Monday, February 28, 2011

Christmas 2010 Layout Using Chomas Creations Gel Pen Holder


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.

11 comments:

Love That Bug said...

Amber,
I love the layout and the way you used the gel pens. I have these pens but I think I need to use them more
Hugs
Stacy

The Purple Scrapbooker said...

Great layout!! I really need to start Tommy's Christmas album! Thanks for the inspiration!

Carol L said...

Hi Amber, Your layout came out really cute! I will have to try those pens (they look awesome). I hope you have a blessed day!
Hugs, Carol L

Linda said...

Oh Wow I have missed a bunch of cool stuff. I have some pens but I haven't used them I really need to try. I love the angel. Your ST.Pat's card is Awesome! Great Idea. Now I am going to watch your video.
Thank for the sweet comment on MFT card.

Audrey Frelx said...

Amber, what a wonderful layout!!! I love how you used the gel pens on it!!! It's beautiful and you did a beautiful job!!!

I'd forgotten all about my gel pens, they've probably dried out now, lol!

cricutalltime said...

really cute angles.the layout is so beautiful.tfs

Margie said...

Oh my gosh, Amber, this is beautiful! LOVE the look og the gel pens on those cuts! The colors are fabulous and I just love how all the pieces come together so effortlessly!

Tara said...

The colours you used in this layout really do make it very elegant! I have never used those pens but I may have to give them a shot after seeing this!
Tara

Marlene said...

Very pretty layout! I wish I was as disciplined as you when it comes to scrapbooking!

Michele said...

Very nice elegant layout! Good job on tackling the scrapbooking!! I have been trying to do the same thing.

Amy Chomas said...

Great job Amber!!!!