Friday 8 December 2017

Tis the Season.. *Let it Snow..*

Good Morning everyone,

 I see from the weather forecast that some of you may have woken up to 
Snow today, we have been blessed with a Frosty dusting but boy is it cold....

Its time for another challenge over on the That's Crafty Challenge Blog 
This fortnights theme is *Tis the Season* and i'm sure you all have some 
Christmas/Seasonal makes you may care to share with us all?? 

This is my take on the *Tis the Season*..

Using a 4.5 x 9" Greyboard panel I mounted the waste from my 
Greyboard snowflakes onto it.. it was far too pretty to throw away.

Three large snowflakes were dabbed
 in Pearl Multi Surface Paint and heated to create texture.

The mounted panel was dry brushed with a combination of 
Dark Blue, Ice Blue and Pearl paint
and holes punched at one end to enable the panel to be hung.

That's Crafty Texture Paste was pushed into the edges of the snowflakes 
and when dry 3D Gloss Gel pushed into other areas of the snowflakes. 
A light dusting of glitter has been sprinkled on top whilst still wet.

*Note to self* 
Do not try and force dry as the Gel will become opaque and not dry clear.
Just like mine did (sadly..!)

Using double sided paper tape holds the wording secure whilst painting in 
Textured Sand paste. When dry I dabbed on Pearl Multi Surface paint.

Layering up the Large Snowflakes I glued them onto the panel with a
complimentary flat back pearl added to the centre.

Edged in white embossing powder the lettering 
is glued onto the bottom half of the panel.

Finally wire is added to act as a hanger
completing my *Let it Snow panel*.

I do hope you can join in with the *Tis the Season* Challenge over HERE
There's a That's Crafty Store Voucher worth £20 up for grabs for the chosen winner.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend
and if the weather keeps you indoors you can always catch up with the 
That's Crafty demonstrations HERE* ON HOCHANDA 
showcasing their sell out One Day Special Friday and Saturday.

Show days and times were as follows..

Friday 8th December @ 6pm and 8pm
Saturday 9th December @ 9am - 1pm and 5pm

Big Hugs and Warm Wishes
Tracey xx

I'd like to enter this into the TRY IT ON TUESDAY Twinkle, Twinkle Challenge

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty Greyboard Panel
That's Crafty Greyboard Surfaces: Small Snowflakes and Sentiments Set 1
That's Crafty Paint: Metallic Ice Blue, Pearl, Dark Blue,
Glitter, Glue, wire and embellishment.


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning work of art Tracey, lovely colour combo.xx[aNNie]🎄

froebelsternchen said...

This panel is just GORGEOUS Tracey! Really great! I will watch HOCHANDA tomorrow ♥ YOu could link to
TRY IT ON TUESDAY,where we have Twinkle, Twinkle just now.
Would ne nice to see you there !

Happy weekend - it's very cold here as well - I think we get a load of snow again this weekend!

oxo Susi

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

This is amazing Tracey, I can just imagine all the gorgeous sparkle and glitter from it,beautiful
Donna xx

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my goodness Tracey! I'm wild over this incredible tag. The use of the waste was such a clever and beautiful idea. The layering texture and shimmer really builds a beautiful design. Amazing inspiration! Merry Christmas, Autumn

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Tracey and such a great idea to use the "waste" too! Love the icy blue tones, fabulous seasonal make!!

Fliss said...

Inspired use of the greyboard waste Tracey and the whole effect is just fabulous. Love it!
Fliss xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Annie, have a super weekend xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Susi so glad you like it. We have more snow forecast over the weekend and it's getting colder, glad I have lots of crafty projects to try and finish before the craft clean up starts in preparation for Christmas. Thank you for the link I will check it out.. Take Care & Keep warm xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Donna and i'm so glad you can see what photography wants to hide, shame I messed up with the 3D Gloss Gel but we learn from our own mistakes do we not??.. Take Care lovely and have a fab weekend xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Autumn, it really was too nice to throw away. made me giggle this morning when I saw the dusting of snow outside.. as if it was heaven sent!!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend BIG Hugs xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Astrid, the icy blue paint is a delicious colour and when combined with the dark blue .. well it's just the cherry on the cake!! xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you dear Fliss, those snowflake shapes are so delightful I couldn't possibly throw that waste away!! Have a fabulous weekend lovely xx

froebelsternchen said...

So enjoy your weekend dear Tracey and thanks a lot for joining us at Try It On Tuesday with this brilliant tag! ♥♥♥

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful project with us at Try it on Tuesdays. The details are fantastic.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Susi and your welcome.. It's looking a lot more whiter around here today xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Yvonne it's a pleasure to join it, Thank you for the warm welcome.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the textures and dimension here with all those fabulous pastes and the inset snowflakes - magically frosty!
Alison x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Alison, I was a little upset that I tried to rush the drying process of the gloss gel which made it turn milky but it does add a nice contrast to the surrounding colours xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracey, those snowflakes are someye catching. Fantastic dimension and design. Tracy x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you very much Tracy, the snowflakes are fabulous to work on and their shape is so pretty xx

Jane Elizabeth France said...

Absolutely ingenious to use the waste!!, I was looking at it wondering how you had achieved that background and thought you had made imprints of the snowflake. Just beautiful and gorgeously grungy. Xxx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Now that would have been ingenious to make imprints of the snowflakes.. Got me thinking about that one now. That waste really was too good to be discarded and I have a little of it left too YAY!! Thank you Jane xx

Redanne said...

Most definitely far too pretty to throw away! I love the design, the gorgeous colours, the hint of shimmer and that gorgeous big snowflake! I just love this, slightly grungy but beautiful too! Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love all that sparkle! This really is a great way to use the waste too! So pleased you joined us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Anne, i'm a devil for trying to justify throwing anything away and if I can reuse it it's a real bonus, this seemed perfect for the job intended xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much Chris, it's a pleasure to join in Thank you to Susi for pointing me in the right direction xx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Tracy and such a great idea to use the 'waste', love the finish you created here.
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you Avril, it's great when we can create something with our *shame to throw it away* bits and bobs. Many Thanks for popping on by and it was a pleasure to join in with the TioT Challenge.

Mac Mable said...

Just popped in to say your hanger is amazing. Love the way you popped in the gel into the cut outs and even though some of them became opaque, they look fabulous. I didn't know if you forced the gel it would become opaque....Thank you for the step by step and the inspiration x

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you so much. It was by accident that I discovered this but it may have been down to the amount used, i'm sure if it was done in small amounts and allowed to dry it may turn out clear but it would be a long process finding out. That maybe one to check on when the weather is warmer!! xx

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