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Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 10:01 PM | , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great week and are enjoying the holiday season! Due to the holidays, there is not a current challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge site however the DT is offering projects for inspiration that will hopefully get your crafty MOJO jump started! Today on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge site, several of the DT members and myself are sharing WINTER themed projects.
When I think of winter, I think of fun filled days building snowmen which inspired me to create a wintery page in my art journal featuring a cracked up frosty friend ;) 
I spent the first 25 years of my life, living in what is referred to as the "snow belt" located in Buffalo, NY. We would get lake effect snowfall which was perfect for building many snowmen. With these thoughts in mind, I pulled out my art journal and created a wintery scene including a die cut Winter Wonder Snowman. For added interest, I applied a layer of Crackle Paint to the snowman and stamped the background with Grunge Flakes.
I stamped a fun sentiment that seems to fit perfectly with my cracked up frosty friend from Tim Holtz Words For Thoughts:
I accented a couple of the edges with fun Kelly Purkey Washi Tape Teal Polka Dots and Triangles:
In case you were curious how I created this page in my art journal, I took some photos of a few steps along the way:

Cut a piece of chipboard from stash using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Winter Wonder Snowman Bigz die, apply a coat of Ranger Claudine Helmuth Mini Gesso:
Once dry, apply a generous amount of Ranger Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint. Allow to dry.
To accent the hat, carrot nose and perimeter using the following: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Black SootTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Spiced MarmeladeTim Holtz Distress Ink Pad Tea Dye. Set aside.
To create the background on my page, I applied a coat of Gesso followed with randomly applied Broken ChinaPicked Raspberry, and Spun Sugar Distress paints:
Once dry, I randomly stamped Grunge Flakes and a fun sentiment from Words For Thoughts:
I added a little extra interest using the Bubble Stencil along with Snow Cap Acrylic paint:
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope I inspired you to create a fun wintery project!
Be Sweet ;)
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 Comments

29 Sweet Comments So Far:

Sue Marrazzo said...

This piece is REALLY SWEET, Mona!
I like the purple and blue together, too!
Hope your holidays are special ( :

Sandra said...

Gorgeous page! Love the color combo and that snowman is so cute! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season! Hugs, Sandra

Ros Crawford said...

This is so lovely!! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I just love this! Thanks for sharing the steps how to do the pretty background!
Happy New Year!

Lisa S. said...

I love your Frosty friend Mona and the gorgeous colors you used. Tim's flakes are a great backdrop for this guy. Hope you had a Merry Christmas. :) Hugs

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Journal page! The blend of the pretty pinks and purples with the white stenciled images is gorgeous! Love the crackly snowman! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Sandra said...

very pretty!
Sandra ltb

Candy C said...

Mona...your art journal page is so pretty. I love all of the layers of color, texture and stamping. Your Tim snowman die cut is so cute on top of all of that wintery background setting. I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas! <3 Candy

Tumbleweed said...

Lovely art journal page!!! Love the background and the darling snowman!!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

Greta said...

Beautiful choice of colors & love all the interest you created in your background, Mona. Thank you for explaining the steps. I need to use my Distress Paints that have just been sitting on the shelf--you've inspired me!

Norma said...

Beautiful page!! Love the crackled snowman and your beautiful background!! What lovely colors!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE your BG and the colors you chose! FUN crackle snowman and that sentiment is so Clever! LOVE this journal page, Mona!

Mirna said...

Love the gorgeous art journal page! Beautiful colors and I love the crackle on the cute snowman!

Mercedes said...

Lovely page!!! Really love these colors! Thanks for the tutorial! Love seeing your creative process!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a great page Mona! Love the background with all the colours and snowflakes. The crackle snowman looks great!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Mona, Mona! You are such a blender of wonderful colors! I really love the hazy snowy look of this piece and you did wonders with that snowman! This is a beautiful piece that is much more lovely than the actual piles of hard crusty dirty snow that are on the sides of my driveway right now!

sandi said...

Wow! This looks great! Love your tutorial too! :)

Yesnir said...

Beautiful page, Mona! Love the pretty layers and colors!! Gorgeous texture too! Thanks for showing some of your steps! Have a great weekend!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Awesome cover Mona. Love the crackle finish on the snowman and the pretty colors... the bubble stencil looks great. Happy almost New Year!

Debbi said...

Beautiful art journal page!!! Love these layers of color and texture!

Isabel Jett said...

Love your latest art journal page, Mona!!! Your background is magnificent and I love the snowman with his crackle painted silhouette! Gorgeous!

Pammy said...

So pretty, Mona! Love these colors!!!

Angie said...

Fabulous page! LOVE the background color!!! Thanks for the tutorial!

barbarayaya62 said...

your journal page is wonderful! love your crackle snowman! BArbarayaya

Jill Norwood said...

Mona I am enjoying paging through all of your lovely posts tonight! So many beautiful layouts and cards! Love the texture and layers of colors on them all! So truly lovely and inspiring!

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful page! Mona. Love the gorgeous soft colors.:)

soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful page - so soft and lovely!!!

Maura said...

Great colors!! Love your. Little book.

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Such a fun page in your art journal !! Makes me smile @ those memories -- & reminds me of the "lake effect" in Chicago... Snow drifts upon snow drifts... :)) :))


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