I have blogged previously about my love of Santa photos but annoyance at the steep prices that are being charged these days. I was having dinner with my brother and sister when we saw that the Santa set-up was vacant for the night and not roped off. Luckily I had my camera handy, so I set up the auto-timer and snapped a couple of quick shots of us all. :)
This LO ended up NOTHING like I had imagined when I started it, about the only thing that stayed the same was the photos. This LO was primarily created as my DT piece for UnstampaBelles. The challenge for February is to use at least one doily. I have used three cute crochet dolies from The Chip Chop Shop. I didn't plan to use Scrapmatts chipboard either but they ended up being the perfect embellishments.
I have also used the new sketch over at Sketches with a Twist. The twist this month is to use texture paste. I have used texture paste over a mask and then misted on top with two colours to create the background. My husband thought the end result was very pretty. I'm a bit disappointed I ended up covering up so much of it. I'm not really one for interpreting sketches so this stayed pretty close.
Lastly, I was inspired by the colour challenge over at ScrapFriends. I love seeing the LO's everyone comes up with and the different effects that result from people chosing different primary colours from the swatch.