Sunday, 30 November 2014

Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone!

Enjoying winter so far? If so come and spread some wonderful winter cheer with us over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Winter Wonderland

Of course it is another frame! I love making them - simply balsa wood strips glued into a frame shape. This one had texture paste stencilled through a damask stencil. 

It was then painted with Gesso, covered in a layer of Taupe Fresco paint, the excess was then wiped away with a baby wipe and then when the frame was dry Pewter Treasure Gold was rubbed over the top.
 The stamped images were from an Artistic Outpost set called 'Sleighride' To make the background I used Iced Spruce DI and Picket Fence DP on the craft mat, spritzed with water and then swirled the white card through the inky paint puddles. 

When dry I stamped the trees with Watering Can Archival ink. I then dabbed the trees with Picket Fence DP and sprinkled Rock Candy Distress glitter over the paint. When this was dry I added more texture to the snow effect by dabbing Rock Candy Stickles glue over the trees.

     A spritz of White Linen Dylusions spray gave a lovely snow effect to the sky

The girls were stamped with Jet Black archival ink. I then cut around them and stuck them onto the background after dabbing some Iced Spruce Di around the edges to cover cut white edges and also add shadows.

I like working on little details - so I couldn't resist some very fussy cutting with a craft knife!

I felt that the picture needed a border within the frame. So I got a sheet of white card and cut out a small border. I inked around the edges of the  border with Iced Spruce DI 

I stamped a lovely border stamp around it using Colourbox Platinum ink. I then added some Liquid Pearls in Platinum.

 As the title of the challenge is winter wonderland and there was a 'Winter Wonderland' stamp in the set it seemed only right to use the stamp on this creation!

 It was stamped with Watering Can Archival ink and the edges of the white card were inked with Iced Spruce DI. Silver brads were used to attach the card to the frame.

I decided to make some frosted winter foliage to decorate the frame.

 I got some of my favourite ivory roses and tore away some layers to make them smaller. I dabbed some Iced Spruce DI over the roses and spritzed with water to blend the ink. I dabbed some Iced Spruce DI over some holly and fern diecuts and then covered them with Rock Candy Distress stickles glue.A flourish was dabbed with Colour Box Platinum ink.

 I also added some beads - silver, pearls and crystals along with a crystal button

So there is my Winter Wonderland scene! I would love it if you came over to see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Remember we are a stamping challenge so please feature a stamped focal image on your creation.
You could be the winner of $20 to spend at Flonzcraft Stamps! And of course you could be picked as one of our Catwalk Spotlights!
Hope to see you there!

I am entering this at Artistic Outpost November Challenge

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  1. I had to look several times to see all the elements on the frame but it sure was worth it! So beautiful, frosty and wintery. Very nice!

  2. Absolutely stunning Laura, the actual frame, the central image and the border, they all hang so beautifully together to make the most stunning winter wonderland piece, love this!!

  3. Laura this is gorgeous. I love the colours and texture great gram! X

  4. WOW!!! This is spectacular Laura! I just love the frosty tones of the pewters and greys, it's so elegant and vintage at the same time! The border was a great idea, it really gives your focal image an extra layer of dimension! Such a beautiful project! Love it! hugs :)

  5. Oh this is just stunning love everything about this piece of art . Will be adding to my fav. list

  6. Such a pretty design and love your vintage palette. Suits your stamped image beautifully.
    Julie x

  7. You always push the boat out with your DT makes Laura and this is no exception. Love it.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  8. Beautiful! Love the color. Love everything about it. Would make a beautiful gift.

  9. Hi Laura! Congrats with the 'honorable' mention at AO for this beautiful Winter Wonderland scene! I told my hubbie that I wanted to have spare balsa wood on hand and he asked why and I said 'Because of Laura!!' :) I love how you make all of your frames for your projects! Just fantastic and versatile--any project can be turned into a framed masterpiece! I Love That!! XOXO-Shari

  10. Hi Laura, I'm just playing catch up and wow what a gorgeous piece of artwork. I love the muted tones and all the texture looks stunning
    Claire xx


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