Saturday, December 23, 2017

Wonder - Lady Pattern Paper - CSI 244 & Stuck?!

Hallo there.  Today I am sharing my last layout for this year...and it is poignant because I used a photo of my older 3 grandchildren taken on Christmas Eve in 2011.  This was also the last Christmas of my dad's life and I am so glad he spent it surrounded by his great grandchildren.  I have combined the CSI 244 case file with the Stuck sketch and I am thrilled with how it turned out.

Supply list:  Patterned papers:  Lady Pattern Paper (Basic Essentials); Cardstock: American Craft;  Chipboard Title:  Blue Fern Studio; Chipboard Elements: Stash; Flowers: Maya Road; Enamel dots: Teresa Collins; Enamel stars: My Minds Eye;  Bulb: Prima; Embroidery Floss:  DMC; Other mediums: Finnabair 3D Matte Gel, Cariena's custom glitter; Stencil: Jamie Dougherty; Embossing Powder: WOW bright white.

Laura's sketch for Stuck:

Color Story Inspiration case file 244:
This is how I solved the case file:

The Scheme:  All 5 colours used.

Evidence:  Christmas, lamp, stencil, scallops, trees, felt ribbon flowers.

Testimony:  I documented Christmas Eve 2011.  My journaling reads:  "Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas." - Peg Bracken.

Some close ups:
I first stenciled the three circles onto the background using Finnabair's 3D Matte Gel and then sprinkled some gold glitter over the wet gel.

I cut the tree to place behind my photo layers and stitched the tree with white embroidery floss and then outlined it with gold metallic embroidery floss.

The little cluster at the top right to balance the layout.  I heat embossed the chipboard tree.

 I just adore how versatile the Lady Pattern Paper is and cut the scallop from one of the Basic Essential papers too.  The little Christmas bauble is also heat embossed.

Here you can see more of the handstitching and the journaling.

I really initially struggled with the embellishing until I remembered these old Maya Road ribbon flowers...they were just the perfect touch.

Here you can see the dimension and the shiny bits.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I wish you and your loved ones a Blessed Christmas and a Prosperous 2018. ♥♥


  1. A dazzling take on the challenge with the Christmas theme in traditional colors. The photograph is truly delightful and the quote highlights the true meaning of Christmas for me. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?!Sketches!

  2. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING the tree and the rosettes!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beautiful! Love the beautiful colors and sweet photo! Wishing you and your family a blessed Christmas.

  4. Lynette, This is such a gorgeous layout!!! So many fabulous details! Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?!Sketches!

  5. This is a lovely layout and what a great photo too.. love how you have used the Stuck?! Sketches as your inspiration for the design.. great colors and love the stitching too.. I trust you had a love filled Christmas day and I wish you all the very best Blessings for the new year ahead!!

  6. What a gorgeous photo and page, Lynette! Love the gold starbursts and the wood trees, and those velvet flowers are so perfect here! So happy you played with us at Stuck?! Sketches and CSI!

  7. Oh how pretty, gorgeous embellishing! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous layout! So many wonderful features and finer details. Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches.

  9. Such a stunning layout! I always loved your layouts and your style :).
    Thank you for playijng with us at Stuck?! Sketchs.
    Happy New Year!

  10. Such a pretty layout. Great take on the sketch. I love those gold glittery circles you created.

  11. Beautiful!! Love all the great little details here - those stenciled circles are perfect! Thanks for joining us over at CSI!!

  12. So beautiful and festive Lynette! A special and treasured page too! ;-)

  13. Oh my gosh!! This is just amazing!! Great job using the sketch! :)

  14. Another gorgeous layout ... You continue to be an inspiration to me!!!!


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