Good Saturday afternoon.  One of my favorite weekly challenges on Splitcoaststampers is the Inspiration Challenge.  I was very surprised this morning when I logged on to see what our inspiration site is this week and found that Audrie, the challenge hostess had chosen my blog.  I feel so honored and can hardly wait to see what the challenge participants come up with.  You can check out their gorgeous artwork here.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 2 right[9]

I decided to create a snowy scene with my new Impression Obsession Tree Frame.  Boy do I love that frame.  It is perfect to create a spooky tree for Halloween projects, leaves can be added to the branches for fall or summer projects and Flower Soft can transport the tree for a beautiful snowy scene. I love to search on Google for inspiration pictures.  Today I searched for Snowy Tree Pictures and you can see all the gorgeous scenes that pulled up here

I thought I would take a few step by step pictures as I created this project today.  I wanted to experiment with applying Crafter’s Pick Ultimate Glue on the branches of the tree and the evergreen trees with a paint brush and then sprinkling on Flower Soft to create snow. I chose to use Crafter’s Pick because it is thick and easy to dab on but thick enough not to dry too fast.  It also dries completely clear.  I thought I may as well take you along for the experiment. 

Lightly dip an old paint brush into the glue and gather a small amount. You can see that I don’t have much glue on my brush tip.  I don’t want to create blobs of glue…just a thin application.  Hint:  the glue washes out of your brush very easily.  I would still use an old one though.

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Starting at the top of the tree and lightly apply the glue to the tips and tops of the branches. You will want to do small sections at a time so your glue won’t dry out.

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Sprinkle on the Flower Soft.  Repeat these steps until you are finished. Make sure you leave plenty of branches showing through the snow so they will have a natural appearance.

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Stamp evergreen trees for the background.

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Sponge additional ink on the trees to create a dark enough background to show well through the Flower Soft.

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Heat dry the green ink well before applying the sky so you don’t smear the ink.

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Apply the cloudy sky with a cloud template and ink blending tool.  I hand cut this template.

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Lightly dab (not brush) the glue randomly on the tree fronts.  You don’t want to brush and completely cover the tree. Sprinkle with Flower Soft.

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Create a double mounted frame separated with strips of mounting tape to create additional dimension.

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Apply adhesive on the back of the frames and attach the tree frame.

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Apply an additional layer of mounting tape and attach to the scene base.

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Lightly apply ink to the deer.

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Attach the deer into the scene with mounting tape.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 2 center

Tuck a few red birds into the scene for an additional touch of color.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 2 left

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”