Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global October 2019 Blog Hop! Our theme this month is Seeing Double.
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One thing I love about challenges is that they are open to interpretation. I thought of going in a few different directions but then decided on taking it quite literal.
I basically created the same layout, simply mirrored. I’m still undecided if these will live side by side in our family album or if I’ll put them in the kids respective albums. I love these sweet photos of my kids with their rosy cheeks and snowy toques.
I played around with the background on both these layouts and actually made a mistake on the right page but my guess is no one will notice if I don’t point it out:)
To create the background:
- I stamped a couple images from the So Many Stars stamp set, with VersaMark and then embossed them with clear embossing powder.
- Then I swiped my balmy blue ink pad onto a cello bag and misted it with water and ‘smooshed’ it onto the background. I love how it ended up looking except that next time I will use a heavier card stock as my base or even watercolour paper. If you look closely the water did damage the fibres of the paper a bit. But I’m going with – it adds to the charm:)
- Then I took the small cluster of stars/snowflakes from that same stamp set and stamped them using balmy blue randomly on the background.
I mixed patterned papers from two different paper packs – Let it Snow and Brightly Gleaming. That is not something I do often but it really worked for this layout.
If you look closely at the photo, it’s matted with a couple layers of white tissue paper and then I added a scrap of real red in behind (but not all the way around) and then matted all those layers in night of navy.
The facing page is exactly the same, just mirrored. I’ve really been forcing myself to look through my scrap bins of embellishments to find things that will work on my layouts. In it I found a sheet of silver stickers that were leftover from a kit from quite a few years ago. It feels good to use some of those little bits up.
In this photo you can see the layer of vellum behind the photo was embossed using the brick & mortar embossing folder. I love that subtle touch of texture that it adds.
Thanks so much for visiting today! Be sure to check out the other blogs to see how the other hoppers interpreted this months theme of seeing double. Click the next button to take you to see what Patty Chenail created for the hop.
Have a creative day!
Winter Wonderland Layout Supply List :
In addition to the following supplies, I also used: a die cutting machine, some silver stickers leftover from a past kit and a snowflake embellishment from last year.