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Winter Park by Laura Carson!

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Note: most of the links on this post no longer work, as we moved to a new Web site in 2018. However, you can see the supply list items from Laura’s project that are still available on the new site.

What’s New Today? Image Sets by Laura Carson and Tiny Trims!

Reminder: ALL Valentines & Romance Collage Sheets are on sale for 50% off! The sale ends THIS Wednesday night, January 25th!

It’s a beautiful day at Winter Park. The sunshine turns the park into a magical place as the sun bounces off the ice crusted trees and structures.

Skaters are taking advantage of the break in wintry weather enjoying skating on the park’s frozen pond; some are more graceful than others. (Note: I love the reflections of the skaters in the “ice” — see the bottom of the large photo at left.)

The fountain’s cascading sprays are frozen in place creating a beautiful ice sculpture and trees are dressed in glistening ice.

To compliment this project, I created a new collage sheet, Ice Follies, and a new digital image set, Winter Park.

A fancy horse drawn sleigh chauffeuring fashionable ladies passes by (see the wide image below). The sleigh was the inspiration for this project, which is one of the images on the new collage sheet. You’ll find out about these cuties (in the sleigh) in my next project.

Looks like some have used the break in weather to shop. (Note: see the image in the Giveaway section below for one of the shoppers.)

The overall dimension of this piece is 24″ x 16″. You might be thinking that it’s large but the good news is it made of multiple pieces that you can easily store separately. Because it’s modular, it also makes it easy to tackle as much or as little of the project as you like.

In the video tutorial I’ll be covering:
– How to assemble the pieces
– Creating dimension with paper
– How to suspend paper images
– Making Icicles
– Snow
– Frozen pond with skaters
– Building a fountain


Hooray for the Winter Park Giveaway!

I picked out bunches of supplies used in Laura’s artwork to include in today’s Giveaway:
New Ice Follies Collage Sheet
– Baby Its Cold Outside Collage Sheet (for those shoppers!)
– 3D Chipboard Tree – 6 Inch
– Cottage Base – 9x9x1
– Creative Paperclay
– Twinklets Diamond Dust – 3oz Jar (for icicles! and pretty much all over the place!)
– 1/8 Inch Red Satin Ribbon (used as reins on the sleigh… plus it’s on sale!)
– Lavabo Fish & Basin Wall Fountain Set (way in the background, covered in ice — also on sale!)


Just click on this Supply List link for photos and links to everything in Laura’s artwork, including all of the Giveaway items listed above!

To enter the Winter Park Giveaway drawing all you have to do is leave a comment BELOW on this blog post TODAY OR TOMORROW (the deadline is 11:59 pm PST, MONDAY, January 23, 2017)!

AND tell me: What will you make with all of the prize items? What inspires you most from Laura’s tutorial?

Don’t forget to leave your (hello! correct) email address, too, so I can contact the winner; your email address does not need to be made public. Note: I’m offering free shipping, too, but only within the USA. International shipping will still apply.

Please be patient! Spammers try to post crap here a lot so comments are moderated. So if you don’t see your post in the comments section, be patient and check back in a few hours before re-posting it, please!

After midnight, I’ll randomly pick the winner (via So check your mailbox on Thursday morning to see who won and for the next Giveaway and Newsletter!

Hey, who won The Crafty Goblin Collage Sheet Giveaway? That would be Kathy Bumb! Congrats! Check your email for info.

Posted by Leslie, January 22nd, 2017

59 responses to “Winter Park by Laura Carson!”

  1. Angie Bowling says:

    I love your creativity ad I would really like to try one of your kits. Hopefully I might win this one.

  2. This selection really appeals to me….especially all the thin tapes…been looking for those and they are hard to find..will be ordering before you run out!!!

  3. Susan Sparke says:

    How old fashioned and adorable! Reminds me of Boston in winter.

  4. ngb says:

    I love this….makes me chilled to the bone!

  5. Diane D says:

    Another amazing creation from Laura. Would definitely be creating a winter scene. Such a beautiful way to show the beauty of winter.

  6. Kim R says:

    I love Laura Carsons creativity! Her 3d creations are what I always go on her blog site or youtube to read/watch.
    I would make a Steampunk ice skating scene

  7. Kee Ostler says:

    How Enchanting! I am particularly intrigued by the way she reflected the skaters in the pond. Those details really make a piece. I think I would try something like this on a smaller scale. Thanks for the chance to win the prize package.

  8. Jean Marmo says:

    Such a delightful scene!! Incredible details! So very creative!

  9. Jen R says:

    I love how she gets all that dimension in this piece. I would attempt to do a smaller scene.

  10. Deb Young says:

    Wow. What a great project. Love Laura’s designs. Will definitely be doing this one , as well as several of her other projects.

  11. Barb A says:

    Laura’s tutorial was wonderful, love the story of winter park and the fact that she created it using individual scenes that can be put together rather than one large scene.

  12. Lou Anne says:

    I love the frozen pond and icicles. Laura creates such magical projects!

  13. Emily D. says:

    Love the tutorial! I’d use the lace stickers in my collages.

  14. Teddee Grace says:

    This is one of my favorites!

  15. Mary says:

    I am especially eager to try one of the kits. The 3d creation is wonderful. Will try to make a smaller one if I have the opportunity to win this. Thank you!

  16. Karen says:

    What a wonderful wintry selection of fun! If I was lucky to be “randomly” selected, I would love to create a tree covered in hoarfrost using very fine glitter. That’s just the beginning of “playing” with this collection of items.

  17. I love these pieces I love the scene she made I would love to try something like that I hope I win thanks for the chance!

