Monday, December 12, 2011

Winter Wonderland

Good morning, Kitschies!  It was a busy weekend here in the Harmeyer house.  I can happily say that the house is now decorated for Christmas!  Now the shopping?  That's a different story.  The docs took the day off so I'm spending some of my day "off" waiting for my new stove to be delivered (yay!) and then the rest of it will be spent cleaning around the house and shopping for Christmas.  I avoid to the mall area like the plague this time of year - especially on the weekends - but it's not so bad on a Monday morning.

In case you missed it, I did a guest post over at one of my favorite blogs, Housewife Eclectic, this weekend about Christmas traditions.  Go check it out HERE - there's some great pictures to see!

I'm a member of Polish-aholics Anonymous (big surprise, right?) on FB and every Monday they have a new challenge.  I've participated before, but this is the first time I've linked it to a blog post.  This week's theme was snow.  I could've done something out of the box, but I decided to play it safe and I'm glad I did because I really like this one.

I started with 2-3 coats of ChG Frostbite, a really bright, icy blue as a base.

Then I sponged Finger Paints Easel Come, Easel Go (silver metallic) to soften the bright blue.

The silver showed up a little too bright so I sponged a little more Frostbite over the silver.

And with SH White On, I stamped little snowflakes using BM14.  This is much prettier IRL - the silver sparkles like snow.

Speaking of's supposed to snow here again today.  We haven't gotten rid of all the snow and ice left over from the storm early last week!  I usually really like winter, but I'm already ready for spring already.  LOL

Do you have any Christmas/Winter manis in the works?


Stray Stitches (Linda G) said...

Beautiful mani! Hopefully it won't snow until after your stove arrives and you are through shopping.

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Holy SNOWflakes on a stick! This ROCKS!!!!!

Emily said...

Love the snowflakes and the sponging makes it that much more wintery wonderlandy.

Copyboy said...

Oops. I read Polish-aholics and came up with an entirely different read of your post. Love the snowflakes.

Danielle said...

the sponging really gives frostbite some much needed depth :)

SilhouetteScreams said...

Ugh so adorable <3 I would kill to have a White Christmas! Our Christmases are usually stinking hot and most families go to the beach. I think this year it might rain though XD

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