Monday, July 21, 2014

Winter Stream


When I saw Winter Stream from Sparkle N Sprinkle, I thought it would make a great tag....maybe for a larger present under the tree  :-).

I started off by stamping the image with Archival Ink (Coffee) onto watercolor paper and then I colored it with Distress Markers and a water brush.  It's a little hard to distinguish in the photo, but I used Waterscape glitter on all the icicles in the image, Waterfall glitter on the ripples in the water, and Sparkling Snow glitter on all the snow mounds.  I also adhered the Sparkling Snow glitter differently.  For the other glitters, I added glue using a Sakura glue pen.  For the snow mounds, however, I first colored them with an Opaque Paint Markers (Elmer's) and then immediately covered the wet paint with the Sparkling Snow glitter - and it stuck as the paint dried.  (That was a happy experiment that was successful and a "good-to-know" for the future.)

The dimensional icicles adhered to the top of the tag are actually a Christmas tree garland that I picked up in an after Christmas sale last year, thinking they might be perfect for one of my projects.  I just cut the individual icicles apart and adhered them with 1/2" Tear-ific Tape.  I also sprinkled some Waterscape glitter over the exposed adhesive, thereby eliminating any excess stickiness and giving a touch more sparkle.


I wanted to add a little something more to the image, so I die cut my Reindeer (from Die-Versions) from 2 1/2" Tear-ific tape and cardstock.  After exposing the adhesive in sections, I added Amber Wheat flock to his antlers and hooves, a bit of Snow White flock to his tail and his chest, and the rest of his body is covered with Dark Chocolate flock.  The reindeer is adhered to the tag with a thick dimensional dot and he's "standing" on some Tinsel Twine from Tim Holtz.

15 comments:

rachel said...

fabulous make Anne -loving those icicles xx

Gerlinde said...

This is beautiful, Anne! Love your coloring and die cut deer in front! The stamp is perfect for a tag! Now that I'm back from visiting my mother, I need to get a move on with my Christmas stuff!

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Anne this is stunning, love the embellishments they look like real icicles.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! I love the beautiful image!! The icicles look amazing!! And the deer is a perfect touch!! What a stunning tag!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Clever CLEVER! Love how you used this image with the flocked deer and icicles! Very festive, and perfect for a gift, isn't it? xo

Tammy said...

The addition of the icicles is a perfect embellishments for your wonderful tag! Love the purple!

Brenda said...

You are the queen of scene :) Love the icicles on the top

jimlynn said...

Oh my!!! Those icicles are so beautiful with this scene! Gorgeous!
lynn

Eret said...

I adore this stamp. You made fantastic tag with it, Anne. The icicles look wonderful and the deer is so cute. Love it!
Hugs,
Eret

Barb said...

This is fantastic, thanks for sharing the deets of it too. That deer looks so real. Also thanks for letting me know I was featured at SNS. Barb

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is beautiful Anne !! I love the way you made the icicles !! Wonderful tag !!
Hugs,
Mayra

Shirley said...

OMGosh, Anne, what a beautiful tag! The image is gorgeous the way you embossed it!~ and those icicles are perfect for the stream and your deer!!

nwilliams6 said...

OM Gosh - this is FABULOUS!!!!!! I love it! Love the 3-D look and the layers and the deer. WOW!!! Hugz!

Joan Ervin said...

So many beautiful details on this gorgeous tag, Anne...love the sparkle you added and the icicles look awesome!!!

NanaConnie said...

Incredible, Anne! Beautiful scene and the icicles are superb.