January 14, 2012

Let it Snow!

Hi it's Angie again. It has been a CRAZY month. I think that the few days that I have taken a moment to watch the snow fall outside has been some of the most peaceful moments yet. I love the snow...I love snowmen...I love watching it and how it makes everything look so new. I do not like driving in it...or having to work outside in it. So when this project popped up I knew it was one I wanted to do. I've been working on stockings and gifts for Christmas, this one I can keep up a while longer. So here we go....my let it snow wall plaque.
I started with a frame, that has 3 3x5 openings....I didn't like the gold trim around it, nor did I like the inside frame...typical white with a black trim. So I "fixed" it. I used my silver alcohol inks with some q-tips and "painted" the gold trim.
Ahhh much better...now onto the inside frame. Again I took my silver alcohol ink, added some blue stream ink and went to work.
This looks so much better...not so stark white staring at you. I used the winter frolic cartridge and cut 2 snowmen and the phrase "Let it Snow" I cut all of the pieces in white and used markers and embossing ink to bring them to life. I wanted them more of the blue so that they weren't just for Christmas.
All that was left was to place them and put it into the frame.
So this is my new wall hanging. I hope you like it...thanks for looking. My recipe.... a frame Tim Holtz alcohol inks in silver and sailboat blue Winter Frolic cricut cartridge embossing powders ...winter wonderland for snowman, light blue for the shadow of "let it snow", clear for everything else if you haven't checked out the Blitsy site, you are missing some great crafting deals! It's free to take a peek and never a fee! :D Click here!

2 comments:

Stacy H-W said...

Awesome project! Super creative and frugal!! LOL

Brenda said...

I like this idea using the inks to "fix" a frame that is less desirable!! Cute winter home decor as well!!

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