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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A COLD WINTER POST WITH TEMPS TO MATCH..



Hello Everyone....

Still blowing and icy blow here today but the sun is out...just no warmth in it as you cannot find anywhere to hide from the wind..

So I guess my afternoon will be spent in my craft space and try to put something together as my mojo has wandered off...

He was here the day I made this canvas though..well, I think he was....

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I used this sweet Mo Manning image" Winter Fairy Manty"...coloured him with pencils...glossed up his wings and fussy cut him out to put on my canvas....



The background was made with water colour paints and water...lots of water..and it all ran down just where I wanted it...I had already  masked off my moon...and cut loads of fern leaves using black cardstock and baking paper...[too soft and pretty to throw away]..



The tiny pine cones are not really pine cones, but they are off a tree [cannot remember the name of it]...and I found heaps down at the reserve when walking the dog..don't know what the dog was doing I was too busy picking up there authentic looking pine cones...they had a treatment of gesso for snow and I love them



Loads of sparkly glitter snow along the bottom and then splatterings of gesso all over....

Yes, I fussy cut those pine tree branches he is carrying...sheez..took along time, but I find fussy cutting more relaxing than colouring....takes all sorts doesn't it.

Challenges to enter....

Aurora Wings challenge   [anything goes with wings]

Crafting from the Heart   [Anything goes]

Crafty Boots challenge   [Christmas in July]

Incy Wincy Designs  [Things with Wings]

Pile it on challenge  [Christmas/Winter in July]

Crafty Calendar challenge   [Christmas in July]

That's it from me...see you tomorrow and thank you so much for stopping by..

luv CHRISSYxx



35 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

Gorgeous canvas and so beautifully done. Love the wintery woodland you have created and that background is amazing. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Chrissy. I love the sweet image and your background design is stunning.
hugs Sue xx

Veerle said...

Awesome creation Chrissy, love it.
Hugs Veerle xxx

Janette said...

Just gorgeous Chrissy, can almost feel the frost....stay warm..xx

Marjorie said...

Chrissy this is just fantastic... love everything about it, your talents are endless lovely lady:)
Hug,
Marjorie x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous I love this creation, hugs Pops x

Chris said...

Such a lovely winter scene Chrissy! That snowy background sky is amazing, the fir branches frame it beautifully and I always love a Mo image! The 'pine cones' are a brilliant touch, what a lucky find! I just love this!
Chris
x

Tracey T said...

Wow, Chrissy, your background is amazing! Love the scene you've created. We're experiencing similar weather to you here in SW Scotland - the only difference is that it's meant to be our summer! Hugs xx

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely, gorgeous and sweet creation to brighten one up and lovely image used.
xx
{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow Chrissy, this is amazing! I LOVE that background, the drips that the water created have so much dimension, almost like crevices in ice! Your pine branches look so real, I had to zoom right in on them for a better looksie! Stunning!! hugs :)

Annette said...

Beautiful Chrissy. I love how you've created the scene in the background too. It's amazing.

*Vicki* said...

This is so amazing Chrissy!! Such a gorgeous wintry night scene you've created for your pine cone fairy!! All the details are brilliantly done!! You always inspire me friend! HUGS :)

Lisa said...

Chrissy! You're killing the mixed media thing....and I mean that in a VERY positive way. The chill of the colors and background depict winter, but that precious cutie adds the perfect bit of warmth. I absolutely love your canvas here!
Big hugs to you.
Hope you dodge the wind successfully and your mojo finds its way home.
hugs,
Lisa x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chrissy what a beautiful creation those tree branches look so real and the image is a total delight a superb project, I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chrissy what a beautiful creation those tree branches look so real and the image is a total delight a superb project, I love it.
hugs
lorraine x

Jacee said...

A lovely card Chrissy, I adore that adorable image, so very swet
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

pinky said...

Wow wow wow, this is absolutely stunning Chrissy, you are definitely the canvas queen!!

Pia S said...

Whoa, what a fantastic winter scene. The night sky turned out PERFECT , love the shades and the moon and snow. And those things looking like pinecones with your cut branches? Fabulous! And great job fussy cutting the image too.

Sarah said...

I love this little guy Chrissy although I always worry about how cold he must be!! Your scene is fabulous and those little pine cones are perfect xx

DonnaMundinger said...

What an adorable image and fabulous canvas, Chrissy! Amazing background and die cuts. Love the frosty feel. Thanks so much for joining out "Anything with Wings" Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Chrissy, a superb design and an awesome background.......your image is just adorable and beautiful fern leaves and those pretty
'pine cones'.

hugs
Heather xx

Colette said...

This is so cute Chrissy. Thank you for playing along with us at Incy Wincy this week, good luck! Colette - DT :o)

Carol S. said...

Fantastic canvas design. Sweet image and the background is stunning. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Tammy said...

Amazing card and gorgeous background for the image. Harry was probably watching you and wondering why you were going to such an effort to pick something up that he wouldn't eat!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Your canvass looks amazing, great snow and lovely pine needles - and just look at that amazing background. Cute image too. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

chrissy xx said...

Stunning! A Wonderful scene Chrissy..
Beautiful colours and textures... I wouldn't like to guess how long it took for your fussy cutting, but, it was worth it..
Try not to do to many canvas's lol..I might have to have a go my self.
Chrissyxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such an enchanting wintry scene...love the pine cones and the snow effect Especially
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

coops said...

oh wow so stunning chrissy.gorgeous image and sparkle and your snowy background is fantastic :D

xx coops xx

Desire Fourie said...

Chrissy this is just over the top with cuteness. Just adore the the stunning background to the little boy.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Tracy said...

Your canvas background is phenomenal Chrissy! You have really created a great look with the watercolor and branches. He looks totally at home. Hugs!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background! Love the way you let the paint just do it's own thing. I can't even image how long it took to fussy cut all the branches! A beautiful canvas!
Lynn

butterfly said...

Simply wonderful - I think my favourite of the three posts I've caught up with... You've captured the atmosphere of a frosty forest glade just perfectly - I can practically hear the crunch of the snow underfoot. Love the misty look of the snow on the boughs and that fabulous dribbled night sky, with the splattered stars gleaming through the forest. And one of Mo's images at the heart of it... I'm blown away!
Alison xx

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x

Jo said...

Fabulous, great image & a gorgeous background! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
hugs Jo x
Dt

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Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi,

This is just to let you know that you have been placed in the Crafty Boots ‘Christmas in July’ Challenge. Many congratulations.

We are offering the winner and two runners up from this challenge Guest Design Team spots for a future challenge, which starts on 14 September. Please contact me at CraftyBootsDT@gmx.co.uk if you would like more information about participating in this new challenge.

Don’t forget to collect a copy of the Crafty Boots Challenge badge from our blog.

Kindest regards.

Dionne