Sunday, December 7, 2008

Brrrr......

So, the older I get, the less I like Colorado weather. It is just too cold. Yesterday, bitter wet winds that just blew right through you. Today, I was out working on the jacuzzi. Tomorrow - bitter cold and more snow. I WANT FLORIDA!!! Or Phoenix! Or San Diego.....Brazil....you know, anywhere where I can get warm and stay that way.

OK, without hot summers! LOLOL!

In the meantime, I played along with Tim again today and here's my version.




BUT....here's what I did differently:

Instead of using white crackle paint for the snowman (which I made from 3 circle dies - so easy!) - I painted my chipboard white, then spread crackle accents on it with my finger, then heated that When you heat crackle, it bubbles up and really makes such a cool texture! Then I painted white acrylic paint over that. A completely different look!

I used stickles for the arms and hats. For the eyes, I just used a sharpie pen and then put dots of glossy accents on top of that.

And finally, I made my snow mixing Franklin & Abalone Opals with Diamond Dust and Glossy Accents. Put that all down and then drizzled glossy accents over it.I wanted the look of melting snow...since you just never know what the weather is going to be like around here!

And the snowflakes stamped on the background are from After Midnight Stamps.

Sorry, I didn't have grungeboard, or white UTEE or....or....or....so I just reinvented the wheel using what I had. And since I'm doing mine all on ATCs....I have to downsize as well! Have to admit...I LOVE the snow!

4 comments:

Zeborah Loray said...

I love your snow too! Great technique.

Ginni said...

I keep telling you, Jen, you live on the wrong side of the mountain. 51 degrees, partly cloudy, generally a nice day :o))

Stacey said...

That's a neat tip about heating the crackle! Love your ATC!

Norma Anne said...

Duh, You have a sister in Florida! And, we just found out there's will be a vacant trailer in the park for the holidays this year--
Ya'll come see us now, ya hear?

PS--I learned how to play dreidal (spelling) last year too!