Friday, 8 November 2013

Frosty Festivities Blog Hop

Welcome....welcome....today I'm joining in with the 'Frosty Festivities' Blog Hop which is part of Jennifer's wonderful weekend wintery Extravaganza. There's loads of amazing crafty inspiration to be found.....and a mega prize to be won!!
I love making mixed media canvas collages......and as I've never made a wintery one.....what better time than this.
I started by covering my canvas with scraps of 'wintery' papers
 These were then toned down a bit with a mix of white and pearl paint.
White acrylic paste was applied using snowflake and circle masks.....I may have overdone the snowflakes a tad......they took a day to dry!!! I sprinkled glimmer dust on the snowflakes while they were wet.....but couldn't really catch it on the photo.
I then added some stamping.......more snowflakes,more circles and some sentiments.
I stamped,coloured,paper pieced and cut out a Prima doll.......added some glittered wings......and forgot to photograph her!!
She was added to the canvas along with a christmas tree [an unused tree decoration,I think]......and a bit more [photographically invisible!!] glimmer dust was shaken over the background.It really is much more sparkly in 'real life'.
Voila.....the end result.
And if you pop round the blog hop to see all the inspiration........leave a comment on each blog.......and finish at Jennifer's blog.....you'll be in with a chance of winning a mega prize .....Simple Stories December Documented and Elle’s Studio Noel items, worth over £28! All entries must be received by Monday the 11th of November at 10.59pm GMT. 
Your next stop on the hop is Jill.......and I'm sure you'll love what she has for you.
Thank you for visiting......and enjoy the weekend's fun. 

53 comments:

petrii said...

I LOVE THIS!!! Your canvas is amazing!! I have a nutting doll stamp by Prima, but never thought to add wings to her. I may have to borrow your idea ;)

Blessings ~~ dawn

scrapdolly said...

Goodness - that's not something I would ever have done but it is stunning and makes me want to try

Becky said...

What a beautiful canvas - I really like what you have done here.

Sinead said...

This is such a lovely canvas Jacky, it is really creative and pretty, and will make a fab decoration for Christmas/winter! Thanks for sharing :) x

Sinead said...

This is such a lovely canvas Jacky, it is really creative and pretty, and will make a fab decoration for Christmas/winter! Thanks for sharing :) x

Julene Matthews said...

This is gorgeous! What a pretty snowflake mask.Your prima angel is so cute too.

Katherine (sutty) said...

Beautiful - I have just had a play with those prima dolls and I love them too :)

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Beautiful canvas. I love all the steps you took. Amazing job.

Jean Bullock said...

Wonderful! I have never tried this myself but thanks to you I know how to do it now. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah said...

Love how you've created the winter background! x

Jimjams said...

Brilliant canvas Jackie - amazing to see it develop step by step. TFS

Cheri said...

It is totally beautiful Jacky. Your layering skills serve you well in mixed media!

Alison said...

It's beautiful, Jacky....you have such patience!!
Alison xx

Julie said...

All your colors blend so well. I love the angel girl. It just seems like her world behind her!

Julie
I Create Purty Thangs

Sandra said...

I've not made a canvas before but you've got me wanting to do one :)

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

It was fun to see it go from HUH? to stunning! LOL Really beautiful artwork!

Bethany

Laura Turcotte said...

FANTASTIC!!! I really am enjoying this hop===so inspiring!

Nikki C said...

Stunning Canvas you created thanks for sharing :)

LCSmithSAVED said...

She is lovely, especially imagining her sparkly & glimmering :~)

Amy said...

Absolutely super cute Jacky!

Judith said...

Love your canvas. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sam Ball (aka sammyb) said...

Love your canvas, some great ideas xxx

Lauren Tomecek said...

Very lovely canvas. I really like the paper pieced girl.

Jackie said...

Super wintery canvas!! I have just done my first one...what fun...and what a mess...loved it!!! LOL

Karen said...

Your canvas is stunning! I love the background and the glittery snowflakes (worth waiting for them to dry!)

furrypig said...

thanks so much for the step by step instructions for the background I would love to give it a go sometime xxx

Meredith L said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Mare said...

Beautiful canvas! Thanks for the inspiration!

Brenda said...

Lovely canvas. It really makes me want to have a try too.

Tina Campbell said...

Wow that is so cool, never done that before but would love to give a try thanks for the inspiration

Janis said...

Gorgeous and sweet! Love the texture of the snowflakes and tree ornament.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Annie Claxton said...

this is so beautiful - I just love your background! It would make a wonderful Christmas gift. Thanks for the inspiration :o)xxx

Lisa-Jane said...

Love love love this! I have pinned this to come back to when I have more time because I love the image you've used and the overall look too. What a great stamp that is! Thanks for visiting me - hope you enjoyed my part of the blog hop x

Sally said...

Beautiful. Often seen these and not known where to start. Thanks for the inspiration

Lynne in NI said...

WOW, what a fabulous creation, love your BG with the beautiful snowflakes, and such a great image too!

Margie said...

Just Gorgeous! Love it!

Kelly Jean said...

What a beautiful canvas!

tulpanen said...

Lovely work!

Treenie said...

I have never tried anything like this before. Love all your techniques. Looks lovely .

Sian said...

She's beautiful Jacky. I loved seeing how it came together with the progression of photos..you could definitely do another "how To" like this. It would very very popular, I think

Melissa said...

An absolutely lovely wintery canvas! I enjoyed seeing your steps as you worked on this!

K said...

That is stunning Jacky, wish I'd picked up that stamp when I saw it on friday now.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful piece! Thanks for the photos that show how it developed!

Jennifer Grace said...

This is so beautiful and dreamy! I love the doll, though I'd have had to paint her a face as things without a face freak me out! The background looks amazing and I can imagine the sparkle! Thanks so much for joining in with the hop! x

One Scrap Happy Momma said...

Well, how adorable is she? That is one cute little angel.

Louise said...

wow.....I love it Jacky!!! And with the step by step there is no excuse not to give it a go xx

scrappyjacky said...

Thank you to everyone who has left such lovely comments.

Sheena said...

Simply stunning Jacky x

Gina200 said...

This is so creative and angelic!

Frances said...

So, so lovely.

Lisa said...

what an incredibly pretty canvas! your winter angel is adorable. I really like the contrast of her against all those softer wintry colours,

Lisa said...

what an incredibly pretty canvas! your winter angel is adorable. I really like the contrast of her against all those softer wintry colours,

rustic heart designs said...

So beautiful! Love your winter angel. Especially like all the mixed medias you used.