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.

Grunge Flakes (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)

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

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!


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.

Crafting Queen 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.

cookcreateread 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.


Sam & Poppy said...

Stunning! :o)

Unknown 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!