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In keeping with my 2015 personal crafting challenge to use up stash and enter more challenges, I have created a multi-layered, multi-component project this week.
The current challenge at Frilly and Funkie is the Winter Wishes challenge. What fun! As a resident of New England, I find that there is plenty to love about winter. Snow is my favorite! I love being cozy inside, and watching it fall. I love the challenge of driving on snow covered roads in my small town. I love sledding down my steep driveway. I even love cleaning the snow off my car! I made this banner for my large vintage window to celebrate my love of snow.
I started my banner by cutting flag shapes from wintry colored papers from my stash. The blue/green N and W backgrounds are from a Tim Holtz holiday collection, and the icy blue S and O backgrounds were cut from a DCWV paper. I used white Recollections paper for the letter layers. I distressed all of the layers with my Tim Holtz Tonic distress tool. I stamped the S and O layers with a Tim Holtz text stamp and Distress Ink in Weathered Wood, and then over stamped with
"second generation stamping" of Tim Holtz snowflakes in Watering Can Archival. I embossed the N and O flags with a floral embossing folder, and dry brushed them with Iced Spruce Distress Ink.
I inked all of the edges with the same colors of Distress Inks, and stitched the layers together with my sewing machine. I printed vintage family photos from my collection, and layered them onto mats of Distress Inked white paper with distressed edges. I love how wintry the Iced Spruce and Weathered Wood colors are. I added touches of Antique Linen Distress where needed as well, to add to the vintage look.
My next step was to cut lots of different snowflakes from white paper with my Silver Bullet Pro cutter. I chose to leave them white and snowy, adding touches of glitter here and there, and lots of vintage buttons.
I used Distress Inks and Paints in the same three colors to dye seam binding to make vintage bows. I used gesso applied with my finger to some half round gems and pearls to simulate snowballs. I love how tiny bits of the original shimmer peek through.
Some of the details show nicely in this photo, including the holographic glitter on the snowflakes.
And one more shot of the banner hanging in place:
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie Winter Wishes
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Choose Your Challenge
I chose to use Ink and Paint, Seam Binding and Yarn, Stamping, Die Cutting and Mixed Media, Distressing Tool and Embossing, and ephemera, buttons, and (altered) bling.
I wish you all a wonderful week!