I love photos of snow. Let’s be clear. I hate when it actually snows. Either I have to drive up and down windy hills hoping I don’t crash, or I’m housebound. And, newsflash, snow is cold and wet. Those are two of my least favorite states. Still, snow is beautiful. Photos of soft white flakes falling and covering the ground are beautiful.
I had a photo from a few years back of a late night snowfall. It came to mind as I was looking at that Silhouette cut snowflake. (I know. My pages begin in the weirdest ways.) Immediately, I knew I wanted to do a white, cream, kraft layout. It isn’t something I normally do. Cream and white don’t always work together. This was going to take some thought in order to balance everything properly.
I chose the cream die cut paper as my background. It is well past time for it to get out of my stash. The scalloped edges also seemed perfect for the soft look that I was going for in this layout. I went with some aqua papers that I had in my scraps, as well as some kraft cardstock and corrugated paper. I did end up pulling one white scrap paper later, to help put more white on the left hand side.
Originally, I was going to keep this layout neutral and aqua. That all came to an end when I ran across that deer die cut from the Sugar Plum collection from MME. I don’t know why that deer had to make it onto the page. It just did. That little dot of pink was driving me crazy. I couldn’t have just that one pink bit. So, out came the pink stars. That pink poinsettia was NOT going to be the only pink on the page.
I really love the final composition of this page. It has all kinds of texture thanks to elements that are far from flat. Corrugated paper, chipboard, buttons, and twine all help to give it dimension. The final result is the soft mix of materials that I had envisioned. It is rare to get what is in my head down onto the paper.