Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Glittered Snow

Although we have no snow here yet, I know it's coming and I like to decorate in a snow theme for the winter months.  When I pulled out my decor this year, I realized that I really don't have very much...(not that I want a lot, less seems to be more after all the Christmas stuff is stowed again). Sticking with the snow theme, icy blue tones, and of course lots of sparkle, I created this hanging piece for my winter collection.

The Details:

  • 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'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!

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations: Glitter
Shopping Our Stash Challenge 34: All That Glitters, Sparkles or Shines
The Cheerful Stamp Pad: Challenge #33 - "Let it Snow"
The Hybrid Chick: Card Caravan Challenge #10 - Sparkle

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
Misc: cardboard


  1. This is beautiful! I love all the bling & the pretty lace too. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week over at Shopping our Stash :)

  2. Love this, glad to see you're back!

  3. Very lovely. I like your use of glitter (love glitz) and your celebration of winter and snow.

  4. Love this art piece! From the text background which you stamped to the glittered letters-so many textures.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love this snowy piece. I live in Minnesota, and like you we have no snow. This hanging would fill the bill for me since after last winter's snow I don't mind doing without the real stuff this year.

  6. This is so beautiful! Love all you different elements and textures.

  7. This is a stunning snow piece! So many wonderful frosty elements. Thanks for joining us for the "Let It Snow" Challenge over at the Cheerful Stamp Pad!

  8. A fantastic sparkly project, thanks for joining us on the card caravan at The Hybrid Chick.

  9. What a great snow . I love the fact that you used the newsprint in the back and that lace is lovely. Thanks for joining "Let it Snow" at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  10. This is so pretty. I love all the different elements. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  11. This is beautiful - love the neutral colour theme for your Let it Snow creation! Thanks for joining The Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge!

  12. Very pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad! :)

  13. Gorgeous, Thank you for playing with us in this weeks glitter challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  14. ooohhh, so that bling...thanks for playing along at shopping our stash this week.


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