My brother took this picture of Kent's Point in Cape Cod in the morning just before Christmas. He mentioned that it's the most peaceful place on earth, and I must agree...
This is the first project that I created with the December Vintage Winter kit from Swirlydoos, featuring the Winter Wishes collection from Bo Bunny.
I wanted to use some branches that I found in the floral section in my local supermarket, so I decided to make this layout as a wall hanging.
First, I cut the paper (Beautiful from the Bo Bunny Winter Wishes collection) down to 9"x12" and after lightly distressing the edges, I adhered it to my canvas using matte gel medium and let it sit for a few hours until it was completely dry.
Next, I created a wintery background with the Aleen's Glitter Snow that came in the kit and one of my favorite stencils - Branches Reversed from The Crafter's Workshop.
I used what must be a ton of hot glue to adhere the bottoms of the branches to make sure that the adhesion is permanent and small bits of matte gel medium here and there to fix some of the upper branches to the paper.
I cut a few pieces of cardboard packaging and layered them behind my photo to give it some dimension. Once that was in place, I added a good length of cheesecloth, folding and layering it until I got the effect I wanted.
To create more of a snowy day, I placed small dabs of Glitter Snow among the branches using a toothpick. The cheesecloth was given large amounts with a palette knife, then sprinkled with Ranger Distress Glitter in Broken China. I didn't like the result (too heavy handed, I guess), so when that dried I added another layer of Glitter Snow so what you see is just a hint of glitter here and there.
One of the many embellishments in the Vintage Winter kit is a package of Prima Marketing Melody Blue flowers, birds and butterflies. I picked this little guy to sit on the snow bank, chirping out a song.
I've entered this in this month's All That Flutters Challenge http://www.swirlydoos.com/forums/topic/december-all-that-flutters-vintage-winter/#post-456336