Friday, 5 January 2018

Snowy Day

Good Morning.
I had some time to play with some new stamps I received for Christmas and wanted to make a card.
I just needed to make a blue card! lol

I began by using the Splash Watercolour Technique for my background with Distress Oxide inks.  Love how those inks layer over each other.  
When that was dry, I rubbed the whole piece with an anti-static bag then stamped the snowflakes with Versamark and white heat embossed them.  Using the same colour of ink as the background, I randomly stamped some snowflakes to give a shadow effect.
I splattered the whole piece with water first then white acrylic paint but it still needed some depth and interest so I used a piece of drywall tape and stenciled randomly around the snowflakes.
This new to me sentiment is wonderful, I stamped it using my Misti.  I put a drop of Nuvo in the centers of the snowflakes to finish off my card.


Hope you are staying toasty warm; its unusually cold here.
Thanks for the visit.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SOMETHING NEW
Little Red Wagon- WINTER WONDERLAND 
Shopping Our Stash- WATERCOLOR
 The Male Room- NEW BEGINNINGS
(beginning the year with new stamps especially this sentiment
one that speaks to me)

Supplies
Stamps- Treasure the Moments (Impression Obsession); Snowflake Flurry (MFT)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Versamark; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers;
Faded Jeans Distress Oxide (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; white eb powder; drywall tape, Mister (TH); white acrylic paint;
Caribbean Ocean Gloss Nuvo; heat tool; paint brush

25 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a wonderful card Karen
Gr Karin

Dortesjs said...

back to bluee ;O))this is great, truely faded jeans and heavy white this is winter ;O))

Craftychris said...

Beautiful card - so much interest and a wonderful sentiment! xxx

Pat said...

I love the snowflakes and variation with some white heat embossed and some with pretty blue DI's Karen, and your drywall tape stencilling and Nuvo drops, together with that lovely sentiment finish it superbly. x

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Ohh!! another watercolor beauty Karen, the watercolor background is lovely for your beautiful snowflakes.
So glad you used that sentiment again, it's truly beautiful.
Thank you again for sharing your card with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you come back real soon.
Hugs.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Distress Oxide layering, Karen. LOVE all your blue tones! Adding your heat eb white snowflakes added so much interest. Wonderful how you added more blue snowflakes and stenciling for more depth. All this background, yet your beautiful sentiment was to me the Star of your gorgeous "Karen" card design:-) TFS my friend and stay warm! Hugs

Bonnie said...

Love your pretty snowflakes, Karen! And you have such an interesting background! Another great sentiment too!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Another gorgeous winter design. I love all those snowflakes on it. And, of course, the blues are magnificient too.

Nora N. said...

This is amazing!!! I LOVE the winter design and the gorgeous layering of the inks. STUNNING design!

Ina Grehan said...

Oh this is gorgeous Karen. Love all the different elements you used here. Of course you HAD to make a BLUE card. LOL

I am said...

Wow Karen this card is gorgeous,well done xx

Brawny said...

Fab card Karen x

Christine Alexander said...

Karen, love those snowflakes against he blue background:)

Susan said...

That is a wonderful new sentiment, Karen! Your blue oxide background is fabulous, as is the whole layout and texture.

Ellibelle said...

An absolutely beautiful creation Karen. Love the shades of blue mixed with white and what a fabulous idea to use drywall tape as a stencil!

Marina said...

Beautiful depth to your stamping.

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful design Karen, lovely shades of blue and gorgeous snowflakes. A beautiful sentiment too, Kate x

Heather said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Such great use of inks and mixed media. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week.

Bobby said...

Mixed media at its finest, Karen.

Daffodil Cards said...

You make everything sound so easy, but the effects you achieve are superb, LOVE the sentiment.
Faith
x

shirley-bee said...

This is wonderful, Karen! I love how you've stamped those delicate snowflakes. Happy New Year!

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness... this is divine! Thank you for sharing at SOS laat week!

Gayatri said...

Amazing background. Love it. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Something New Challenge. Gayatri xx

Rocky said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, the background is stunning. Thank you for sharing it with us at The Male Room.

Monika Skinner said...

Stunning background, Karen! Thanks for playing along at the Male Room Craft Challenge. Good Luck!