Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Snow Day Layout – With Background Textures

Today I’ve got a snowy layout to share with you, with a few different textures added to the background.

Snow Day:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I knew I wanted to use this sheet of ‘Oh Deer’ paper from the Pinkfresh Studio Christmas Wishes collection. It was perfectly white for my page, but I’m not used to using such a white background, so to keep things interesting I wanted to add some extra texture without adding too much colour!

I added some glittery dots, using an eraser on the end of a pencil to pick up some glue off a glue-stick and stamp it onto the paper, before tipping glitter on top:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

 Make sure you put plenty of glue on if you try this, a few of my circles were only half-glittered and I had to re-do them!

Once my dots were dry and all shook off I decided I needed a bit of colour around the edge of the page. I did want it mostly white but it was too white for me! I used a Tim Holtz Ink applicator Tool and some Avery Elle ‘Aquamarine’ Ink to blend onto the edges of the paper. I also went over it again with a Brilliance White Ink Pad in a few places where it was darker than I liked:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Whilst I was blending the ink I realised some glitter was coming off my dots, so I blobbed some Glossy Accents on top of them, using an old paintbrush to dab it down so it wasn’t too domed:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I also sprinked a tiny bit more glitter on top of the Glossy Accents to make sure it stayed sparkly! I left that to dry for a couple of hours before moving on with the layout.

My last texture on the background was to add some squiggly pieces of white cotton. They are hard to see in the photos but in real life they remind me of snowdrifts. Two were stuck down with double-sided tape, in a place that I knew would be hidden by the photos. The third bit was stuck down with a Christmas Wishes puffy sticker:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I just had to finish the layout! The letters have a touch of gold, and there are sequins, a couple of tiny wood veneer shapes, and enamel dots for even more contrast of texture:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I popped the polaroid-style photo up on foam dots, as it’s the photo of us – the other photo is of the friends we met up with that day:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I love how the white in the photo is surrounded by the white of the background – it really did feel like a world of white that day so the layout really reminds me of the setting:

Snow Day Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

If you don’t have snow where you live then don’t despair – there are some ideas below for how to use this page to inspire your own scrapbooking!

Be Inspired:

Use at least 3 different kinds of texture on your next project (eg. wood, glitter, thread, something shiny)

Find a photo with a dominant colour and use a piece of paper with the same dominant colour for the background of your layout

Blend ink onto the edges of a layout, card, tag, etc

Do you usually try to add lots of different kinds of texture on your pages? It’s something I don’t always think about, but I often use wood veneer shapes and shiny dots so I guess that’s 2 textures straight away!

Have a great day, I’ll be back tomorrow at 8am GMT with the next Frosty Festivities project!

Jennifer x

25 Comments
  • I DO adore this! Love the soft colours – especially the grey with the blue…the glitter looks fab & great idea with the Glossy Accents. Duly noted!!!

    November 3, 2015 at 8:46 am
  • love snow days! Even better when captured in a photo and made into a fabby layout…hoping to use lots of texture on my next
    LO

    November 3, 2015 at 9:17 am
  • Yes, its coming into summer here by the end of the month… but sure can do something with the ‘Be inspired’ ideas! Your snow LO is so fun…. love the glossy accents – and use of fibres…. way cool! Yes, I do try to use layers… and dots are a fav for sure!!

    November 3, 2015 at 10:41 am
  • Janet
    Reply

    Your layout is beautiful!! I have the perfect pics for this!

    November 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm
  • KT Fit Kitty
    Reply

    Great LO! Your kids are so adorable! Love the Oh Deer paper! Thanks for the inspiration! My mojo has left me and I am hoping to find some here!

    November 3, 2015 at 2:22 pm
  • A perfect background for a snowy picture.

    November 3, 2015 at 4:02 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Love the use of different textures…super layout!

    November 3, 2015 at 4:47 pm
  • I love how the photo backgrounds blend into the page……..just gorgeous.

    November 3, 2015 at 8:37 pm
  • Annie
    Reply

    Hi Jennifer, I love this cool clean and frosty page with the little pops of colour – great idea to use the coloured ink around the edges, it finishes page off perfectly :o)

    November 3, 2015 at 9:13 pm
  • The inking really works on this layout. I love your glossy accents too.

    November 3, 2015 at 9:34 pm
  • oh I love the subtle use of glitter in the background!

    November 4, 2015 at 2:15 am
  • Love your layout. Fabulous tips on applying the glitter and really like your pops of Red
    Mary

    November 4, 2015 at 4:25 am
  • Shelley
    Reply

    Nice layout. I love the teal highlights.

    November 4, 2015 at 2:43 pm
  • I never thought of putting glossy accents over glitter to seal it, good idea 🙂

    November 5, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • karenladd
    Reply

    Oh, I love the fresh clean look of the white layout background with the snow photos!! So pretty! I always like to mix up my textures on card designs, to add interest.

    November 6, 2015 at 3:35 am
  • Looks like you are having fun with the kiddos. I love the texture and soft blue you have used on your layout!

    November 9, 2015 at 12:50 am
  • That 12×12 paper is the most gorgeous….I would really have struggled to use it LOL!
    Snow days are the best, especially when its a school day….makes it much more special x

    November 10, 2015 at 12:40 am
  • Julia
    Reply

    Love this page! The snow “dots” and the cotton are great ideas. Will definitely be using those 🙂

    November 11, 2015 at 7:40 am
  • Gorgeous snowy LO. Love the ink blending on the edges and the fun bits of glitz here and there. Great way to preserve this memory!!
    <3 J

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    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    November 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm
  • Such a beautiful LO Jennifer. Your LO’s always tell a story before you get to your journaling. I love that about your designs! Nicely done.

    November 14, 2015 at 6:47 pm
  • Texture is definitely something that is not in the forefront of my mind when making a layout, but it really adds a wonderful element. I especially love how your snow came out – I have so many photos taken during a snow & that’s exactly what the camera captures! Will be fun to add it to the background of my page.

    November 20, 2015 at 1:10 am
  • I’ve recently re-discovered the fun of putting tangles of cotton onto my projects – the white-on-white looks great on this page.

    November 22, 2015 at 4:43 am
  • Dr Sonia
    Reply

    Such beautiful texturing

    November 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Dawn F.
    Reply

    Love the deer! I’m on a huge deer kick right now.

    November 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm
  • Zoe
    Reply

    great gift idea

    December 2, 2015 at 12:08 am

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