Traditionally winter layouts are embellished with snowflakes, circles, and maybe stars. We usually use blue and green on white, maybe add some kraft, a little red, plaid, and we are done. For today’s blog post I wanted to share a winter layout using non-traditional embellishments.
Last year we only had two storms leave snow at our house, but managed to find a good sledding hill on Christmas Eve while visiting my husband’s parents. I was taking a couple of photos of Morgan when she put her hands in the shape of a heart on her chest and told me, “I Heart Snow!” How perfect for mama, the scrapbooker. I now had the photos AND the title of a layout in one moment.
Because of the sentiment she used, I wanted to include hearts on my layout, which isn’t a traditional winter embellishment. And because of her favorite color, I also wanted to use pink.
(Note to self: Watch where the twine lands when photographing a layout, for pete’s sake!)
Supplies: A few bits from a recent kit, a couple of different collections from Crate paper, new and old, and bits from my stash.
I didn’t use any die cut systems for these embellishments. I took chipboard hearts from my stash, traced and cut them out, and I used a basic cursive font from my computer, printed it as a mirror image on cardstock, and cut it out too. The traditional snowflakes (there was snow, I had to have a snowflake), were punched out and then I used the negative just for fun.
I challenge you to use non-traditional colors and embellishments for your layouts. I’ll see you back here on Wednesday for more winter ideas.
Check out Kelly Purkey's beautiful tags on Day 5 of our December Countdown!