Thursday, December 18, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Idea by Tonya Gibbs

Welcome to day four of our Last Minute Christmas Ideas,
Today, Tonya is up with a GREAT Gift idea....

Hi everyone, Christmas is right around the corner, and will be here before you know it.  So what do you get for that one person who has it all?  Well, what about a beautiful layout created on a canvas or placed in frame? 

Today I'm using these dies to create my layout:

I chose a soft green and Gold color palette today. I thought the simplicity of these colors would add sophistication to the layout.  Also these colors are super neutral and would match any home d├ęcor.

I used the Heidi Swapp Seafoam Color Shine to color my Large Ivy Dies and to create the splash of color on the background. To  add sparkle, I heat embossed my other die cuts with gold embossing powder from Ranger Ink. The die cut pieces were paired with a few crocheted flowers in white to keep this layout delicate and soft.   I decided to keep my wood veneer pieces unfinished.  

The soft colors really help my photo take center stage. 

Here is a process video sharing how I created the layout: 

The only thing left to do is place the layout inside a beautiful frame. Then my last minute gift is ready to wrap.  I'm sure this will bring tears of joy to that one person on your list that has EVERYTHING! 

Thanks for stopping in today,
Tonya A. Gibbs


  1. Can't tell you how much I *adore* this layout Tonya. It is just gorgeous!

  2. very pretty Layout, love! Happy holidays Tonya!

  3. Very, very pretty. So delicate!!!!!