This is the January sketch over at Scrap That.
I flipped the sketch horizontally to accomodate my pictures.
This was taken at Christmas. My two youngest grandaughters playing in the snow. Emily (3) is on the left and Isla (1) on the right. We had just finished our big family snowball fight when they decided to take a time out and just plopped themselves in the snow for a break. Talk about adorable.
This was my first time experimenting with modelling paste. I tired to bring out the three snowflakes depicted in the sketch with modelling paste a stamp, some ink and sparkles. I used way too much paste when I lathered it on the page (live and learn right?) and after smoothing it out I took a stamp and stamped an image of a snowflake into the paste. I let it dry then sanded it a bit with sand paper then gently went over the image with a lavender acyrlic paint. once the paint dried I wasn't happy with the effect so I went over the raised ridges with a fine tipped black marker, used some liquid glue and added sparkles. It's hard to see but it definitely brought the images out better.
The big snowflake is actually from Dusty Attics new chipboard and is called Doily #5 (DA0763). I painted it with metallic paint and added a bling in the middle. The surrounding flowers were made using a tutorial from Gabrille Pollaco (distressed flowers) and backed with some petals I had in my stash. Again there is a mix of Prima and Petaloo flowers. The snowflakes have been sitting in my closet forever can't remember where I got them.
I used some basic grey letters and inked them with Stazon Royal Purple ink. You can see the
other two snowflakes better in this pic.