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.
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.|
|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.|
The special technique I taught was making this winter window element...
Creative Imaginations brown corrugated paper, which is sanded for a more distressed appearance.
|Close up of window frame and "snow".|
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!|
|BEFORE the Snow Cap|
|AFTER the Snow Cap|
|It's a little less glittery and a little more snowy.|
|LOVED working with cheesecloth...and love the texture it brings to the design.|
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!