So for those of you kind and wonderful peeps who have been following me recently and seen the Christmas tab collection grow here's another in the 'series'. It was totally inspired by Hels Sheridan's amazing creation for her latest challenge - Sunday Stampers 226 Snowflakes and will be entered into this challenge.
I used Hels' instructions for the background (DI Picket Fence/Stormy Sky smooshed onto white card, snowflakes then stamped over with Picket Fence and restamped with Silver Versacolor/clear embossing powder/silver gel pen to make them stand out). So far so good.
Sentiment, check, twiddly bits at the top, check. Now for the main snowflake.
Aahh. No Tim Holtz snowflake die or anything closely resembling it, but at this point a tutorial by Sue Wilson (on Create and Craft tv) sprung to mind. Out came the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis squares dies - two each of the two middle sizes - and after some folding and fiddling hey presto! Having cut them with thin silver mirror card Hels' comment about using white alcohol ink rang bells so I dropped some Ranger White Mixative alcohol ink onto the larger one to create random patches. The smaller one got a mix of Ranger White and Copper Mixative and Stonewashed alcohol inks blotted/dropped to create a mottled effect. A thin Memory Box branch, a handcut glitter card snowflake and another of Dot's glass beads and that was it, job done:) If I get time (?!) futher snowflake experimentation may need to take place as I had a few more thoughts about how to make it more lacy afterwards. For now I have four urgent projects which must get done, amongst other things.
Thank you for stopping by and for your much appreciated comments. Hugs, Buttons x