Wonderful Winter Wonderland
Hello Simple Stories fans! Chantalle back with you today to share some pages I have created with the beautiful Winter Wonderland. What I love the most about this collection are the soft tones and the combination of elements which can be used for both frosty memories as well as the every day! I have captured my Sister and sweet little Niece on a snow outing as well as my Nephew and his beloved dog, Mason, just hanging out.
Frosty Snow Fun
I remember this day so clearly. Seeing snow was a huge novelty for me. Visiting my Sister overseas from South Africa I looked so forward to seeing everything in white and listening to the dampened sounds outdoors. We all rugged up and headed to the park where we rode down the hills on our little sled. We borrowed a large plastic disk-type thing from some children. I remember screaming with laughter as my Sister and I flew down the hill. The disk went so fast! A day worth capturing for sure!
The banner style was kicked off by this little word ‘Frosty’ from the Bits & Pieces pack. I also found some sweet little tickets which were perfect for the story I wanted to tell.
The vertical lines were reinforced with the orientation of the Intax prints and so I chose to pop my journaling onto a tag shape, which I created with a punch. Now you’ll notice that my tag is not exactly perfect! I will admit, that after two spelling errors I didn’t fancy typing it all up a third time after punching through the text accidentally! Oh dear, lol. The perfectionist in me is screaming at it not being exactly correct, but you know what, I am learning to embrace the imperfect. I can read it and that is what counts. Don’t be afraid of small imperfections!
A bit of washi tape fed through the punched hole gives this tag a nice bright pop to finish it off. I’ve also joined the two adorable mittens (Bits & Pieces pack) together with some embroidery floss. Draping them behind the tag makes them appear as if they are hanging on the ‘line.
I would usually use white thread for machine stitching, but chose to use black this time. I really like the way it compliments the darker shades in the photos as well as the typed text.
To give the appearance of a snow flurry, I have added lots of very small little glossy accents.
These were created with some white dimensional medium. I love the glossy finish, just like a real enamel dot!
A good idea to add interest without too much clutter is adding sections of a matching washi tape. Here you can see how I have added some of the same print as the paper. One can see it’s a different element but it doesn’t distract as much as a totally different pattern. As ever, I love using a bit of chit chat on my pages. Some Combo Cardstock Stickers and a little bit of Roller Stamping add just enough.
This page uses the same collection but has a totally different feel. I’ve embraced the natural elements like flowers and woodgrain to tell this story about one crazy dog who is loved beyond measure.
The title was cut from a large 6x12 Element from the 2x12, 4x12 & 6x12 Paper Elements. It spoke of winter but I cut that section off and used the lower half to create a banner style heading which I have ‘hung’ using some ball chain.
I did’t want to overcrowd this page as I wanted to keep it more masculine and let the photos do most of the talking. I’ve added subtle detail to my flowers with some more of that white dimensional medium.
I’ve chosen to keep my journalling hidden inside a little mini folder which I created with a new Punch Board.
With my photo mounted nicely on the outside, I turned my attention to the inside.
I’ve used the teal cardstock stickers from the Combo Cardstock Sticker sheet to spell out the name of the dog and some stickers from the 4x6 Sticker pack to embellish the inside left. This sticker pack is so so handy - it’s got die cut shapes, alphabet stickers, sentiments, squares for use in your Carpe Diem planner, and more! The stamping was created with the new Faith & Emoji Love Roller Stamps.
I felt my title lacked interest so I used a paper piercer to pop some stitching guides in to the word ‘enough’. I then used some matching embroidery thread to create a stitched version of the word.
The little details add a touch more colour and a bit more chatter.
Thanks so much for joining me today!