Thursday, January 12, 2017

Winter Wonderland | Simple Stories

Hey there, I have created two layouts to share using the gorgeous Winter Wonderland collection which I have created for Simple Stories! Toda I would like to share one of them with you. I am loving the colours in this wintery collection, of course it has traditional cool blues and grey, but there are also beautiful soft honey yellows and a lovely warm coral which is such a cozy addition to this palette!


I am documenting this photo taken of my backyard facing into the woods behind us.  I have a fascination with photographing the woods since moving to this house a year and a half ago.  I love watching the changes that occur here throughout the seasons.

 

I started my page by die cutting a large snowflake from white cardstock and then used Gelatos and mists to add some subtle colour to it. It is hard to tell in this photo, but thanks to the addition of some clear but shimmery Glimmermist, it really sparkles.

You can get my snowflake cut file free here.



I was really inspired by this large chipboard element to document this story, so I knew it had to function as the title on my page.


I added a strip of birch tree patterned paper on top of this pretty snowflake paper to create the basis for my entire page.  I layered the large die cut snowflake, my photo and title centrally on my layout to create my focal area.  Next, I layered up some ephemera bits and pieces as well as some stickers to create a trio of embellishment clusters. 


I repeated this beautiful coral colour and some stitching in all of my clusters.


I finished off my page with some journaling and some gold mist splatters

I have created a process video for this layout, you can check it out below or here on my You-Tube channel!



Simple Stories Supply List:
Other Supplies:
Mr. Huey's manilla mist; Heidi Swapp gold color shine and gold texture past; Annie\s crochet cord.

Thank you so much for visiting today!
Laura
xo

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