Our new challenge at Try it on Tuesday for the next two weeks is Cold, Cold, Cold.

For this challenge, we are looking for snow, ice and winter scenes. I was inspired to create a Frosty snowman page using cold blues and adding lots of texture using ink drips, stamps, embossing enamel, modelling paste and snowflakes – I hope you like it!

I started by stamping the page with a Script Stamp from Kaisercraft and a Flight Collage stamp from Creative Expressions using black Archival Ink. Then I smooshed Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink over the page by stamping the ink pads onto an acrylic block, spritzing with water and then pressing the block or dripping the ink onto the page; drying each application of ink with my heat gun before applying the next. Then I covered some of the stamped images with white gesso to push them into the background more and dragged a silver pigment ink pad over the page to add some shine. I applied some clusters of Chunky Silver Stampendous Embossing Enamel using a Versamark stamp pad, melting the enamel carefully with a heat gun. Next I applied some Pébéo modelling paste through a Wheels stencil by Dina Wakley and when it was dry I painted the wheels with white gesso so they stood out more. Then I layered some white and silver snowflakes and silver dots which are all stickers and to finish, I added a Frosty snowman topper using double-sided foam tape.

For more inspiration, please pop over to Try it on Tuesday to see the amazing creations from my Design Teamies!

As T Stands for Tuesday I’m sharing my forest fruit infused gin which is served with a mango fizzy drink and ice. In the background you’ll see some fabrics, the snowman one reminded me of my page, I plan to make napkins out of them (grin!).


I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, like Try it on Tuesday, as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration for my pages and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to be joining the Circles challenge over at Moo Mania & More with the stencilled wheels I added to this page.

I’m joining in the Anything Goes challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps with my wintry art journal page.

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:

  • Kaisercraft Clear Stamps (Script CS752)
  • Creative Expressions (Flight Collage CMRN191K)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon)
  • Pébéo White Gesso
  • Pigment Ink (Silver)
  • Tsukineko Versamark (Watermark Ink Pad)
  • Stampendous Deep Impression Embossing Enamel (Chunky Silver)
  • Ranger Dina Wakley Media Stencil (Wheels MDS45588)
  • Pébéo Modeling Paste
  • Home Bargains (Wall Stickers 16221 & 16216, Felt Stickers 38082)
  • Hunkydory Luxury Topper Set (Merry Christmas Mr. Snowman CUTE16-903)
  • X-Press It double-sided foam tape

28 thoughts on “Frosty

  1. I love Mr. Frosty Jo. He is very cute, and perfect for the latest TIOT challenge. I think those napkins will be super. The fabric is at cute at your art snowman. And that looks like an interesting drink. Even the glass is interesting. Happy T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  2. The theme is perfect and your page is just gorgeous!! love the background. Your napkins will be perfect for winter too-have fun making those, I haven’t made napkins in years.
    Your drink looks beautiful too-Happy T-stay warm Kathy

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    • Thanks so much! I couldn’t find any cotton fabric Christmas napkins, for some reason they seem to be all polyester or a mix so I thought I’d make my own, shouldn’t be too hard …lol 😉. Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x


  3. Now I’m even colder than I was! This is one really chilly and frosty journal page, Jo. I love how you made it all silver and glittery. The blue lets us know how cold it is, too. It’s a fabulous entry.

    Your drink LOOKS pretty. I hope it tasted as good. I can see those napkins with a napkin ring you make yourself by covering a piece of cardboard with the opposite fabric and adding a big white button on top.

    Thanks for sharing your chilly journal entry, your napkin fabric, and your fruit infused gin with us for T this Tuesday.

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  4. A fabulous frosty winter background for the page Jo. The snowman SS super pop of colour in his warm scarf and hat.
    The gin sounds delicious and the flavour must have been lovely.
    Happy T day wishes Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. Your frosty page is gorgeous, a real wintery feel. It’s funny that different flavoured Gins are everywhere now, yours sounds lovely our DIL has some Rhubarb Gin that is delicious, I also noticed a sign for a Gin Liqueur at the airport coming over but I didn’t have time to have a good look, next time I will have a closer look!
    Happy T Day, Jan x

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  6. This is fabulous, Jo, and really frosty. I’ve put my woolly hat on.
    I’m always fascinated by the meticulous way you use all your techniques and materials and also the colours. Dragging the silver pad over the background is really effective and inventive too. The raised wheels look great and I love all the snowflakes.
    Frosty is delighted that he won’t melt in a hurry.

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  7. I love this, it’s a fabulous wintry background with lots of gorgeous textures for your sweet snowman Jo.
    Your drink sounds nice and the fabric looks good and will make lovely festive napkins.
    Have a great week.
    Avril xx

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  8. What a lovely frosty scene.
    And that drink looks so unusual. The glass is beautiful too. .
    Sorry for being so late again. I’m never home on Tuesday and Wednesday is a very busy day, so usually I don’t get to comment until Wednesday evening.
    Happy belated T-Day,

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