Here is my layout.
Here is how I solved the case.
Scheme - the colours are all there
Evidence - stripes (wood paper), snowflakes, three of something (scallops), rhinestones/glitter, scallops, ribbon.
Testimony - Today is the first day ...., Winter writing prompt - The five senses with regard to winter and IW frozen, overcome and celebrate.
My journalling (on the back of the layout) says:
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to have a white Christmas and we are NEVER going to get it here in South Africa - so we had to overcome our obstacles and make another plan and that plan was to go to Ireland for Christmas (still no snow) and then Scotland to celebrate Hogmanay (New Year) where we did get snow. Lots of it!
I will never forget waking up that first morning and looking out the window and seeing the whole little town of Pitlochry covered in crisp, white, sparkling snow. I don't think I have ever seen anything so beautiful. I dressed warm and went outside where two things struck me and the first was how hard the snow can be if it is thick enough and the other thing was the individual snow flakes.... they really look like that. I was like a child at Christmas. Snowball fights, snow angels, snow falling on to your tongue and catching in your hair and I don't think I have ever been so cold before it was - 21. I remember that it was so cold it hurt to breathe and when breathed out I made vapour. My hands and nose so cold I couldn't feel them. Then frozen to the core going inside for hot chocolate with marshmallows and a fire to warm me up.
I don't think I would like to live with winters like that but I realised that if I want to grow I have to experience as much as I can and and much diversity as I can and also that today is indeed the first day of the rest of your life so don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today because it may just be too late.
Here are some close ups.
I used the same photo in black and white and in colour. The title and the snowflakes were cut with my silhouette machine and then I added the glitter to them. Tucked behind the ribbon is a clock face that was embossed. Flowers added and some bling here and there.
I had some chipboard that I covered with glitter. The ribbon was coloured with Tim Hotlz distress stain in the colours of the palette. The blue tag was made with cardstock that was dipped into distress stain and dried off. I then stamped script in black ink.
I hope you will try and find time to play along, they are both fun challenges.
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Till next time - Happy Scrapping!