Wednesday, December 8, 2010

White Glitter Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations

It's time for a new Spicy Supply Challenge over at Gingersnap Creations, and this time we're using White Glitter.  What a perfect accent for the season!  Of course, I also find it perfectly impossible to photograph, so I'll have to talk you through what I did....

I started out stamping a frosty scene on some ledger-patterned paper that I had cut into a tag.  I accented the scene with a little watercoloring in blues and grays.  Next, I applied some white Liquid Applique onto the snowballs the kids were throwing, the giant snow balls, and both ends of the tag.  While the liquid applique was still wet, I sprinkled it with a mixture of white glitter and clear microbeads, and set it aside to dry.  You end up with very dimensional, sparkly snow accents.

The snowflake is a grungeboard shape that I painted white.  I spread some craft glue over the entire thing and sprinkled on my mixture of white glitter and microbeads. (You could also try some mica flakes, chunky glitter, glitter glass... whatever you have on hand.)  I tied it to the tag with some sparkly embroidery thread.  Quick and easy - you just need to set it aside for a bit to dry.

I hope you can join us in some glittery fun. :)

10 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

How fun and I know don't you wish it would photograph better, darn glitter!

Daniele said...

love this its so different for a winter scene
hugs

Larisa said...

Jean, very cute tag!!! Love its colour!!! The image is fantastic!!!

PetraB said...

The tag is adorable. I love the snow scene - may I ask which stamp you used? - and the way you created the glittery parts of the scene.

MrsETaylor said...

I so love your work Jean. You always sooth my creative soul and I'm so blessed to know ya. Thanks for such a wonderful piece you've shared.

Terry said...

What an absolutely fun tag! I love the snowball fight! Beautiful!

Netty said...

This is so different, I have never seen one done on ledger paper before and it looks brilliant. Annette x

Shar said...

I love how you used the glitter! Wonderful!

Evelyn S. said...

I saw this first on Gingersnaps....and just had to come and visit. What a wonderful vintage scene on vintage paper!

2amscrapper said...

I love this image!