Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Using squares to create a snowflake ...

Wow, I thought I had scheduled this post to go live on Sunday but "whoops" didn't happen for one reason or another! I even thought I had written this post and did all my links, but that must have been in another universe or perhaps I did do it but whilst I was asleep! This time I do have to blame a certain amount on human error and Mr blogger can rest easy.

For Love to Create challenges, I decided to make a snowflake ornament but using small square pieces of stampbord. I began by decorating easy pieces of stampbord with fine white pearlescent pan pastel and then over stamped each square with small snowflake designs.

I edged each small square with blue pan pastel and then sealed the whole tile with clear embossing powder. Next I began sticking the stampbord pieces down to make a "square circle"!

To add further interest, I randomly placed snowflake die cuts on to the back of each stampbord piece ,but did cut them up so that it wasn't a uniform design. I have covered the backs of each square to hide all my gluing etc. (Apologies not photo).

My final bit of "faff" or "pretty" was to add some ribbon roses and silver sequins. The longest part of this project was being patient and waiting for the stampbord pieces to dry after gluing ...

Right, I'm off to do a bit of shopping in the local town to Mum's. I always make sure that I go to the traditional Irish shops or shops that would not be found at home. What's the point of going away and shopping in your normal shops?

x x x

Products and links:

Die Cutting Diva's - celebration
Holly Jolly Christmas - snowflakes and sparkle
Paper Minutes - celebrate
Papertake Weekly - to die for
Crafty Boots - square


KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Lou
Gr Karin

Claire Boelema said...

Lovely project. xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous project. Love the design.
Linda xxx

CA Scrapper said...

Really pretty. You did a fabulous job. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


Dee's Craft Room said...

Such an unusual design but it works well using squares and snowflakes to hold it all together. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Lisette Baker said...

This is so pretty and so original. Love the icy blue. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this sure is amazing!!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Holly Jolly Christmas.


Borqna said...

Lovely project!
Good luck!

Neva Zver said...

Your project is beautiful and so elegant looking. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Holly Jolly Christmas challenge. Good luck . Neva

Gerda said...

What a fabulous project!!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!