Nov 20, 2011

Dreaming of a White Christmas

Fashionable Stamping Challenge  
"Dreaming of a White Christmas"
 A big warm welcome to Paula, the new fashionette over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
She has hit the boardwalk full pelt and come up with an amazing have all the fashionettes!!!!
Pop in, have a look and leave some love to give her a big, warm welcome.

In my part of the world there is no such thing as a "white xmas" ~ Just HOT, HOT, HOT!
Shades of trees, a dip at the beach, plenty of icy cold alcohol and seafood and salads is all part of my xmas.
Sooo... when I sat and thought about this challenge I had to think of cold...and all I could think of was ice.
The main image has had the cracked glass technique applied to give it a crystal effect (well, that was the aim anyway) and the edges of everything is smothered in picket fence crackle paint.
The background I have used 2 snowflake punches (a large and a small one) to make a stencil and I have inked up the background with these using DI stormy sky.
More snowflakes have been punched out and glossed with modge podge and a rhinestone added.
And that is about as icy as I can make it!!!
Check out the other fashionettes to see what wonderful and imaginative creations they have come up with, then put on your thinking caps and see what you can come up with...have fun with this challenge, I did.
Xmas is xmas, so pretty much anything goes!!!

So I have basicially used 2 DI's  (the main image was done in a darker blue so that it would stand out more under the cracked glass), 2 punches, picket fence distress crackle and some modge podge and that is about it.


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is one of my favorite Crafty Secrets images and I just love what you've done with it! I live in Ohio, USA and can't imagine NOT having SNOW ... especially at Christmas time!!
Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT

Terry said...

So love the frosty feel to this card, Dot! The background and the cracked glass technique on Santa are so stunning! Love this!

Sarah said...

Hi Dot, what a beautiful card - I love the effect you have created and the colours are just gorgeous! Thank you for joining in with us this time at Divas by Design. Sarah

PS - I live in the UK, and our winters are very variable - freezing one year and mild the next! So getting snow is very hit and miss! Always hoping for snow on Christmas day though.

Claire said...

A real beauty Dot, gorgeous colours and I love the icy effect with the crackles
Claire xx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Dot. I love your card. Fab colours and looks very icy to me. Lovely design and image too.
Thank you so much for joing us at The Glitter Fairies and good luck.
Love Sandra xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Dot, your winter card looks wonderful. Great blue shades and the cracked glass looks fantastic.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card, love the LO!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge & Divas this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

WencheP said...

This is very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Lynne Moncrieff said...

Beautiful frosty feel to this card making me go "Brrrrrrrr!!!". A stunning effect.

Brenda Brown said...

Dot, this is stunning. I love the blue as an icy theme and the cracked glass effect all adds to the mood. Your techniques and eye for design all amazing.
Enjoy your Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Meggymay said...

Love the wintery look of your gorgeous card.
Yvonne x

Ephemera said...

Beautiful card, loving the frosty blue tones and the stunning focal santa with the crackle effect. Now I am very jealous, I am freezing at the moment and dislike the cold weather and would love to be somewhere warm and sunny. XX

Yvonne Garner said...

Dot, your card is so dreamy and snowy! I would never guess you were not surrounded by snow as you made your card! Beautifully done! Best, Yvonne

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Dot, your card is truly magical! Beautiful stamping!!! Hugs, Joanna xx
Ps. I would love to spend Christmas on a nice hot beach one day!! :)))

Hels Sheridan said...

oooh lala, you made me go all Peeled Paint ... all that mention of sun and ice cold bevvies... mmmmmmmm... anyways... love your card, tis perfect... Thanks for playing along with The Artistic Stamper challenge

Artyjen said...

Lovely background on your card :)
Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
xoxo Sioux

Ellie said...

LOVE it!
xxx Ellie

Fliss said...

A stunner Dot and I loved seeing how you made it as it answered all my questions! Love the cracked glass effect panel and the background looks amazing.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Mynnette said...

Oh, wow!!! LOVE the crackle element--so fabulous! :) The blue is beautiful, too!!! Fabulous card! :)

Shirl said...

They just keep coming Dot and everyone is a masterpiece. The cool blues are fantastic and the crackled Santa looks like a piece of ice.

Hugs Shirley x x