Challenge - Weekly Challenge : Tell the story from Santa's perspective!
The first picture with Santa. A memorable moment with - let's face it - not a whole lot of story. Here's the original journaling: "Sadie, you looked so cute sitting on Santa's knee."
This sweet "first" definitely deserved a little more creative energy! While I couldn't really guess what Sadie thought about the whole endeavor, I knew that meeting Sadie in person had convinced Santa that she belongs on the "nice" list. What does/did Santa think about your little one?
The challenge this week is to write up a report about your child from Santa's perspective! Be silly, be scientific, use check boxes or quiz questions, just have fun with it!
Some details about my layout:
I aged plain old cardstock with tea dye varnish. After it was dry, I used my computer to print my journaling, which I then sprinkled with black detail embossing powder. I heat set the ink to prevent it from smearing (the tea dye varnish seals the paper and prevents the ink from drying) and also to add a subtle embossed effect.
I wanted to keep the focus on the main (and only) photo I have of Santa and Sadie, but I also wanted to make the page fun, so I created a small collage with festive embellishments. The tag is from a pair of jeans, and I stamped a flourish on it with Versamark ink. The clear clocks are older Heidi Swapp, which aren't available in store, but I found some great substitutions: Mini Clock Overlays, Black & White Sheer Clock Set or you can use rub-ons: Clocks Black.
I used the snowflake transparencies from the Mistletoe 4x6 Journaling Book to dress up my kraft background. I didn't have the large sheet of transparency, and rather than waiting to get one, I used what I had on hand. (The moral of the story is don't be afraid to use a supply for something other than it's intended purpose.)
Thanks for playing along, and let me know if you have any questions!