I thought I was going to struggle with this case file first, but when I started with my layout (and found the perfect match photos) it came together very easily. The inspiration photo felt very wintery to me, so I scrapped some icy photos. From the evidence items I used: silver accents, crown, circles, glimmer, lace, sparkly things. From the testimony items: inspired by the word ‘cool’, journaling on three circles.
I used dies to make my own number stencil (I explain how on my blog if you are interested). I made a mist with Iced Spruce reinker and Perfect Pearls and misted the layout repeatedly through the stencil. When the numbers were dry, I used a water-soluble grey graphite pencil to outline them for a 3D effect, again using my stencil as a template. I placed a darker shadow at the bottoms. Then it was blended with a paint brush and clean water.
The red stamping was done with Hero Arts Punch Chalk ink. The snowflakes were die-cut from grungeboard, painted pink and then coated with glitter. The silver lace is die-cut from cardstock covered with aluminium tape. Finally, I did some more stamping on the background, some circles, a tree and a heart. The journaling circles and the text strips were stamped with Versafine Smokey Gray and with the red chalk ink. I die-cut a ‘2’ from a piece of mat board that had been covered with red washi tape and glued it right on top of one of the misted ‘2s’. The silver accents didn't photograph well.
Journaling: This was one of the first times you experienced snow. We were taking a walk on the ice of a lake on a very cold day. The whole family was with and we had a little picnic at the side of the frozen lake. You ate maize hooks with very cold hands.' TFL!!