Monday, November 2, 2015
Whiteout 1 Layout 3 Ways
Winter Wonderland Fun by Ilene Tell
Welcome to another post of one layout, three ways. Today I'll be sharing the three stages my layout went through before I felt it was complete. I once heard a quote that a work of art is never completed, only abandoned. I think that quote applies well to scrapbooking layouts - there's no magical point where a layout or project is ever finished, it's only a matter of each individual's personal preference and aesthetic to decide when they feel something is "done". I think I could have easily stopped working on this layout at any of the three stages and it would have been fine to leave it there. But personally, I like to fiddle with things a bit before I feel I've had enough :)
Here is the first stage (sorry about the lighting, I had to work on it at night and take the pic at night so I could keep working on it). But this is the basic layout with some interesting cutout details added, and a cute pic of my son last winter. The photo below is the next phase, with some of the torn dark blue snowflake paper added for a little more interest.
And finally, below is the final layout completed. For the last phase, I simply focused on adding some interest by adding dimension and texture. To achieve that, I cut apart the striped paper and distressed all the edges. I also propped up the polaroid images with dimensional adhesive. Finally, I added some 3-D embellishments by cutting apart the dimensional chipboard snowflakes, plus a dimensional chipboard tag. These embellishments come in three layers with glitter and jewels already added, so they're a very quick and easy way to add sparkle and dimension.
Patterned Paper: Whiteout / Bundled Up, Solitude, Arctic Rim, Frozen
6x6 Paper Pad: Whiteout
Layered Chipboard: Whiteout