Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Snowflake Tinsel

Welcome to my blog and today I am sharing my second DT contribution to the Country View Challenges theme for November which is 'The colour Blue'.


My backgrounds started with the card being dipped into a blue mix of distress inks and brushos and dried. I took the gorgeous shabby snowflakes from Tim's Weathered Winter stamp set and covered them with blue distress inks direct from the pads. Don't forget to always start with your lighter blues and then the darker ones so you don't contaminate the lighter colours. I spritzed water into the air and wafted the snowflakes through it and then stamped onto the background, in most cases this gave me an even more distressed look as the snowflake edges bled into the background a bit. You can see no two look the same.


When perfectly dry I brayered over a thin layer of white gesso to make it look more like a snowy background.


I wanted a strong image as the focal point so I die-cut Tim's layered snowflake in a light blue card, and lightly brayered gesso again over the raised parts, dried it off and dipped it into broken china DI and dried then into faded jeans and dried it again.


I brayered over with the gesso again being careful to just touch the high points and sprinkled over some snowflake tinsel embossing powder. Once heated this gave me a beautiful sparkly effect and to make the snowflake pop and stand out more I blended ground espresso DI round the edges.


I adhered the snowflake onto the background with some natural fibre beneath it ........


.... added the words die-cut from Tim's holiday words script 2 set .......


... and then mounted onto some dark blue paper before adhering to the card.


I have prepped 9 of these with just the one completed but when I finds some time there will be quite a few more to add to my box and plenty of handmade cards to send to family and friends.

I hope your week is going well. Enjoy the run up to the weekend and I hope you find some quiet time for you in it somewhere.

hugs Brenda xxx


13 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous background to this wonderful blue creation and the large snow flake looks stunning! Love the effect of the brayered gesso over the back ground!! One to remember :)

hazel said...

Stunting cards Brenda, I love how you've done the background and the snowflake is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love the snowflakes.

Sophie said...

Wow! Brenda, das ist eine außergewöhnlich schöne Karte.
Dieser moderne Stil gefällt mir sehr gut.

Sophie xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow, so beautiful !
Corrie x

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous, Brenda.... what a great idea to use the brayer for the snowy effect! And love your touches with embossing powder - great addition. I really love all of your cards this season - xxx Lynn

Jan Hill said...

Beautiful card, love that idea of wafting the snowflakes in water spray! Hugs x

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful snowflake card...i haven't even gotten my layered snowflake out yet this year, and now I am INSPIRED! Lovely snowy background! Your family and friends will be blessed to receive one of these beauties! Hugs!

Véro said...

This is so lovely!Bravo!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the wintery blues and the embossed snowflake is beautiful with its layers of colour and embossing powder,thanks for sharing it! Deb xo

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful contrast with the black framing - your snowflakes are lovely in the blues! Julia xx

butterfly said...

And another wonderful snowflake I missed - beautiful blues, and delicious icy frosting.
Alison xx

A Pink said...

Another stunning snowflake card ! Love the colours and all the detail and texture . x