- I used tons of chip board on this piece because I wanted dimension and for elements to extend past the 4"x6" rectangle base. "Snow" is glittered with Martha Stewart's 'White Gold' glitter. I purchased this color after Tim Holtz mentioned that it's his favorite color and I figured that if Sir Tim was recommending a product not his own, it had to be good! And of course, he's right...it's a wonderful, slightly tarnished silver that has a beautifully vintage feel.
- The snowflakes have a lot of layers. First, I colored the raw chipboard with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain, then highlighted with Picket Fence. Next, I added a thick layer of Rock Candy Distress Paint. Once that was dry, I accented with a Snow Cap Adirondack paint dabber and while the paint was still wet, I sprinkled on some crystal glitter. The centers are embellished with gauzy flowers and a button on the large and pearl on the small. That still didn't seem like quite enough, so I also added some dots of Old Paper Distress Stickles.
- The snowman is much simpler. He too, has a base of Tumbled Glass and Picket Fence stains and is accented with Snow Cap paint dabber. His sparkle, however, comes from a layer of Rock Candy Distress Stickles. He's finished off with some pearl "buttons" and a gingham ribbon "scarf".
- I also colored the Tim Holtz 'Play' adage ticket with Tumbled Glass stain, plus a little Pumice Stone along the edges for depth. I wanted this to look a bit frosty too, so I accented the top edges with Snow Cap paint dabber and added crystal glitter to the wet paint. The ticket is pierced with a crystal headed corsage pin and is actually adhered tho the base with foam tape to give it dimension.
- I love this new lacy trim I purchased from Hobby Lobby...I can just get lost in their ribbon department. To make sure the lace stayed put, I adhered it with Wondertape. Because the lace is an open design, some of the sticky Wondertape was exposed, so I sprinkled on more White Gold glitter and voila!, no more stickiness and wow, does that look pretty!
I think I might enjoy making winter projects just as much a Christmas ones. I can still use a ton of glitter and fancy trimmings!
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Pattern Paper: My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found ‘Portobello Road’
Inks: Distress Stain ‘Tumbled Glass’, ‘Picket Fence’, ‘Pumice Stone’; Adirondack paint dabber ‘Snow Cap’
Embellishments: chipboard letters, snowman, snowflakes, flourish; Martha Stewart glitter ‘White Gold’, ‘Crystal Fine’; pearls; Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint ‘Rock Candy’; 7 Gypsies clips; Making Memories rick rack ‘Animal Crackers’; Distress Stickles ‘Rock Candy’, ‘Old Paper’; JoAnn flowers; corsage pin; ribbon; lace; TH adage ticket; TH button accoutrement
Tools: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi-Medium; glue dots; Wondertape; 3M foam tape; emery board; heat tool