And it’s Stampotique Tuesday with Coby by De Craftorij. This time she asked us to create around the theme: cold. So here is my take on cold:
I used a gelli print made on tissue wrap as background in my altered book. I altered the edges with fluid chalk edger (blue jay).
I used France’s design cube (#10012) to add the first layer of snow.
On a card stock piece I stamped Winter (#6053) with VersaMark and coloured it with perfect pearl. I used seedless preserves distress ink at the edge. I added a small snowflake from Sizzix stacked snowflakes, some more scraps and a bottle top that I filled with mica flakes (granite and frosted).
On the other side I used an tiny tag to express my feeling brrrr… an artful arrow to point to the conclusion: cold (stamped with Alphabities #6010). I wrote my journaling on a bigger tag, on top if it I used a date stamp and to make some splattered I used splattered mug (#10017) from France. I added some more snowflakes at this side as well.
And how is it by you? Is it cold? Is it hot? Is it snowing? Or is it raining? Actually it is not so cold by us this winter, just ok. We had snow for one day and no more. All is grey and dark. Guess I can’t wait for spring time… but till it comes:
Nice work. Valerie
Thanks Valerie 🙂
Those lovely snowflakes are the perfect touch to your spread, Ruth! And here, we’ve just had a massive snowfall, most unusual for our part of the country where it’s normally merely grey and rainy.
Thanks Win. We had only one day some snow, mainly falling but nothing stayed, I still don’t call it the end, february can be pretty tricky 😉
I keep thinking spring is coming but of course the astrological winter has just started. Great page to remind me! I like how the yellow pops and counterbalances the cool colours.
Thanks Zsuzsa, that was my intention, to show the difference, cold in the nature, but if we dress up warmly it can be still pleasant, so I used a warm/cold colour combo!
Love this spread Ruth! The background is fabulous!!! I love all the awesome textures going on and that stamp is great! One day I will invest in some Stampotique greatness! Love it my friend! And for the record its cold here today! We have had rain like crazy, which we needed, but I would have loved a few flurries here or there to really have the wintery feel! Oh well, it is the south! LOL Blessings my friend! 🙂
We are not so much the South, still have mainly rain this winter! Happy that you got your machine, you know which one 😉
Love this spread Ruth…you used a lot of techniques! The swirly background looks fantastic.
It has been hot here but not as hot as some summers are.Quite a bit of rain too which is needed…lots of mowing to do!!!
Roz, I envy you for mowing, it means you have a garden, I wish I could have one 🙂
Love that zebra print turquoise background! I guess I’m the weird one…I LOVE cold, hoodies, and uggs. So much more than blazing heat and humidity. Of course, if I had to get out in it every day it might be different! I just love how you use so many layers!
Vicki you are right, I prefer cooler weather as well. When it is cold we can always put on something, when it’s hot and humid you just can’t get rid of your skin 😉
Great gelli print
Thanks Vicky! 🙂
Loved the gelli print background – very Snow Queen and then you added the snow and took it to a whole new wintery level. I have been stalking that “Winter” stamp but she is all sold out over here! We are on the cold side over here with rain and winds – but I don’t have to go anywhere 🙂
Good advice: I got my Winter in the summer, lol, no one wanted it then… actually I am happy to have her 🙂 we have also rain, and winds of course, but not so cold, we don’t drop under zero. 🙂
No snow here but really cold, can’t wait for spring, but its coming 🙂 Love your page, love the gelli backround and the text in the book adds so much interest. Love all the elements too.
Thanks Susan 🙂