|Supplies: All papers and stickers by Bo Bunny. Gel pen by Sakura.|
I've posted lots of Christmas projects lately, but no general winter projects. It's time to fix that! Today I bring you the above layout, which I created for the current Bo Bunny layout challenge. I used Bo Bunny's gorgeous Snowfall collection to create this layout, which is called "Enter Here: Novgorod."
The layout uses photos from one of my trips to Russia. The journaling (seen in the photo below) reads: "Cross the river and enter the ancient, walled town. Admire its enchanting gold and silver domes." I visited charming Novgorod, a city located between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, on a day in late winter. Much of the snow had melted, so the landscape was largely brown grass and earth with the occasional pile of white snow. With its gorgeous brown/blue/white color combination, the Snowfall collection provided the perfect way to jazz up my slightly blah-looking, late-winter photos. The glitter on the papers echoed the glittering domes of Novgorod's churches.
I was lucky enough to find a piece of base paper whose design already had the basic elements of the challenge sketch. Lest you think I took the "easy way out," though, let me show you how I used Bo Bunny products to round out the design.
|Since the Snowfall sticker sheet did not include curly braces, I used the curly braces from Bo Bunny's Blitzen collection. I adhered the stickers to the back of a mini sheet of Snowfall paper, then cut out the braces.|
|I dabbed adhesive on the striped side of the curly braces, then adhered them to a brown mini sheet of Snowfall paper. I carefully cut out my newly-formed journaling box.|
|The final step was to add handwriting and place the journaling block on the layout.|
Next, I made my own capital letters, using pieces of the numbers, punctuation, and lowercase letters that came on the Snowfall sticker sheet. The two photos below explain the process.
|I made a capital E by turning the number 3 upside down.|
|I built the capital N with two lowercase L's joined by a comma.|
The last step in embellishing my layout was to pile on the snowflakes. I used every single snowflake from the Snowfall sticker sheet, plus a couple from the Blitzen sticker sheet. What can I say...I'm a Minnesotan who loves Russia; snowflakes are a big part of my life, LOL. :)
I had an awesome time playing with the Snowfall collection from Bo Bunny. Thanks for stopping by to check out my layout.