Here is another Christmas layout based on our current Beary Sweet sketch at the Beary Scrap Design Team Blog.
To create a double 12 x 12 layout this week from the sketch, I stretched it out over two pages, expanding and adding a few more elements (photos) and quickly drew out my own version of the original design:
My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly paper was just perfect for this sketch as I could use the Santa paper and leave Santa as one large element on the far right side of the paper (I love the Vintage look of this Santa plus the beautiful deep red, greens and browns of the paper!)
Taking my inspiration from my fellow DT Susan's card that used this paper a few weeks ago, I added red and green Stickles to my Santa to give him a little shine. Replacing the snowflakes that were on the original sketch, I have used holly leaves cut from a good old Sizzix die in the two corners of my layout.
I wanted my die cuts to have a little dimension, so I actually cut out two for each holly leaf, inked both edges with, adhered one to the paper and then popped up the second one on top of the first with a foam square. Then the top leaves are edged with more Stickles and finished off with rhinestone"berries."
You've seen lots of great examples of this sketch in the last two weeks and now we can't wait to see yours! Make sure to enter our current Beary Sweet Challenge before 11:59 EST on Dec. 14th for a chance to win a $20.00 voucher from some sweet goodies from The Beary Scrap. Maybe you can get some of those scrap goodies that are on your Christmas list!