Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Winter Hues

Hi!  I am hosting the challenge at Frilly and Funkie with the theme of Winter Hues.  The weather this time of year in the Midwest gets to be a bit chilly, icy, snowy and overcast. These elements of the season create a beautiful palette of colors which I am calling Winter Hues.    This challenge requires you use any or all of the following colors: blue, white, silver, gray in your vintage or shabby chic project.

Everyone who enters and follows the rules will be entered into the draw to have the chance to win a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique
I played around with a mix of blues, silvers, grays and whites and created a card and a canvas.  The card layered the music stencil with crackle embossing paste and snowflakes over that layer with white embossing paste.

I stenciled the music over an inky background stamped with text.

I started with a mix of dripping sprays down the front of the canvas.  I then added a layer of stenciled snowflakes which I sprinkled with chunky white embossing powder mixed with crystal glitter while the embossing paste was wet.    I then heat dried the embossing powder and it created nice puffy embossed snowflakes as well as capturing flecks of white embossing powder to add more snowy effect.

The words were added using white embossing paste and stenciling them onto the canvas.  While the letters were wet I sprinkled them with a shimmery blue glitter.

After I finished the canvas I decided to do a little different take on the canvas:

I scraped off the glittery blue and created white letters using the same process as the snowflakes. I also added circles and a few stamping of branches.  Every creation is a journey and you never know if you have reached the final destination. :)

Please join in on the fun with us and play along showing us your winter hues!



  1. Oh I love the blue tones, and the details are stunning!
    Hugs, Maya

  2. Beautiful! I love the colours and all of the mixed media and layering.

  3. You captured the brilliance of the winter sky on a bright sunny day here, Suzz! Really gorgeous texture and a wonderful color palette!

  4. Beautiful frosty tones and that crackle of ice - I'm transported to the chilly Midwest with this Suzz! Love it to bits xx

  5. What a fun challenge you had for us this time, Suzz! Your canvas is beautiful - love those gorgeous snowflakes and wonderful blue hues. Great frosty feel!



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