Friday 13 August 2010

Ice queen!

I've been playing with Tando chippie again - still trying to kick start that Christmas feeling so I can get a head start on cards! I decided to use the separate snowflake flourish that comes in the set with the snowflake plaque to make a wintery brooch. It would be good on a bag or jacket, I reckon.

I used a freebie CD to cut a freehand ice shard for the base. The Tonic Studio scissors go through easily and I find if you warm the CD up a bit with your heat gun first to soften it you're less likely to have it crack or shatter as you cut.

I covered the snowflake flourish with a couple of coats of silver UTEE and rubbed pearl and turquoise Perfect Pearls onto it while it was still warm, concentrating more colour towards the bottom of the shape.

A couple of smudges of Glossy Accents to hold a little sprinkling of silver micro beads finishes it off.

Snowflake plaque by Tando Creative (find Tando stockists here)
Versamark by Tsukineko
UTEE (silver)
Microbeads (these are actually steel ones sold for nail art)
Glossy Accents (as adhesive)
Perfect Pearls by Ranger (Perfect Pearl and Turquoise)
Brooch pin

Thanks for stopping by!


Sid said...

Ohh this is lovely. It really does looks 'cool'.

tracy said...

thats lovely joanne,i love the colours :)

Heavenly Anarchist said...

Fab and great tip with the cds, thanks.

Gez Butterworth said...

Cor, Joanne it's beautiful. :)
Your brooch almost looks like mother of pearl. Great tip about warming the CD.xx

Netty said...

This is fab, great idea, love it. Annette x

joanne wardle said...

oooo that's lovely

Karen said...

Oh Joanne, this is really beautiful XXX

Traceyr said...

wow Joanne you would never know that wasn't glass! An old CD and some chipboard - you have worked wonders.

This must certainly have kick started you into the Christmas spirit surely?


Deborah said...

That is one cool brooch,Joanne! I'd never have thought of using the heat gun on CDs, which is strange because I love to heat and burn stuff (for craft purposes, I hasten to add!)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jackie Elwin said...

ooooh yes very coooool! and the tiny silver micro beads look very frosty. Brilliant!

Hazel said...

Very stylish and beautiful - love the way your cut the ice shard to go with the Tando x

Mari said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the shard was inspired!

Di said...

This is such a stunning piece Joanne, I'm so inspired xx

Caroline said...

Beautiful Brooch Joanne - what a great idea...x