The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge 2013 has started. This is the challenge that prompted me to start my blog last year and the calendar has been very useful hanging as it does on the wall by my desk. This week's prompt was vellum. I was very taken with the vellum snowflakes by one of the DT on the Craft Barn blog a few weeks ago. I bought a new set of Marianne snowflake dies in Holland over the summer and have been wanting to use them so this was the perfect opportunity.
I made a BG with stormy sky, broken china, faded jeans and tumbled glass DI on a craft sheet, spritzed with water and some gold spray and smooshed the card through it. I randomly stamped some small snowflakes with broken china DI. I die cut the vellum snowflakes with Marianne and Cuttlebug dies. I liked the negatives left by the dies so decided to use one as a mask and sponged stormy sky DI through it. I cut the numbers from Sizzix mango tango and then decided to colour them in gold Krylon to pick up on the gold shimmer in the BG (it's good to start the year with a little gold!). I added broken china DI to the calendar (downloaded from the net) and added a few gems.
Edited to add: I've just been back to the original DT vellum blog post to add a link and I've discovered that Jane has also used a mask and DIs on her calendar tag. All I remembered about the post were the vellum snowflakes but obviously I subconsciously took in more from her post than just the snowflakes. I'm sorry if it looks like I've copied Jane's tag but that was not my intention.