Sunday, 18 October 2015

Is It Too Early For Snow?


Where I live we rarely get snow, so I'm quite happy for big snowflakes to appear on my cards.  This snowflake is the Tim Holtz Blueprint snowflake, without the blueprint markings.  I coloured just the snowflake with Neocoour II crayons and spritzed before stamping.  This is version 4.

Version 1: Not enough crayon, not enough spritz.
Version 2: Changed to Gelatos.  Again, not enough crayon.
Version 3: Back to Neocolour II.  Note to self: ensure stamp is properly clean, then the bits that you don't want to show won't show.
Version 4: Neocolour II again.  The cleaned stamp was still damp so more of the colour stuck to the rubber, giving a much better result!

The sentiment is stamped in Brushed Pewter Distress Stain.

I'm entering this into the One Layer Christmas Card challenge, Anything Goes with a twist of Silver.  Well, pewter.


I'm also entering into One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Whatever the Weather.


12 comments:

  1. This perfectly captures the frostiness of winter - I absolutely love the cold colours and the shapes of the snowflakes and how well they match the sentiment - I'd be framing this one instead of sending it! lol! So glad you joined us at OLS!

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  2. Beautiful card Shirley!! Good job hanging in and going through all the version ... it was well worth it! xx

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  3. I LOVE this Shirley! The way those snowflakes look are amazing! Great job hanging in there to get them just right. The pewter (look pretty silver to me) sentiment is nice too. Fabulous card! Thanks for playing along with us over at OLCCC too! :-)

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  4. Shirley, I just have to laugh at your description for making this beauty. Certainly can relate :) However, your perseverance paid off...this is such a lovely CAS design! So happy you join us at the OLCCC!

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  5. 1...2...3...4...nice to know I'm not alone in the 'attempts' category! Love the softness - your perseverance paid off beautifully!

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  6. Just gorgeous, Shirley ... love the spiky frostiness of the snowflakes ... and that pewter sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. That's an amazing snowflake and you've done wonders with it, Shirley! Congratulations on being the winner at the OLCCC!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Wow, talk about gorgeous! I love it Shirley! :)

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  9. Congratulations, Shirley! This card is stunning!!

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