Thursday, 4 October 2007

Let It Snow

Hi Peeps

I have joined a Fat Book list called "Stamped Snowmen" on CraftSwap Forum....basically, the pages are all to be 4" x 4" in dimensions and to be as fat as possible. The title of this book speaks for itself! I have a lovely "Scribble Snowman" stamp that I have had for years and always use for Christmas I decided that he was ideal for these pages. There are 20 of us on the list, so today, I sat down and made all 20 pages :o))

I used the same design for all the pages and kept it simple. I firstly took 20 squares of mountboard that I had pre-cut and using Adirondack "Stonewashed" and "Denim" inkpads, I lightly brushed them directly over the page. I then used a spritzer that I had added Perfect Pearl powders to and wet the inks. Using my heat gun, I dried off the ink and then stamped the Snowman in Denim colour. I used a waterbrush and smudged colour in around his body and also coloured his hat and scarf, then lightly smudged a darker blue around the base of the image to give a shadowy look.

Using a clear embossing pad, I dragged ink around the edges of the page. Then I sprinkled "Star Dust" embossing powder onto this and heated it to set it. This gave a crispy frosty look to the edges. I have a pack of Tapestry stamps, so I used a snowflake peg stamp and randomly made the image in Ice Blue ink behind the snowman.

I then finished the edges of the page with a silver Krylon pen, added a little title ( I used a self inking stamp that I just made the title bar on) and then the snowflake brad and the eyelet and fibres were the finishing touches.

I like the overall effect of the page. I actually used elements of this design last year for a Winter Fat Book and more recently on a prototype project for CraftSwap's Christmas Challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Hels x


Andrea said...

lovely page Hels and very much like your winter last year, its a great stamp and brill addition to a persons fat book, shame i never joined that list xx

Lesleygee said...

I love this page Helen - as you know I love snowmen :-) well done for getting them done so quickly!! xxx

Denize said...

Really lovely Helen. All my favourite colours for Christmas! Well done you! xxx

Linda_E said...

Snow lovely :0)

shazzapat said...

I love it. Was tempted to join this list. Love snowmen

Anonymous said...

Beautiful page Hels. Well done you hun. Love Sheils xxxx

Dan said...

Beautiful page Hels, but then that's no surprise, all the stuff you make is beautiful!! xx

Ann said...

He is just the cutest, cosiest little snowman ever!!! Absolutely love this whole look Hels xxx

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