I modified the sketch by substituting a vertical 5x7 photo for the two smaller photos. Santa visit layouts have their own album, and for continuity I created the beginning ones with a kraft cardstock base. White is definitely my preference now, but I did want to keep with the theme of the album, yet maintain my current style. Adding a gorgeous specialty paper to the background with a kraft border allowed me to do both!
Most of the products used on this page are from Crate Paper's Falalala collection. The Santa is from Carta Bella and I fussy cut him from the 6x6 paper pad. The specialty paper is Recollections, and the enamel dots are from various sources.
This little bird is one of my favorite elements in this collection. I think that I have now used them all with the exception of patterned paper.
Clips and banners are a bit of a challenge for me and I used them both on this page! Yay for me!! I am so happy when I am able to use things like this that challenge me on my layouts.
This month we have three amazing sponsors! We'd love for you to participate in the sketch challenge this month. Be sure and link up your project to the blog for a chance to win. I've included a link to the process video if you'd like to take a closer look at how this layout came together.