Hello, friends! Welcome to another ART JOURNAL collaboration with a very dear and special blog friend - VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles. We are both passionate about art journalling and decided to inspire and encourage each other a monthly show and tell.
This month we are a little late with our projects. I blame the weather which, has been awful the past week - frost, ice, hail, snow, fog - the works! Still, it did provide me with the inspiration for my Art Journal page to create this wintery scene.
I have to admit, I wasn't too keen on the finished page at first but it's growing on me. For the sky, I dabbed on layers of Folk Art Acrylic Paint and embossed snowflakes with WOW Brilliant White EP. It's barely visible with the splatters of white gesso. The mountains are diecuts using MFT Stitched Mountain Range. I added the snow caps with Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste and slapped on the "trees" with Folk Art Acrylic Paint. The row of trees are diecuts using Lawn Fawn Forest Border layered with Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts.
On the second half of the page is a wintery cottage with more Folk Art Acrylic Paint on the background. For the swirls I applied Ranger Texture Paste over Tim Holtz Flourish stencil. The snow mound at the bottom of the page is a diecut using Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Borders Lawn Cuts.
I stamped the cottage from Chocolate Baroque's Hearth and Home stamps sheet with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and coloured it with Copics. Then I dumped a lot of snow on it using Faber-Castell Gesso and the aptly named Nuvo Glitter Drops White Blizzard.
By this stage of the game, I my brain froze and could not come up with an interesting quote. So I went with something obvious and simple using Lawn Fawn Riley's ABC and Claire Brennan (Waltzing Mouse) Victorian Alphabet, stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink.
So, here's another look at this extra snow-laden page. It really is the heaviest I've created to date. The Tim Holtz Distress Grit Paste by Ranger is super stuff if you like chunky dimensional stencilling.
Addicted To Stamps #140: Baby It's Cold Outside
Fashionable Stamping #119: Winter / Spring
Crafting From The Heart #145: AG
Alphabet Challenge: W - Winter Walk
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Now please head on over to VICKI PARSON of Stamp Smiles and check out what she has made. I have no doubt she would have created a fabulous page... she always does!
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a beautiful day!
x Beijinhos x