It's Winter Week on the Pink Paislee blog and here's the layout I made:
WINTER VIBES by Paige Evans
DESCRIPTION: I was going to use all blue patterned papers to punch the snowflakes but my color-luvin' heart desired ALL THE COLORS. So, I rolled with it! Read on to find out the how-to, download a free cut file, and also watch the process video!
JOURNALING SAYS: Got your new big winter coats! They keep you nice and toasty in these cold German winters. Bring on the weather!
HOW TO: What comes to mind immediately when you think of winter? For me it was snowflakes! I have a lot of layouts with a large, single focal icon in the background, so I mixed things up ever so slightly and made three large icons (in this case a snowflake) instead of one. I knew I wanted to stitch around each snowflake, and with the help of the Cameo 3 I was able to die cut AND draw in a single step! Such a time saver. Click HERE to download the snowflakes cut file I made. About 10 minutes into stitching around the snowflakes I gave up and started a new layout with glitter glue around the snowflakes instead of stitching, but I thought the glitter stood out too much, so back to stitching I went. Moral of the story: it's okay to try out different ideas and figure out exactly what you want and envisioned! Once the stitching was finished I pulled all of the blue and teal papers from Take Me Away and started punching out snowflakes to back the die cut snowflakes. Buuuut... I just wasn't digging the monotones! I mean, it was very soft and pretty and definitely wintery, but my heart longed for color :) So I started punching snowflakes from Paper 21, placed the die cut background on top, and instantly felt happier with the new direction! Give me all the colors! I glued all the snowflakes to a new white cardstock background (using a single dollop of glue in the center helps the edges of the snowflakes bend up and create lots of fun texture and dimension!) and then adhered the die cut background on top with foam adhesive. Since the background is so colorful and busy I kept the embellishing to a bare minimum and focused on a layered cluster with the title on the photo. To finish I journaled on the right edge with a pencil and this layout was complete!
SUPPLIES: Patterned paper, chipboard stickers, Thickers, paper clip, buttons: Take Me Away by Paige Evans / Pink Paislee; Cardstock, adhesive: American Crafts; Pencil: Bic; Die cut machine: Silhouette Cameo 3; Thread: DMC; Snowflake punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Snowflake cut file: Paige Evans
PROCESS VIDEO: Watch and see how this layout was made in a 10 minutes process video:
Have a wonderful wintery week!