Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Winter Frost Double Layout

This is the first time I've ever made a double layout, and it was lots of fun.  Before I started scrapbooking, I thought I'd feel intimidated by filling a whole 12" layout, but I quickly realised that once I've printed off my photos, it is much easier... so now I've increased my scale!

The photos are of a walk on a crisp winter's day from January 2012, and these Winter Frost Speciality papers reminded me lots of the cool tones in the pictures.

I used my Festive Flurry dies to pick out snowflakes from one of the paper designs, finishing them off with a Frosted Finish embellishment.  The chevron is a new punch from the current seasonal catalogue, and behind this line of punching, I have layered a scrap of Island Indigo card to add a bit of interest.

I carried the punching into the lower part of the layout, using the punch scraps to stick back over the negatives to create a quirky lattice pattern.

These corners were sent to me by Sherri and were just the fancy swirls I needed to draw the layout together.

Ink: Island Indigo marker pen (for the journalling)
Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo
Paper: Winter Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper
Other: rhinestones, Festive Flurry Framelits dies, Bigshot, chevron punch, Frosted Finish embellishments
Non-SU: die-cut corners, Picot circle die, glittery alphabet stickers, border die

I used an old sketch from Sketches in Thyme - I am sad to see this site is on hiatus as I absolutely love their inspiration, but they do put all their sketches onto pages categorised by number of photos so I will continue to make good use of those.  As I've used lots of snippets, I'll take this for a play in the Playground.

One of the photos used in the layout is of me on a stile.  Little did I know when Mr FT asked me to turn around so he could take a picture that upon the stile was the wording 'No dogs'!!  I only realised when I got home and loaded the pictures onto the computer.  I still find it funny even now.  And on that note...

Scary cat!  Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by,


  1. Great layout Victoria-The colours you have chosen work perfectly with your photographs(love those twisted trees!)
    I think Mr Furry Tale was very mean making you stand with that sign-I hope he received a suitable punishment!!
    Have a great day,
    Nessa xxx

  2. Beautiful layout and perfect for those amazing trees! I've been sitting here fascinated with their twisting roots & branches. We don't have anything like that in Iowa! That looked like a really wonderful place to walk & I'm glad you were able to capture it for all time.

  3. Fab layout Victoria. Oh dear I agree with Nessa - he should have been told off - I would have told mine off if he did that to me. Lovely views and the gnarly trees are fab! x

  4. Fabulous photos ! Tree are very originals. Beautiful composition. Bravo !

    Hugs from France.

  5. this is awesome!!! love the lattice :)

  6. LOVE this Victoria - and sorry but I did laugh at the sign on the stile. Gosh your photos of the roots and branches are beautiful - and the layout is absolutely right for a cold and frosty morning. Perfect in fact!

    Hugs, Di xx


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