Monday, October 27, 2014

Looking for Frosty!

Hello!  I'm so happy you stopped by today.  It will be a short post but I wanted to share my third entry into The Twelve Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style.  If you don't know about this challenge hop over here to find out all the details.  And, then hop on over to Linda's wonderful shop, The Funkie Junkie Boutique and have fun shopping.  The boutique sponsors the challenge.

One of the requirements is that you are inspired by something Linda has done. You don't need to copy it,  just be inspired by it.  You can see Linda's third tag here and then I'll share what I did with my project.

Well, the first thing I saw when I looked at the tag was that fantastic snowflake.  I loved it but I didn't have the die and I immediately thought of a snowman to replace it.  Here is what my project looks like.

I'm using 5"x7" watercolor paper for all the projects and they will eventually be bound into a book of some sort.  I'm not there yet!  I sprayed the paper with Perfect Pearls Pearl and then with Smoke Blue in some areas.  I then used a Spellbinders embossing folder of wind blown snowflakes and ran it through the machine.  Using my finger I applied Maya Gold in Silver over some of the raised areas.  I die cut the Tim Holtz snowman out of white paper and used Stampendous Spoonful of Snow Embossing Powder and Elements to emboss him.  The "elements" in the chunky embossing powder are flakes of iridescent mylar which melt with the heat.  You need to hold the heat gun under the piece you're embossing.  I put him on foam tape and used pan pastels to create a shadow around him.  The shadow on the right side is not as defined as it looks in the photo but the light created that shadow and I didn't realize it until after I saw the picture on the computer.  But, there is a shadow and it makes a difference on the finished piece.  The banner is from an Authentique cut apart paper that I had and I thought it was fun.  The snowman looks like he's wondering why they can't find him!  I added two little snowflake rhinestones that have an AB finish which looks great with the mylar on the snowman.   The larger snowflake one is one of Tim's and I daubed it with Distress Paint and sprinkled it with clear Rock Candy glitter. 
Here are two close ups.  

So, there you have it.  Week number 3.  It's a rather simple project but sometimes simple is nice! 
Thank you so much for visiting with me.  I so enjoy having you stop by.  Have a wonderful day and do something fun!


  1. Oh my, will you look at that gorgeous texture and color on Frosty! I'm positively drooling over it. Love the altered TH snowflake too. Such a pretty piece, Maryanne. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us again this week!


  2. Lovely! I imagine this Frosty having a look of bewilderment on face - it is almost as if he is scratching his forehead - I just love his pose! The Perfect Pearl background, as well as your color enhancements, is just wonderful! Now, if it would just REALLY snow, all would be perfect in the world!

  3. Love your tag, it's making me think happy winter thoughts!

  4. what a fun one! love that he's looking for frosty - LOL

  5. I know it is early, but this is my favorite so far! I love the understated colors with that punch of glitter and the whirly-swirly background.

  6. Ooh another fabulous tag I've almost missed - I love the natural colour palette, definitely one of my favourites, and the texture on the snowman is fab. I love the lists of 'ingredients' you use as I love being introduced to new products and techniques - you sound as well equipped as a branch of Michaels!!!

  7. Your snowman is absolutely fabulous! I love how he is sparkly and beautiful! You have added so many wonderful details here, Maryanne!


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