Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sledding In a Winter Wonderland*

I fell in love with the new trees on plate 887,  the little sledders, and the scenic cabin!  Take different elements and put them together to create your vision. 

VLVS Images:

Pulling Sled in Snow 12718
Log Cabin 15573
Small Trees 18947
Flock of Bats (using a part of the stamp as birds) 18909

Miracle Tape
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad

May Arts Ribbon - Trim

Other -
Pastel Pencils
Paper Mache' Ornament
USAQ Jewelz Mica Powder
Tsukineko Brilliance Inks - blues, Clearsnap Colorbox White Pigment Ink
Cream Cardstock
Small, Soft, Mop Brush
Small Sponge or Tim Holtz Distress Ink Applicator
Gold Paint

Trace ornament on cream cardstock.  Set ornament aside.

Tap light Pearlescent Brilliance (pad on right) and use sponge to work into top part of tracing, going over the trace marks lightly.  Then use the darker blue to shade the edges at the top.  Do the same with the white pigment ink in the middle-center and on the bottom.  Shade the bottom edges with the lighter blue.
  Stamp your images and then use a blue and pearlized white or interference color of mica powder to add texture and shimmer.  NOTE:  The small trees is stamped on the left and right sides to add more trees.
Cut image out.  Note:  I added the birds (bats) and sled image afterwards because I didn't know what I wanted to add - but best rule is to do it first .  Start using the pastel pencils and start shading.  I usually use 2 to 3 colors of the same shade, mid-tone, highlight, and shadow.  Don't forget to add smoke in the chimney so it looks more realistic.

Paint the edges of the ornament gold.  Use the Miracle Tape and adhere image to top of ornament as well as run it along the outside of the ornament.Press trim in place.

I did add the birds and the sledding children after the fact, if you aren't sure of the images you want to use; plan the focal point, then add the other images.  Add a little more mica powder as needed.  The photo's do not show the shimmer and texture of the snow - it is a wonderful touch for sparkly tree lights!

Hang the finished ornament proudly on your tree.  Make a few and give as gifts.  Start a tradition by sending a loved one or dear friend an ornament every year.

May your holidays be blessed with love and joy *

Cre8tively Yours - Lea



Anonymous said...

Its gorgeous

Glenda T. said...

Wow, I never would have guessed all those images were stamped, gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

Wow this is so amazeballs! I LOVE IT!