Hey everyone, it’s Elsie here with a *cool* layout to share with you!! For today’s page I wanted to try my hand at creating a monochromatic layout, since the Whimsical collection has so many beautiful blue tones in it.
One of my favourite things about winter is the fact that I get to layer up with my favourite snuggly scarves and wooly hats when it’s freezing cold outside, so this icy colour scheme worked well with the story and photo I wanted to document.
I started off by doing a lot of die-cutting with my Silhouette Cameo. I used this snowflake cut file by Paige Evans, and these snowflakes by Inna Moreva. I chose my favourite blue, and minty green papers to cut lots of snowflakes in a variety of sizes. I primarily used patterns from Whimsical, but a few gorgeous papers from Turn The Page and Pick-Me-Up snuck into the mix!
Once the snowflakes were cut, it was a matter of figuring out how I wanted to arrange them on my layout. I chose a white cardstock background as I knew that would make all of the blue colours pop the best.
I (eventually!) decided on what I’m calling: a cascading frame arrangement! To create this I adhered the largest snowflakes towards the top of my page and the smaller ones towards the bottom, whilst leaving a blank space in the middle of the page to create the frame design, which gave a bit of ‘breathing room’ in what is a pretty busy page.
My photo is printed in black and white, so the colours in the photo didn’t clash with the snowflakes. I popped the photo up onto some foam and overlapped it with a couple of snowflakes, and I embellished with a couple of the blue/mint chipboard butterflies as well as a few cardstock stickers and one of the adorable tassel paperclips.
I also couldn’t resist adding the little die-cut fox which, in the context of this layout, totally reminds me of a cute little snow fox!