Saturday, September 24, 2011

Stampendous Freeze + Snuggly Kitties Christmas Snow Globe

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I have been working on a little Christmas project to give to my DD for Christmas.  You may think it's too early for Christmas things, but the way the year is flying by (or should I say: "speeding up" LOL!!), I thought I should get myself into gear.

Late last year, I bought a couple of "do-it-yourself" Snow Globes from Riot Art and Craft but ran out of time to do them, so I pulled them out the other day and set to work.  They are very easy to do and so much fun - and so darned hard to photograph due to the reflection!  So forgive me for the bit of reflection - this was as good as I could get it after taking tons of photos at all different times of the day and on different weather days, ie: cloudy or sunny - in the shade or with different backgrounds - oh well!   In the end, I found my deck chair with the black background seemed to yield the best photo.  Here are a couple of photos of the various bits of the snowglobe so you can see the different elements.  This one is the underneath of the snowglobe with the base taken off:-

In the photo above, you should see the foam which is in the centre of the globe and you use it as a template for cutting your cardstock to just the right size.  Of course, you do 2 images - one for either side of the snowglobe - and I decided to do 2 different Stampendous images.  You must make sure that any embellies like the snowflakes, pearls etc. do NOT stick out too much or you will have trouble fitting the images back in with the foam.  I used Stampendous Cotton White Fun Flock with Crystal glitter mixed in for the snow underneath the images, the mitten cuffs and on the hats - which worked out perfectly because it doesn't stick out much.  I love how soft and fluffy it looks.   The images slot in either side of the foam.  Here are some pics of the two images ready to slide into the globe:

This next photo show the round plastic base that you put on the bottom of the globe which will stop your images from coming out.  It just clicks on.

And here is a photo of the other side of the globe once I had put the 2nd image in.  I tried to capture some of the glittery snow falling.  Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?!!  Bet you're singing it now (I know I am LOL!!).

Both pictures were coloured with Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Odourless Mineral Spirits.  I masked off the sentiment on the Cuddly Kitties stamp.  Here is picture of the stamp so you know what I mean:

Image is copyright Stampendous
I used the head of a pin to add small dots of white acrylic paint to the scarf and hats on the kitties plus the scarf on the snowman.  The snowflakes were punched with a Martha Stewart Snow Flurry edge punch (they are the leftover punchies) - and I added green rhinestones to the snowflake centres on the teddy and snowman image - and white pearls to the snowflake centres on the cuddly kitties image.  I only glued down the centres of the snowflakes and bent the snowflake outer bits up a little to give them some dimension.  I lightly chalked around the images with Kaisercolour blue chalk for the sky.  And as mentioned above, I added Stampendous Fun Flock mixed with glitter for all the fluffy white bits.  I adhered it with some craft glue.


I am entering my snow globe in the following challenges -

Sweet Stamps - Challenge #33 - Anything but a card
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Challenge #50 - Anything goes

On my next post, I will share the matching card and tag that I am working on.  Stay tuned!!
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Snow Globe Recipe:

Stamps:  Stampendous F166 Snuggly Kitties (masked off sentiment) + Stampendous D145 Freeze! (snowman and bear)

Ink:  Memento Tuxedo black

Accessories:  Blank Snowglobes - Riot Art and Craft, Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits, paper stumps, white acrylic paint, pin (for dipping in paint to make the dots on the scarf), Kaiser green rhinestones, Kaiser Snow white pearls, Kaisercolour blue chalk, Stampendous Cotton White flock, crystal glitter, craft glue, Cardstock:  KW Doggett "Knight" white, sky blue


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Jobear that is simply awesome - i love it! have never seen the snow globes but what a fun thing to make and really love how you have made them and was interested to see you used your Prismacolour and mineral spirits - well done you! did so love all the little finishing touches you added as well, Blessing always, Shaz.xx

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!!! This is fantastic Jo!! I absolutely love it! I'm off to have a look at the website as Molly and Lucy would love one of these. Thanks for the link! xx

Anonymous said...

aw, jocelyn, this is such a cute project and keepsake. the clouds peeking through the reflection look awesome and i like how you made the two different sweet images.

MARY B said...

Oh fabulous I love these, Mary x

Merry said...

What a fantastic gift idea. So love the images you have used. I might just have to try this for my little nieces and nephew.

Gaynor said...

gorgeous thanks for sharing with us at Anything goes challenge, Gaynor DT :)

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Brilliant Christmas project!

Hugs, Sandra

Steph said...

What a fab project, such an original idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jocelyn you art looks fabulous surrounded by the floating globe snow. The recipients will be "shaking" with delight when they receive these.

Denise Marzec said...

You're right, this is year is SERIOUSLY speeding up. This is SOOOOOO adorable!...your DD is going to love it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Jocelyn the card and tag that match the globe are wonderful. I can see all the thought you put into these adorable creations.

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