Friday 2 December 2016

Winter Magic at A Vintage Journey Challenge Blog

Hi everyone.............It's time for another challenge over at A Vintage Journey and this month the host is our very talented Deb, of Paxton Valley Folk Art blog, which can be found HERE
Deb has chosen the theme "Winter Magic" and here is what she has to say:

"For us in the northern hemisphere December brings the start of winter and for many that means freezing cold weather and Christmas. But winter is so much more than that and so we ask, how would you interpret the magic of winter? Snow, icicles, colours of blue, silver and white, the festivities of Christmas, misty winter landscapes; show us what your magical focus is for the season and in a vintage; shabby; mixed-media; art journaling; industrial or steampunk style."

As someone who just loves Christmas time this theme conjured up memories of  snow and  in particular very cold and frosty mornings. 
As a child I remember Jack Frost making the most beautiful patterns on the window of our bedroom, something not many people see nowadays with central heating in most homes. I also love snow globes and the magic of the glitter dancing within the so pretty xx

Below is my creation for Deb's Winter Magic challenge

 It's such a shame that I cannot catch the glitter on my camera, even when taking the photograph outside.
Below you can see the snow globe stamp, which was one of a large set of stamps free with Creative Stamp Magazine
 Some Die Cut leaves from Tim Holtz thinlits
 Now beginning to come what shall I create the background with ??
 Some snowflakes to start off!!
 Followed by some Decoart Snow-tex, which I also used on a  TH snowflake stencil and was really pleased with the results. ( I added some water to the snow-tex to make it easier to apply with my paint brush stucco style)
 I then decided to stamp the snow globe and scene in blue, using Wendy Vecchi Archival ink in Manganese Blue
 Some watered down gesso was splattered using a paint brush
 And then some die cuts of Tim Holtz stamp and die sets..........absolutely love this snowman, who appears to like this  snow globe as much as I do !!!
 A little piece of tartan ribbon and some Ranger Stickles glitter applied to the snowflakes, trees, globe and Santa complete the look.
Thanking for dropping in's always nice to know you have visited xx For more inspiration please visit the AVJ blog, where my lovely talented DT sisters have more inspiration for you.  Please CLICK HERE
It would be lovely to see you join in with us this month and our sponsor is in fact Country View Crafts who are offering a £20 voucher to spend in their online store. The winner is randomly chosen so everyone who enters is in with a chance of winning xx

Sending huge wishes to you xx
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  1. Lovely and sparkly winter piece. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Santa looks as delighted as us by the magic of a snow globe:-)


  3. Lovely frosty blues and great touches of sparkle - this is charming, Annie!
    Alison x

  4. What a lovely wintery scene Annie - with your Jolly Old St. Nick - and wonderful show globe! Julia xx

  5. Such a fab card Annie, love the gorgeous retro/vintage feel of it, that bright blue is just wonderful!

  6. What a wonderful Christmas scene Annie! I love the little bow on the globe and that snowy background xx

  7. You really have created the most beautiful frosty scene Annie, there is nothing nicer than blue and white or silver at this time of year! I remember frost on the window!! I just love that jolly Santa too! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. This looks wonderful Annie. Your snow globe and snowman are really sweet and that retro Santa always makes me smile. Happy weekend! Nicola x

  9. Its a beautiful card, snow globes are magical to look at.
    Yvonne xx

  10. Hi Annie, hope,you are well. Love your snow globe no the scene inside, perfect for,the season. Love those blues and your background too. Tracy x

  11. A really wonderful wintry Christmas card, Annie . Love all that freshly falling snow . I share your love of snowglobes so yours makes for just the perfect centre piece with the tartan bow - a lovely personal touch .
    Have a great weekend
    hugs x

  12. Oh I need snowflake paste - it looks wonderful on your card and what a fab card! Lovely layout - just the right amount of everything and adore the tartan bow! xxx

  13. This is fabulous Annie! I love the colours you have used! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. Love this card. The blue makes for a really nice wintry scene. The tress look amazing and the lovable Santa brings it all together nicely. Well Done my girl. Hugs Mum xxx

  15. Utterly gorgeous Annie and wonderful to see how it evolved in the making process xxx

  16. Such a fabulous combination of colours Annie! together with the gorgeous stamped elements it certainly is winter magic! xxx

  17. This is so magical and charming, Annie! Love the layers and the scene you have created! Thank you for this lovely and much needed dose of winter magic!

    Claudia x

  18. Annie, what a wonderful wintery scene! Love your cool blue colour palette accompanied by the frosty whites and the retro Santa is too cute, love his expression as he looks over your wintery snowglobe! Deb xo

  19. What an amazing snowy background and a gorgeous scene you have created on your card Annie.
    Julie x

  20. Oh how fun! Love the nontraditional colors and whimsical feel!!! I hope you have a fab Christmas!!!

  21. really super work Annie - I had forgotten about those tim trees - beautiful. Have a really lovely Christmas! Hugs rachel x


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