Monday, 1 February 2021

Snow Blizzard

Good morning all, 
Pinch, punch, first of the month 
February already, 
At least we are moving closer to spring, 
My bulbs are peeking through the soil, 
So something to look forwards too.

Today we have a new Lavinia Challenge over on the website 
Our new theme is 
Snow Blizzard 
Here is what I came up with, I hope you like it.

I tried to create the feeling of that cold, bitter wind along with the snow 

I started by adding a little background colour onto my multifarious card, 
Billy was happy as he came out to play 

Next , I added some stamping , I used torn copier paper to mask off my snow. 

So this is what I had when I removed the copier paper 

Then more stamping and some atmospheric background ink , plus some oil pastel work , 
You know how much I love using charcoal pencils to add shade. 
Well Karl bought me a pack of oil pastels to have a play with.
Oh I love them 

Just look at that sky.

Followed by more detail , using a stencil 

I love how this stencil looks like the wind, whipping up the snow into a blizzard 

I then added some mica minerals to give the frosty look 

Some stamping and white embossing powder to give more depth to the design 

And finally the snow blizzard , 
White acrylic paint and a fan brush. 

Some matting and layering and my design was finished. 

I really enjoyed taking my time and creating this piece. 

I hope you will have a play and create a piece of your own and enter it into the challenge. 
Remember the winner will get a £40 Lavinia voucher, and it is chosen at random. 

I am off now for a warm up and a hot coffee after all the snow and bitter cold wind. 

Take care everyone
Love and hugs 
Jo xxx


susiestacey said...

Absolutely stunning, very atmospheric. Love looking at the snow...through the window and we have snow here today.
Found your blog through FB as l have been trying to get back into my crafting especially as l have ordered some Lavinia stamps, my first for ages. First saw Tracy at Harrogate in 2004/5 and just loved her style.
Hugs x Susan x

Lizzybea said...

Fabulous design,looks so realiatic. Makes we want to wrap up warm and get the sledge out with the grandchildren.

What size paper did you make it on pkease.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jo
This is stunning .... gorgeous colours .....
Still lost mojo ?..... where is it ....
Hope you are well...
We have just had our second jab ......
Hugs Sylvie xx

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Daisychain said...

Just beautiful love all the movement you have created in this picture.
If possible would love to see video

Di said...

Stunning are all of yr demos/designs. Love being part of your crafty family ❤ 🤍 💙 🧡 🖤 ♥️

Dee said...

Beautiful winter scene Jo x

Dee said...

A fabulous winter scene Jo x