Thursday 22 November 2012

Let It Snow

Time for my weekly DT piece for Creative Expressions using the Let It Snow A5 stamp plate.
I am back to my icy blues for this creation using broken china Distress Ink.  I used a snowflake stencil for my background, which I thought was perfect for the snowman image. I cut two baubles from white card using the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments dies, adding broken china ink to the edges and matting onto a dark blue card.
The snowman has been stamped inside one of the baubles with broken china ink and I have used my water brush to add a little shading. The second bauble has Let it Snow added. For a little more interest I have added Bakers Twine and two pewter embellishments to the top of each bauble along with Bakers Twine tied in a bow.
I have also cut a bauble from shrink plastic, covered with Gesso and then coloured with broken china ink, stamping the snowman with manganese blue archival ink and then shrunk with my heat tool. For a little more interest I have also added Chitchat stickers to the bottom corner.

I also have some blog candy; one of the fabulous Creative Expressions project books showcasing 21 unique projects from myself, Gabrielle Price, Sue Wilson, Sharon Nettleship, Sam Poole, Tracey Laughton, Lynne Gilbert, Dee Paramour, Julia Watts and Hels Sheridan. To be in with a chance of winning the book, simply leave a comment and I will draw a winner at the weekend.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


Amanda said...

Great card as always, feels very frosty. Thanks for the chance to win the project book
Amanda x

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really great make, lve the icy blue colours..great addition of the shrink plastic too!trace x

Sharon said...

I'm really loving the icy blues at the moment and your card is just gorgeous.x

Unknown said...

A crispy wintry card, I have been playing with some of these colours today but not completed anything yet!

Words and Pictures said...

Lovely card, Tracy! Your signature frosty turquoise works so well with that delicious snowman image, and the tiny bauble's so cute. I can remember playing with shrink plastic as kids (Shrinky Dinks were they called?), but the crafting stuff looks as though it's a lot more reliable - I remember it always going all lumpy and bumpy.
Alison x

Terry said...

Ohh my goodness Tracy, another STUNNING project from your hands and my goodness fabulous colors the little snowflakes in the background and the tiny snowman in front. FABULOUS hun and what an amazing achievement showcasing 21 projects with so many lovely and artistic ladies in one book wowwwzerss....I am soo proud of you wowwzers Huge Hugs Terry xxxx

Alison said...

A wonderful festive creation Tracy, I love your icy blues! Great blog candy!
Alison xx

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful card.
Gorgeous stamping.
Love the stamps.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear Tracy.

Brenda Brown said...

Lots of interest in this gorgeous card Tracy. Love the blues again.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Anonymous said...

You use those colours so beautifully and the ornament die cuts are fabulous and that snowman does make me smile.
That is generous of you, thank you for adding my name to the hat!

gayle said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the colours and the hanging ornaments x

Anonymous said...

Love the subtle colours! Georgia

Suzanne C said...

Lovely design with the ornaments and the sweet snowman in the center. The little brass button on top are charming.