Monday, January 18, 2016

Let It Snow!

 Hello again!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We had rain, and then the temperature dropped like a rock! Just missed the snow, AGAIN!  So I decided to make snow for myself on this wall hanging. I used quite a few of my new products including  a new bottle of gesso, mica flakes, Distress and Tattered Angels sprays, a new chipboard sentiment and some new products from Emerald Creek.


I started by adding gesso to my chipboard panel using the seal from the bottle as my applicator.  It had a lot of product on it, and I didn't want to waste it, so I dabbed it over my chipboard base.  It gave an interesting texture, so I covered the entire surface using this blotting technique.  While the gesso was still wet, I added my new mica flakes from Recollections. Once dry, I added texture paste through Tim Holtz Snowflakes stencil and sprinkled with my new Clear Matte Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. I allowed the paste to dry, and then melted the powder with my heat gun.

I layered on lots of sprays including Tattered angels Bell Bottom Jeans and Electric Blue (my new color), my new Distress Blueprint Sketch spray stain, and  Perfect Pearl Turquiose spray mist. When thoroughly dry, I added some stamping and embossing using some tiny Stampin' Up, Tim Holtz and Hero Arts snowflake stamps, Watering Can Archival ink, Hickory Smoke Distress ink and Ranger Embossing Dabber and my new Soft Fallen Snow Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek. I also stamped Tim Holtz trees from his Merry Christmas set using Watering Can Archival ink.






My Tim Holtz Layered Snowflake was painted with Brushed Pewter and Black Soot Distress paints.  I heated the paint until it bubbled and then embossed with the accompanying embossing folder.  I cut one in black paper as well, to add as a shadow.

My new chipboard "Let It Snow" was embossed using Soft Fallen Snow.  I used my DecoArt snowwriter along the top and added more Soft Fallen Snow and heated with my heat gun. I love the gorgeous texture achieved with the Soft Fallen Snow, much like fresh fallen snow! And it glistens like fresh snow in sunshine!  Too bad Mr. I (my phone's camera) is not picking up the gorgeous sparkle!





I took this last shot on a white background so you can see I backed my panel with a chipboard panel painted with black gesso. Sad to say this is one of those projects that has to be seen in person to really appreciate.  It just does not photograph well.


 I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:

Die Cut Divas New Technique, Die, Stamp, Colors New Color-electric Blue and Blueprint Sketch; new technique to add texture and glimmer to background, othe new products. Die: Tim Holtz  Layered Snowflake.
Happy Little Stampers January Mixed Media Challenge Stamps: Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Stampin' Up Stencil: Tim Holtz
Paper Sweeties Inspiration # 30 January 2016 Inspiration comes from the softer blue the dark contrast of the cupcake bottom, the snowflake, and the glitter.
papersweeties-inspiration#39

Thank you for stopping in today and for all your amazing comments!  I read each one with great appreciation!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

29 comments:

  1. Gorgeous wall hanging Sara! I love the background, the colours and shimmery details are fabulous and I love the chipboard sentiment, absolutely fabulous! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Wow, Sara! What an amazing mixed media work of art! Love the colors and I'm smitten with that snowflake! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Paper Sweeties :)

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  3. Beautiful, Sara Emily! I love the way the background resembles a true blizzard. The color palette is lovely, and those flecks of gold really pop! you are so talented!

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  4. You DID make your own snow and it's GORGEOUS! I'm so glad we don't have snow here... I got enough of it as a child! But if you want snow... then I do hope you get some soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just soooo lovely with such incredible texture and depth with such wonderful colors and shimmers. The shimmering glitz is my favorite aspect of this creation! Congrats on your F&F top person Sara!! Of course, you are always top person in my world!! j.

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  5. Brrrrr....this makes me want to sit in front of a roaring fire with a hot cup of cocoa! Absolutely gorgeous, Sara! Soft Fallen Snow is an all-time fave of mine & i love how you used it here. Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares!
    {julia} Emerald Creek DT

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  6. What a fantastic background Sara and pretty design.
    Julie x

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  7. Lovely, inky creation, Sara. I like the snowflake stencil, the different blues and the beautiful texture. Thanks for playing along at HLS Mixed Media Challenge. Melissa

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  8. OH wow, this is stunning, Sara!! The background looks amazing!! I love the texture and the colors!! Every detail is fabulous!! You did a perfect job of creating your own snow!! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Gorgeous piece! Love the wintery style. The blue with the silver is such a pretty combo. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  10. Fantastic background you created. So glad you described what you did. WOW.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  11. Oh, Sara, your winter wall hanging is stunning! You have created such an amazing background and I adore all the shimmery details and colours! That layered snowflake is such a perfect focal point! Fabulous design, my friend, as always!
    Huge hugs to you! Branka xxx

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  12. Fabulous textured background! This is just beautiful!

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  13. This is totally GORGEOUS! I LOVE all the amazing texture you added! Thank you for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  14. Beautiful!! Such a lovely background!! Very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  15. Gorgeous snowy sparkles - I can feel how much you want it in real life! Fabulous results from the play time with your new goodies.
    Alison xx

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  16. Beautiful snowy wall hanging Sara, lovely background topped off with that pretty snow covered sentiment! Deb xo

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  17. Fabulous mixed media piece. Thanks for joining our stencil challenge at HLS . Carol DT x

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  18. Dang girl! You did it again! This is snowliscious and luscious. Your use of blues, silvers, and whites amazes me every time. Love the little details and learning how ya did it. I see that Let It Snow plaque! Great minds think alike and both were used in such different ways. Wowzers on your photos as well! Nailed it! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  19. Gorgeous snowy background and lovely piece of art!Sara
    Thanks so much for joining us at Emerald Creek this month

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  20. Such a fun card but BOO to the snow! You want some- we got it- come get it! heehee
    xoxo

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  21. Wow, busy girl you are. Another stunner Sara. The embossing powder sentiment is fabulous, I'm really loving that stuff! Beautiful background, the metallic bits really grab the light! Stunning! hugs :)

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  22. Lovely colors! And that matte embossing powder looks perfect! Off to see the other beautiful things you've been making! xxx Lynn

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  23. Wow! What an amazing project! Very beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sweeties!

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  24. What a stunning background for your chipboard...incredible colors and texture! So happy you could join us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!

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  25. I want it! It's beautiful, love the stamps, the colours, everything! Karen x

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  26. What a beauty! Love the chipboard text! Thanks so much for joining us in the January Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge!

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  27. What a lovely card and still using beautiful colours. Thank you so much for joining us over at The Artistic Stamper and good luck for the Challenge. x

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  28. What a gorgeous wall hanging ... the large snowflake looks amazing! Thank you for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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