Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gingersnap Creations Winter 4x4 Art Exchange

I am having so much fun participating in Gingersnap Creations' Art Exchanges.  The latest one was to make 4x4 panels with a Winter theme.  I pulled out my brand new Artistic Outpost plate, "Sleigh Ride".  The images on this plate are vintage winter heaven, I tell ya!  I colored them with Copics and adhered them to some background panels that I was having fun with.   

For two of the backgrounds, I misted with Glimmer Mists (blues and purples), then ran them through Tim's snowflake texture fade.  For the other two, I started with ruched paper from The Paper Temptress, ran it through the snowflake texture fade, then, while the paper was still on the folder, I tapped it with Papertrey Ink's Fresh Snow Pigment Ink.  I sprinked polysparkle clear embossing powder on the ink while it was still wet (which is no problem, since it stays wet a loooong time!) and heat embossed.  I loved the effect this created.  The really fun thing is that you don't have to worry about extra embossing powder sticking to the ruched paper, because when it's heat embossed it just adds to the frosty effect.  

Other little added touches include crepe paper with Stickles dotted on and fun little snowflake stickers from my stash.  I sewed up a little vellum pouch for each one and tied it up with some fun fringy fibers [sorry, no pic of that... you'll see if you get one ;) ].

Have a wonderful day everyone.

10 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the Sleigh Ride images with your wonderful 4" x 4" creations! I'm sure whoever receives them in the art exchange is going to be thrilled! Thanks so much for using Artistic Outpost images.

Linda Robinson said...

These are so cute. Who ever gets them are just going to love them.. Sounds like a fun Exchange..

Hugs, Linda

Netty said...

They are gorgeous. Annette x

Jacqueline said...

Love how you used these images, you colored them beautifully!!

Jacqueline said...

Love how you used these images and your coloring is beautiful, so vibrant!

mustavcoffee said...

Simply lovely:0) xx

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderfu blues...each one unique.

Shar said...

Fabulous 4x4s, Jean! I love all the variations of your design!

One4Joy said...

Hi, Jean, I have to say you are really rockin' the blues these past few challenges! Love the 4x4's but especially the one on the bottom right. Gorgeous!!!

2amscrapper said...

I hope I get one! These are gorgeous!