Thursday, November 21, 2013

The First Snowfall!

A about a week or so ago we had our first snowfall!  I was very surprised waking up and seeing how much we actually had on the ground, and some big puffy flakes were coming down.  I ran to wake up the kids and told them to run to the windows to look outside.  They just both stared and said "SNOW!".....and just sat there watching.  It was kinda peaceful...for about 2 minutes!  :)

I used sketch #255 at Creative Scrappers and rotated it.

I have been going through my stash of older stuff and pulling out all my neutral tone on tone papers because I use them the most as backgrounds.  Now I have a little pile of background papers just to pull out and use!  This chevron print one is from Crate Paper Sleigh Ride collection from last year.  I used a few other bits of paper from that line and also some of the new Crate Paper "Bundled Up".

I began by splattering some gold an blue mists on the background and then layering some papers behind my photos according to the sketch.  I used one of my oldest punches, a snowflake punch from The Paper Studio, and punched a few from some patterned paper.  For one of them, I cut out the negative and used it behind the top right corner of the photo.  Oh, and then there is my FAVORITE gold thread that I used on my sewing machine!

I layered some chipboard elements, stickers and tags around the photo, and use part of a chipboard piece for my title.

Finally I embellished some more with small punched snowflakes, sequins,a piece of flair, and some gold threaded twine.

I love that we are having some winter-like events happen already so that I can begin to dig into all my new Christmas/Winter collections!

I have a challenge based on this page up on the My Scraps & More forum today to use some tone on tone paper for your background, an older punch from your stash, and some scraps of paper that you have been hoarding!  Check out the details HERE.

Stay scrappy friends!!!


sophie said...

I love that vertical design and the soft colors!

Paige Taylor Evans said...

Beautiful layout Audrey! I love everything about it!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Love the gold thread, have to try that on holiday layouts.