I need to catch up on my scrapbooking! I decided to create a holiday layout that had some elegance to it, and my Chomas Creations gel pen holder was just the tool to help me accomplish this goal.
As usual photographing scrapbook pages is hard for me, so I have some closeup shots that will help you see the beauty of the gel pens.
Everything was from the Christmas Solutions cartridge, except the numbers I used to spell out "2010" which are from Storybook.
I created 4 layers in my Gypsy. I named them gold, green, red, & cut.
On the gold page I placed 2 angels at 4.25 inches - with one flipped, and the banner at 1.25.
On the green page I placed the word "Christmas" at 1.75 inches.
On the red page I placed "2010" very carefully over my banner at .75 inches.
On the cut page I shadowed everything. I didn't want the inner cuts of the angel shadow, so I hid the inner contours to simplify the cut. The gel pen drew everything so beautifully I didn't want to detract from it with intricate cutting.
These gel pens are so much fun to work with! They give a really unique look to projects. Ir really wish I had better photography skills. They look so much nicer in person.
I have a lot of scrapbooking to do here over the next month or so. I am going to try and be better about photographing some of my pages to share with ya'll. I do many layouts, but most of them don't end up on my blog.
Thanks so much for visiting! I appreciate it :) Have a fabulous & very crafty day.