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20 March 2011

Franz Josef Glacier

I made this layout for a CRII challenge to use this sketch from Page Maps. The snowflakes made me think of the wonderful photos I had from our full day tour of Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand this past January. I love how it turned out! It's a great reminder of a great day!

Everything I used was from my stash, Some things I've had longer than others. I used papers from TLC. I picked the colours from the the blue and red jackets. The title used some Pressed Petals letters that I had left over from a project many years ago. Only problem was I didn't have a "g", so I used a glittery red one from my stash instead. Hopefully it looks like I meant to do that, LOL, but I guess now I've told you the real story! The (Franz Josef) sub title was made with tiny letter stickers from Kaisercraft.

The clear acrylic ribbon slide over the snowflake punch on the bottom right is also from TLC and another thing from my TLC days that I had in my stash. I don't know who made the ribbons, the metal snowflake or the white brads. I've had them all for a long time too. The snowflake in the left hand corner of the right hand page, is a diecut from CM. It was grey, so I coloured it with my white gel pen which didn't work very well. Then I coloured over that with some moonlight coloured Smooch. It made it look kind of silver. I tried to cover it with white micro beads, but that really didn't work, so in the end I coloured it some more with my Sakura silver star gel pen. I was happy(ish) with it at last!

Finally, the snow flakes I punched from white Bazzill cardstock. It's
a CM punch that I borrowed from my neighbour. I coloured them in a little with my clear Sakura star gel pen, then added these small flower sequins that I had bought at a $2 shop, and sewed them onto the layout with a small white seed bead. I love the look, besides the fact that it helps to secure the ribbon to the layout.

So, what do you think? I'd love you to leave me some comments!

Till next time, happy days!


1 comment:

Teresa Zuehls said...

Pretty layout! I really like the ribbon and snowflake border.