Hello everyone!! I hope you had a good weekend! It is Monday and time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. This week we are doing winter projects, very fitting for this month of the year.
When I made this page we had just gotten quite a lot of snow, and since I love to make wintery scenes, I let the snow outside the window inspire me to create a clear and cold winter's night in my journal. I started with a layer of gesso and continued with Dina Wakley's paints, using Sky and Lapis and a mixture of the two to make a graduated background.
The moon was also painted white and I added shine around it with more white, dry brushing it on for a subtle effect. A tiny bit of blue was also added to the moon, so that it didn't look like it was floating.
Before the paste dried after stencilling it, I added more paste at the base to create a snowy hill and extend the scene a little. The snow was painted white and given extra texture with blue paint and the silver marker. My son thought I needed to add some glitter too, and I decided to use Prima's Frosted Mica Flakes. I love the shine and imperfections of mica.
Alison Bomber posted this quote in a beautiful blog post recently. I thought of that quote when I was busy making this page and it fit pretty well together with the feel of the scene.
Here you can maybe see the shine of the mica a little better.
Join us in our celebration of winter this week, and it can be you who wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp, drawn randomly.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Surfaces: Ranger Dylusions Small Creative Journal
Stencil: Hero Arts: Forest
Marker: Krylon Silver Leafing Pen