Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Let It Snow (again!)

 Hello crafty friends! I wanted to play along with the talented Design Team at Stamps and Stencils this time, where the theme is Oh, So Blue.


Emerald Creek Dare's  New challenge is winding up, but I wanted to enter using my newly found technique using plastic wrap on my background as well as my new Distress sprays,Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch. I also used my new Soft Fallen Snow embossing powder on my focal snowflake. I just recently saw a blogger use plastic wrap over sprays, and I cannot for the life of me remember where I saw that. I'm so sorry I can't give credit where credit is due.  I'm not sure if  I did it the same as they did, either.  I applied gesso to my panel and dried it thoroughly.  Next I sprayed with Wilted Violet and Blueprint Sketch, misted with water and laid plastic wrap over top.  I scrunched the wrap, and left to dry overnight. When dry, it leaves this incredible frosted look; at least it did on this.





My Tim Holtz snowflake was made using the embossing folder only. I painted Picket Fence Distress paint with a brush into the recesses of the folder and embossed my panel.  I swiped on more Picket Fence once embossed and sprinkled and heat embossed with my new Soft Fallen Snow. This stuff is incredible, and truly looks as if a fresh sprinkling of snow has been left on your project.  It's quite sparkly, too, but like most glitters, it's quite camera shy!


Dies: Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake and Snowflake Duo (embossing folders only) Stamps:  Tim Holtz Mini Handwritten Holidays, Wordsworth (Pinebranch) Stencil: Tim Holtz Snowflakes  Paints/Inks/Sprays:  Distress ink: Broken China, Blueprint Sketch  Archival Cobalt Distress Spray stain: Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch  Distress paint: Picket Fence, Wilted Violet Embossing Powder: Emerald Creek Soft Fallen Snow

The back panel is embossed with Snowflake Duo embossing folder. I swiped with Wilted Violet, then  Picket Fence, and used the Snowflakes stencil and a pine branch stamp with Picket Fence. I photographed this indoors under my desk lighting, then outdoors in the sunshine and finally indoors with just the daylight from the window.  The color variation is quite remarkable!  This really IS blue with a touch of violet! I purposefully left my artwork without dimensional embellishments so I could easily send it through the mail.




I would like to enter my project into the following inspiring challenges:
Paper Sweeties Challenge Inspiration # 39 January 2016 My inspiration comes from the little balls on the icing, the snowflakes, and the lighter blue.
papersweeties-inspiration#39
Deep Ocean Challenge # 120 "Something New" New Distress stain sprays, new EC embossing powder, new technique.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your amazing comments.  I read and appreciate each one.
Hugs and Blessings
Sara Emily

21 comments:

  1. Let it stop snowing again except on this so very beautiful card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

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  2. Oh what gorgeous colours you have achieved with this card, so many subtle tones. Great work. Xx

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  3. A fabulous mixed media piece Sara. Many thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations this month. Carol DT x

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  4. Lovely card - such a frosty feel!

    Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Hugs,
    Caryn xxx

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  5. What a fascinating technique! I love all these views and all of the variation in the background - it's stunning!

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  6. Oh, Sara, it's incredibly beautiful! You really used your layered snowflake die along with that coordinating embossing folder in so many beautiful ways in your creations! This is a stunning grunge elegant card! Your colour combo reminds me of Aurora Borealis! Brilliant effect, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  7. For some reason blogger showed me this design and the tag together in one post. Can we say-freak in the matrix? Anyway, this is so soft and yummy in colors and textures. That EP does look like fallen snow! It is now also on my wish list. This almost looks iridescent In places! Lovely lovely design and details. You have been having fun in the closet! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  8. Beautiful Sara, lovely wintery blues topped with your pretty snowflake! Deb xo

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  9. okay...you are sick! LOL
    Beautiful card my friend! Love the background! xoxo

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  10. Gorgeous Sara! I love the softly blended blues and purples of the background, so perfect for a wintery card. The snowflake is a show stopper for sure, what a great focal point, and that embossing powder looks pretty awesome, may have to check it out!! So pretty Sara. hugs :)

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  11. Absolutely a dream in blue! A perfect winter card.

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  12. Beautiful, Sara! Love your colors and that center snowflake is amazing! xxx Lynn

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  13. Wow! Sara, my brilliant friend, you make everything so dreamy. The snowflake itself is sensational, thanks to your crafty genius. :o) Speaking of which... the background is stunning. The colors whisk me away to the loveliest winter wonderland.. and I am fascinated by this technique you mentioned. Thank you for inspiring me with every post and for being such a sweet part of my crafty life. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  14. This is totally beautiful! I LOVE the texture--it looks like real snow! Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  15. Amazing colours, your snowy panel is beautiful, Cathy x

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  16. Wow Sara, I just love the techniques you used on this fabulous card. Awesome!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  17. Another fabulous mixed media snowflake! Love the colors and all the shimmer! Thanks for playing with us again at Paper Sweeties!

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  18. this is fabulous - I adore your use of blues and the snowflake is to die for! Thanks for joining us at stamps and stencils this month! Hugs rachel x

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  19. Oh my, I now need that embossing folder too! Love this, the awesome use of colour, the fact that you applied the paint with the embossing folder - just perfection Karen x

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