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Sunday, January 18, 2015

On Wings of Snow

Winter isn’t just coming – it’s fully here! With the holidays behind us and spring seeming so far away, let’s focus on the season at hand. Will you stamp a snowy scene? Try a new use for a snowflake stamp? Perhaps be inspired by the colors of winter in your ink choices… however you decide to get stamping, we hope you’ll join in the  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  

You may wonder how I arrived at angel wings but it all started with the beautiful Tim Holtz snowflake Sizzix Layering Die.  I thought how soft and feathery the snowflake looked and the wings of a snow angel were born! 

I started with some hand drawn wings on cardboard.  I then painted them white with gesso to ensure if anything came through it would capture the inks and paint the same way as the snowflakes.

I die cut a blizzard of snowflakes from vellum and then embossed them using the coordinating embossing folder. I cut them in half to apply them to the wing.
Then the layering starts.  I covered the wings with tacky glue over the entire surface.  I then started at the end and put a row of snowflakes.  I continued layering them until the wing was covered. 

After the wings were covered I took white gesso and painted the wings.  Once that dried I sprayed the wings and my heart with lavender and silver mists.

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I stamped a sentiment in the center of my heart and added some white splatters.  I painted and sprayed some paper roses to add to the heart and hung my wings onto a hanger.

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Products: Gesso, Stampers Anonymous - Visual Artistry - Thoughts and Prayers,  Ranger Distress Stain Spays - Milled Lavender, Brushed Pewter, Sizzix Heart Die, Prima Roses, Melisses Frances Decorative Scroll Clip, Ranger Archival Ink -  Black, Zip Dry

Come join in all the fun and play along for a chance to win a $50 gift voucher at Simon Says Stamp.



Thanks for stopping by!

 Suzz

17 comments:

  1. Wow Suzanne! So beautiful and creative! What a spectacular way to showcase snowflakes! Gorgeous work of art!

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  2. What a gorgeous project! Love it! Very inspirational! Hugs, Sandra

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  3. How lovely!! The purple is so pretty!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  4. So Beautiful!!!!! Thanks for sharing this project!!!!!

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  5. Incredible idea! So beautiful and clever! i love your color choice , purple is perfect! BArbarayaya

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  6. OHMY such a gorgaous making...looks like thousands of beautiful, light feathers!

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  7. Another totally unique creation Sue and I love it! Really light and airy looking and such pretty chilly looking colours.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Such a brilliant design, Suzz. The colors and the layering of the snowflakes are amazingly beautiful! Love your stunning creation! :)

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  9. this is absolutely stunning! xo

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  10. So much to this project--a unique idea and lots of work to make something really beautiful, and meaningful. Bravo!

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  11. There is so much work in this beautiful piece and it has definitely produced a huge wow from me ~ just a wonderful unique piece and I adore it Suzz!

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  12. So beautiful Sue and what a great idea!! Look at all those detailed snowflakes. The colours and heart in the centre are wonderful too.

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  13. This is a show-stopper. It's unique beauty is incredible. You've done a wonderful job creating this. It's fabulous!

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  14. WOWWWWW! This is an incredible piece! Way to not get bogged down with the monotony of cutting out eighty million snowflakes! Totally worth the effort (easy for me to say since I get the benefit of seeing the stunning end result without having to any of the work)! Really, though, it is clever and whimsical and amazingly sophisticated and elegant. I love everything from the concept to the execution. Congrats on making something I've never seen before that I thoroughly admire!

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  15. That is a truly beautiful piece of art! TFS!

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