‘Tis The Season

Starting the new year off with a layout is such a great feeling! I got some lovely inspiration from the Let’s Get Sketchy blog, who were doing a Bingo Fun Challenge.  I’ve never really done one of these before, I usually start from a sketch, so it made a nice and welcome change.  I also decided to enter it into the Merly Impressions December Challenge at the last minute! Here is the bingo card:


And I decided to do row 4 (Christmas tree, bling, poinsetta, Christmas papers, tags).

‘Tis The Season

Tis The Season

The Merly Challenge was to make use of your stencils. Here I used one of my bubble wrap stencils and used my distress stains which matched the colours of the papers.  The papers are all Christmas themed, I couldn’t tell you who they were by though, as I must have had these in my stash at least 2 years!  I was feeling very proud of myself for using my stash, until I went and spent a load more on new stuff!  And here are my tags from the bingo card!

Tis The Season - Close Up 3

The poinsettia’s are on my tags! (very clever I know!)  I also used some texture paste through one of my Kaisercraft stencils and then doodled around them just to highlight them a touch more.  And of course, you can’t have a Christmas tree or decorations without some bling!

Tis The Season - Close Up 2

Tis The Season - Close Up 1

And there you have it…Christmas tree, Christmas papers, poinsettia’s, bling, tags and stencils!