Saturday, December 1, 2012

O Christmas Tree

Hi there,

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).

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!
They are green when summer days are bright,
They are green when winter snow is white.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your branches green delight us!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir tree, gives us delight!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You give us so much pleasure!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Forever true your colour.
Your boughs so green in summertime,
Stay bravely green in wintertime.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Forever true your colour.

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You fill my heart with music.
Reminding me on Christmas Day,
To think of you and then be gay.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
You fill my heart with music.


My challenge is:

1.  Christmas/Holiday theme.

2.  Must use a word, sentence, several words or the whole song somewhere on your project.

3.  Include a die cut, sticker or other embellishment relating to the Christmas holiday.

The deadline for submitting your entries is December 31, 2012.

Here is my example tag:
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!  :)

Supplies used:
Paper: DCWV, White Cardstock
Flowers
Gold Leaves
Gold Sheer Wire Ribbon
Diamond Stickles
Red Stickles
Computer Font: One Fell Swoop
Perfect Pearls Mists
Gem Brad
Distressing
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
ribbon.

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
this flower. 

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.




Each paper piece was distressed and here's yet another shot of the ribbon!

Hope you enjoyed!
Libby  :)

2 comments:

  1. Lovely work Libby, nice to see :)

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  2. how fun all the textured elements you used on your page

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