When it’s -40 degrees outside, I can’t help but create and post more winter pages. But I promise, my Mexico layouts are coming soon 🙂
I created this 2-pager for a class at The Urban Scrapbook where I teach and design. And let me tell you, when BoBunny released this “Snowfall” collection, it was SOLD OUT all across the city. No kidding…when you have 6 months of snow a year…(only a slight exaggeration).
Ironically, while I was designing this layout, I was panicking….because this year we have had very little snow and very mild temperatures! Finally, the big snowfall came, so I rushed BabyOfTheFamily outside for some cute photos.
Gosh, it’s hard to take photos of double page layouts!
Here are some close ups….
|The left page…|
|….and the right page.|
|The title is fussy cut from the “Words” patterned paper…and matted on white Bazzill cardstock.|
I used 3 Tim Holtz Sizzix dies…
|The snowflake borders are cut from Best Creations Glitter paper and tucked behind the photos’ edges.|
|These snowflakes are fussy cut from the patterned paper, with BoBunny Metal Trinkets in the centers.|
Those half doily die cut pieces are backed onto brown Bazzill cardstock.
The special technique I taught was making this winter window element…
The frame is made from strips of Creative Imaginations brown corrugated paper, which is sanded for a more distressed appearance.
|Close up of window frame and “snow”.|
Today I’m going to share a tutorial on how to make this window.
The window base or background is a 4″ x 3 1/2″ piece of dark blue paper cut from the reverse side of the Bobunny “Snowfall-Words” paper. I also die cut 3 snowflakes and adhered them to this background layer.
On top of that is an embossed piece of plastic….simply cut from some packaging I saved from Christmas! (from a package of Christmas crackers I believe) A BIG thank you to my bestie Sandra who inspired this embossed window pane 🙂
|I traced the size onto the plastic packaging with a Sharpie (I cut 12 for my class).|
|Here is the wonderful Tim Holtz Sizzix Snowflakes embossing folder.|
|The plastic piece after it runs throught my….VAGABOND! yay!|
As for the snow….I started with clear chunky glitter called “Diamond Dust” in a baggie….
|BEFORE the Snow Cap|
….and added Ranger Snow Cap Mixative to color the glitter an opaque white.
|AFTER the Snow Cap|
|It’s a little less glittery and a little more snowy.|
I used Glossy Accents to adhere the snow to the window frame, and I also made a snowy ledge on the right page too….
The fabric you see tucked behind this photo and the window and the journaling strips is cheesecloth (that I bought at Safeway!) I colored it lightly by spraying it with Turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist….
|LOVED working with cheesecloth…and love the texture it brings to the design.|
Funny story……..while I was prepping for my class, I had 12 little baggies filled with clear glitter on my kitchen table. My 80-year-old German father-in-law walks in, sees it, and says, “What are you doing? Selling opium???”
Talk about a Generation Gap…..I was just thinking that it looked like I was selling cocaine….but I suppose my teens would think I was selling crystal meth 🙂
All for the love of scrapbooking!