Every so often I find myself thinking about making a layout. If you know me, you know that I am a self proclaimed "stuff" maker. I make things. It isn't that I don't like pages, I just struggle with them. I find that when I want to make pages a good sketch helps me get going and makes the process much easier for me. Recently I found a sketch by Allison Davis that gave me a real spark and inspired me to make a page.
I had a group of winter pictures that I had been wanting to make into a page for a while. I decided that the Glitz Hoopla collection was the paper to use. Yes, I know, when you look at Hoopla you probably think birthdays and celebrations, but the beautiful shades of blue in the collection had me thinking about ice and snow.
I used Hoopla "Frames" for the base page, "Zebra" for the white mat and photo mats, "Pipework" for the pattern, and "Polka" for the paper strip under the ribbon.
I used adhesive foam squares under my photos to lift them off of the page and make them stand out.
I found these clear Heidi Swapp snowflakes in my stash. The back side of them are curved making a trough shape. I filled the trough with Crystal Stickles. Once the Stickles was dry I adhered the snowflakes smooth side up. The finished effect makes it look almost like glass filled with sparkles.
To record the date, I used a Hoopla Journaling Cardstock sticker. I sanded the sticker a bit on the surface and on the edges so that it would accept Distress Ink.
I used Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint on the "Pipework" pattern to add a frosty and icy effect. Each element was inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The glitter letters I used for the title are by American Crafts.
Glitz Design Products:
Glitz Design "Hoopla" Papers: Pipework, Polka, Frames, and Zebra
Glitz Design "Hoopla" Journaling cardstock stickers