Monday 18 December 2017

2017 #19 Fave Things: Dear Santa with Zinski Art {by Claire Snowdon}

2017 Topic 19: My Favourite Things

The Zinskis are out to play in this fun post from Claire. They have such cheeky expressions, what's not to like!?

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon here with you tonight sharing my favorite type of art to create.....a journal page.

Recently I have been enjoying creating journal pages on loose sheets and then assembling them at a later date into some form of journal with assorted page sizes, so this is what I thought I would share with you all.

A definite favourite for me during 2017, and I'm sure many others also, was the new Distress Oxide inks - I used them here to create my background.  They can give some wonderful effects - I spent time creating my background using many different layers of ink and water until I was happy.

Another favourite technique that I use often is fussy cutting - I find it gives so much flexibility with both composition and colour.  I stamped, coloured and fussy cut all the little people from stamp set ZA19 
Zinski Art Set 19 (ZA19)

and the flowers from set Zinski Art Zinski Art Set 06 ZA06.

Paint splattering is such a simple technique but one I think looks incredibly effective.  I used it here with Chalk Fresco Finish Paint before I glued down all my elements to create a bit of a snowy sky feeling.

Glossy accents and distress clear rock candy glitter along the bottom edge gave my page a little touch of Christmas sparkle and they look as if they are all standing in the snow :)

Being able to just play with my favourite crafty supplies and techniques at this time of year was very relaxing.  No pressure with trying to make Christmas cards for other people - this is a little piece of festive art made just for me.  I encourage you all to do the same and grab some precious 'me time' at this hectic time of year!!

Season's greetings to you all, Claire xx

Blog:  Claire's Crafty Makes
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Great spattering and spots in your background Claire, love how that does give it the wintery snowy vibe! It's nice to have a Christmas feel to a journal page at this time of year! Merry Christmas to you too! ~ Leandra

As this is the final topic of the year, there is not a challenge as we know you are all super busy, so sit back, enjoy and be inspired.

Season's Greetings and best wishes to you all from all of us here at PaperArtsy 


Lauren Hatwell said...

Ha! Ha! Love it Claire. Lx

Miriam said...

Fabulous it!

Helen said...

Beautiful Claire!!

Kathyk said...


I LOVE the Zinski reindeer - any chance it will be released as a mini? PLEASE


Janny's Cards Creations said...

Great and beautiful. I also have some of the stamps. I enjoy playing with it. Greetings Janny

Unknown said...

Love this! I know which stamp sets are going on my wish list!!

Mac Mable said...

Yes 'me' time sounds great x What a fun project, love the background with the oxides and those fun stamps are fabulous. Fun sentiment too x

SewPaperPaint said...

These colorful critters look fantastic against your inky background - total joy on paper! Hugs, Autumn

Art By Wanda said...

Fun page!!!

craftimamma said...

Such a fun journal page Claire. It really makes me smile.

Lesley Xx