Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Snowflake Sparkle

I am loving Tim's Snowflake Layering die and have come up with another tag.  I wanted to add some sparkle to this one and use the entire snowflake, so I've taken a little creative liberty with Tim's challenge.

I started by using a larger tag which I hand cut out of smooth white card stock, similar in texture to Tim's tags, so the Distress Paints worked very nicely on it.  I used several Distress Paints and marblized them according to Tim's tutorial, this time adding in a smattering of Perfect Pearl turquoise powder to the paints on my craft mat. I dried with a heat gun, and smooshed the tag in the paints/pearls/water puddle several more times, drying between layers and after the final layer. (Paints used: Weathered Wood, Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce, Picket Fence, Gathered Twigs, Chipped Sapphire, and Seedless Preserves)

I embossed the painted tag with the included snowflake folder and then swiped on some silver metallic rubs from my stash with my finger to the raised areas. I did this in place of the step where Tim uses Distress Ink on his embossing folder. I set the tag aside and gawked at it's beauty.  I was thinking about not covering it up with that cardboard, but I think Tim is expecting a certain level of compliancy with his instructions!



Next, I cut a piece of a white box, peeled off some of the paper to expose the corrugated board,  and die cut the snowflake.  I inked it randomly and around the inner and outer edges (after distressing the outer edges) with Weathered Wood Distress Ink using an ink blending tool.


I stamped the snowflakes from Tim's Christmas stamp set using Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, added some Holograph Embossing powder to the larger of the three and heat embossed.  It's a great effect when viewed in person.

I spritzed  the cardboard with Perfect Pearl Turquoise Mist randomly and allowed this to dry. When dry, I spread some Texture paste through Tim's Christmas Layering stencil, sprinkled some embossing powder over this and allowed to dry overnight.  When dry, I heat set the embossing powder.

 I swiped on some Multi Medium Matte and added  some cellophane flakes.  I added it in several areas where I wasn't pleased with the peeling of the cardboard and at the bottom of the tag. I love the icy look it gives my tag.

This was taken in the light of my computer screen...ahhh! Technology!

I altered a few Idea-ology metal pieces using Distress Paints (Picket Fence and Chipped Sapphire), Perfect Pearl turquiose powder and Distress Effects Powder (Vintage Photo) and my heat gun and added them to my tag.  I swiped some Distress Paint on my Trinkets fastener to highlight the word "Fragile" and the numerals, then wiped off the excess when partially dry. I set this aside.


Terrible lighting makes this appear orange...I assure you...it's not orange or even close!


I swiped some Distress Stains on my craft mat, and spritzed with water, swiped a length of Crinkle Ribbon through the puddle, and spritzed the colorized ribbon with water to blend the colors more.  I crinkled it  lightly and allowed this to dry.  (Stains used:  Stormy Sky, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Seedless Preserves, and after the others were applied and dried,  Brushed Pewter for extra shine)



The dried ribbon was tied into a Paula bow, and I inserted a piece of wire in the back of the knot.  I had a short length of  colored ribbon left over, and  I looped this through the tag hole. The wire of the bow was inserted, too and tied off in the back of the tag. I added my Trinkets to the front of the bow to finish the tag.



I hope you enjoyed seeing my second tag.  I appreciate your visit to my blog and love reading all your wonderful comments.  For those that are celebrating Thanksgiving this week with out of town family, I pray for safe travels for you, and those who are at home, enjoy a peaceful day!

 I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges. Please pay each a visit and consider linking up a project of your own!:

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 November

The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side #3 Christmas Decorations

Inspiration Journal "Happy Holidays!" Snowflakes remind me of Christmas and I'm decorating my tree with snowflakes this year, thanks to Tim!

The Artistic Stamper Creative Team November's Creative Challenge "Christmas is Coming!" I always associate snow with Christmas, and this year I'm putting lots of snowflakes all over my tree!

Stamplorations November Challenge "Stamps and Layers" Snowflake stamps and layers of paint, paper, cardboard, texture paste, embossing powders, cellophane flakes, etc and so forth!

Artist Trading Post Exchange "Stencil Mania"  Tim's Christmas Layering stencil used with texture paste and embossing powder.

Divas By Design "Let It Snow!"  Oh, durn!  Just missed the link-up!

21 comments:

  1. A wonderful project, love the snowflake details. Thank you for joining us at ATP Exchange this time.
    Yvonne

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  2. Gorgeous tag! I love the colours you've created with all the dipping, smooshing and drying! Lots of texture and that bow is fab detail to finish with. Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange for my challenge.
    Julia x

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    1. Thank you, Julia! What a fun challenge it was!

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  3. Fabulous tag Sara....very vintage. I really like the addition of word snowflake. Karen.x

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! I visited your blog and am loving your Tim tag!

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  4. Stunning tag! Love the background and the snowflake is superb!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd challenge.

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    1. Thank you Lucyna! I appreciate your kind words!

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  5. I love the "liberties" you've taken! =) Thanks for sharing another great project with us at Inspiration Journal.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa! What a fun challenge this has been for me!

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  6. Oh my word, another stunner! The colouring on that snowflake panel is spectacular! I would love to see a tutorial on how you did that, wow! HINT HINT! Not very subtle, am I? lol. Another gorgeous tag my friend, and again, I am loving how you used the text stencil...I have now added that one to my wish list!

    One last thing, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my blog while I was on holiday! It was such a nice thing to come back too! I had a great time with my Mom, although the week flew by too quickly, as it always does! Hope you had a wonderful week as well! Until your next amazing project! hugs :)

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    1. Pamellia,
      So sorry for the delay in replying to your sweet comment! I'm not sure if I can say anything more about how I achieved that look on the snowflake, but if you have specific questions, please e-mail me, and I'll be glad to do my best to answer them for you.

      So happy you had a great week with your Mom! I'm looking forward to seeing YOUR next amazing project! And thank you for your make-my-day- comments you leave here:):). Hugs!

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  7. Loving the tag, this is one of my favourite dies at the moment.
    Thanks alot for joining in the challenge at The Mirror Crack'd, Angela R. x

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    1. Thank you, Angela, I'm happy you like it. I love this die/embossing folder, and it is getting plenty of use this season!

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  8. So pretty Sara, ah I do love this die, gotta wait til next year tho xx

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    1. So nice...thanks, Georgie:)! I hope Santa hears your wishes and you find one in your stocking!

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  9. Another beauty. Thanks for sharing it too at The Mirror Crack'd.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  10. Wow, another gorgeous creation. Thanks for joining us over at The Mirror Crack'd Challenge. Hugs, Susanne.

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    1. Thank you so much Susanne! What a fun challenge to participate in!

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  11. Beautifil project ! Thanks for joining us at The Mirror Crack'd
    Vania

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