Frosty Snowflakes

I love winter so to wish you a Happy Christmas I created this frosty page, using a variety of techniques to build up layers of snowflakes – I hope you like it (grin!).

I started by stamping snowflakes onto the background using a Versamark Watermark stamp pad and then heating it with a heat gun to fix the Watermark ink onto the page. Then I used some Distress Ink re-inkers to apply drops of Speckled Egg and Peacock Feathers inks, spritzed them with water to disperse and blend the inks over the background and left it to dry.

I stamped my second layer of snowflakes using a Woodland Christmas stamp set and Peacock Feather Distress Ink, Teal Zeal and London Fog Memento Inks. Next I die cut some snowflakes from three different coloured tissue papers using a Paper Snowflakes Thinlits set by Tim Holtz and layered them onto the page using Liquitex matte gel medium. I love how frosty this page looks with the different layers of snowflakes. Next I added lots of sequins from Simon Says Stamp and some glittery wooden stars; all of which are stuck down using Ranger Glossy Accents.  Then to finish, I added a silver sticker to wish you all “Happy Christmas”.

As T Stands for Tuesday, I’m sharing some of our beers from our advent calendar – cheers and Happy T Day!

Here are some of the ones we’ve had so far; the Ruby Ale has been my favourite so far, probably because it is a classic British dark beer with a toffee malt and chocolate flavour which I prefer. We have had quite a few Craft Beer IPAs too; they tend to have a distinctive sharp citrus finish due to the big flavour American hops and so far my favourite has to be the Talking Head Extra Pale Ale, which had a lovely tropical mango flavour.

This Buckhorn Stateside IPA was also refreshing and had a smoother hoppy finish.

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

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 page:

  • Tsukineko Versamark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
  • The Works Clear Stamps (CRO274/TW1)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Speckled Egg, Peacock Feathers)
  • Clear Impressions (Woodland Christmas)
  • Tsukineko Memento Ink (Teal Zeal, London Fog)
  • Poundworld (Patch Paper DS9454)
  • Teal Blue Tissue Paper
  • Tim Holtz Sizzix Thinlets (Paper Snowflakes 661599)
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Simon Says Stamp (Winter Sequins Mix, Snowflake Sequins)
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Wooden Glitter Stars
  • The Works (Christmas Embellishments)
Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs, as they provide me with inspiration and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today:

I’m pleased to join the lovely Tracey over at Art Journal Journey and her Meaning of challenge this month as I created this page to wish you a Happy Christmas.

I’m joining in the fun over at Country View Challenges and their Anything Christmas challenge with my frosty Christmas page.

I’m also pleased to join the Let It Snow challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with my snowflake design.

I’m happy to join the # 119 Non-Traditional Christmas Colours challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge with the frosty colours that I used.

With my frosty colours and snowflakes, I’m also pleased to join the Ice Cold challenge over at Simon Say Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.

I’m also joining Paperbabe Stamps and their #134 – Anything Goes challenge with my Frosty Christmas page.

As I used lots of different techniques to create all the frosty texture and snowflakes on this page, I’m also joining the MIUCB #44 – Anything Goes + optional twist of Clean and Simple challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog.

Don’t forget there is still another week to join our Christmas Sparkle challenge at Try it on Tuesday too, it would be lovely to see you there!

25 thoughts on “Frosty Snowflakes

  1. That is such a wonderful snow day page Jo. It has some fun sparkle to it also. And is one of those a pineapple flavored beer? I have never heard of pineapple. Even though I can’t taste the beers the cans and names are really interesting. I still think this is a great idea for an advent calendar, especially picking your own beers. Much more interesting and personalized than those where you can get a ready made collection. Thanks for linking to AJJ too. This is great for Tracey’s challenge. Have a great T day Jo. Hugs-Erika

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  2. This seems to be the season for very creative Advent Calendars. Beer is a great choice for the season! I hope you enjoy them all very much.

    be safe… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    • Thanks very much Alison! We are having so much fun trying the different beers and we chose ones we wouldn’t normally try so it’s always a bit of a surprise tasting them 😉. Cheers and have a lovely evening too! Hugs, Jo x

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  3. I think it’s a great idea to share a different beer every day of advent. They all look exciting. Do you keep them in the fridge? I know that some English beers are not chilled. (That’s the first thing foreigners notice in the UK: lukewarm beer. Times might have changed now, but some years ago that was certainly the case)
    Your page is beautiful, wintery and sparkly. Happy Christmas to you too.
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  4. well your page definitely looks frosty- and so pretty! We may now end up with up to 18 inches of snow but I certainly won’t be calling THAT pretty. Now that British dark beer is one I think I would like;)
    Happy T day!

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  5. I love how you started with the Versamark and created the pale snowflakes. Then the next layer of snowflakes were a bit darker, then the final ones were really visible. I absolutely LOVE this technique driven journal page you have created. It’s also a lovely entry for Tracey’s theme at Art Journal Journey.

    The chocolate ale sounds the best of all, but it can’t compare to stout. Looks like you and your husband are enjoying counting down the days till Christmas with this fun Advent Calendar. Thanks for sharing your incredible art and your various beers with us for T this Tuesday, dear Jo.

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  6. Lovely snowflake scene to guide our way into Winter, the sequins are like little crystals catching the light as the float and dance on by. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas Jo.. Thank you for sharing @ AJJ and joining in with my Host theme and also @ PB ATG Challenge, always appreciated. Sending Winter wishes your way Tracey xx

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