Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fancy Pants~Winterland

This month's design team kit was the newest collection from Fancy Pants, Winterland. I really liked the line when I saw it but wondered what I would do with all the soft colours and PINK. I was inspired by the mitten paper, I think it's really cute, and it all 'snowballed' from there. Haha, couldn't resist.
I shocked myself by designing a double page layout. I design lots of them for the store kits but rarely do I create one for my own personal scrapbooking anymore. I had these great shots of my friend Darcy's daughter and thought that they would be fun to work with. I toned down her bright pink snowsuit using Picasa and tada...

I handstitched all of the mitten strings which was by far the most time consuming part of this layout. Just a tip: half of these photos were horizontal and by cropping them vertically I was able to create the story line of Oceane desperately wanting to eat the snow.

I used a canvas tag, Fancy Pants pink letters and lillybee mini letters to create the title. The font used on the jounalling is called baby boston, Carolyn got me hooked on this one!

I cut out a sheet of the mittens and used pop dots (gotta use 'em every time!) to add some dimension to the mittens. Maya Road wooden snowflakes with some baker's twine complete the layout.

For this layout I cut out an 8" and 9" circle and layered them. I stitched the circles together with American Crafts twine. The kraft photo mat is actually a paper bag! I cut the snowman from one of the papers then made him a ribbon scarf (I even fringed the ends!). The hat is from Pink Paislee's winter collection, I just added a tiny piece of pink behind the heart. Again with the Maya Road snowflakes, they really were the perfect tone for this line. I added some dew drops, tore the edges a bit and added lots of ink. I have had those mini scrabble tiles in my stash for ages. If I ever find them again I will buy lots and share!

That's all for now. Stay tuned for a mini album created from this line too.