A few of the things I bought with my juicy gift certificates were perfect for the GPP Street Team Crusade Crusade #36 - Braving the Elements ,where Michelle encouraged us to take simple elements, like hand cut snowflakes, and use them with a variety of painting techniques we have learned from past Crusades.
Look at this incredible snowflake doilies Colleen found for me in the Xmas Clearance !!!
I did cut a couple of snowflakes myself as well - you can see their outline here, where I misted over them with the alcohol ink in demin and pearl.
The two shots above show the doilie used as a mask (top portion) as well as those chip board snowflakes.
This page was done using the snowflake I cut myself used over and over with the misters and with acrylic paint and a sponge.
I ended up gluing the painted snowflakes down on to my two page spread...
along with some other collage elements...circles, the front of a gorgeous angel Christmas card we received, a piece of paper napkin, an image of a sweet little one, and a photocopied dictionary page.
So this is what the two pages looked like before I added in my journaling, some pen work and some extra touches of acrylic paint...
And this is the final Winter two page spread after my hour or so of play time...
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It is not quite finished - I will probably add in some more journaling about winter in the section on the bottom right. Lots more winter left too !
(in this detail, you can see the other cool rubber stamp with boxes for the date that I got for $2.50 - it will be great for many, many journal pages !)
As I wrote in my journaling, I still dislike...okay, hate...winter in lots of ways. But I am finding the silvery lining in this one. I bundle up and go where I have to go, with not too much complaint. And I am enjoying my inside time very much as a lot of it is being spent in the studio. Doing projects like this is such wonderful therapy and fun !
I will leave the outside stuff to this brave little guy as much as possible !
Head over and join Michelle and the other Crusaders for some winter play time fun ! It is always a pleasure no matter what the weather !