Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Simple, Beautiful Winter Serenade & Magistical Memories Snowflake

Today I thought I would share a fairly simple and quick layout I put together to showcase some of the photos I took on a recent winter photography shoot. Weeks ago I shared some of these photos the day I took them, and here I am giving you an idea of how I scrap them. Simply.
BoBunny's Dot cardstock in slate is a perfect shade of blue, almost seems like a teal to me  - it sets off the cool colors in the photos wonderfully. I used a strip of Winter Night, deco edged on one side with a lacy border punch.
Gray Thickers, foam letters, by American Crafts were painted a shade of maroon, and of course blinged with Sparkle Mod Podge by Plaid.  Sparkle was also added to the brackets found in Winter's Serenade combo stickers. To top off the strip of patterned paper, and soften the top edge, I had a scrap of purple ribbon remaining from a home decor wreath project created years ago.
My favorite element in this entire layout, however, is probably the bare treatment given to the Magistical Memories snowflake chipboard shape. For something different than my usual white, I coated a raw chipboard snowflake with a THICK coat of sparkle Mod Podge and generously sprinkle with a coarse glitter. I used Glitter Scintillement Brillow in Crystal, by Glitterex Corp. (found at Michaels a few years ago). The chunks of glitter look like real ice flakes - pretty cool.
Why scrap photos of winter scenery? Well, maybe you have a favorite quote that really works with a nature scene. Scripture often is beautifully set off with a photo of God's creation as well. But for "Frost" I chose to write a poem, inspired by the photos. All of which are pine needles covered in thick frost. The first photo shows a branch suspended above cold water, the second hangs in mid-air, and the last leads to a trail of footprints, or tracks, in the snow - giving evidence that someone, aka photographer, had passed by.
 "Frost"  is a layout where inspiration is definitely drawn from the photos themselves...from the simple choice of paper colors, to a frost-laden chip embellishment, and finally, to the journaling, which is an original poem, which I hope will give clues of who I am, to future generations.
Thanks for coming by.

Happy Creating,
Rita S.