Monday, 12 December 2016

Blooms of Ice

Earlier in the year I had the privilege of colouring up 'Snow Queen Blooms of Ice' by Aurora Wings, as part of the Showcase Team.

She has sat in my draw, waiting for me to be brave enough to make a project with her, I really didn't want to ruin the colouring by making a mess of her, so I decided to scan her and manipulate the colours to more ice blue tones and set about making a Winter/Christmas canvas.

I started by gluing the image to an A4 canvas, the pasting tissue paper around the edge.

Once dry I painted a couple of coats of Pearl white acrylic paint and sprinkled with glitter then left to dry.

It is really hard to see in the photos, but I added some blue, green and purple Kuretake Gansai water colour paint.

Finally adding embellishments, glitter and snowflakes.

I made the icicles by squeezing some regular ova glue on acetate then sprinkling with glitter, which I left to dry overnight.

I also added some chipboard letters and used a touch of liquid appliqué to create a snowy effect.

Thus is my second Aurora Wings seasonal canvas, I made an Autumn one a few months back and look forward to completing the seasons in the new year.

Thanks for looking :)

Challenges Entered:-

Glitter n Sparkle - Anything Goes
We Love 2 create - Mixed Media
Altered Eclectics - Mixed Media
Lets Craft & Create - Christmas
Petal Lu - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum - Anything but a Card
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Ice Cold
One stitch at a Time - Sparkle
Rhedds Creative Spirit - December Anything Goes
Sparkle & Sprinkle - Loose Glitter


  1. This is truly incredible. I love the colours, the image just everything. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us at OSAAT this fortnight, I hope you have enjoyed playing along as much as we have enjoyed seeing your talent. Love 'n' hugs Sall OSAAT DT.

  2. Wow, what a fun project. Full of glitter and sparkle. Great image and the colors of the entire piece are just awesome. Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Sparkle N Sprinkle.

  3. Wow, what an amazing make. I love this canvas it is so beautiful. Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck and we hope to see you next time. Hugs Debbie xx

  4. So very beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Let's Craft & Create challenge. We hope to see you again.
    ~DT Sherry x

  5. Lovely creation, well done! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  6. This really is a gorgeous piece of art, lovely colours and a beautiful image, thank you for sharing this with us at Sparkles Christmas, hope to see you again next time..

    Hugs Babs DT x

  7. A stunning that image and I like all your embellishing on the just looks so magical.
    Thank you so much for joining in with this months challenge at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  8. Beautiful is your creation thank you for entering our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Anything but a card" good luck and hope to see you next time Dt Sandra H xx

  9. Beautiful creation!!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Let’s Craft and Create
    (DT member)

  10. Gorgeous work. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  11. Beautiful stunning art work... loving the chilled look.Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

    Handcrafted by Ellapu
    Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
    Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
    DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

  12. Julie this is stunning.
    Thanks for sharing at Altered Eclectics.
    Altered Eclectics DT


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Jules :)