Morgyn here with a layout using a Christmas kit created by the lovely Raelene.
When first opened up my kit I had my son with me, he loved every bit of the kit and came up with a layout design for me while we were unboxing. I thought this was a rather cute idea and decided to go with it. It is definitely not my usual style or type of layout to create, but I had fun and master 5 absolutely loved it when I was finished - I guess that's what really counts, right??
Here is a picture of the kit I was working with
This is my completed layout
I did a bit of 'paper piecing' with this layout. I started with my background layers, I used a few pieces from an old Stampin' Up! Christmas collection. I used the blue/snow paper for the top 'sky' layer. Then used the tree paper to create a forest look. Lastly I used some white cardstock to create a couple of snowy mountains.
Next I worked on the Santa Cottage, I hand drew the outline of the house, then added some snow to the roof. Then I started with my embellishments, I used the gems from the kit on my roof (as per master 5 request). I just a straw to make the bottom of the window and some pearls for the sides. Twine made a great house and door outline, along with a green door handle. I had so much fun using all the little elements to create the Santa cottage.
After all the base layers were done, I added some stamping over the page to give the look of snow - I achieved this effect with white embossing powder and a circle stamp. Then I added my photo along with a few more accent pieces - flower, snow heaps and some white glitter to the mountain tops gave a great effect.
If you would like to see my process video for this layout you can find it here.