Woke up this Saturday morning and practically bounced off my bed. WHAT a glorious day it promises to be! the first snow came the other night but disappeared quickly, just a teaser. The sun shines crisp and cold over the roof tops of Stockholm and there is not a single cloud in sight on the ice blue sky.
Hubbs and I are going to the opening ceremony of the National Arena of Stockholm this evening. It's a mega indoor stadium, seats 43 000 people, for sports and concerts. My stepdaughter Emelie works for the TV company broadcasting tonight's show with HRH Crown Princess Victoria and her husband HRH Prince Daniel as guests of honour. DH and I are really looking forward to this evening's festivities!
The Color Room released palette # 134 yesterday. Lydell Quin creates palettes for the Swedish scrappy magazine Inzpira several times a year and the current one is one of them.
This week we're having teal, red, silver and white. Pile on the sparkle ladies! it's less than 60 days to Christmas!
I wanted to make something with a winter theme but with a whimsical feel to it. Here's my take that I have called "Magic".
My base is watercolour paper that I have brayered with cream acrylic paint and gesso before misting really wet to get a watercolour effect.
The DA chippie branch with birds was dabbed in white acrylic paint, smeared in modelling paste, misted in blues and teals, embossed in ivory, misted in silver grey and misted in Mister Huey's Opaque White for crispy winter texture. I then randomly used a script stamp.
The angel is fussy cut from one of the MME All is Bright Christmas papers. The wings are from Norwegian Tilda's Christmas 2012 collection. I brushed some silver mist and Stickles in Crystal on them.
Masking/modelling pasting with TCW 6x6 template with bubbles and another with stars. Brushed some Winsor & Churchill Iridiescent Medium over it for some subtle shine.
Strips of ripped crocheted doily, lace, tissue paper and canvas under the banner. The silver alphas are ancient American Craft. The Melissa Frances resin flourish I snapped in two and tucked into both bottom clusters.
The silver star is also from Tilda's Christmas 2012 collection, the rest is Prima.
The cute die-cut deer is also from Tilda's Christmas 2012 collection. The photo of the apples is from internet.
After the brayering and misting, I sprinkled on Shimmerz Enamelz in Jack Frost and zapped it. Then I unevenly brushed some glue here and there and sprinkled glitter and embossing powder that I also zapped. Used the same treatment on the chippie window frame. Bubbles very nicely! Mister Huey's Opaque White makes the best wintery fine splatter!
Tone on tone stamping. I also used an old small plastic doily and TH Old Linen to stamp subtle doily patterns over the whole page. Amost invisible, but quite lovely IRL.
Before I sign off, here's a peek of CSI's case file # 43 that was released last night European time.
I'll be back on Tuesday to share how I cracked this gorgeous palette with you. Till then, happy weekend to you all!!
P.S. I am visiting blogs and commenting every single day, don't for a second think I've forgotten you!!!
Toodelipip! xoxox Eila