Naughty me!!...I am a whole day late telling you about our new
challenge at Winter Wonderland, where our theme this week is
'SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN'
Our lovely sponsor this week is
I am fast becoming obsessed with mixed media, and decided to create
my DT card in that genre. Methinks however, I probably went a
bit 'overboard' with my handmade texture paste 'snow'??
I have had this wonderful image of a vintage Santa superimposed on a
vintage postcard for ages, and decided it was about time that I
printed him out. He was a freebie by the wonderful Linda
I am still on quite a steep learning curve with mixed media
products and techniques, and as you can see, my application of crackle
medium failed. I am now sure that it is partly because I applied it too
thinly, but mostly because I 'worked' it too much. At certain angles a
thin crackle is visible, but I could not capture it in my photos. Nor
do the photos show the sparkle of the glitter I sprinkled on the
crackle paste and 'snow'.
I die-cut all my foliage from white cardstock, then sponged it
with various distress inks, the same ones that I used on the image,
although at different 'strengths'. I then randomly scribbled on the
foliage with a Versamark pen, and sprinkled it with gold embossing
powder. As an experiment, I over-heated a sample piece, thus
slightly singeing the cardstock. I loved the 'leathery' effect, so
applied that 'technique' to all the pieces of foliage.
In previous attempts at applying texture paste 'snow' over distress
inks, I have found that the distress inks bleed upwards into the 'snow',
therefore discolouring it significantly. With great advice from Pamellia,
I sprayed over the distress inks with workable fixative, let it dry,
then added my 'snow', which remained bright white. Yayyyy!
Challenges I would like to enter
ABC Christmas - 'L for Lyrics...song as inspiration' (Santa Claus Is Coming To Town)
Anything But Cute #2 - 'Make It Masculine'
C.R.A.F.T. #315 - 'Christmas'
Frilly And Funkie - 'Monochromatic'
Fussy And Fancy #141 - 'Distressed (or use an Aurora Wings image)
Simply Create Too #87 - 'Masculine'
The Craft Barn - 'For The Man In Your Life'
Image - Funkie Junkie (Linda Coughlin) Freebie Vintage Santa
Dies - Tim Holtz Sizzix Holiday Greens
Paper - First Edition Christmas Village
Texture Paste - Homemade
Crackle Paste - Tim Holtz Rock Candy
Glitter - Tim Holtz Dry Rock Candy
Embossing Powders - Stampendous Frantage Shabby White; Art Stamps Australia Gold
Distress Inks - Tim Holtz Walnut Stain, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Iced Spruce
Beads - from my
For a chance to win a great prize, pop over to Winter Wonderland, check out my teamies' wonderful creations, then enter your own projects. Remember, your project must be for Christmas.
Thank you for visiting,