It's Friday, and that means the Icicles Team at Winter Wonderland have a new
challenge for you. Our theme this week is 'WARM WINTER WISHES'.
We want to see your characters dressed warmly, and ...
please remember, your project must be for Christmas only.
Our lovely sponsor this week is
Several of the techniques I used to create my card are way out of my
comfort zone, but I really did enjoy the process.
For some time now I have felt that my card making has wanted to change
direction somewhat. I have always hated getting messy fingers, but after
making this card that is going to change. If you look below at the list of
items I used, you will have some idea of the 'mess' on my desk and hands.
My card took many hours to create, but I hope I will become quicker and
more adventurous as I become more familiar with the products
and techniques. Of course I will still regularly revert to
my more usual style of 'clean and neat'.
I fell in love with this lovely image the first time I saw it, and for
reasons unknown to me it is now sadly discontinued. I used
chunky white Frantage and a tiny sprinkling of blue
Opals around the image and sentiment.
This side-on view provides a better glimpse of the snowflakes I
created with a stencil and translucent texture paste. Unfortunately
you cannot see the wonderful sparkle on the snowflakes, having
smothered them in Rock Candy glitter while the paste was still wet.
I coloured the seam binding with several blue distress inks, and
die-cut the greenery from cardstock that I had sponged with
several green distress inks. Before attaching them to the card,
I sponged the tips with Gathered Twigs D.I. Likewise,
the twigs were sponged with several brown D.I.s.
I painted my die-cut lamp post blue, then embossed it 3 times,
using a sprinkling of blue Opals and silver embossing powder.
Challenges I Would Like To Enter
ABC Christmas - 'F Is For 'Frosty' '
Christmas Cards #15 - 'Photo Inspiration - Blue and Silver Ornaments' (TOP 3)
Crafting For All Seasons #98 - 'Pastel Hues'
Crafty Catz #271 - 'No Design Paper'
Crimbo Crackers #76 - 'No Printed Paper'
Deep Ocean # 99 - 'Vintage'
Fan-Tastic Tuesday #77 - 'Anything Goes (with a twist) Make It Square'
Mixed Media World #1 - 'Anything Goes'
Penny's Paper Crafty #219 - 'Favourite Embellishments' (die-cuts,glitter,coloured images)
Sparkle N Sprinkle - Anything Goes with glitter/embossing powder/flocking (Honourable Mention)
Sweet Stampin' Christmas - 'Blue Christmas'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Buttons or Bows'
Vintage Stamping #30 - 'Olde Worlde' Honourable Mention
Whimsy Stamps #81 - 'Use A Die-cut'
Image - Lili of the Valley All Wrapped Up
Colouring - Promarkers
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley Christmas Greetings-Small
Dies - Spellbinders Classic Ovals; Tim Holtz Holiday Greens; Memory Box Woodland Branch; Couture Creations Lucky Lantern
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce); Momento London Fog
Embossing - Opals Franklin, Bluegum; Stampendous Frantage Chunky White; Art Stamps Australia Silver
Stencil - The Crafter's Workshop Mini Flurries
Texture Paste - Dreamweaver Translucent
Glitter (dry) - Tim Holtz Rock Candy
Jewelled Brad - Stampin' Up
Seam Binding is from my
My Icicle teamies at Winter Wonderland have created some stunning cards, so why not pop over there, have a look, and then enter your own creations in our 'Warm Winter Wishes' challenge.
Until next time, thank you for visiting, and happy crafting.