Hi there friends. Happy new year to you all! Let’s hope that 2021 brings better things across the world. I have been inspired by the gorgeous January mood board by Anke Kramer. It’s a wonderful mix of ideas that are perfect for this time of year.
We haven’t had a cold winter here in the UK for a couple of years, so I picked a photo of the last big snowfall we had. It is always such a treat when we get real deep snow!
I started my layout with white cardstock which I laid down some of the lovely Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz from the December colour kit. I hadn’t used this type of colour before and I have been so pleased as to how easy it is to use! I loaded a medium paint brush with water to activate the ink and then spread the colour onto some acetate before smooshing it onto my background. I also used the Nuvo Shimmer Powder (Jade Fountain) from November’s Colour Kit. These colours work so well together.
Next, I used the snowflake stamps from the December Stamp Kit. I stamped a second impression with some of the stamps for a faded and distressed look.
The pocket life cards are perfect for matting and layering as well as a focal point. I added the gorgeous acetate cards from the Pocket Life kit as well as some of those gorgeous puffy stickers from the same kit.
I really love the phrase puffy stickers from the December Pocket Life kit
To add more detail and interest, I cut the background at an angle and backed the cardstock with patterned paper. I layered up another pocket life card as well as some more of those lovely acetate embellishments. Don’t you just love that silver detail?!
To finish, I splattered the Oakie Bear Blue Inklingz to emmulate the sparklers in the moodboard. I love how the layout has turned out – perfect for a favourite photo.
You can see the full December kit details here:
Thank you so much for popping in. I hope you feel inspired by the January Moodboard too!