Monday, 16 January 2012

Winter's butterflies

It's challenge time at Tando Creative - our theme this month is "Ice White" and there's a photo for inspiration. You can check it out here if you'd like to play along and be in with a chance of a lovely prize in a random draw of all players.

I used an ATC base - the chipboard is perfect for this as you need a thick layer of gesso and a lighter weight base tends to buckle with the moisture and weight of it. Once I had a thick layer of gesso, I spritzed my stamps with water to help them release and stamped to leave textured impressions. I left if overnight to dry and then added a couple of extra snowflakes heat embossed with white powder so that there are both debossed and raised snowflake impressions.

I took inspiration from the silver pot in the picture and used silver for the sentiment. I didn't have an appropriate stamp so to get the words I wanted, I printed on an inkjet printer and quickly covered with detail embossing powder.

Glass glitter around the edges and a white rose finish it off.

Stamps:
Grunge Flakes (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)

Paper:
Chipboard ATC (Tando Creative)
Cryogen White (for sentiment strip)

Other:
Gesso
Versamark ink
Detail white embossing powder
Detail silver embossing powder
Inkjet printer
Deko Ice Glitter by Efco (Crystal)
Rose (Wild Orchid Crafts)


Thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

wow love the effect...I wonder if a wooden box or a photo frame would look as good done this same way.

Anesha said...

Beautiful creation, love the clean colours and great textures.

tracy said...

thats really pretty joanne ;)

Kath said...

Lovely. A very calming piece of work.

Kaz said...

Brilliant Joanne, I love both the textures you've used xx

Karen said...

This is beautiful Joanne xxx

Rachelxx said...

Lovely Joanne - delicate but with texture interest :-)

Kaowyn said...

I particularly like the texture that you've obtained with the snowflakes. Thank you also for explaining your techniques so clearly.

Suzie said...

Beautiful Joanne! Great technique :)

Di said...

This is fabulous Joanne, so beautiful xx

Traceyr said...

That glass glitter is really sparkly and I love the debossed and raised snowflakes too.


:)

Samantha Read said...

Stunning! :o)

Lottie said...

My word this is stunning. At first glance I thought it was beautiful lace! But it's even more beautiful to see and now know that it is very clever stamping. Amazing

Carole said...

I love the idea that snowflakes are winter butterflies! The card is just lovely!

Eloise said...

all i got to say is WOW!