I've had my design eyes on this great Peppermint Snowflake Paper from Francis Meyer for months, just trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. And after I finished teaching my altered scenic paint can class I decided that this would be a fun print to play with. I wanted to create a winter paint can...and from there everything else just fell into place. After playing with my ribbon stash I decided on this white ribbon with black polka dots from Creative Expressions. Next I added foam snowflake stickers from AcMoore, which gave my snowflake paper dimension. These snowflakes had glitter, but not enough bling, so I added red rhinestones from Kaiser Crafts to each of the snowflakes. I ran out of red rhinestones in the middle of my project so I gave my clear rhinestones a copic maker over, by just simply coloring them with my R29 marker over the top of the stones. Here is a photo of the rhinstones so that you can see the original color and the beautiful new red rhinestones I created with my Copic Markers:
It was so simply to change the color of the stones by just coloring the stones right on their display package with my Copic Marker and since the markers are alcohol ink based the color is beautifully translucent. I love these rhinestones because each package contains 3 sizes of stones and over 100 stones per package.
Next I decided to add Large Snowflake Brads to a few on the foam snowflakes. I found these giant snowflake brads in the stationery department of Target.(maybe 2 years ago) Once I added them to the snowflakes, I then also decided that they would be striking as ribbon charms.
I added a countertop chip tag to my project. On one side I used rich red embossing powder to alter my counter chip swatch and on the reverse side I altered the chip with Rudolph Paper from American Crafts. I stamped the verse on both sides of the tag- this verse is from the Penguin set from Serendipity Stamps.
This is the front side of my Chill Out Paint Can. The adorable Penguin trio is from Serendipity Stamps. I used my Copic Markers to color in the penguins and then highlights the entire image with Spica Micro Glass Flake Pens. I love using Deco Art Snow text writer to create 3-D snow on the iceberg. I used Making Memories Shimmer Stickers to write Chill Out of my paint can. Originally they were silver and just didn't pop off the can, so I used my Copic Markers to alter the stickers - which gave my stickers a very cool black ice feel. Here is a close up of the stickers in both silver and black:
How cool is that !!! I loved how some of the silver glitter still showed through!!! Next I added snow text writer to each letter - to give it a true winter feel!! (remember it is very cold here in Maine)) -BRR!!!
For the top of the paint can I used the same penguins and just added a chill out stamp from MSE to the top of the image:
Here I added Hologram Peel off Stickers from Best Creations, since my snowflake brads wouldn't work here. I used my circle scalloped nestibilites to die cut my stamped image and to dry emboss the edge of the scalloped circle.
Last night I asked for suggestions for what to put in my Chill Out Paint Can and I loved all the responses. Thanks for all you replies - it nice to know that we all have crazy lives!! Stop by tomorrow to see the first items I made to go inside my paint can.