Saturday, 22 June 2013

Let it Snow

What a terrible week of bad weather we are having here in New Zealand.  A southerly storm has brought rain, then snow, now howling gales to the south, and even up here in the north we are not escaping the colder temperatures.  So what better subject for my latest layout than winter. 

This photo was actually taken on my European tour, while crossing thru the Brenner Pass between Austria and Italy.  We left Austria on the cold, drizzly morning, and as we progressed thru the mountains our tour guide kept saying he could 'smell' snow - and sure enough it snowed.  By the time we got back down into Italy the weather had changed again into a perfect summers day.  Wow, just like Northland weather, four seasons all in one day.

Here I have used Kaisercraft paper Just believe collection, which I cut with patterned scissors, and inked all the edges with TH Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  I underlayed the paper with muslim, punched snowflakes with a EK punch which were inked then stickled.  I inked some snowflakes using the negative.  I also used Dusty in Bloom  DA 0801(champagne kisses), Kaisercraft pearl flourish (latte), flatback pearls from Louise (retail girl), the doily and trim from my stash. Random lettering was painted, texture pasted then stickled.

Challenged entered with this layout are:
artisticcreationz - monthly layout sketch
nzpaperchase - winter layout using quote  ***** WINNER *****
southerngirlschallenge - use die or punch
letscreatechallenges - shape (snowflake)

Thank you for looking, I hope you enjoy visiting here. Keep warm and keep safe.  Thank you (in advance) for your comments.


  1. Great page Brenda, and love the journalling that goes with it.

  2. love this page!!!!!!!! "its so cool" (get it)

  3. Hi Brenda, love your layout, it is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing it with us over at LCC. It has been cold here in NZ but here in Dunedin we didn't get any snow much to the disappointment of my kids, no school days off this time.

  4. Such a fab layout Brenda. Hope you're managing to stay warm!

  5. WHat a beautiful layout!! Thanks for sharing it with us at SGC!

  6. Comment made on Dusty Attic

    Comment by Olga Znamenskaya on July 23, 2013 at 11:15pm
    Oh my! what an interesting technique with gauze!