over it in shades of Shabby Blue and Aged Rose. Now for my central stamped image! As always, if you would like to see more detail just click on the images themselves.
I loved the Crackled arches that Alison used on both her projects. On this one I decided to create the impression of a mirror peeping out from behind my tag, the mirror that is so important in the Snow Queen story. For this I used the Tim Holtz frame/bookplate from his tag die. I painted it with Little Black Dress, then Crackle glaze and a top coat of Lake Wanaka. I've edged it with Treasure Gold and added a silvery pearl. You might be able to see how I stuck a strip of transparent ribbon along the top and bottom of the card so that the Gesso and Frantage 'snow' would show through the frosty ribbon. I really played around with Stickles and Frantage everywhere too!
The Christmas sentiment is from a Lynne Perrella Christmas plate from Paper Artsy LP 016. I used seam-binding dyed in the colours of distress inks used on the card and used a Tim Holtz 'On the Edge' die, frantaged and painted to form a border of snow crystals. I should like to enter this card for the Paper Artsy Challenge and Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Thank you for stopping by to look at what I have been doing today and thank you to Alison for her inspiration at Paper Artsy this week and to Laura and her colleagues at Fashionable Stamping Challenges for challenging me to use 'anything but ink' on my first Christmas Card of 2013.