Hello from a cold, sleety Dublin with snow forecast for today.
Lots of challenges this week with a white theme which is so appropriate for snowy region. Hope you are snuggly warm wherever you are.
The background layer is Lace Paper - tissue weight paper is pulsated with high speed water jets through a silk screen to create the 'lace pattern'. I've then die cut 4 borders from velvet paper (by SEI) so that edges are lovely and soft. (Magnolia die "Old Swedish Lace"). The doily is cut from Bazzill CS using Cheery Lynn's Sophia's Heart die. I painted the primitive heart die cut with Paper Artsy's Fresco Finish in Snowflake. Then stamped and embossed swirls using Crafty Individuals stamp (CI-182) and embossed with Stampendous EP (Winter Wonderland). The top chip-board die cut was first painted in Paper Artsy's Nougat paint. I then applied their crackle glaze paint. When dry, painted again using Snowflake paint and the lovely cracks appeared. The top embellishment is a beautiful french enamel by 7Gypsies. I tried 'crackling' the enamel but it didn't work out so I've just dabbed it with Adirondack paint dabber in Snowcap to 'remove the bare look'. I received the pretty corrugated butterflies as a freebie with an order from The Funkie Junkie Boutique - thanks Linda! I've painted them with Paper Artsy's Snowflake paint and then dabbed the ridges with Paper Artsy's Metallic Glaze which gives a lovely pearly shimmer. I've completed by adding roses, pearls, Cheery Lynn flourish die cuts and lace.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Stay warm and have a lovely weekend.
I wish to enter my card to the following challenges;
Sugar Creek Hollow - Winter White
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Lace Love
Flutter By Wednesday - Winter White
The Pretty Little Ribbon - Flowers & Ribbon
Make My Monday - Diecuts and Punches
4 Crafty Chicks - Pearls, pearls, pearls
Crafty Ribbons - Love, Romance, Anniversary