Thursday, 26 January 2017
Winter blues ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well, it’s so cold in the UK right now! I have to let you know that there’s something a little odd about me, lol, since I’ve had stamps and supplies to do so every year after Boxing Day I start to get the itch to create Christmas cards and here is today’s offering …
An A5 card
It has some depth, which is good!
All the yummy details
I do love to create scenes!
You can see the three sets of dies I used RHS and a mesh snippet to create a bow
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #317 Anything Goes optional use a sentiment
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Winter Blues
Fussy & Fancy Challenge #179 angels or faeries or winter
Scrapy Land Challenge #58 Anything Goes
I used Crafters Companion & Whimsy Stamps dies
Simon Says Stamps Work It Wednesday Challenge Something New with Something New: Tim Holtz Mixed Media dies and Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens
Because we were with family over Christmas and my back was too bad once we returned I assumed that I had managed to dodge that itch this year. However it appears that the cold snap in the UK has kicked in my itch to create Christmas cards and it usually carries on right through to the end of February, sometimes in early March. We think it started about ten to twelve years ago and it’s become a bit of a family and friends joke, lol, I have been doing it for that long!
Anyways back to today’s card. I started out cutting a piece of A4 card in half and added a layer of clean water onto the card. I then painted a sunset and added a very light blue wash beneath the sunset. I am trying to use all of my Windsor & Newton half pans up before I start on the new set I received for Christmas. Once the background was dry I grabbed some unused magazine stamps and using my palest green IP to ink up and stamp a line of trees at the back of the scene. Then I stamped another layer of trees using a slightly darker green IP and I did the same with my darkest green IP.
I really enjoyed making this one so I hope you like it. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
A4 sheet of magazine stamp (sorry I can’t remember which)
Sheena Douglass A5 A Little Bit Scenic Ornate Snowflakes stamp set (no longer available)
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Tim Holtz Mixed Media set 1 dies
Snowflake is from Crafters Companion Inspiration magazine issue 12
Whimsy Stamps snowflake die
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card
Snippets: stamped and embossed card; navy blue card; snippets white card for die cutting
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Windsor & Newton half pan watercolours
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens: Special Holiday Selection
Adirondack IP: Espresso; Lettuce; Meadow
Distress IP: Pine Needles
WOW EP: Blue sparkle
White acrylic paint
From my stash: Grosgrain ribbon; Mesh (white bow); glitter
Versamark IP; Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam