Why is it that it is always the things that you think will be simple that end up causing problems? I wanted to keep my album front for JYC pretty simple this year and I used Shimelle's Christmas garland challenge as inspiration. I wanted to use a page from the MME collection that I'm using for the album to cover the chipboard portion of the cover and I decided to do a bit of misting on it. Epic fail. I misted over a chipboard Christmas tree but the colour was all kinds of wrong. I tried using another colour but you couldn't see it at all. So I tried adding a splatter of white paint to look like snow but it just looked a mess. I started again. This time I cut the paper slightly too small. Second epic fail. Third time lucky? Not quite but it will have to do! The paper was slightly too short again due to a mistake lining up a straight edge.... and then when I placed the washi tape on, I managed to lay it on at an angle and unlike other washi tapes, this one wasn't coming off again :-(
So this is it. I love the paper and I love the brown glitter Thickers but as for the whole thing, well I'm not that taken with it to be honest but it is what it is. I do also love the little reindeer and of course the Jenni Bowlin stick pins :-)
So that's my background pages done and my front cover done. I'll probably just paint the insides and the back but I'll leave it till the end so I can see if there is any paper left over! I need to think about my dates next and any pockets I want to make but I also need to wrap a few presents too. Do you know that Christmas Day is actually on the same date each year? I know! Crazy huh?! And yet we still rush around and leave things too late...
Bye for now xx