Saturday 28 November 2015

Vintage snowflakes

I seem to be using Tim's weathered winter snowflakes a lot this year, for this card I kept to a vintage neutral palette to start with but you can see it brightened somewhat as I went along.

I began with a Prima 6x6 life time collection paper pad and some scraps of patterned papers to create a simple collage on a background.

I scraped gesso over using a palette knife .....

... and when the gesso was dry I used coffee archival ink to stamp one of the weathered snowflakes.

Over that I brayered another layer of gesso to create a distressed look ....

.... and die cut one of Tim's layered snowflakes and ran it through the accompanying texture fade, I also cut all the snowflakes from the paper snowflakes thinlits set and punched one as well. I didn't use all of them but some of them to layer up to create the focus of the card. By smearing left over gesso and dipping the smaller ones in what was left I created a textured  background on them. They then got dipped in peacock feathers and twisted citron distress inks, finishing with dips in gathered twigs and hickory smoke.

After adding a little patina distress stickles I layered them and added to the card with some washi tape to add a little more interest .....

... a stamped sentiment and a small bow made from a strand of hessian.

Wishing you a happy weekend with some creative time set aside just for you.

hugs Brenda xxx