Winter White

I’m not sure if it’s appropriate or ironic that I am posting an all white layout with a fresh blanket of snow all around … I think we got about 15 cm in some parts of the city. It looks lovely, from far away πŸ˜‰

Anyway, here’s the story: The lovely and uber-talented Michelle Marks posted a gorgeous monochromatic layout in a Facebook group and challenged the rest of us to tackle it as well. I am not sure there is anything harder for me than monochromatic. I looooove colour, lots of colour and lots of pattern. This was definitely outside the box.

winterwhite

Supplies
Paper: Creative Memories, Recollections
Buttons and Doilies: Stampin’ Up!
Stickers: American Crafts, Pink Paislee
Glitter tape: American Crafts

I started with a white embossed cardstock from Creative Memories. I knew I wanted something super-bright-white to mat the photos, so I actually used a piece of packaging from Stampin’ Up!, I think. After that, I just played with more white layers to see what I liked.

I threaded the clear buttons with white crochet twine and topped two with SU pearls. (Anyone have a trick for adhering those? I was out of mini glue dots and even Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium didn’t stick incredibly well. Glossy Accents, maybe?)

I may owe a slight apology for the Pink Paislee snowflakes; I didn’t realize they had a hint of blue until they were stuck down. 😦 I think Michelle has forgiven me! The title was the easiest part of the page. We had been doing “penguin slides” on the hill and I actually said, “Everybody say penguin!” when I took the pictures.

As different as this was for me, it was fun and I am happy with the page. At least it takes the guesswork out of matching papers!

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2 comments

  1. This is fantastic, Cheryl! Thanks for telling the story behind the title…a really cute idea! And now I’m thinking about a white on white as well….you and MIchelle and company are an inspiration!

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