Tuesday, April 19, 2016

SNOW layout

Now that it looks like spring has FINALLY arrived, this winter layout seems a little late... However, until the last couple of days, winter has been the norm around here. We had the most incredible snow and ice storms in late March and April... The photos in the layout below were taken early in April this year - yes, APRIL! By that time, usually the snow is melting around here and we are on our way to the start of spring but not this year. That was why I went for a walk in the gorgeous new fallen snow and took these photos as proof. 

It took me a long time to decide on a colour scheme for this layout and then I wasn't able to find the background paper that I wanted for the circles so I created my own. Peacock was the colour I wanted to use, along with black, white and silver. The flourishes are coloured with ShinHan markers. The hand stitching took FOREVER... All the white snowflakes are cut from white glitter paper although that is very hard to see in the photos. I have included some close ups after the layouts to show some details of sections of the layout. 

Left side only 

Right side only


Cluster on lower left side of left page

Journaling Tag

Cluster on right side of right page

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Black Cardstock, Peacock Cardstock, Slate Cardstock, Gold Glitter Paper Pack, Silver Glitter Paper Pack, Basics Fundamental Paper Pack (Black)
Stamps: Best Christmas, Snowflakes, Snow Flurries (ret.), Ink Blot
Inks: Peacock, Pacifica, Black, Glacier
Accessories: Artiste Cartridge, Art Philosophy Cartridge, Artistry Cartridge, Artbooking Cartridge, Base Camp Cartridge (not CTMH), Sparkle Flourishes (ret.), Sparkle Flourishes Small (ret.), Clear Sparkles Assortment, ShinHan Marker, Grey Embroidery Floss and Needle (not CTMH), Neutral Baker's Twine (ret.) 



  1. WOW!! A stunning layout, Alyson. Love the colors you decided on. Your stitching is perfection... I know it took a long time, but so worth all the effort. :)

  2. Wow, Alyson, I love this layout...everything about it. All the snow flurries and embellishments, the glitter, the zigzag stitching, the colors and intriguing pictures of the mounds of snow..everything. Beautiful

  3. Beautiful and impeccable design, Alyson! The colors you selected are perfect and I love the stitching and variety of textures. Your photos are also fun to see, since I haven't seen snow in ten years. I always think snow is so lovely, but in photos. When I retired to Arizona I vowed to never again pick up a snow shovel or ice scraper again. Wonderful layouts.


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