Hey everyone and welcome to a brand new challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!
How are you all? Are you ready for Christmas or are you like me and just a tiny bit behind?!? I'm sure it will all come together on the big day but at the moment...I could do with an extra pair of hands, or make that a few extra pairs of hands and I might just get it all done on time!!
But if you do have a little time on your hands, then why not join us for this week's challenge ~ Winter Wonderland! This challenge will run for 2 weeks, so you have plenty of time to get toasty and warm and create something special over the festive season!
For my project, I decided to create a journal page full of wintery goodness, using lots of gorgeous tim Holtz products and who knows ~ hopefully, my dream of a white Christmas might come true but with temperatures as mild as they have been here in the UK, I think this could be the closest I'll get!!
...and here's how I created my winter wonderland!
To begin with I used the Dylusions Journal Book and added a good amount of Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress Paint before spritzing it with water and letting the paints blend together. I do like a lot of white space on my pages, so I kept the outside areas clear of paint.
I then needed to create some layers of interest on the background and for this, I used some torn pieces of tissue tape, which I added across the centre of the pages and a small piece in the top left hand corner.
At this stage I also applied texture paste through the Snowflakes Layering Stencil and allowed this to dry before spritzing the pages with some Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain.
I then flicked a small amount of Broken China Paint and Gold Color Bloom Spray across the pages before drying everything off with a heat tool. Once dry, I inked up the Sparkles stamp with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and stamped them randomly over my page before finally adding some more ink through the Snowflake Stencil.
As a final touch and to create even more texture, I mixed some Glass Glitter and Micro Beads with some Soft Matte Gel and applied them all around the edges of the pages, using a palette knife. I then sprinkled some Sugar Glitter over the top.
Now to add my image and to begin with I took one of the Found Relatives photos and cut around the outline of the adorable skater boy. I attached him to my background by layering him over the top of some Woodland tree, die cut from Kraft Core'Dinations card which I sanded around the edges.
I used Festive Ephemera pieces and some Industrious Border Stickers to complete the layering and tucked small pieces of cheesecloth behind him.
For the finishing touches, I alcohol inked some mirrored stars and added them and applied a Remnant Rub beneath his feet.
I was so pleased with this page and I love how it captured that icy, frozen feel of winter and I really hope you like it as much as I adored creating it to share with you all!
As always, if you need any further inspiration for this challenge, then you need look no further than our blog to see all the wonderful creations from all the very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
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Thank you so much for all your visits today and hope you all have a great week ahead