Saturday 21 December 2013

Snowy Owl at Crafty Individuals

The weather here didn’t start to turn colder until mid November then cold nights made me feel like winter was really on the way and that is what inspired my snowy owl tag. Since I made this tag a couple of weeks ago the wind and rain have set in and it's been quite miserable. Hope it's dry and brighter on Christmas day.
The background was made using a mix of the spritz and flick and the wrinkle free distress techniques with Tim Holtz snowflakes stamped in Chipped Sapphire over the top. This was then given a spray of Dylusions White Linen ink.
I stamped Mr Owl onto a piece of leftover card where I had also used the wrinkle free distress technique and I painted his bowtie in red.
I made the snow myself using snow dust, glitter, white acrylic paint and some glue and painted it on various places including over the word band.
I painted the silver bells with festive berries distress paint and added some of the snow to them, pinning them onto a gold bow.

This tag really makes me feel quite chilly lol.

Stamp – CI-400 from Crafty Individuals
CI-241 – Snowflakes background
Holiday Lampost die – Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Dylusions White Linen ink
Tim Holtz Christmas word band
Distress Inks – tumbled glass, chipped sapphire

You still have time to enter the festive challenge at Crafty Individuals, do pop over to read the rules and see some fabulous inspiration on the CI blog.

If you have managed to stop by to see this post, thank you so much for taking the time to do so at this busy time of the year. I still have at least one post for early next week and I shall also have one for Christmas day.

 I have completed the bulk of all my Christmas preparations and just have some last minute little bits of wrapping to do. Today we have been down to Winchester to walk around the Christmas market and tomorrow we are off to London to see Winter Wonderland, Covent Garden and the lights. It's so lovely to have a bit of time to do this.

I hope you are nearly there with all your preparations and able to have some chill out time.

Dont forget .........................................................................

"At Christmas, all roads lead home." 
Marjorie Holmes

hugs {brenda} x0x