Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Winter Wonderland

I am playing catch up this week so combining a few challenges with a Christmas themed project.  I would like to enter this piece for the following challenges:-
Sunday Stamper with Hels - Winter
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Your favourite Tim Holtz stamp
The Stampman Challenge Blog - Anything Goes CHRISTMAS
I decided to decorate a chipboard book from the Back to Bare Basics range from Papermania.  The pages were given a couple of coats of Gesso and then painted with Distress Crackle Paint Tea Dye, however, I did not like the colour for Christmas so once it was dry I painted over it with Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sky Blue Paint.   Whilst the paint was still wet I added highlights of Gesso over the top.  I also applied Silver Paint Dabber around all the edges.
My images have been stamped with StazOn Ultramarine and each page has been embellishment with pieces from my stash.  I have tried to use some products I have had for quite some time rather than leave them to gather dust in the draw.
I love this snowflake sentiment from Inkadinkado, such a shame it is discontinued.  The images have been stamped onto a BASICGREY paper, Snowfall Ice Blue, a range from a couple of years ago and the snowflake stamp is an old Stampendous one.
This is ONE of my favourite stamps from the Tim Holtz range, but not the only one I might add.  The pewter embellishments are again an old find.
The following pages have been stamped as before and more embellishments added.
I love these hearts I found, they are laser cut and so delicate, which if I remember were from a Rayher range and the alphabet tiles are another old find.

The final page is decorated using Tim Holtz Caged Bird die and the Heart Wings Die.

I have also decorated a tag below for the Compendium of Curiosites challenge with Linda,  which this week is PERFECT DISTRESS (Page 38 of the book).  Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp so I am crossing my fingers firmly for a win this week LOL.
The tag has been coloured with DI tumbled glass and the sentiment has been stamped with StazOn Ultramarine.  I have added some string and pewter embellishments to the top of the tag, added a sentiment and a couple of snowflakes.  The snowflake in the bottom right of the tag has the PERFECT DISTRESS technique applied.  Have a great day all, until the next time, Tracy x x

26 comments:

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally GORGEOUS book Tracy, loving all the different sentiments and the stamps are fab - the Santa is one of my faves too :O)) Thanks for joinin in with the Sunday STamper x

Susan Allan said...

Lovely book. So many gorgeous things to look at, it must have taken you ages. I think blue is a really sensible Christmas colour. It conjours up frost and nice parcels to unwrap.
Gorgeous work, Tracy.
Have a great Wednesday...get out into the garden!
Sue xx

MarleneMAZ said...

Your book is fabulous! love your tag too! great job with the technique this week.

*** Suzi B *** said...

gorgeous images, put together beautifully.

Netty said...

Oh wow Tracy your book is totally gorgeous. A lot of work but definitely worth it. Terrific work. Annette x

JoZart said...

That is a simply stunning book. Great colour choice, lovely stamps and beautifully made.
Thanks for visiting me !
JoZarty x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

So pretty! The blues are great and remind me of a wintery evening or early morning :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a cool project! (no pun intended!)

Meggymay said...

The book is fantastic, love your tag as well.

Sarah Anderson said...

Lots of gorgeousness contained in the pages of this book Tracy, beautiful!

Doone said...

beautiful beautiful work Tracy - and as Jo said - fabulous use of colour...

Dx

Nancy said...

Your book is wonderful!! Love it!
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Lori said...

Bbrrrr! I feel a chill! lol! This is a gorgeous little book, the colors are my fave, and I LOVE that Santa stamp! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

newfiecrafter said...

Wow love this book would make a lovely gift for someone
Marilyn

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh Tracy your books are just the BEST!!!AWESOME!

Elaine said...

Love your christmassy book - the blues and all those christmas stamps. That Santa is my favourite!!

Sue West said...

Your Christmas book is so brilliant. Gorgeous colours and wonderful design.
Sue

craftytrog said...

Perfect pages & a stunning tag Tracy! You always inspire me! x

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this book is fabulous, so much going on here, beautiful. xx

Sandy said...

Wow wow wow Tracy, your work is incredible.
Wonderful stamping and design. Love it.

donna said...

Awesome Christmas book- so full of great images and embellishments!

Katie said...

Oh wow! I have a friend who just loves blue and Tim Holtz - so she would LOVE this! Thanks for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Katie xxx

LynneForsythe said...

Wowzer Tracy....lovin' absolutely everything about your mini....colors, stamps...omw, can't even list them all!! WONDERFUL!!!


thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog!!

Joanna K said...

What a stunning winter book, you've used some of my absolute favourites in the stamping and embellies category. Wonderful colours, gorgeous!!! xx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracy, as always, you've created such amazing and gorgeous art! What a stunning little Christmas book! Each page is an absolute treasure, and the paint colors you used are amazing together! I have to remember that combo for future projects.

May I ask who makes that sweet daddy and baby reindeer stamp? It's darling!

Your perfectly distressed tag looks wonderful-- elegant and serene and beautifully embellished.

Visiting your blog is like a trip to the spa-- I always feel renewed and happy here!

Michelle said...

A great entry for The Stampman Challenge this week
Thanks for joining in the Christmas countdown.
x Michelle