I have been printing quite a few pictures from my Instagram account, and I especially love these photo stripes you can get. I ordered one with different pictures from my summer crafting projects, and it turned out so well I just knew I had to scrap it.
I started out with a sheet of kraft-colored cardstock, layered some papers from Tailgate Marked and started working with decorations, masks, gesso and mists.
The papers are torn, sanded, painted with gesso and soaked in different colors, but looking closely, you can still see that they at least used to be Riddersholm papers... :-)
And temporarily, the layout gets to sit on a shelf in the living room.
Yeah, I know, these are Christmas papers. And I know, it is WAY too early to start thinking about Christmas. However, I have had to restrain myself from using them, because they are just so lovely. And now, I couldn't bear it anymore.
This is not a Christmas layout, though. The photo is from this summer, and the great thing about the Our Country Christmas collection is that many of the papers are very neutral. This makes the collection truly versatile.
I have worked with washi tape, stripes of patterned paper, gesso and mist to build up my background
The paper doily is colored with black mist, and I have used tons and tons of my most recent obsession - wood veneer decorations - because they work so well with the neutral color scheme of the papers.
It is all about the woof today here at Riddersholm Designs! Love me some sweet doggie images...along with that gorgeous Victorian lady! All the papers are from both the Tailgate and A Christmas Story lines. Seriously gorgeous! Enjoy, cherry
Boy, was I happy when I saw that one of the papers from Tailgate Marked had a bit of pink in it! I had this photo of my daughter on my desk, and I really, really wanted to scrap it. Can you see how proud she is of her new bike? So, I went berserk with gesso, mist and ink to make the background even more colorful, and here we are - a layout that matches my colorful girl, and her bike!
And then I just had to add a little chipboard bicycle from Wycinanka to top it off.