Over the past few months, we've spent many weekends on the ski slopes. It's not always easy to load up all the heavy ski gear, make the two-hour drive to Winter Park, unload the skis, boots, poles, helmets, and other assorted ski crap, and then haul it all to the base of the mountain while remaining happy, positive, and somewhat sane. And without dropping that one damn mitten somewhere along the way.
But once you actually get on the slopes, the fresh air, the winter landscape and the time spent with kiddos (sans televisions, ipods, cell phones, etc.) really makes it all worth it. That, and the promise of a cold beer for mama when the lifts close.
This month in the Two Peas' Garden we're focusing on family-themed pages, so it was a perfect chance for me to document our family excursions to the ski hill. I was heavily inspired by this month's mood board, especially the star garland in the third row, which reminded me of falling snow:
I chose to incorporate similar stars on my page, cutting various sizes on my Silhouette from blue and pink patterned papers, white cardstock and vellum. I layered them along one edge of my page and secured them with wavy lines of machine stitching.
S U P P L I E S :
I selected the blue and pink papers based on the colors my kids were wearing in the photos. The woodgrain background was an obvious choice for its outdoorsy and natural feel. And of course, incorporating lots of white elements (the stars, stitching, chipboard, flair, and photo borders) helps reinforce the winter theme.
I mixed chipboard letters and a die cut word for my title, along with a woodgrain flair button to replace the letter "o." And as a final touch, I sprinkled some sequins over the top of the stars for a bit of sparkle and shine.
I love the ethereal feeling this color palette and the page elements create. It makes me forget all the hassle of lugging heavy, awkward ski equipment across crowded parking lots and makes me remember the best part about this crazy winter activity. Which is definitely the time on the snow. And the après ski beer, of course.
Happy Sunday my lovelies!