Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter

Snow Ride – A Winter Scene Layout

(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…

Snow Ride:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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):

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

While the paste was still wet I shook some white and silver fine glitters over the ‘snow’ to make it glisten:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I cut some triangles of silver glitter ribbon to make some sparkly trees:

Cutting triangles from glitter ribbon:  Jennifer Grace Creates

And pressed them into the embossing paste snowdrift:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

And the pink mittens to emphasize the chilly theme:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

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:

Snow Ride - A Winter Layout by Jennifer Grace Creates

I think it’s a suitably magical feeling page to remember the moment!

Be Inspired:

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!

Jennifer x

18 thoughts on “Snow Ride – A Winter Scene Layout”

  1. Beautiful colours and those trees are ingenious!
    Our family wintery day in Lapland will be one never to forget – making snow angels in 6 foot of snow!!!

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  2. oh how the textured paste works so well on your layout ( I can’t find mine ..sob..and I know I have a whole tub unopened!). The perfect photo too for your lovely layout x

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  3. Yes we have some amazing memories in the snow – its our favourite place to be, and when it snows its more magical – our family all bundled up cosy in cabins laughing around the firelight!
    Anyway – fabulous snowy scene you’ve created!!

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  4. Lots of fun elements in this magical LO!! Love the adorable photo of your daughter and also love that snowy tree shot.
    Great tip on making snowy trees from glittered ribbon! I have some patterned glitter tape that might work for that, too. Thanks for the idea!
    That BD party looks like it was a lot of fun! Why didn’t any of my friends have one like that when I was a kid???? 🙂
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com
    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

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