Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Through the frosty window

A sneak peek today as it is my turn to post over at the Country View Crafts Updates blog.
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I would love to see you over there if you can find a moment amongst all the glitter, cards and decorations lol.

Thanks for popping by today.

If a window of opportunity appears, don't pull down the shade.
Tom Peters
 
hugs {brenda} x0x

Updated this post with the full edition from CVC updates blog so that I can enter it into the Simon Says Monday challenge before it finishes.

Hi Brenda here and my turn to share a project with you today. I have been using some Tim Holtz dies and a canvas to create my frosty window and who do you think is inside?


Well lets start at the beginning.


I die cut Tim's window die out of greyboard and gave it a couple of coats of picket fence distress paint .....


... and when it was dry I added crackle glaze, another coat of paint and watched the fine crackles appear.


I cut a frame from white card to go over the back of the canvas ......


.... and tore strips of tissue paper, scrumpled them up and using a wet glue adhered them to the back and sides as shown.


I made a background for the shadowbox part of the canvas .....


... and created a 3D mount from a very small canvas which is to be used inside it.


Look you can see someone peeking out, I bet you have guessed who it is? Do you like the frosty windows, this is such a cool technique. I adhered some plastic packaging to the back of the window and then smeared a little matte multi medium in the corners of the four panes of 'glass' and when dry I painted rock candy crackle paint over them. Don't you think it gives a great effect?


I painted the frame I made black after I had glued it on and then added some grunge paste through a brick mask to create the walls.


When it was dry I used some decoart paints to create the brick colours and when that was dry I again used the matte medium to glue on some distress  rock candy dry glitter to give the walls a frosty look.


The window is closed and we still can't see who it is peeking out!!


The greenery was made using coredinations papers in different greens, run through the festive greenery strip die then sanded down and inked with walnut stain.



I also used some left over 'frosty' berries from last years decorations in with the holly and greenery.


And here he is sat peeking out, it's good old Santa Claus just waiting for the 24th so he can load up the sleigh and be off delivering all his presents. Not long to go now.

Have fun with all your preparations and don't forget Santa needs to know you have been good.

hugs {brenda} x0x


25 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Looks great x off to look x hugs x

sally said...

I lve what you did to get the window effects! It's been bookmarked so that I can come cack to it again in the spring....

Sally

Dagmar said...

Ohhhh - wow - it's a dream!!!! I love it so much!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

A beautiful card, and love the quote! Hugs, Valerie

Astrid Maclean said...

Just been over, - such a fun and lovely project full of creative ideas, loved it!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Just back from visiting over there.... thud! That is such a neat project!

Redanne said...

A truly wonderful canvas Brenda, I am totally obsessed with that frost on the glass technique, love the way it looks like Jack Frost has visited.... and Santa was just the icing on the cake! Hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just a fabulous project Brenda.. you are soo talented!

Netty said...

Terrific project Brenda, Annette x

butterfly said...

Looking good already... off to see more!
Alison xx

Ana K. said...

Brenda this is totally fabulous...I love frozen window !
Hugs from Slovenia

Fandhmum said...

Looks interesting, off to have a peek
Rosie x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Must take a look!
Wishes
Lynne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

The sneak peak looks great.... on the way to see the complete piece.

augcott said...

Wow! That is awesome!!!

diane @ aug's blog

Terry said...

You know I can't resist! On that that window die is also on my list! Hugs!

Von said...

Bet Santa's glad he's on the inside those windows look awfully frosty :)
Von ♥

Coco said...

Looks great!! Off to have a look now. Hugs, Coco x

Gio said...

I love the quote, going "there"!

Karin said...

wow love this window!!

2amscrapper said...

what an amazing project. I need to add frost to my window, next time around!

laury55 said...

fantastic work...love the frosty window

Candy C said...

Brenda...this is such a cute idea! I love Tim's window and I love the way you have taken it and turned into such a wonderful Christmas piece! Love the added frost on the window, too. You are so great with details....this is just an example of that! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

Such a gorgeous piece! Brenda. Love the beautiful colors, textures and all the embellishments. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

scrappymo! said...

I have marked this fabulous creation to come back to as well.

This is gorgeous and I can just see my grandchildren delighting in opening the window to see him!