Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Snowflakes


This week's theme on Wednesday Stamper is Snowflakes. I've made an ATC for this, which I've called Snowy Days. I've used a printed and cut out vintage Christmas card image of a girl throwing snowballs and mounted it onto a tile which I made firstly by inking with distress inks, then covering with three layers of clear UTEE with some silver embossing powder around the edges, and then stamping into it with a snowflake stamp. (And yes, I forgot to cut out the bit between her feet. I've cut it out now and it looks much better, but it's too dark to take a new photo!) I also used distress inks for the background, stamped snowflakes onto it in white pigment ink and embossed them with holographic powder. Then I added some silver embossing powder aroud the edges. The big snowflake at the bottom is stamped in white ink on navy blue card and embossed with holographic powder. (As you can probably imagine, both the snowflake and the background are a lot more shimmery and sparkly in real life.) Finally I added the gems down the side and the printed words.

24 comments:

Gunn Marit Solli HÃ¥land said...

Wow, this is so stunning! I think I could stay in your blogg for hours to study all the tecniques and creativity you are using!! Love your work Sian!!

herminesplace said...

Fabulous!

joey said...

oooh sian this is beautiful.x

Faye said...

Sian, this is such a gorgeous card.

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow this is so wonderful.
Awesome card.

Stempelfrosch said...

Oh, Sian, this is so beautiful! Love your background!
LG Anke

Belinda said...

fabulous card, love the background. i bet it sparkles like real snow does!

Audrey said...

Beautiful!

Kreativgeschwafel said...

really a great card!

johanna said...

i clicked to enlarge and got a better view... i really can imagine the sparkling, wonderful card!

vintage wil said...

wow this is so a beautiful card,great image and colors!!!

alcoholinky said...

love the textured effect you've created on this.

MARGARET FIELD said...

this is absolutely stunning Sian.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is GORGEOUS! Love all the techniques you've used.

KardKrazy said...

Wow, what a brilliant ATC!

Char said...

I am so glad not everyone thinks red & green are Christmas. This is fabulous.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Beautiful card, the texture and colors are amazing!!!

Flippinpest said...

Great ATC!

Clau said...

Stunning piece! Great texture!

My name is CINDY...... said...

lovely!! So many different aspects to this card (even with the bit between her feet lol)

June said...

This is gorgeous, so detailed and beautiful,beautifful colour
Hugs June xxxx

Kimmie said...

This is just lovely! Wonderful layering and textures! I love all the detail you've given it - beautiful ATC!

LaY hOoN said...

This is lovely. Love the background. Thanks for the instruction.

magpie said...

Sian I love your ATC the colour is wonderful.......and so is the design. Thanks for showing us....
Sharon xx