Wednesday, 27 November 2013

No two snowflakes are alike

Here's another card with a lovely Sweet Pea Stamps image. (I think they are my absolute favorite stamps out there.) I have used an image by Elaine Cox named Christmas Bird.

I thought this digital image would be perfect for a snow globe, so I created one using this program. I put some Stickles: Diamond around the snow globe. 
For the fairy's hair I used Promarker: Pumpkin and Burnt Orange.

I colored the eyes with Metallic Pens by Papermania. For the cheek and lips, I used nail polish (Isadora). I used Stickles: Fruit Punch, Waterfall & Green for the fairy's wings, clothing and hair decorations.

I used Traditional Craft Paint Sun Gold mixed with white acrylic paint for the fairy's skin. I mixed Traditional Craft Paint Mercury Grey with white acrylic paint for the snowflakes.

The black/grey background with white streaks is what I call accidental creating. I painted a completely different image with white and grey acrylic paints and used an ad magazine (Åhlens) as an underlay (to protect the table from paint splashes). When I meant to throw the magazine away, I thought "hey, this surface looks quite interesting now". So I ripped off the paint stained page and figured it would be great as a background for this card. I actually thought it was pretty cool.

Finally I glued my card base on a page from the magazine Julefrid (2013 s. 93). The page was originally a photo of a snowy landscape painting.

I have submitted this card to the following challenges: 
A gem of a challenge: Sparkles 
Charisma Cardz: Christmas
Crafting By Designs: Christmas or Winter
Creative Moments: Anything goes/vintage
Glitter n Sparkle: Show us some snow
My time to craft: Special Christmas 
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge: Frame a female
Pile it on: Non-traditional Christmas
SweetPea Stampers: Lots of texture 
The Crazy Challenge: Snowy Winter


  1. What a beautiful card and love the image, really pretty..Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and hoping to see you again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  2. Very Unique! Love what you did with the image. Great Job! Thanks for joining us at Glitter N Sparkle.

  3. Ah this is pretty, Looks so glittery. Thanks for playing along with us at My Time to Craft this week, Love Hazelxox

  4. Pretty and glittery!!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers and good luck in the drawing!!!

  5. Hi Wiola, this is amazing... Love this cute stamp from Elaine Cox! Thank you for playing along with Sweet Pea Stampers "Lot of texture". Good luck and we hope to see you again! Sylvia, DT-member Sweet Pea Stampers xxx

  6. Gorgeous card, I love the cute image and wonderful sparkle.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
    Sue xx

  7. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  8. What a lovely card you have made. Lovely to see you've used one of Elaine Cox's gorgeous images Wiola. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this fortnight of “lots of layers” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx

  9. This is a lovely christmas card! Thanks for playing at Charisma! xxx

  10. Thanks for sharing this for The Sweet Pea Stampers 'lots of texture' challenge - hope to see more of your lovely crafting soon - Hazel, Design Team x

  11. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Pea Stampers

  12. Awesome creation. Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Pea Stampers

    Sweet Pea Stampers DT

  13. A gorgeous Christmas Card.

    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week and good luck.


  14. Nice card. Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  15. LOVELY card!
    Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
    Have a GREAT day!!

  16. A lovely Christmas design. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  17. Perfect vintage card. Thanks for entering at Creative moments. Leona (DT) x


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