Friday, 1 December 2017

Winter Wonderland at A Vintage Journey

Hello lovely blogfriends, welcome here on this first day of December! Well, it's going to be a busy day here on this blog, as the first of the month means the start of many new challenges, so here goes, post number 1: A little wintry scene for A Vintage Journey
The lovely Sandy who is hosting our challenge, chose Winter Wonderland as her theme. I made a little reverse canvas (the size is 5 x 7).
Here's a quick step out of how I made it:
I covered the sides of the canvas 's back with a thick layer of Decoart Crackle Paste. When it had dried and cracked, I rubbed brown Antiquing cream into the cracks to give it an aged look.
Next I cut a bit of smooth stamping card created a little mask with a punch, adhered it with low tack tape to where I wanted the moon to be and then coloured the page with Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks.
After removing the mask I still blended a little Stormy Sky over the moon so it would not be too stark, and then stamped a little Tim Holtz tree stamp many times, first in Black Soot and then Chipped Sapphire, going lighter as I wnt up to make them look as if they are disappearing into the distance.



For the foreground I used this tree line piece from Calico Crafts, coloured with a mix of Distress inks and pens. I blended some thick modelling paste over and around it, in an effort to make it become part of the background. I also added a few little stars with a white pen.
Finally, the sentiment was another Calico Craft Part, lightly coloured with some Treasure Gold in Pewter, and that was pretty much it.
Well, I hope you like my little wintry scene and do hop over to the Vintage Journey blog to see the fabulous creations of my teamies!! And if you do have some spare time, do play along, as our sponsor this month is no other than the wonderful Andy Skinner!!



20 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Stunning frame Astrid, the crackle looks amazing, fabulous idea to create a scene on top of the frame, what a pretty ornament that would adorn any house this coming season. So Glad I managed to see this before bedtime. Thank you for sharing.. Warm wishes Tracey x

S@ndy Diller said...

Oh Astrid, just love your reverse canvas. The blue shades of the sky add so much to the winter feel. The crackle is simply fab. Hugs, Sandy xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous canvas, love all the wintry details and the wonderful crackle. Hugs, Valerie

Annie said...

Your Winter Wonderland project is fantastic Astrid I just love the amazing crackle you achieved and the distress with the creme is wonderful x Great background and embellishments too. TFS and huge hugs
Annie xx

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous winter wonderland scene Astrid and you used brilliant techniques to give it that wonderful wintry and chilly feel. The crackles are amazing and frame the cold night sky beautifully and the tree line piece fits perfectly giving it such a realistic touch. Love it xxx

Jackie P Neal said...

Thank you for this step out- what a beautiful winter scene- so peaceful and serene-is it not?
Jackie xo

Pamellia Johnson said...

OMG, I am just in love with this project Astrid! You have basically created my dream home spot! All the amazing trees and snowy hills and of course, the wildlife that you could hear for miles around! I imagine my log home to be just on the other side of that treeline, underneath the moon! WOW WOW WOW! This is really one of my favourite holiday projects this year! Spectacular! hugs :)

Dorthe said...

Amazing Winter Wonderland, creation, with the howling wulf -the fantastic crackle and your moon lit forest.
So beautiful Astrid . Xxx

Redanne said...

Absolutely stunning Astrid, the background scene you created is beautiful and has so much dimension! Love the gorgeous crackled frame and the foreground detail is just superb!! Hugs, Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

BRAVO, Astrid!!! Well, here we go...another NEW favorite! Wow! the crackle on your frame is off the charts! And your beautiful inky scene looks fabulous with the trees fading off and the ones in the foreground full of delightful texture. I recently made a card using this TH tree stamp and embossing folder, and I cannot get enough of it. Since I loved the design so much I am currently making a set of 10 of them and have paper all over my house! Thank you so much for your delightful trio of FABULOUS projects today! Big hugs!

2amscrapper said...

I love your little scene--great trees fading off, fabulous moon, love the howling at the moon idea! Helene

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your little wintery scene is stunning! I love it 😁. Reversing the canvas is genius and I love how you use the Crackle Glaze, I have to say I never have much luck when I use it so any tips are most welcome, maybe I need to apply it thicker. I'm wondering if I should also get some Antiquing Cream too and what colour you used? I love the dreamy moon, the sparkly snow and howling wolf in the foreground too - beautiful 😁. Wishing you a Happy December! J 😊
p.s. Thanks for all your lovely comments on my blog, you are very kind! J x

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful winter scene Astrid with your beautiful depth of pin trees and the wolf howling at the lovely full moon! Such great crackle on your frame and more lovely trees! Julia xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous . I love the texture and doesn't it look right at home on the wooden mantle. Love this Astrid. Have a lovely weekend. Tracy x

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

This is so beautiful Astrid, adore the textured frame and your layered inked background is perfection, I can feel the cool crisp air and hear the wolf howling, amazing details! Thank you so much for sharing it, Deb xo

A Pink said...

Wow! This is absolutely stunning , Astrid. You have captured the very essence of a Moonlit Winter Wonderland. Texture,dimension, perspective it has it all aswell as a very special touch of winter magic.
One of the best pieces of Christmas Art I have ever seen ! LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
hugs x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A gorgeous winter wonderland scene Astrid! Such a wonderful makeover of the canvas and wonderfully evocative of a cold and frosty night. The cracking around the edges of the frame is just wonderful. Jennie x

butterfly said...

How do I love this? Let me count the ways... the wonderful trees, both stamped and CCP, the howling wolf, the magical moon above the treeline, the colours and of course that magnificent crackle. A winter wonderland indeed.
Alison x

Team Clark said...

Astrid, this is one of my favorite projects ever! The crackle is so incredible and the winter night scene really reminds me of playing in the woods and having bonfires as a kid. I LOVE the tree layers and wolf!!! "Let heaven and nature sing!" Thanks so much for sharing this incredible inspiration. Merry Christmas, Autumn

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