Hi scrappy friends, it’s Lisa back on the blog today sharing this fun wintery layout!
Believe it or not, this layout wasn’t inspired by the picture… In fact, I made this layout and waited for two weeks to finish it because I didn’t have the right picture to go with it. Then one day we had this presentation with our kids from kindergarten and it snowed right that day! YAY! So me and my colleagues saw this snowman and thought it would make the perfect picture. It was only when I got home that I realized that it matched so good with the layout. The snow disappeared the day after and it hasn’t snowed since, so I’d say heaven knew exactly what I knew to complete this layout!
To start, I chose a wintery color palette. I went through all of the Whimsical, Turn the Page and Pick-Me-Up papers and chose the ones I thought would match perfectly for this cool winter layout. I cut squares that had approximately the same size and started placing them on my white 12×12 sheet of cardstock. When I had all my papers adhered, I die cut snowflakes, hand-cut some other snowflakes and some letters to write “FaLaLa” and punched out stars. I then placed one item in every square paying attention to place them on a color that would make them stand out. Then I stitched in between and around all the lines, using different threads and stitching styles. What I really like is that it doesn’t look perfect and tidy at all, it makes the whole thing really cute. Finally, I splattered some white paint all over it.
I then created this fun snowman by paper-piecing him together using different patterned papers. I hand-stitched around the snowman with matching threads and cut him out leaving a white border. I placed him on my fun background and started embellishing.
I used the Whimsical chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, cardstock stickers, and ephemera to place on the snowman an on the squares, trying to color-match them.
Then I stopped and waited two weeks to finally have the perfect picture…
I matted the picture on two patterned papers, used some more ephemera flowers around it and on the snowman and I was done! I hope you like how it turned out!