Thursday, January 2, 2014

December 25th

 The ARTastic Challenge for December was based on a Christmas themed wordle.I wanted to create a vintage feel to my layout because of the photo I'd chosen but I also loved the colours in the wordle, especially the blue. I found that adding the blue gave a great pop of colour and gave more life to my layout.

I selected a photo of my husband taken  when he was an innocent  five year old, standing in front of the family Christmas tree, proudly wearing the postman's outfit he got from Santa.

I chose words for my layout that would reflect what a young child's thoughts at Christmas time might focus on, that is, Santa, the tree, decorations such as tinsel and baubles, what he wished for and his gifts. I cut these words from  Christmas themed paper and created a banner with them. My word banner was then highlighted with a string of miniature Christmas lights.


The paper circle, which is meant to represent a Christmas wreath, had some sparkle added using 3-D stamping paint and coloured rhinestones. I stamped a border of fir tree branches to replicate the real tree in the photo and added a bit more sparkle round the edge with Kindy Glitz.

I hope you like my take on the challenge. I enjoyed creating the layout and found the wordle inspiring. My biggest problem came when I tried to enter it on the ARTastic website due to my ineptitude on the computer. After many frustrating hours I was finally rescued by Julie at "Time to Create". THANK YOU JULIE!!! My entry is definitely last minute but better late than never, I hope.
Cheers, Chris.


  1. A truly delightful layout Chris - you have put so much care and thought into every item on this page and it has turned out wonderfully.

  2. In real life this is superb Chris! I love the layers of meaning that you add to your art. It was my pleasure to help you out. Thank you for your continued support of ARTastic.

  3. This looks great Chris. I'm so pleased you were able to finally get it up. Love all of your layers. Cheers, Di

  4. It's never too late Chris :). You have created a beautiful layout and full of meaning. Very nice. Thanks for joining in and I'm glad you liked the wordle challenge.

  5. It's never too late Chris. You have created a wonderful layout with such meaning. Thanks for joining in our Wordle challenge and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  6. Congratulation on your prize and sorry for comenting so late. I love this gorgeous and creative LO. It is such a great take on the challenge. Thank you for playing along with our challenge at ARTastic :)