  18. Barb j says:

    I love. All the scenes created to simulate ephemera. Karen is a magical Magician at making things so realisticall!

  19. Ronda Liebert says:

    Very cute and vintage.

  20. Jo says:

    So pretty – i would make something with winter fairies – a triptych, maybe…

  21. Laural says:

    Oh Laura, such an ambitious piece! I am so pleased with the tutorial and my favorite is how to assemble the fountain. Such a wonderful Valentine for me, if I win.

  22. Julie F. says:

    I love the colors and the way she designed the whole piece. Her icicles are beautiful! I would make a collage of a Winter landscape.

  23. Kathlene Ford-Walters says:

    I think I would do a Winter Haunting. The owls, the architectural pieces. Not scary so much as just dark.

  24. Denise Bryant says:

    Love that chipboard tree!
    Laura’s beautiful skating scene inspired me! I love the tips on making icicles!
    I’d use some of the tree in a shadowbox made up of Halloween themed items!

  25. Cheryl Lee says:

    Congrats to Kathy for winning! I honestly don’t know what I would make with all those goodies! lol But they all would be very useful in many different projects. Love Laura’s Winter Park tho, very nice!

  26. Rosemarie Grant says:

    Love this tut. I would make the winter park as well as it reminds me of the old Central Park photos in New York City.

  27. Robin Parker says:

    Looks like a fun project to make!

  28. Another amazing production from Laura Carson! So fun!

  29. Karen Mallory says:

    Fabulous! I would try the skating pond first. I would love to learn how to make all the icicles and frosty cold effects!

  30. Diane Dainis says:

    Will definitely be doing a Winter Wonderland piece in a shadow box. I love her icicles and the water fountain, so creative. I got engaged in a park with small bridges, would be so much fun to duplicate that.

  31. Kim Lucak says:

    I like everything about this – the bridge, icicles, vintage, columns….fabulous!!!!

  32. These romantic nostalgic images are how I can enjoy the “myth” of winter, as I only really enjoy winter in artwork and photography. I would so enjoy creating a piece that can be enjoyed all year long.

  33. Carmen says:

    This is so Laura!! I find her ‘vision’ just awe inspiring!! I love the fountain best of all, along with the archway. I think I’d have to go with building a sunny day in Paris with flowers galore AND using the amazing waves I’m ordering to make the fountain just flow!!!

  34. Marilyn Ray says:

    I would love to try an do a kids pick up hockey game in the park

  35. Mary Mac says:

    Would love to maintain the nostalgic look. Very pretty.

  36. Verna says:

    Wow. Laura is amazing and so is this scene! I would really like to try this scene as is! The skaters are too cute. The video is nicely detailed and makes this seem possible. Thank you for the wonderful project and the give away!

  37. Debi Sizemore says:

    I would start with a Wintry album, if I were to win it sure would make my day, especially enjoyed Laura’s video. Even I a beginner could enjoy it lol

  38. I immediately thought of Chicago in winter. The lions and the fountain, especially caught my eye. Would love to create a fabulous scene like this. I skated as a child and it brings back very fond memories. Laura’s video just ROCKS! Love, love, LOVE!

  39. Marykay Chisum says:

    Simply beautiful!

  40. barb macaskill says:

    Making icicles and building a fountain have me very interested!! Would love to create an ice skating scene for my granddaughter and her other grandmother because they just took her skating for the first time! What a memory maker! TFS!
    macaskillbarbara @yahoo .com

  41. teri Steele says:

    This project is just what I needed. I’m sure most people are like great, I see enough of that out my window but to a fellow Arizonan I’m with Laura it is the most beautiful, magical scene and we can only make this wintery world with paper and imagination. Its just beautiful and just such a project could really do wonders for me about now.

  42. Randi scholl says:

    I love the skating pond and the movement of the skaters. It’s just so pretty.

  43. Winnie says:

    Beautiful giveaway love this project! I would make a skating park!

  44. Jan K says:

    I would make an ice garden with some frost (glitter) kissed flowers and dancers!

  45. kathleen doyle says:

    I’m planning a castle and the digital artwork will be perfect for details inside the castle.

  46. Nancy E says:

    I just love this winter scene!

  47. I would love to learn how to make all the icicles and other winter effects

  48. Susan Nelson says:

    Beautiful! Love the dimensional quality to this.

  49. Michelle G says:

    Beautiful! I love the architecture and the lion, I am thinking a home for an evil ice queen. Love it!

  50. Ina Good says:

    I love and miss winter so a winter scene is perfect!!!

  51. Carol Slowik says:

    Not sure what I would make yet but I loved the ice skating rink tutorial! Thank you Laura!

  52. Lindy says:

    Oh my gosh!! This whole thing is so adorable. What a lovely winter scene

  53. Sue Stout says:

    This is the way I like winter-beautiful, but totally packable! I think I would do a winter house or two to set on a table or mantel!

  54. Carla says:

    Love all the elements of this project, not sure what I’d make

  55. Leah Fein says:

    I would make a fairy library with lions standing out front

  56. Nancy says:

    The most amazing ever. Stunnes

  57. Margaret D says:

    Oh I would love to have this one !!! I would make a skating scene. I loved to skate when I was a kid and really miss having a place to go.
    And I would love to have it for a winter decoration. You could make some lovely valentines with those skaters too. Love love this one! It is so snow day happy

  58. Sylvia L. says:

    Everything is just gorgeous; I think I’d most like to try the pond. It’s amazing that Laura was able to get reflections in the pond. The icicles and fountain are fantastic, too.