Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Gingerbread House

Last night was our annual Sip 'n Shop at the Country Club, where they freely pour wine and invite us to shop for golf gear at greatly reduced prices.  It's a very popular event, and justifiably; I mean the wine is free and the merchandise is up to 80% off.  We came out of there with 4 golf shirts and 2 pairs of shorts for not very much money.  And it was all gift wrapped for free.  Gotta love the Sip 'n Shop.

The bonus of the evening was the decorations at the foot of the stairs.  Last year it was a train scene, complete with golf clubs inside the cars, which was very cute.  This year it was a giant gingerbread house, as in big enough that I could fit inside (I didn't, it was roped off, but I could have fit).

This was perfect for my photo of the day, since the photo theme for Day 3 of Oscraps' 12 Days O' Christmas was sweets!  It also worked perfectly for the weekly scraplift, since this was my inspiration page (by Sandrine), full of red and circles.

So I scrapped the pictures toute suite with Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Sweet Christmas.  It was like the scrapping moon and stars all lined up, for how perfect was the photo of the day topic, the Club's decorations, the scraplift inspiration, and this kit??!!

The very cool "gingerbread" word art is from the kit, filled with a striped paper turned diagonally.  The pinwheel candies are photos from the gingerbread house, blended using a hard light blending mode, with edges erased with a soft brush.

One of the things I am most proud of is the "house" word art, which is mouse-drawn with the pencil tool.  And probably the most fun element was including another picture of me and the gingerbread house, peeking out of a little circle.  Note also the journaling, done in a thin column to use the lighter stripe of the background paper.

AnnaLift 1202 Gingerbread House
Additional credits: Anna Aspnes ArtPlay Palette Poppy, Anna Aspnes Magic Sprinklez.

Here is a bit more of this wonderful kit, so perfect for scrapping holiday sweets.  The Oscraps gallery is just full of pages using this kit today, all so fun to look at.

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