this layout used the stunning papers from kaiser-craft Christmas Edition. Its a monochrome set which i felt was very different for Christmas and suited my style of scrapbooking
My first task was to prime my plain card stock with clear gesso. I knew i wanted to create a background with distress oxides but i didn't want the card to get saturated with inks and clear gesso allows that to happen without deteriorating the card.
I added some ink from spruced ice D/O on to an acrylic block and then spritzed some water and then stamped with his across my page it did this several times till i was happy with the out come and then let it air dry and flicked some black D/O ink on top. I then took one of my background stamps from my stash and stamped over the ink.
Made a banner and added some jewellery chain, some cardboard buttons which i coloured with the spruced ice D/O ink. Stamped a stag on to some patterned paper and added a red gem for its nose and the finally added a silver transparent title "PEACE" Finally added some gun metal coloured sequins across my page
Above a close up of the inking and stamping. And below a close up of the cluster and stag head