Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fabulous Winter

Hi! This is a layout of my granddaughters' first experience ice skating.

Background: I used a blue dotted cardstock for the foundation.(This was from an old Walmart winter paper pack) I then added a 4 inch silver pearlescent strip(Colorbok) to the bottom for the ice. I then cut a 5 1/2 inch strip of white pearescent paper which I trimmed at a curved angle to 4inches to form the upper side of the ice rink. Two 3 inch triangles were trimmed slightly on a curve for each bottom outside corner for the bottom of the rink. I then cut two 5 x 2 inch strips from white glitter paper (Colorbok) and hand cut a scallop on the bottom edge. These were attached to the top outside edges of the white strip. (pictures will cover the center area.)

Characters: The girls and the snowman were cut at varying sizes ( 3 1/2 - 4 1/4 inches) using Jolly Holidays.
The giraffe was cut from Birthday Bash at 4 inches. I cut extra skates from Jolly Holidays to attach from behind after I cut the rollers off his skates. Before I attached the characters, I made a curved path using dots made with a white gel pen to show where they skated. I added a clear rhinestone to each end of the path.

Houses and trees:  These were all cut from Jolly Holidays at 4 inches.

Title:  "Fabulous" and "Winter" are from Gypsy Wanderings. I welded the ice skates from Celebrate with Flourish to the word "Winter". They were all sized at 1 3/4 inches and cut from white glitter paper. I cut a coordinating shadow from silver pearescent paper. I also cut some 1/2 inch snowflakes using Don Juan and Doodlecharms and added clear rhinestones to the centers.

I hope my directions aren't too confusing. Please leave a message if you have questions. Thanks for looking!

1 comment:

  1. This is adorable! What fun memories for your granddaughter! The cuts you used are just perfect for this layout!