The Most Wonderful Time of the Year with Peace and Joy

Hello,

Karen here with my third project using the wonderfully traditional Peace and Joy Collection. 

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Hello, hello – Karen here with my third project using the wonderfully traditional Peace and Joy Collection. 

I wanted to use this range for a non Christmas page to show how versatile it is and decided to use a photo of my husband and our dog taking an Autumn walk.  I really do think Autumn is the most wonderful time of the year!

I started with a piece of Fern Weave Cardstock and added the reverse side of Frolic (which I had trimmed half an inch from the bottom and one side) as the brush strokes look a forest of pine trees.

Next I added a piece of Elation, two ins from the left,  cut to 12 ins tall and 4 ins wide.  On top of this I added a piece of Comfort, 2 and a half ins from the top, cut to four ins tall and 12 ins wide.

Next I dabbed Vine ink through the stripes stencil at the top left and bottom right of my page.

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I then took two pages from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad and added them to my page.

I used two 4 in strips of the the tree border sticker, from the sticker sheet, across the bottom of the Comfort paper and then cut a border, from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad and added it either side of my page below the sticker border.

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I added my 5 x 7 photo to the top of these leaving a small border of the green and gold paper at the top and two sides.

To embellish my page I cut the two birds and foliage from one of the 6.5 x 6.5 papers and added to the top right and bottom left of my page.  I used another border from the 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad underneath my photo to which I added the word ‘Together’ from the Collectables pack.   The remaining piece of tree border sticker was placed at the bottom right of my page with three trees from the Collectables pack on top.  I then layered up a tag from the Collectables pack, a tag from the 6.5 x 6.5 pad – with a sticker from the sticker sheet added at the bottom, and a robin from the Collectables pack on the right of my photo.  Finally I added a little cardinal at the top of my photo and the title , which is from the sticker sheet.

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The last thing to do was to add my journaling, using a Kaisercolour Gel Pen which was the perfect colour.

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I hope this gives you an idea on how to use a Christmas range in a non Christmassy way x

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