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Winter to Me


Our first assignment for the Mosaic Moments Design Team was a photo challenge to create a layout showing the five things that mean winter to us.

I included:
- a pot of stew (we make stew usually once a week in the winter time. It's warm plus it makes great low-fat lunches!
- coats - I hate having to put on a coat whenever I go outside. When it's time to wear a coat, it's winter!
- a thermostat - In the winter my husband and I have a constant battle with the thermostat. He's always cold and he will turn the downstairs thermostat on 80 degrees if I don't keep an eye on it! Then the upstairs will be stifling!
- a plow pushing snow out of our driveway
- and finally, a Christmas tree. A big part of winter is Christmas - getting ready for Christmas and then putting everything away for another year.

The pictures I chose gave me a bit of a challenge. Three of them went together well, with kind of pink and gray tones, but two of them had red in them. I could have printed them in black and white, but I didn't want to. So, I decided to just make my background rather neutral. I added pictures of ice-laden branches around the picture of the Christmas tree to bring out the frozen theme, plus add more of the gray/pink hues.

I used one of the snowflake stamps from the collection of goodies Mosaic Moments gave us for my border pieces, and hand-cut around them, finishing with a rhinestone in the middle.

I made a special treatment with the title. I first cut the letters out of gray metallic cardstock (Wausau). I then painted the top halves with Moonlight Smooch.

I then added a little Viva Decor pearl pen to the bottoms of the letters.

Finally I topped them with Polar White Flower Soft. That didn't give me quite the look I wanted, so I added a little Faux Snow.

Hope you like it!

Nancy

 

 

Shared by Nancy Sanders on January 1, 2012 | Memory Date: January 1, 2012
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Very attractive layout--I know you mentioned the problem with the colors, but I think you did a great job of coordinating them!
Posted By: Linda Holmes  |  January 9, 2012 at 11:37 pm   
great post.... I really enjoyed it....Awesome
Posted By: Vishaalg  |  January 4, 2012 at 7:35 pm   
I love this challenge! I also love the descriptions of the techniques used. Think I'll challenge myself on this one since winter is NOT my favorite season. LOL
Posted By: Rose Van Cleave  |  January 4, 2012 at 4:41 am   
my husband likes it at 70 I think he is crazy..so Im always turning it down...LOL
Posted By: Donna Pruchnik  |  January 4, 2012 at 2:33 am   
Well girls usually I don't like being single. But, at least your thermostat issues make me realize I'm the one in total control. HAHAHA I even get control of the TV remote. lol And my scrapbook mess doesn't bother anyone. Judy
Posted By: Judy Bean  |  January 4, 2012 at 12:39 am   
Great job! The thermostat is an issue here also! AND I hate wearing winter coats too!
Posted By: Beth Glass  |  January 3, 2012 at 2:04 am   
You did a great job of combining the different color photos by using the neutral background. I really enjoyed the tute on your title technique. I will have to give that a try!
Posted By: Theresa Amlong  |  January 2, 2012 at 11:50 pm   
I agree! My ceiling fans run 24-7 for that same reason.
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  January 2, 2012 at 11:20 pm   
Old house, one thermostat, no arguing - I just dress in lots of layers! Liked seeing how the title was done. Thanks.
Posted By: Libby Wiers  |  January 2, 2012 at 9:06 pm   
Kevin and I battle over the thermostat too. :)
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  January 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm   
     

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