Maggi here to share my new styled holiday tradition with you. For me, traditions often evoke feelings I had as a child, especially Christmas traditions! I used to make a gingerbread house every year when I was a kid; gosh I haven't done that in so long! This year I decided to bring that tradition back, but keeping in my paper crafter mode, constructed a snowy winter scene. The house is two different Sizzix Alterations dies, the larger trees are Creative Embellishments chipboard and the beautiful blooms are Petaloo, of course! The small trees in the background are Sizzix Alterations diecuts.
I started out with a round canvas and spread lots of snow white TCW Modeling Paste (nice & thick) all over a round canvas. While the modeling paste was still wet, I embedded the little house and the trees. I made little triangular back stops for them so they would stand up straight.
I allowed that first thick coat of modeling paste to dry and then I added more modeling paste. I repeated this several times, until I was satisfied with the look of the snow. Then I took a narrow modeling paste trowel and added modeling paste to the house and the trees. I love Petaloo's glittered stars. Look closely and you will find red, green and white stars.
Then I sprayed it all over with siver Thermoweb Glitter Dust. That gave the snow a nice sparkly look.
After I was satisfied with the look of the snow platform and snow on the trees, I added Petaloo flowers and glittered stars.
I made the flower all snowy looking with white gesso, Aleene's Glitter Snow and Stickles to accent the flowers and leaves.