(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities 2014 Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)
Hello. It’s time to share a frosty-feeling layout with you…
My daughter was lucky enough to be invited to a friend’s birthday party where they had pony rides… and they didn’t let the snow put them off. It looked so magical with them crunching down the white garden. I was a bit jealous but I don’t think that little pony could take my weight!
I wanted to create a winter wonderland style page to match the scene. First I chose the papers (the background piece is Webster’s Pages Gingerbread Village, and the front pieces are from Pink Paislee Merry & Bright, and Fancy Pants Oh Deer):
The little tab at top right is a journaling card from a Jillibean Soup cut-apart sheet. To make a ‘pocket’ for it to go into, I checked where it would fit and then stuck double-sided tape around it on the paper above, before pressing that sheet onto my page:
Once my papers were stuck down, I applied some texture/modelling paste. I swiped a thick layer of it all along the bottom of the page, to look like snowdrifts, and I used a Heidi Swapp confetti stencil to create some snowy dots near the top of the 6×6 papers:
While the paste was still wet I shook some white and silver fine glitters over the ‘snow’ to make it glisten:
I cut some triangles of silver glitter ribbon to make some sparkly trees:
And pressed them into the embossing paste snowdrift:
I left it to dry overnight. Once it was dry I shook off the excess glitter, and was left with a very wavy-edged piece of paper:
So I stuck it onto a piece of white cardstock, applying my tape runner liberally over the back of the wavy area, and pressed it under some scrapbooks for a couple of hours. After that it was much flatter:
I stitched some grey & white bakers twine through an Amy Tangerine feather tag, and layered this, plus a Webster’s Pages cut-apart card and my photo, onto my page. I used 3D foam dots to stick all of them down:
Then I just had to add embellishments! I decided the page was looking a bit monochromatic, which wasn’t a terribly bad thing, but I wanted another colour to make it feel more cheerful. I chose pink, because the white glitter has a pink gleam too it, and there a little bit of pink on my daughter’s hat. I didn’t choose it because of my daughter, as she doesn’t like the colour pink that much… I think she’d agree that this flower is pretty though:
And the pink mittens to emphasize the chilly theme:
The last thing I did was write the journaling, and staple a little bit of the silver glitter ribbon to the top of the journaling card as a pull-out tab:
I think it’s a suitably magical feeling page to remember the moment!
Create ‘snow drifts’ with some white paste or paint
Cut glittery ribbon into triangles
Make a monochromatic project, and at the last stage add a pop of colour
Do you have any fond memories of a magical wintry day?
See you again in one hour!