Saturday, October 27, 2018

Grandma’s Snowflakes

Christmas traditions and memories have such a special place in our heart each year.  My husband had a great-aunt that lovingly and painstakingly crocheted beautiful angels and snowflakes that we use every year on our tree.  They are a lovely heirloom item, so today’s new set from Power Poppy called Grandma’s Snowflakes is such a treasure!

Here’s what Marcy had to say about this special set:  "A snowflake set like no other - this one is all based on designs for vintage crocheted snowflakes, the ones like my grandma (and so many others) used to make. As a matter of fact, they are coming back in style with the hipster knitting-and-crocheting scene. So why not stamp a few of 'em? I've got several large sentiments that focus on the love of home and happy memories. It took me about a billion hours to draw this set.... I think I was in a trance by the end of it."  

The set is a gorgeous 6 x 6” size, and there are so many unique snowflakes and sentiments included!

I started with a frosty watercolour wash in the background to give the look of a frosty window with pretty snowflakes attached to it.  I used cool shades and allowed the pigment to drip down the page, and also added some washes of metallic silver watercolour as well (Gansai Tambi) I embossed and stamped several layers of snowflakes, including the largest one on vellum.  

A few silver Christmas jingle bells, iridescent sequins and some baker’s twine add to that frosty look!  

Allison Cope
Christine Okken

Stacy Morgan
Tosha Leyendekker

and Marcy at the Power Poppy Blog


Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

What a wonderful background for these unique snowflakes!

Leslie Miller said...

Well, I've already decided I love the snowflakes... but your watercolor background -- wow!

CherylQuilts said...

Wow! What a gorgeous background and colors for this card, Christine! It's stunning along with your layout! These crocheted snowflakes are fabulous and bring back such fond memories of my grandmothers's crocheting. I remember that they were starched as ornaments and were so beautiful hung. I love this card, ad I love this set. So excited to see how you've used it! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

Lisa said...

Your background is simply stunning! I truly feel like I'm looking out the window on a frozen winters day while snowflakes swirl around outside!

Stacy Morgan said...

Very pretty. This background looks so cool and creative job.