Monday, July 18, 2011

HMITM Challenge# 176 Christmas in July

I know it's not really Christmas, but don't blink--it will be here before we know it. I thought it would be great to get into the spirit of Christmas without all the added stress that comes with it. I am sure you all know what I

And now on to this week's challenge... as this my first challenge post I thought I would give a prize. So if you would like a chance to win this then why not pop over to HMITM and give it ago.

Christmas in July refers to Christmas-themed celebrations held in July. It's a fun time and because the weather is so much cooler, we can celebrate with those traditional foods that we cannot have here in summer. Well, we can have them here in Australia but it's generally way too hot that most of us celebrate with BBQ's, prawns and salad. So let's pull out our Christmas paper and embellishment stashes and put them to use.

Requirements and What I used:

2 + photos, at least 2 {I used 5 that I cut into circles.}
1 x Christmas tree image, any size {sizzix die cut tree}
5 x patterned papers, i.e., Christmas patterns,{2 Websters, 1 Pink Paislee and 2 Basic Greys}
5 x metal embellishments, and any other embellishment in increments of 5{5 yellow star brads, 5 gems and 5 other embellishments made up of 3 swirls of prima pearls and two pieces of Websters bloomers}

And here is mine take on the Challenge:

The photos were taken when my Mother,DD and I went into Brisbane City on a girls night out to do our Christmas Shopping. This was the Myer window display that they did that year.

I have done a lot of cutting of papers and raised with foam dots. I've added glimmer mist to give it that extra sparkle since its a Christmas layout. And I have stippled gesso around the edges of the photo to soften the blue a bit.

Hope you have enjoyed looking at my page and hope you have time leave me a comment.

Bye for now Fi

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  1. Such a scrupmtious christmassy page. Love how you have the cirlcle pics like baubles, so mush to look at I think I might have it all covered the 3rd or 4th time I look at it. Well done on your first challenge "it's a doozy" Hugs Tx

  2. Wow! Fi this is one gorgeous lo! The mix is awesome. Wonderful layers! Yes, you are right, we should start thinking about that now...ease the stress later! :)

  3. Hi Fi, xmas are you sure LOL, loving this creation, like how you placed the pics and that paper is divine, truly scrumptious, take care x

  4. Superb layout! I love the variety of paper you've used and the way you've cut them out, layered and arranged them. Also love your circular photos and the lovely love the design...divine.

  5. Oh my goodness, what a cool layout! Love all the layers and circular pics. You rocked this!

  6. Totally luscious page Fi! Makes perfect sense for you Down Under to have an extra celebration of the holidays now in July, while we in the Norther Hemisphere gather around our BBQs. Ho ho ho!! xoxoxo