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Monday, 13 January 2014

Winter Wonderland

Good morning, ouch its Monday morning and my first day at work after a week off so I'm not a happy bunny this morning! Before I go and earn some pennies, here's a card made for this months challenge at Lavinia Stamps where the theme is 'Add Glitter'. Sorry about the pics, the colours have really bleached out unfortunately.


I began by stamping out the scene using Memento Grey Flannel ink, I masked the fairy and the little cottage and then used some torn paper masks and a die cut circle mask to create the background with distress inks (Tumbled Glass and a little bit of Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood) and a shaving brush, I also stamped some tiny snowflakes with water but they aren't showing up in the photo. Once I removed the masks I coloured the images with distress markers. Next came lots of glitter, for a really frosty sparkle. I used a White Sharpie pen to add some snow to the trees and sprinkled with Glamour dust. I used a quickie glue pen to add more glamour dust to the house, tree and the fairy. I applied some Rock Candy Crackle paint to the path and along the front of the scene and again sprinkled on some glamour dust - you can see the sparkle a bit better in this pic.


I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts: Monochromatic
Fussy and Fancy: monochromatic
Jingle Belles: something old, something new 
(house and tree stamps are new, other stamps are old)
Simon Says Stamp: inspired by ice
Totally Papercrafts: winter wonderland
Winter Wonderland: Monochrome

Well I'd better scoot off and get the bus to work, have a great day and thanks for popping by today
Claire xx

19 comments:

  1. fabulous card Claire, love that image and your colouring is stunning as always
    Kim x

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  2. Gorgeous scene Claire.
    Beryl xx

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  3. love this icy scene Claire - so stunning - a beautiful card xx

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  4. Absolutely fabulous...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

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  5. A gorgeous monochrome piece just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

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  6. Wowza ... what a stunning holiday scene ... so glad you joined our old & new prompt at jingle belles.

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  7. Gorgeous card Claire, beautiful use of the fabulous Lavinia stamps, a wonderful scene and lovely colouring!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  8. What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Lavinia stamps, good luck! Wendy DT XX

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  9. What a lovely scene you have created here Claire!! Just beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Monochromatic!! Good luck to you!!

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  10. Beautiful card Claire, love how you've created the scene with the cottage. Hope work wasn't too much of a shock to the system !
    Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

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  11. what an incredibly beautiful card and such a fabulous demonstration of the expert combining of stamps and technique... with PERFECTION in coloring, too! thanks for joining our "old & new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

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  12. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

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  13. Beautiful card, love the colouring and the detail of it. really lovely! Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

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  14. Beautiful little scene and fabulous colouring.
    Chris
    x

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  15. This is just magical. Hugs Juls

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  16. Claire.. pop over to the Lavinia Challenge Blog
    Some news for you!
    Eileen x

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  17. Great job such a lot of work love what you did and congratulations on your win!

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  18. Hi Claire I just read over at Lavinia that you won the shopping spree at Lavinia stamps ! Congratulations and your design is gorgeous, love it ! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx

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Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog, all your comments are really appreciated