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Snow Socks!

Snow Socks!

March Challenge: Bleeding and Overlapping

With all the snow we’ve had this winter we have gained a smattering of photos over several weeks and activities, but this series of Isabella playing in the snow making snow balls worked the best. She was having so much fun!!



The layout:


This Challenge layout is presented on a 12” x 12” Lavender Field Mosaic Moments Gird Paper. With the use of Plum Delight and Grape Delight Paper Tiles and several shades of Bazzill Basics Purple papers for additional mats and banners. This is a nearly Monochromatic Page using the dominate colors in Izzy’s snowsuit that stands out against the white of the snow. The majority of photos on page one are a series of photos of Izzy making snowballs and tossing them…got the camera a few times too!


I have used the “Bleeding” aspect for the largest center photo of her on page one, bottom, as it drops off the page. Additionally I thought I’d let my mitten banner bleed off the pages both left and right, and finally on page two on the left hand column I took the 1” border and bled it off the left-side of the page.

On page two I have implemented the "Overlapping" technique using three full sized mounted photos. Beginning at the bottom right photo I have mounted the photo directly to the grid. Then the next photo up and to the left was mounted on pop-dots and the top and to the right photo is mounted on foam mounting tape and is lightly higher than the pop-dot level.


It took a while to determine which of the element options I would use and then which photos would work. The element options we were given for the Challenge were burlap, fabric or felt. I returned to 'felt' as my choice of an element this time because it let me make the perfect embellishment for the story behind the photos. I cut a pattern for mini-mittens and cut several pieces did a simple stitch on each pair and then doubled them and secured them with embroidery floss and a blanket stitch. 

Recently, daughter Libby was washing her new cloth baby diapers in anticipation of Amelia’s arrival and I took the super white cotton lint and saved it thinking I’d use it for a snow layout down the line, but chose to cut sections to attach to each of the mittens for a fur cuff.

A strip of 1/8” narrow ribbon was glued to each mitten. They were paired and tied, trimmed and then hung by the ribbon to a Doodlebug Design Bubblegum Twine strung between two pink hanging brads with mini clothes pins. I also decided I wanted the mitts to hang in the right place all the time and not swing freely, so a small glue dot is on the back to hold it in place.


For the title blocks I decide to try out my snowball trim (3/8” mini-pom trim) around the edge of the tile blocks. Then I used Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid Glue and Martha Stewart’s Carrara Marble ultra-fine glitter for the words. Just be sure the glue from the trim is dry before adding the glitter layer or you will have bits clinging in spots all over. That’s okay if you are going to that snow effect; as it’s a bit tedious taking a fine brush to move it off. 

On page two, in the left column bleed, I have attached several metal snowflakes; it brings a bit of light to the page, repeating the snow theme.   I’ve repeated the colors of paper tiles used in a section on the right side of the layout for some color balance.


For the journal block I used a white paper tile and printed directly on an 8.5 x 11 sheet the journaling I created in WORD and then attached the paper tile to the spot the journaling appeared and sent it through the printer again. Then after trimming the tile it is mounted on the purple mat. The technique is explained in detail on Tami’s Blog HERE and you will find it easy to accomplish.


I wanted the photos to stand out on this page and have the extras…quite a few of them, blend into the theme and add to it and not be distracting, I hope that’s the case.

Thanks so much for joining us for this challenge. Comment and post so we get to know you a bit and why not share your pages with us, too!!



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