Amy Lynne Lassiter created this layout that completely captures the hidden quality of the photograph. Peeking through the tree, the image captured is just precious. Amy has such beautiful layering on this layout, I asked how she was able to add so much detail, but still keep everything cohesive and flowing:
"For this layout, I used the holly wreath stamp several times, it's sort of a "where's Waldo" if you look at the full layout. In many of the cases, I inked up the wreath stamp, using different colors of distress ink, some on top of each other."
"I loved all of the sentiments in the Holly Wreath, Santa's Sleigh, and Holly and Mistletoe sets, and thought it would be fun to create one sentiment, using those three sets in different ways. I layered several papers from Studio Calico's Wonderland 6x6 paper pad, with the edges punched with separate border stamps. I prefer to layer at staggering levels, sort of like terracing (I see that a lot around here in farm country), with contrasting colors. "
"Adding the Santa stamp in the top corner, as well as the wreath, gives a lot of design options to lead the eye around the page (I love the "visual triangle" idea; in this case, it was created using the top left cluster/circle, and circle underneath, bottom right circle/clock, and the circle in the bottom left corner of the photo. That puts the focus on the photo...which I think is essential in a scrapbook layout) . I kept to a green/red color scheme, but used a few different, more toned down colors, frequently in gradients. To add a bit of "Zing" (literally), I made sure to use the pop of black, with embossing powder on all of the sentiment stamps."