Christmas in Australia is so far from white, but I just love the traditional wintry Christmas pages and have a nice stash of snow themed paper collections.... I decided to use up a few and make a Christmas mini album for my fiances mother, who lives in Sweden....
The album is 8x8 inch layouts
TITLE PAGE - SKETCHABILITIES/ SCRAP AROUND THE WORLD/ CHILDS PLAY/ SCRAP OUR STASH
I really wanted to make the title page special, and reflective of the album theme so I went challenge hunting to find some elements to inspire me! I decided to start with this sketch over at Sketchabilities, and worked in some elements from the moodboards over at Scrap your stash, scrap around the world and childs play.
You can enter each challenge at the following sites:
From the below moodboard from Scrap around the world I took the wintry theme, the cool blues and white as well as layering snowflakes on top of mixed media, just like in the cupcake.
From the below moodboard and requirements over a Scrap our stash I again took the wintry theme, the softness of the snow around the glasses and the sequins and glass jewel around the page. I also added plenty of glitter to meet the challenge requirements. The fussy cut items are all from collection remnants I have had stashed for years....
From the challenge theme of the classic movie "the polar express" over at childs play, I took the theme of snowing in the night, and made my background a deep blue with modelling paste snow. I also used starry night cardstock to mat the (future) photo.
PAGE ONE - THE COLOR ROOMS/ CEST MAGNIFIQUE
For this layout I used the sketch from Cest Magnifique, stretched into a double pager, and the colour scheme from the color rooms December. I also cut out little christmas ornaments from some wrapping paper and glued them on...
You can enter over at:
PAGE TWO - S.W.A.T WINTER MOODBOARD CHALLENGE
I made this clean and simple page from a gorgeous wintry moodboard I found over at S. W. A.T. Its such a shame your only allowed one entry as I could create a thousand pages from this moodboard, its so gorgeous!!! I used the wintry forest scene to inspire the use of the snowy scene background paper and added a snowflake and title reflecting the blues. It will take 4 2x3 inch photos down the sides.... You can find this challenge over at: http://swatscrapwarriorsadvancedtraining.blogspot.ca/2014/12/drill-45-white-winter-mood-board.html
PAGE THREE - BERRY71BLEU/ FROSTED DESIGNS DECEMBER
This layout was inspired by a combination of the moodboard (below)over at Berry71Bleu, and the frosted designs Friday challenge - Create a Christmas layout without using red or green. Since this is my wintry Christmas album I decided to take inspiration from the wintry colours on the top left corner of the moodboard, with the icy whites and deep royal blue, keeping the colours on the layout to blue, white, grey and a splash of purple.
You can enter these challenges over at:
PAGE FOUR - WHITE WITH ONE DECEMBER
I made this page to follow the December white with one challenge - white and paloma (grey)
You can enter over at:
PAGE 5 - KREATIVE KONCEPTS DECEMBER
This is is my entry for the Kreative Koncepts December sketch challenge - enter on facebook at Kreative Koncepts Community!