Saturday, January 09, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Over on Lots to Do challenge blog, the theme this week is Winter Wonderland, and I had already finished 2 pages of my journal that fit perfectly to this theme. I wanted to do something to remember this weather and started a page which is not perfect ( I am unhappy with the lettereing), but I have shown you anyway. Here I used Aged Mahogany and Vintage photo distress inks, and spitzed them a lot to get the aged look. I then added a sneek peak of a BRAND NEW stamp which will be available in February! I did stamp very lightly some snowflake stamps in white pigment ink but they got very lost! The words are grungeboard with snow cap ink on, and the writing is done in the white opaque pen.

Then I thought I would use a similar background and do a different theme.
This technique came about as I inked the Grungeboard on the above page with white pigment ink, and it went over the page, and gave it an amazing look, so on this page, I wet the page with a very watered down version of Claudine's paints, and then added Aged Mahogany and Vintage photo Distress inks to the wet page. I then smooshed on a Ranger Snow Cap inkpad and spritzed it and the effect is fabulous! It reacts to the wetish distress inks and gives it an ethereal feel. Is this a new technique?

 I  took some letters from various Grungeboard and used the white pigment ink to colour them and added Picket Fence Distress Stickles, and the minutest amount of crystal stickles to the letters and the snowflakes. I added the lettering in the white opaque pen.

Thank you Hilda for the Challenge. Oh I almost forgot I have the goodies to give to someone who posted on my Birthday post! I used Mr Random to pick a winner, and
came out of the hat ( sorry computer!) The number chosen was number 7! How amazing was that! the date of my Birthday, and my lucky number ! , oh and I forgot but I share my Birthday with Mr Holtz too! I am so much younger than him!! lol
Congratulations! and please email me your snail mail address and I will post you off your package of goodies.
Hope the snow isn't too bad in your part of the world, we have rather a lot, and I am supposed to go to Salisbury tomorrow to pick up DD, so am sitting here contemplating whether to go or not!
Hugs and keep warm


johanna said...

these distress ink give a perfect look! wonderful!

Helen said...

Loving the book. STay safe, I've just slid my way to the shops and back - on foot as I don't have a car - with 3 bags of shopping and now its time for hot chocolate and crafting!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Jennie,
Love the rich colors in these ,you mentioned you didn't like the way the lettering came out on the first one. What if you added some snow for a snow capped feel? just a thought.
Happy belated Birthday. psst I won't tell Tim! LOL

crafty creations said...

Hiya Jennie - love the colouring on your pages a stunning contrast to the lettering. Hope you had a great birthday - take care if you do decide to travel to Salisbury

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge site - good luck in the draw xx Hilda

Sid said...

Really lovely effect on the covers of your journal ! May be a new technique you have discovered.

Hazel said...

Love the technique you've used - fab results x

Anonymous said...

Love your pages Jennie! You shared a birthday with my friend too, she was 50 this year, so obviously much older than you!

sam21ski said...

Great pages Jennie and like you say, fit perfectly with this weeks Lotstodo theme - thanks for playing along and belated birthday wishes - Sam xxx

Linda Elbourne said...

What a lovely effect! Really rich colours!

Katharine said...

lovely Jennie x

Anita said...

I love both. The words are perfect to me.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Happy Birthday Jennie ;)
The new stamp is fab, love the 'new' technique, the journal's looking great :)
Anne xx

Artyjen said...

What the?!!! Crikey...can't remember the last time I had such a lucky streak LOL! Thanks Mr Random Hat Person......No snow here as yet but that could be famous last words!
Off to e-mail as I type
Thanks Jennie

Julie Ranae said...

Love what you did with the challenge, Jennie! Hope you stayed warm on your birthday!

lisa said...

These pages are stunning, I love the colours and the way you've created them sounds very intriguing. It's great fun just playing isn't it.
A belated Happy Birthday.
Stay Warm.


Anonymous said...

This is totally yummy. Good enough to eat. The colour combo is fabulous and I'll be stealing it very soon! And the new technique is so cool. I'll be stealing that too!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! This is awesome, beautiful work.

Nishant said...

I don't have a car - with 3 bags of shopping and now its time for hot chocolate and crafting!!

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