Thursday, 22 January 2015

Winter Wishes

Hi Everyone, I am so pleased to be sharing my post today at Frilly and Funkie as their Guest Designer after winning their recent challenge A Vintage Holiday my Altered Frame which you will see HERE. Clicking to enlarge the photographs highlights all my glittered areas better. As you know glitter is so difficult to capture in photos. 

With their current challenge - Winter Wishes I was asked to design something expressing what I love about winter. This was rather hard as I hate our cold wet winters in Scotland with long dark days. But I do like on the rare time when we wake up to everything glistening white and I love to feed the birds in the winter time especially my beloved Robin - Ronald.
Now gathered with inspiration I decided to make a wall hanging using a Canvas Board.

I first of all glued a Cheery Lynn Snowflake die all over my board.

I layered on some scraps of old music sheets and used Texture paste to add my Ivy. Once dry I placed my stencil back over my textured areas and started to add Distress Ink, building up colour. I also added in Pine Needles later on.

My little Robin's body was cut out 3 times in chipboard to make him more 3D. I added Distress paint to shade him and then used a flourish stamp and Archival ink to add shading. His eye was Black Liquid pearls.

My letters were also cut from Chipboard. I gave them a coat of Gesso. Once dry I added Glossy Accents and Rock Candy Distress Glitter, letting dry before adding some Distress Ink to the edges.

I added a selection of winter greenery die cuts, more snowflakes, glittered icicles, Flower Soft and lots of glitter to give a frosty feel.

Thanks to the Super Talented team over At Frilly and Funkie for asking me to Guest for them today and I hope you all enjoyed your visit to my blog today.

Julie xx

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  1. Good morning Julie many congrats on your GD win over at F+F. Your wall hanging is perfect for their winter theme. Ronald sounds a real character, I love robins but as we have Billy not many birds brave it into our garden! Your layers and glitter are so frosty...beautiful work. Hugs xx

  2. Wow Julie Fantastic ! Loooovvvvve !
    I adore the background with CLD SNOWFLAKES , great idea !

  3. Super make Julie! Love how you used the trailing ivy stencil, a beautiful design! And of course congrats on your guest post at F&F!! Well deserved!

  4. Gorgeous card Julie,love that little robin and his name!
    Congrats on your guest DT spot too,well deserved ;)
    Big wintery hugs
    Donna xxx

  5. Such a pretty card, for a moment I thought you ran it thru an embossing folder. Lovely use of die cite, Julie. Big Congrats on your GD post at F & F.Hugs.

  6. What a nice and winters Guest designer canvas board! All the snow flakes and pine needles are super!! Beautifull creation!
    many greetings Gerie

  7. Greetings Julie, what a lovely embossed backgrounds, colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

  8. I love your textures and buildup here....quite effective! And your little Robin - very sweet and what a great idea for putting on his "feathers"! xx Lynn

  9. Such a pretty card Julie, love the winter greens. xxx

  10. So beautiful Julie! I really love that snowflake embossing folder, what a great backdrop for the beautiful scene you have put together! Gorgeous! until next time, big hugs :)

  11. Congratulations Julie...I too love of the lovely things about winter. A beautiful canvas, you have such an eye for detail, a real treat. Ruth x

  12. Oh Julie! I'm so far behind in leaving comments but I have seen your fabulous creations via my phone! This card is gorgeous and Frillie and Funkie should be congratulated for picking you as much as you deserve congrats for being there! Big hugs, Chrisx


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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