Greetings all you CE fans I hope you are enjoying this winter weather.  It certainly has inspired me while creating this winter themed layout.  I will tell you a little secret, this is a picture of my grand parents (they are seated) on their wedding day which just happens to be in May.  lol

I just adore these soft cool colors of the Pion Design papers.  Looking at the birds on the tree branches I knew just the right CE chippies I wanted to use.  This Twig Frame with Fall was perfect to compliment the outdoor feel of this layout.  I gave it a gentle coat of Knotted Wood brown ink.  Next I  dabbed some  Shimmerz Barely Blue Dazzelerz  on my finger and randomly touched the branches.  Next I dabbed some white gesso and again randomly applied it to the branches for nice wintery look.  Lastly I dabbed a paint brush into some Golden gel medium then applied some Stampendous Mica flakes for added texture and sparkle.  I repeated this procedure on the the Berry Branches and word celebrate from the Celebrate Word Set.  Creative Embellishments also have marvelous stamps.  On the stripped paper I used the Distress Crackle stamp.


I cut the wreath to fit the picture and used the leftovers as filler in the floral arrangement.


Here are some more close ups.  The flowers were tipped with gesso and Baby Blue Dazzler.




The Mica chips look like the remains of dead leaves on the branches.

 I used silver Mica chips on the paper branches which give them such sparkle!


Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have been inspired.  Have a fun creative weekend!

Creative Embellishment products used:

Twig Frame with Fall Leave

Berry Branches

 Distressed Crackle stamp

Celebrate Word Set

Other products used:

Stampendous Fran tage Mica

Pion design Days of Winter, Images and Winter birds

Shimmerz products;  Dazzlerz Baby Blue

Shimmerz products;  Dazzlerz Baby Blue,