A new Playing in Paradise challenge starts today and this week's challenge is all about favourites! What could be more fun than using your favourite(s) on a project? It could be a favourite product, technique, colour.... the possibilities are endless. If you are stumped, you could even make a project inspired by the colours of your favourite ice cream! Be sure to tell us what favourites you used in your post. We hope you will join in and are looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!
I have many, many, many favourites, but my top three would have to be making Christmas cards, anything shabby chic and distressed, and colouring stamped images with my distress inks. My favourite embellishments are lace (or really pretty ribbon), snowflakes, and anything with a really intricate or delicate pattern. Turquoise or blue for my favourite colours. Oh, and let's not forget glitter. Love glitter! I think I managed to get them all on one card, and this card is now among my favourites! :)
I have put together a mini tutorial explaining how I created this look over on the Playing in Paradise challenge post, so if you enjoy this style, please do pop on over there and check it out.
Image - Stampendous Snow Bird stamped with black Stazon on 300g hot pressed watercolour paper and coloured with Distress inks (tumbled glass, stormy sky, black soot, walnut stain, weathered wood, barn door). The dimensional snow was created with a snow marker and microfine glitter (dazzling diamonds). Simply colour in the snowy areas with the marker and sprinkle on glitter while the 'ink' is still wet; the glitter will stick to the ink. Allow to dry completely and then heat with a heat tool until it puffs up.
Sentiment - Inkadinkado Warm Holiday Wishes (on clearance for a steal!) embossed with white embossing powder
Frame - Hot Off the Press Lacy Frames and Borders Dazzles stickers.
Other - the feather, berries, twine, snowflake charm, crochet lace, and fabric are all from my stash. Paper doily by Bo Bunny, snowflake die is retired Stampin' Up, corner piece is Spellbinders Fantastic Flourish 2 (cut from shrink plastic, heated and painted), metal frame is from Stampin' Up, pearls, flower stamens from Wilton. Picket fence stain, crackle paint and gesso. DP is from Bo Bunny Midnight Frost collection (my favourite winter collection ever!).
If you are looking for more inspiration, you won't want to miss the projects the talented team has created! Head on over to the Playing in Paradise challenge to check them out. Then join in and have some fun creating something with your favourite(s)!
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