Monday, 21 January 2019

A Sleigh Ride in the Snow... by Claudia definitely one of... enjoy during the coldest time of the year, isn't it?

I had my last sleigh ride about one year ago and it was even more fun as I enjoyed it together with my son and husband and my dog girlie Bluna in a real winter wonder land!

We will be spending this year's skiing holiday over there again and I am already looking forward to another sleigh ride and some winter walks in the beautiful snow covered forests! I tried to capture a bit of winter magic on my tag and just fell in love with the gorgeous vintage wood shape of the three children having fun on their sleigh and ice skates!

Calico Craft Parts used:

- MDF Tag Shape - Classic (second largest size)

I created a textured base layer on the MDF tag by applying DecoArt media white Modeling Paste through a snowflakes stencil.

Then I placed the wood shapes on the still wet Modeling Paste - so no extra glue was needed to fix the word band, the snowflakes and the children on their sleigh to the tag.

Once everything had dried I snipped off the excess parts of the snowflakes (using a large pair of household scissors) and then dry brushed everything with DecoArt premium Titanium White acrylic paint.

Final touches were added with DecoArt Cosmic Blue and Silver Spark Metallic Lustres that I simply applied using my fingertips.

The Titanium White left overs on my palette were used up by creating little sprinkled on "snowflakes" with a splatter brush.

I found that the tag needed a bit of a visual edge so I blended the tag's edges with walnut stain Distress Crayon.

A ribbon and snowflake charm finished off the tag. 

The Metallic Lustres beautifully highlighted the stencilled on and glued on snowflakes and added that bit of snowy sparkle to my tag.

Once more the finished tag:

Hugs and happy crafting!


  1. The children on the sleigh is a lovely shape and it looks beautiful on this magical tag, Claudia. You really capture the beauty and the fun of the season. xx

  2. A brilliant frosty glow on that fabulous central sleigh shape - you're right, it's charming. Hope you enjoy another lovely snowy holiday.
    Alison x

  3. This is beautiful, I love the fun pieces and layered on the snowflakes was a fabulous mix. I’m in love with the way the lusters add color and highlights. Really lovely xx