Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Winter Romance

Here is my submission for week 10 of the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style. You can see Linda's  inspiration tag for week 10 HERE. Linda's tag immediately made me think of romance with the big burlap heart and the cute ice skating couple. I chose to make a heart-shaped ornament in soft feminine colors.

For the base I die-cut the heart shape and then used Tammy Tutterow's Frosty Deboss technique. I used the Cuttlebug snowflake folder, but put the heart in the opposite way I usually would so that the areas that are normally raised were indented. I then painted the heart a light pink. After it was dry, I brushed on a layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint, then scraped it off with the edge of a piece of chipboard. The crackle stayed only in the indented areas. It's a very cool technique, but it's hard to see on this piece. The indented snowflakes are really too small to show the crackle very well. Plus I covered a lot of it up.

I added a white crepe paper ruffle to the back of the heart then sprayed everything with homemade glimmer spray. The ice skate was downloaded from the Internet, traced onto chipboard and cut out. I painted the boot white and the blade metallic silver, then covered it with ultra fine glitter. I embellished with silver brads, corrugated paper snowflake, a button, some bells and white twine. Finally I added two primitive hearts cut from corrugated paper, some punched silver leaves, punched snowflakes a pink flower bud and some bling. I stamped Magic onto a small tag and inked with Rouge Chalk Ink.

I only have one more project to complete by Thursday. I think I'm the only one participating in the challenge that isn't finished with all 12 projects. I am just so slooooww. :^)

Thanks for stopping by!!


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Woot woot, Judy, I can see the finish line! You're almost there.

This is an awesome piece. Love the heart shape for the wall hanging and your ice skate absolutely ROCKS! What a wonderful collection of techniques and embellishments. I MUST try Tammy Tutterow's Frosty Deboss technique. I was on her blog last week reading about it and it looks so cool! What a fabulous entry into the Funkie Junkie's 12 Tags challenge!


Teresa Arsenault said...

You make such pretty things, Judy. This is lovely.

Stampin D Amour said...

Judy - this is so pretty! In fact, I really like all of your creations! xo

-pamela :)

G. B. Miller said...

Well, we meet again! Love this card, Judy. It's gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling, for sure.

(Gaye Miller - former PC Forum swapper and also a Craft Therapy member on FB.And from SE MO).