Artful Adventure: ScrapAhead Winter Snowman Scene

Artful Adventure: ScrapAhead Winter Snowman Scene

Sometimes it is just fun to create a background layout without the fuss of trying to get it all done. For some reason, when I scrapbook, it’s all about getting a page complete.  On the other hand, when I am creating something in a more artful manner, I find it more relaxing and fun!

Artful Adventures Wintery Snow Scene

This method of scrapbooking is no exception.  In fact, I enjoy creating the basis of the page so much, I have a secret stash of pages that have backgrounds and no pictures yet!  Okay, I’m not suggesting that YOU create a bunch of scrapbook pages with no pictures, (because I’ve already done that) but you can make some pages for things you know happen every year.  By that I mean, seasons, holidays, birthdays, you get the idea!

Artful Adventures ScrapAhead SnowmanThis winter scene with a snowman was just the thing to use for a wintery day with family playing outdoors.  These pictures were taken a number of years ago, and every time I ran across them I knew they should go on a fun page like this.

Notice how the bottom snow drift “border” are not solidly adhered to the page.  When you ScrapAhead you want to allow places you can tuck photos in, because you don’t really know how many photos you may have, or how you may want to lay them out.

Artful Adventures Snowdrifts

Here’s a quick rundown on this page creation:

  • Snowdrift border is made from white paper with torn edges, and then edges inked in blue
  • Blue background paper is randomly stamped with a snowflake stamp and white ink.
  • Top “Winter” title is made from punched white circles with letters stamped in blue ink.
  • Bottom “Wonder” title is made of blue paper die cut letters.
  • The snowman is made of white circles, and scraps of paper used for his hat, eyes, nose, buttons, etc.
  • A piece of ribbon was used for his scarf.
Always feel free to share your work on our Artful Adventures Facebook Group page!  

2 Responses to Artful Adventure: ScrapAhead Winter Snowman Scene

  1. Oh I love these pages Kristie they are wonderful. I have never made pages ahead of time. I just go and pick the paper and scrap when I can. Sometimes I see a picture and think it will look great with a certain paper that I have but thats as far as I go.

    • Beth, I hope you try it sometime! You could still pull that paper and create something fun, then go back later and add the pictures, and journaling. When you create it this way, you really don’t have to think much about embellishments, because you’ve basically already added them.

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