Thursday, 18 December 2014

Snow Angel

Hi Everyone,

I was so inspired by this month's challenge over at Scrap Around The World that I thought I'd have another go at it! This time I decided to create a whimsical canvas using my Georgie stamp set ...


Here's the totally gorgeous mood board ...


To enter the SATW challenge, you can use any or all of these elements to create scrapbook pages, canvases and art journals. For December only you can enter tags and ATCs as well. There are loads of brilliant prizes and I am delighted to be sponsoring a special prize this month, for the best project using the mood board and this sketch from Stuck?! Sketches ....


You don't have to use the colours to enter this challenge, but I love this combination of icy blues, white, deep red, beige and dark brown, so I was very happy to use them again for my canvas. I was also inspired by the ice, the frosting, sprinkles, snowflakes and fairy lights.

I started with a canvas and a pack of tissue paper, both from a Pound Shop ...


Here's the background before I added my whimsical angel ...


It's mainly tissue paper adhered with matte medium, then I added texture paste here and there, several shades of Distress Ink, a coat of Mod Podge and a sprinkle of white Mister Huey. 

The whimsical angel was stamped on to watercolour paper using my Georgie stamp set, adhered to the canvas and coloured with layers of Kaiser Fusion pens, acrylic paints, blendable pencils and Faber Castell Pitt Pens until I was happy with the result. Here's a close-up ...


The words were typed on my vintage Gabriele, coloured with DI and shaded with Pitt Pens. I added lots of cotton cheesecloth for texture ...


Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

10 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Oh how sweet is this Georgie girl! The MM background blends seamlessly together to enhance your Angel....inspirational Art :D

Lizzy Hill said...

Oh my GOSH!!! She is totally BRILLIANT!! I'd give u the winner badge in a flash:)

Val Thorpe said...

This is just beautiful Annie and a wonderful take on the challenge. I love the image and the background is so ethereal. Merry Christmas :D

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Oh!! This is beautiful! Stunning background!
Thanks for playing with SATW!

langeatheart said...

This is a gorgeous take on the Mood Board! I love how its whimsical perfect for the holidays! Remember to be eligible for design team member prizes you need to go to their blog and become a follower! All the best from SATW! :)

Татьяна said...

This is beautiful! Stunning background!Love it!
Thanks for playing with SATW!

zuziucha said...

I always admire such kind of pieces. It looks just great! Thank you for playing along with SATW.

Ania Komenda - Moriony said...

Your canvas is just gorgeus! I love it. Thanks for playing with SATW

Heather McMahon said...

Oh wow! What an amazing piece of art! Thanks for playing along at SATW.

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I must have missed this when it was first published! Only just spotted it on your Facebook page! Beautiful project, almost ethereal! Georgie looks so different! Very angelic!