Saturday, 6 November 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 128 - Walking In A Winter Wonderland



Goodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to y'all! Thank you for all the lovely Autumnal entries last week... and for your lovely comments about my meeces and pumpkins :O)) The theme for this week is... WINTER. Following on from a seasonal theme last week, the temperature has dropped a lot this weekend and it is fair nippy out there... in fact, I can quite confidently say, it is ... nesh! *Northern readers will so know what I mean LOL* As ever, to join in, all you need to do is make something including the theme and some rubber stamping, leave a comment for me here along with a linky to the place you are showing your entry and I can hop on over to see you. The challenge will be open until 21:00 Saturday November 13th '10.



So... for my entry I altered a wooden box, painting with two coats of Claudine's Blank Canvas white paint, then popping some Picket Fence Cracklepaint over in patches. Once this had dried, I used Perfect Pearls Mists - the blue one, can't remember the name though - and spritzed this over the crackley surface, heating as I went to get the mist to dry quickly. I used my finger to apply a bit of Silver Dabber over the top of all of this - just to highlight the crackles. I then added some Marshmallow Glimmer Mists to make it sparkle even more.




The inserts of card were stamped and resisted with some of Tim's snowflakes and then coloured with Distress Inks. I gave these a right generous splosh of Mists too... you can't see the sparkle on the pics but it is there :O)) I made a moon for the scene using my finger to make a circle of white paint and then using the lid of the Glimmer Mist to make a circle around the moon in Silver Dabber. I stamped some of Tim's trees - firstly in Brown and then in Midnight Blue StaZon... so they look like they have some perspective.




I went over the top and spent no less than two hours making some Fimo Snowmen and a... well, it is supposed to be a tree and if you squint a bit and cock your head on one side, it does kinda look like one! The snowmen were supposed to have top hats on - which turned into Stetsons... but I think they look a little bit cute anyway. The tree... well, that started off in a cone shape and I was trying to get it to be a bit branchy and it ended up as a spiral.




Finally, I added some Maya Road Snowflakes for embellishment and popped the word Winter onto the front... which I stuck on cock-eyed... that is going to be rectified later... and I am going to try and get better photo's in the daylight cos these are truly baaaad! I made this with Christmas in mind - because I will pop this onto the mantle as a Christmas decoration... once I have fiddled and refined it a little at least LOL Anyways... Thank you for looking... have a FAB Sunday... TTFN

Hels x

33 comments:

Maria Matter said...

absolutely amazing!!! Gorgeous Hels!
xxx

Jana said...

This is adorable. I love everything. Those snowmen are so cute. Love the highlighting the crackle.

ellen said...

a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e... you're so stinkin' creative... box into book... DUH... why didn't I think of that? Love the piece! And the 'stetsons' are too cool... I love them! Hugs, Els xxx

Lynn Stevens said...

Those must be Idaho snowmen you can tell by the hats. YeeHaw. Adorable Hels!

Daniele said...

oh your little snowmen are cute....love the hats, the paint techniques on the box look great, I bet it sure does sparkle
hugs

Sue said...

Great theme to get me to move out of Autumn into Winter!
Here's my entry
http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2010/11/moving-on-into-winter-wonderland.html

Helen said...

This is gorgeous, Hels! Love the snowmen, how cute!

Joanna K said...

What a stunning box, Hels! The snowmen are such cuties ;) I'm sorry if I missed it somewhere in the post, what did you use to stamp the snowflakes on the outside of the box? And did you stamp them on top of the crackle or under...? Have a lovely Sunday! xx

Joanne said...

I love the cowboy snowmen and their spiral tree. What a fab piece. You have such patience to make something so intricate. brilliant.
Luv Joanne xx

craftimamma said...

Ha! Ha! Adore the little snowmen and especially their hats. You're really on a roll with the Fimo and I'm itching to give that a go now.

I'd love to see this very special box irl. I bet it's even better than the pics and they're great!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

OH GORGEOUS i LOVE IT.LOVING YOU LIL SNOWMEN.
LOVE DEBBIE XXX

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh fantastical hun. All fab! love your snowmen with their stetsons, love the tree and love your moon ;-)
Am going to try to do my entry today! will prob be a card though to add to my little stash of Christmas cards
Anne xx

Helen said...

Wasn't sure if I could get an entry done today(as you will read if you drop by) but here it is:

winter

Sue West said...

This is just totally fabulous. I love the box, the snowmen, and the tree. It's so detailed.
Here is my entry for this weeks Sunday Stamper.
http://susiepinkink.blogspot.com/2010/11/covered-in-glitter.html
Sue x

Yvonne said...

So striking, Hels!

Here is my entry.

http://artic-blonde-creations.blogspot.com/2010/11/sunday-stamper-winter.html

Marijane said...

Very cuuuuuute!

JeanFB said...

Love it, Hels! I've never thought to use a box in this way, but what a great little decor item - I will definitely CASE this from you, LOL! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous art, hun - it's been waaaaay too long since I've visited! ;)

Janet said...

your box is fabulous,love the snowmen.mine is on
http://dash-paw.blogspot.com
Janet x

The Scrappy Tree said...

Love this project, the snowmen are so cute!!
Gayle xx

Nicks said...

Thought your Northerners said 'its a bit backendish' ???
Another lover W.O.A. Hels!
I had a little play today and blogged it
Hope your back is better xxxx

Nicks said...

Lover?? Lover?? I meant LOVELY!

Heidi said...

Hey Hels, this is a good theme now. I did a winter scene, and nothing better to warm with hot cocoa.

http://heidishappystamping.blogspot.com/

Viv's Visuals said...

Loving this box!
I made a card which is plain in comparison to these fabby snowmen!
http://vivsvisuals.blogspot.com/2010/11/snowflakes.html

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Have done mine hun ;-) just a bog-standard card this week here it is
Anne xx

Juls said...

so creative!!! Love it! Hugs Juls

Elaine said...

Great box and those snowmen are so cute. Got my winter stamps out and ended up with blue fingers. Here's the result: http://wavesofcreativity.blogspot.com/2010/11/winter-wonderland.html

Proudmoms said...

Your blog is amazing. I found your blog by accident.

craftytrog said...

Fabulous Christmas art Hels! Love your little snowmen!
Here's my entry xx

Daniele said...

such a lovely project here is my card
thanks for taking a peek
hugs

Tracy Evans said...

Love your seasonal piece Hels, it will look great along with your other decorative pieces for Christmas. You are very clever with the Fimo. My piece for the Sunday Stamper is here. Enjoy your week. Tracy Evans x x

BarbaraW said...

What a wonderful project. Love your snowmen.
Here's my attempt.
http://magicdelights.blogspot.com/2010/11/bloggers-challenge-177-and-sunday.html

Lori said...

Made it just under the wire! Here it is!

Fliss said...

Just love what you made Hels and can see you're loving Fimo at the moment.

Mine is slightly late due to internet problems but you can find it here:
http://stamperschef.blogspot.com/2010/11/winter-wonderland.html

xx

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