Monday, January 10, 2011

SNOW and Airbrushing!! Sassy #45..

hoar frost blk 1-9-11

How appropriate! Our Sassy challenge today is SNOW! Why is it so perfect for today?

  1. I love snow!
  2. We’re supposed to get 3-5 inches today!!!

This might be a little longer post than usual because I have lots to share with you Winking smile

Sunday we had a’s so beautiful when that happens, I had to take a few pictures! It was 8*!

A deposit of ice crystals formed in the same manner as dew except that the temperature of the objects on which it forms must be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, and the dew point temperature of the air must also be below the freezing mark.

hoar frost1 1-9-11

hoar frost2 1-9-11

hoar frost3 1-9-11

hoar frost4 1-9-11

hoar frost5 1-9-11

hoar fros6t 1-9-11

I’m sure Cheryl didn’t have me in mind when she drew this Winter image, but I can so relate!! LOL


She’s colored with Copics, white gel pen highlights, masked and airbrushed.

Here are the steps as I created this background.

Jan11 step a

I colored her first, made a mask from copy paper and using 2-way glue put it over the image.

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Jan11 step b

Jan11 step c

Jan11 unmask

Peeled off the mask and voila! Then I added some puff paint and heated it to puff it up.

Jan11 sidepuff

Jan11 clsup

Always start with lighter colors and work to darker. Imagine where there might be shadows and get closer or spray the area several times until you get the desired look. Work in a sweeping motion for best effect. I never know what it’s going to look like until I peel the off the mask! haha!

Now, for more sassy fun
be sure to check the other Sassy Girls.

Cathy Edgar
Heather Huggins Kim Rhead
Jeni Tidwell Peggy Marsh
Jackie Mooney Jodi Ann Lee
Judy Kreucher

Thanks for stopping!!



Sassy Cheryl said...

Incredible! Love how you show the steps.
Stunning as always mine fine Sassy friend!

Dana said...

Dawn you card is amazing but those pictures are the most beautiful images of ice crystals I have ever seen!! I've never heard of Hoarfrost before.

Janetlynne said...

wonderful card and thanks for the tutorial

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful post, Dawn! Not only are your paper creations spectacular but those beautiful photos of the hoarfrost stopped me in my tracks. I certainly learned something new about frost today... thank you so much for sharing those photos of the Lord's handiwork with all of us!

I hope you enjoy today's snowstorm!

Holly Young said...

Love the background Dawn, thanks for a super tutorial on how you achieved it! the snow pictures are awesome!

Candy said...

I have never seen an airbrush background that was a stunning as yours is on this card!! It is incredible! Thank you for showing the steps. You used so many unexpected ( to me ) colours.
Your colouring is beautiful and those snowflakes with the added puff paint just finish your card to perfection.
Your card is wonderful.
Thanks for sharing your frost pictures - an other wonderful site and so beautiful!!!
Hugs, Candy

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn~

What amazing photography! Try as we may, we will never be able to completely replicate His art, will we? Beautiful photos. Thank you for showing the steps to your amazing card. I can imagine you going out and posing just like the girl on the card! She looks completely happy to have no school, and just spend the day out in the elements!

Thank you so much for this post. This is the winter that we get...from photos of others. Spectacular!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Anonymous said...

Oh I love it, it's fantastic. Thank you

Jodi said...

Oh this is terrific Dawn!! Love the colors you used for the background!! Beautiful photos of the snow and how it created a frost on the branches! Something I'd never see here!

Heather Huggins said...

wow cool background. love the snowflake pictures.

Cathy said...

Wow Dawn your frosty pictures are almost as wonderful as your step by step airbrush tut. Love the finished project. Awesome as always GF!!!

Jeni said...

Beautiful pictures Dawn!! I love your card, you are awesome at air brushing!! I may need some lessons when I break down and get my system. ~jeni :)

jkreucher said...

This couldn't be more awesome Dawn. I am always in awe at the beautiful backgrounds you can create with the air brushing! inspiring as always!
lovin every little detail!
hugs to ya.

mel m. m. mccarthy said...

Unbelievable! Your photos & your technique. Hmmm methinks I'll have to cave and get the airbrush and masking stuff one day. You are just TOO good!!!

Lenoria said...

I really like your stamping and masking picture but I love the pictures of the hoarfrost - it looks like a lot of glossamer butterfly wings!

Pat Jandacek said...

Your photos of the hoarfrost are spectacular. Thanks for sharing those! Your tutorial on the airbrush background is much appreciated, too. A great job - it looks like a cold, wintry day but the gal is well dressed for it and appears to be enjoying it.

Cynthia said...

This is gorgeous, Dawn! Thanks for the tutorial. I would love to try this!