Today I'm sharing a layout which was submitted at Colorful Creations http://colorfulcreations.ning.com/
for the Song Challenge (decsong3) that I am hosting.
Since it's the holiday season, I decided on the song, "O Christmas Tree."
In all my researching, I found out that the author is unknown. How sad is that?
I was stunned that there is no author known for this wonderful song!
Below are the lyrics.
“O Christmas Tree” (the author is unknown).
I used the word "snow" from the song... which is glittery chipboard.
All the edges were distressed. The striped cardstock was embossed with the Cuttlebug embossing
folder. The tree stamp is Close to My Heart and the cute little snowman stamp is Inkadinkadoo.
Pop dots were used under the snowman and the trio of snowflakes. I used a gem for the star on top
of the tree.
I chose a sketch from the Colorful Creations sketch gallery by
Tabitha Triplett and rotated it clockwise. This is the sketch:
And here's my example layout.
This is our Christmas tree, totally filled with ornaments! I love ornaments, the more the merrier!
Every year I purchase an ornament (or two or more), with the date, or I add the date. I've been
doing this for so many years! It caught on... because our son, who is stationed over seas looked
everywhere to get an ornament for his mom (awwww... isn't that sweet?)
I have ornaments from when the kids were little, metal ornaments, blown glass, paper and everything
in between! It doesn't matter, if it's an ornament... I will find something to like about it!
Some are heavy and some are lighter. I even have a "mouse" ornament that
sits within the branches of our tree and an angel ornament which is rather large, so I set
that further within the branches because it really "sticks out" but I will not get rid of it!
Scott got ornaments from overseas and I purchased an ornament for "supporting our troops."
The list goes on and on! :)
Paper: DCWV, White Cardstock
Gold Sheer Wire Ribbon
Computer Font: One Fell Swoop
Perfect Pearls Mists
Labels: Paper Pizazz
Here's a view of the ribbon technique I used. The sheer ribbon had wire on it and I
snipped off the wire from both sides and used the gold-wrapped wire around the gathered
I chose the song title as my layout title.
The edges of the tags were distressed, misted and Stickles added around the edges.
I layered several flowers, misted and added a gem brad in the center.
I outlined all the leaves with red Stickles.
The gold leaves were larger so I snipped off a couple of the leaves and used three under
The remaining two gold leaves were added under this flower.
The mesh-like flower is from a bouquet I purchased. I folded it several times and used a piece of
the ribbon wire as the stem. Red Stickles outlined the edges of the petals.
For my sub-title, I chose this sentence from the song, "Your branches green delight us!"
I used the same techniques on this tag also.
A closer look at the gold, sheer ribbon with the wire ties. Really love how this turned out!
Another close up of this flower.