Magazine Submission: Winter
A recent magazine call for submissions included the theme of winter. I knew that I had the perfect photo for inspiration, a photo of my German Shepherd Dog, J'Fa, in the snow during a storm in January of 2011. The photo was crisp and clear, showing J'Fa focusing on his snow-covered toy.
Since I live in the south, this type of snowstorm is rare, and I wanted my layout to showcase the feeling of freezing. I used three different snow-related patterned papers (DCVW, The Stack 8 and The Paper Studio, All Seasons II), and digitally cut the penguin (Silhouette). Mr. Penguin is sitting on top of a glittery snowball with the phrase, Below Zero (Cricut, Graphically Speaking). The January Silhouette title rounded out this layout.
My inspiration for a follow-up project was the penguin. I fell in love with the penguin, and I wanted to use another style of penguin (Cricut, Create a Critter 2), and a snowman (Cricut, Create a Critter 2). I loved the pop of glitter in the original layout, and I wanted to use it again. I knew I wanted the snowman to be cut from that glitter paper. A small left-over journaling card was a great find in my "random" stash.
What do you think of the transformation? Does it work? What would you do differently?
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