Jingle Belles #3… Acrylic Paint

The challenge for week 3 at Jingle Belles was to use acrylic paints. I was a little thrown (are you surprised?) because the only place I ever use acrylic paints in on canvas frames.  I just am not a very imaginative person.  I once again chose a pretty easy card to make. One day I will get adventurous, I swear!

I went through my chipboard drawer and found a few snowflakes. The first one was way too blue for the blues I was using (Marina Mist and Baja Breeze) so I mixed the blue and some white and came up with the snowflake below. After painting, I sprayed some smooch spray but, really, you can’t even tell.

I used Peace on Earth as my sentiment,  a sentiment I normally use with snowflakes. Something about fresh, white snowflakes falling is very peaceful I think. Peaceful until you have 18″   of it on the ground and are feeling a little stir crazy anyway!  I once again pulled out the snowflakes embossing folder…I love this one! I used the last of my long ago retired baja breeze ribbon (I will miss you so much!) and a few pearls in the hopes of making it look just a little more exciting!

Looking forward to seeing what week 4’s challenge is!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Judith Gowdy
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 23:46:12

    I found this challenge hard too Emma, have not used acrylic paint on cards before. Your card looks great and I love the snowflakes – both painted and embossed.


  2. Lisa - papergrace
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 23:49:32

    I LOVE YOUR BIG SNOWFLAKE!! Actually, I’m finding it really amusing that so *many* people so far have snowflakes on their cards!! Yours is so big, bold & blue! Really sassy. 😉 It’s a very lovely card and I adore that sentiment, too. Totally perfect for a snowflake card. Great job! 🙂


  3. SmilynStef
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 05:48:18

    I know that stir-crazy feeling … we have 4-6 inches coming down today … love those peaceful blues and wonderful embossing … thanks again for pushing your limits and joining our Jingle Belle fun.


  4. leslie (crookedstamper)
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 07:46:29

    Love the blue snowflake!


  5. lauren
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 08:46:14

    oooooh!!!!! OOOOOOOOH!!! this is ♥WONDERFUL♥!!! ok, see, you have to keep gettin’ those paints out from time to time b/c you’ve already made a FABULOUS card…on your very first try!!! (how cool is THAT??!) well done you, for both intrepid exploration AND awesome results!

    ps: you will LOVE next week’s prompt, i promise…and it’s something you’ve DEFINITELY done before! 🙂 🙂 🙂


  6. Rosemary
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 11:17:55

    I like the clean look of your card – it does evoke the gentle softness of a snowfall (and peace) – beautiful.

    You have a great sense of humor (liked the aside regarding Mojo Monday) – I hope you get to use your craft room more and more!


  7. Dawn M
    Jan 17, 2011 @ 17:40:22

    Your card is GORGEOUS! I loooooooooooooove that embossing folder, I need it! Fantastic card 😀


  8. Gina Cunningham
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 17:24:34

    So neat!! Love that you joined JB and made this fabulous card. the snowflake painted that color is perfect. I agree with some of the others I want that embossing folder too. Gorgeous!!


  9. Kirsty Vittetoe
    Jan 18, 2011 @ 20:54:07

    Gorgeous card, love that snowflake and the embossing too!


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