:

  

 

I love how this layout shows how versatile the Home for the Holidays collection can be, all you need is a bit of Liquid watercolor and one of the  new cut files.

 

 

I hope these have inspired you to pull your Home for the Holidays collection and other Pinkfresh Studio goodies ( dies, stamps, cut files and mixed media products) to document your December/Holiday/Winter memories.    

Remember to share with us what you have created, and if you have questions on how these came together, please do not hesitate to contact me!.

Happy Holidays!

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