Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Christmas Visitor Log

Wow if I say so myself I love this. I made this Guest Book for our Christmas visitors. It is always fun to read the comments people have written about our decorated home.

The first step was making an extra large card front. I used a sketch from Kathrina`s Creative Place.
I thought this sketch would work well in a larger style plus I wanted to use the Angel with the Lantern from Whiff of Joy as the center image. I used the middle oval with the green and blue cutters from Making Memories to create the oval. I love that cutting system. I have used it for about 7 years. I only did scrapbooking until this past year and a half so much of my equipment is scrapbook gear. Works great for cards though.
I colored the image using Twinkling H2O paint. Fooled ya didn`t I; you were expecting Prismacolored pencils weren`t you.

I used Blue Ice on the skirt as a base and though it really doesn`t show too much on the photo I used Periwinkle to add depth to the skirt, the bow and bottom trim. The sleeves and top were done first in Golden Sand and then highlighted with Periwinkle. I really am disappointed that I can`t show the wonderful flow of colors but photos just don`t do twinkling H2Os. The hair and flesh and holly are done with Prismacolors...I didn`t want them to twinkle. The berries, lantern, necklace and hearts are done with gold and red spica pens. I love these pens. Things go from ordinary to fantasy with just a touch of these pens.
I used a hardcover journal I bought at the dollar store and covered it with an 8.5 x 11 piece of green/blue cardstock from Michaels. I used the wonderful exacto knife to cut around the hard cover. After I added the cardstock I embossed snowflakes on scrap paper from the cover. Once cut out I taped them on. The smaller snowflakes are embossed directly on the cover. I used the window punch from SU to hold my Christmas Visitors for the front.


Shirley said...

The guest book is beautiful and she is just lovely!

Maria said...

Wow, your guest book is gorgeous!! I love the image and all the pretty colors! Fabulous job!!


Katharina Frei said...

What a terrific idea!! Love this!
Katharina x