Frozen Wonderland

With winter days upon us, there has been an abundance of beautiful frosts and also snow on higher ground, which inspired me to create my own Frozen Wonderland.

frozen-wonderland-ajp-3The background started with some leftover silver metallic paint from another project, I applied it to the page in patches using a baby wipe.  I then painted Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink onto the page, by applying it to an acrylic block and diluting it with water so I could use a paint brush. I stamped flower heads using the same Distress Ink and a Royal & Langnickel stamp, and then applied this stamp again using London Fog Memento Ink to create layers of foliage. My mum kindly bought me a card that I saw while we were out shopping, which I fussy cut using my scissors and also some patience as it took some time with all of those spiky details on the thistles. I stuck them to the page using a UHU Stic and added further details with a black Uni Pin marker. To finish the frozen and snowy effect, I used snowflake stickers, outline stickers, pearl embellishments and gemstones.

As frost reveals itself at first light, I am pleased to be able to join December’s theme of “Light and Darkness” over at Art Journal Journey. In fact Valerie, who is hosting this month’s theme, posted some amazing photos of frosty weather recently which really captured the winter landscapes in all their beauty.


Now the cold weather is here, the local café I visit with my mum has winter specials, so we had this very yummy Winter Spiced White Hot Chocolate and a piece of toasted tea loaf with butter – delicious! As T stands for Tuesday, I’m saying a big hello to the T Gang and looking forward to chat and catch up on what everyone’s been up too – Happy T Day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Poundland Metallic Acrylic (Silver)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Cracked Pistachio)
  • Memento Dye Ink (London Fog)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line Marker (Black 0.1mm)
  • Royal & Langnickel Clear Choice stamps (Pressed Leaves MIN-CCS102)
  • Home Bargains birthday card
  • Home Bargains Season’s Greetings (Wall Stickers 16221)
  • Poundworld (Pearl Embellishments U-80929)
  • The Works stickers (Rhinestone Flowers)
  • Outline Stickers Assorted Peel off (POASST)
  • UHU Stic

44 thoughts on “Frozen Wonderland

  1. HMMM! Great minds think alike. I adore the looks of your hot chocolate. I’ve never tried white chocolate in my hot chocolate recipe, but it sounds absolutely yummy.

    Your frozen wonderland is spectacular. I love the frozen flower heads and the fussy cut thistles. They are stunning and you get an A+ for your cutting skills, too.

    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous AJJ entry, as well as your toasted tea loaf and white hot chocolate with us for T this Tuesday,

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  2. Ok, first things first, the coco sounds soooo yummy, and coco is always best with some toast. I think the fact that toast never overpowers the coco. And secondly Jo, I am loving your latest piece. Valerie has had some gorgeous frosty photos, and I can see how you were inspired. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Being greedy, and hungry as I just got up, I have to say I would so like a slice of that toasted leaf, yummy! And I LOVE the journal page, you caught the idea of the sparkly frost so well. Thanks so much for joining u again at AJJ, much appreciated. Happy T day, hugs, Valerie

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  4. i never tasted White hot chocolate, but it sounds yummy!
    holy moly, you fussy cut These thistles?? what a Patience you must have… but the Card really Looks GREAT!
    have a nice week and happy t-day!

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  5. Your frosty morning journal page looks gorgeous Jo, it must have taken ages to fussy cut those thistles.. I think the spicy bun and chocolate dink look yummy especially on a frosty morning like it is here.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Spicey white hot chocolate…. sounds yummy! Love your artjournal page . That really was alot of fussy cutting and you did a beautiful job of suggesting frost. We live on one side of the hollow here in Arkansas … thankfully the early morning sunny side but i can look across the hollow and see another house deep in frost every morning… Happy happy Tday!! Hugs! deb

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  7. You have more patience than I do! Your page is lovely and the fussy cutting flawless. You captured a frosty morning look in quite a different way. Happy T day to you too!

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  8. You captured the stillness of a frosty morning so beautifully in your page. Thanks for sharing your technique. I’ve never had white hot chocolate, but it looks delicious especially paired with the buttered tea loaf. Happy T Day!

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  9. This is absolutely lovely and it does give a great impression of frostiness. Love the yellow birds, I hope they come and visit my garden. Pretty amazing with the fussy cut on the thistles.
    Hot chocolate with toasted buttered tea loaf – mega yum, I’m off to your local café right now.

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  10. This is really stunning Jo – love the birds and thats some fantastic scissormanship ( ha ha you know what I mean ) a lot of very neat cutting out! The background is soft and dreamy and looks like a lovely wintery forest.
    Ooooh that Winter Spiced White Hot Chocolate does sound very delicious 🙂
    Gill xx

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