I'm having fun with challenges at the moment and the December one for Scrap the Boys is to create a layout using a Christmas themed photo and a non traditional colour theme. Well I've said before how rubbish my Christmas photos are, so I actually had to look pretty hard. But then I came across this little treasure and the title just jumped out at me!
It's a pretty simple layout but there were so many little processes that I had to go through, that it took forever! But.... I am so chuffed with the way it turned out and I will show you the little surprise that it holds in one of it's pockets...
I started with trimming a photo protector page into thirds. A while ago I read a great little post from Gail about using top stitch thread as it stands out a bit more on the page. I found a divine multi-coloured one and used it to stitch the yellow panel as well as sew the top pocket closed.
Trying to get the title to all fit together nicely was a bit fiddly. I set the type on my computer, then printed it onto the patterned paper. I then saved the 'template' as a pdf, imported it into Silhouette software (yes I snuck my machine back for this one - I'm BAAAAAAD I know!) and then lined up where I wanted the cut text to be and then positioned the printed sheet onto the cutting mat. The words Batman are actually on pop dots to give the title some extra dimension.
Have your little ones been naughty or nice?? lol
And now for the surprise...!
I love to try and have a bit of fun with my layouts and for this one I've created a mini Santa dress up Batman! Inside the envelope, I've hidden an insanely cute Santa get-up for Mr Wayne. (The cut file is available from the Silhouette online shop.)
I glued some magnets to the pieces and to the back of the my little figure.
Voilà! The Crims will positively quake with festive fear!
Thank you all for visiting and for your comments over the last few months. I am having so much! Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays! xx