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Into the Snow!


Into the Snow!

I wanted to scrap something different after doing a lot of photos from our summer holidays, and found these photos from this past winter. While the club kit this month has soft colours usually associated with spring, I found them to be just the colours I needed for this winter scene!

When I put the alphas on and applied the frosted glass style I found they disappeared into the background too much. So I added a drop shadow to make them stand out. Only when I did that the shadow showed through and made it too dark, losing the effect of the glass. So I cleared the layer style and applied the shadow first, then the glass and it worked fine, giving the exact effect I was looking for.

A couple of other techniques on this LO: I removed the colour cast using the "remove colour cast" feature in PSE5. The photos were VERY blue and removing the colour cast made them much more realistic looking. The other technique I used was what I learned in Anna's layer mask class last month. The people were very dark and by using layer masks I was able to lighten them up without making the snow blindingly bright.

Supplies:

papers - ABR His and Hers; AMC Fruit Smoothie
edging and ribbon - ABR His and Hers
buttons - ABR His and Hers
snowflakes - EHI A Joyful Season
alphas - CBA Frolic
brushes - TKA Slip Stitch Brush Set
styles - CBA Stitches & Holes; ASO Frosted Glass
fonts - j.d.; Distemper

Journalling:

Through the long winter months the kids have a self-imposed challenge that they try to meet each Sunday. After church they go outside for a mass snow-ball fight. The challenge is getting their dad with a snowball when he leaves the church. One Sunday Victoria got her Dad good. Not being one to ever be outdone, her Dad surprised her when we got home. She was inside before him, but that didnít stop him. He picked her up in the front entry and carried her outside where, struggling, kicking, and laughing like crazy, she got up closer and personal with our snowbank! Iím not sure which of them had more fun!



    You did a great job winterizing the kit! I wouldn't have looked at this months club and thought "winter LO!" Now this LO gives me a whole new perspective on what can be done with the club kit! Really nice job. Thank you for sharing.
    Amy is right you have done a fab job with using this kit for a winter LO. I loved your journalling and I love the wya you have split that top photo. Very cool Lo!!
    Fun pics and a fun LO! The alphas and colours are great. I love how you broke up the top pic. Very nice!
    Ah, you're right...the collection did great for a winter layout. Love the snowy embellishments and fun pictures.
    Such wonderful photos. Its freezing here now but quite glad we dont get snow although sometimes I think its better than rain. Wonderful job on your layout.
    Oh my goodness Heather what a fun layout! I love the papers, the journaling AND I love those fun filled photos!
    LOL - a great layout! I love the photos and the journaling. The colors and embellishments look wonderful - especially those icy snowflakes!
    Wow, it does make a great winter kit too! I like the frosted glass effects!
    OH my gosh..I agree, I would of never of thought of winter layouts with this, but you did an amazing job!
    Heather This is absolutely FANTASTIC! I love the idea of using it for a winter layout. I got a chuckle out of your journaling. It does draw you in....love what you've done.