Hello!! Its Melissa here and I’m so happy to be back with you sharing another layout that I made with the amazing Legendary collection. For this layout I decided to work with the stunning Explorer paper (shown below), specifically the B side with the stunning circular pattern.

I always knew that I wanted to hand stitch this paper, but I wasn’t sure exactly how.  When I looked at the paper I could see a snowflake, which was perfect for scrapbooking two chairlift selfies that I took on Coronet Peak Ski Field (here in Queenstown, New Zealand) last Winter of my daughter Azaria and I.

I started making this layout by piercing holes along the lines of the snowflake, back stitching in white embroidery thread (full 6 strands), and then fussy cutting it out.  To be honest I wasn’t sure how it was going to look, because the entire pattern with only some of it stitched didn’t look like a snowflake until I cut it away from the rest of the paper.  I was pleasantly surprised that it worked, and Azaria was very excited, as she had helped me find the lines of the snowflake!

I’ve been very inspired by the other Design Team ladies that use mixed media, specifically Sue, Tazhiana and Danni, all of whom I watched create live during our International Scrapbook Day Celebration.  For my layout I applied clear gesso to white card stock, and then used the packing technique with blue media, and then added some splatters in gold and white.  I love how this media brings the wintry feel of my layout to life! The photo below also shows a peek of my torn border that I placed on the bottom of my layout to look like mountains.  The paper is one of my favourite cut apart patterns from the B side of Total Legend!

The Legendary collection has Die Cut Titles, and I went through the pack to find the perfect title for my layout.  “Hello Adventure” was perfect to describe the many afternoons my daughter and I spent skiing (her) and snowboarding (I) together.  Even though Legendary is a guy collection, it works so well for documenting outdoor memories.   I also had to add some whimsy with several of the adorable Clear Stickers.

I kept my embellishment to a minimum because I wanted the focus to be on the snowflake, but I did find the perfect phrase sticker and “Lets Go” sticker from the Accessory Stickers. The two papers that I used to back my photos are Epic Tales and Total Legend (the A side).  I added texture to these papers by tearing the bottom edge and distressing the other three edges.

You can watch my process video here.

I hope I’ve inspired you to create an outdoors layout with Legendary, its truly such a versatile collection!

I’ll be back again soon!

Melissa xx





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