Today I’ve got a snowy layout to share with you, with a few different textures added to the background.
I knew I wanted to use this sheet of ‘Oh Deer’ paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection. It was perfectly white for my page, but I’m not used to using such a white background, so to keep things interesting I wanted to add some extra texture without adding too much colour!
I added some glittery dots, using an eraser on the end of a pencil to pick up some glue off a glue-stick and stamp it onto the paper, before tipping glitter on top:
Make sure you put plenty of glue on if you try this, a few of my circles were only half-glittered and I had to re-do them!
Once my dots were dry and all shook off I decided I needed a bit of colour around the edge of the page. I did want it mostly white but it was too white for me! I used a Tim Holtz Ink applicator Tool and some Avery Elle ‘Aquamarine’ Ink to blend onto the edges of the paper. I also went over it again with a Brilliance White Ink Pad in a few places where it was darker than I liked:
Whilst I was blending the ink I realised some glitter was coming off my dots, so I blobbed some Glossy Accents on top of them, using an old paintbrush to dab it down so it wasn’t too domed:
I also sprinked a tiny bit more glitter on top of the Glossy Accents to make sure it stayed sparkly! I left that to dry for a couple of hours before moving on with the layout.
My last texture on the background was to add some squiggly pieces of white cotton. They are hard to see in the photos but in real life they remind me of snowdrifts. Two were stuck down with double-sided tape, in a place that I knew would be hidden by the photos. The third bit was stuck down with a Christmas Wishes puffy sticker:
Then I just had to finish the layout! The letters have a touch of gold, and there are sequins, a couple of tiny wood veneer shapes, and enamel dots for even more contrast of texture:
I popped the polaroid-style photo up on foam dots, as it’s the photo of us – the other photo is of the friends we met up with that day:
I love how the white in the photo is surrounded by the white of the background – it really did feel like a world of white that day so the layout really reminds me of the setting:
If you don’t have snow where you live then don’t despair – there are some ideas below for how to use this page to inspire your own scrapbooking!
Use at least 3 different kinds of texture on your next project (eg. wood, glitter, thread, something shiny)
Find a photo with a dominant colour and use a piece of paper with the same dominant colour for the background of your layout
Blend ink onto the edges of a layout, card, tag, etc
Do you usually try to add lots of different kinds of texture on your pages? It’s something I don’t always think about, but I often use wood veneer shapes and shiny dots so I guess that’s 2 textures straight away!
Have a great day, I’ll be back tomorrow at 8am GMT with the next Frosty Festivities project!