Winter can be dark and dreary most of the time. However, this little munchkin, demanded to go outside and play in the first snowfall. And as it turned out, her first real snowfall in her life! She was so memorized by the falling the snow it was impossible not to document! SO I made this layout bight and magical!
I started off with a sheet of Cougar White 120lb cardstock, and cut off about 3/4 inch on both sides so it measured 11 1/4 x 11 1/4, using a generic purple, I don’t have a big purple stash, its not a color I use, it is however on my list for my next order! I cut the purple down by 1/2 inch, both sides, and off centered it with the white. Using a snowflake stencil and Nuvo Glacier Paste in Mambo Melon, added some snowflakes to it. the heavier cardstock holds up to the mixed media beautifully.
I then used some Shimmerz paint and a spray to add splatters to the white spaces, I was also going for falling snow, I wanted the shimmer and sparkle on this one to capture the sheer amazement on her little face!
I used a few pieces of patterned from a doodlebug collection, and I used the Astrobright Pink Pulser and Astrobright Lunar Blue cardstock to back the papers, and my photos.
And now the fun part! All the embellishments! I pulled out so many, as I always do, and I started putting everything together. Starting with the paper, and my photos, I just layered and layered. Used different letters for my title, and an array of embellishment a a few different places.
I used pieces from kits, some from small business that i love supporting, a few from the same doodlebug collection, some flair, and as always Nuvo drops! I used thickers and an acrylic piece for my title. I love how this page turned out, Her face says it all! Snow is Magical!
I love winter. I love the snow, the cold, sweaters, hot cocoa. Its beautiful. And this little lady agrees. She thinks snow is the best. I hope you try some mixed media on your winter layouts, that extra sparkle, or texture, depending on what you choose to use, can add that magical element. These bright beautiful colors go so well with this collection, and make those dark cold days, brighter to document!