We've had no shortage of the white stuff around here, with January boasting record snowfalls. And while the shoveling and below-zero temps can make me dream of tropical escapes, there is something undeniably magic about a Colorado snowfall...espeically when you can watch it near a roaring fire with a hot beverage in hand!
When the first blizzard of the season arrived back in November, our newest family member Willow got to experience snow for the first time. She was a little bit nervous about her first steps into the backyard, but soon she was frolicking like a new foal, kicking up her heels and burying her nose in the frosty drifts. I documented her snow encounter with my camera, and got lots of photos of her exploring the winter wonderland. Because the photos lacked much color, I knew the layout featuring them would need to compensate for that. And here's what resulted!
S U P P L I E S :
Even though pink isn't the first color you might grab when creating a snow page, I love the challenge of incorporating unexpected colors into a design! And since Willow's collar is pink, I knew it would work with the photos. I chose a bold polka dot paper for the top half of my page, but added some subtle stamped snowflakes atop the polka dots to help relate it to the snow motif. I opted for a soft gray cardstock for the bottom half, which would allow a white title (and some added elements of color) to contrast nicely.
The title is a mix of the Yuletide Alpha and a die-cut word ("joy") from the SCT Delivered Kit cut files. I added some of the Simple Stories die-cuts (how cute are these strung up mittens??) for some pops of color and a wooden button for dimension and texture.
I then added two more clusters of embellishments - one above the large photo and another above the photo strip - to create a visual triangle that connects all the page elements. The trees were cut from this Crate Paper pattern and adhered with foam adhesive to help them match the other die-cuts.
So while the weather outside may be gray and gloomy, this page definitely is not! I love how a simple color can illuminate a page and really make photos shine (even if the sun refuses to!) Stay warm, my friends!