Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas Snowflakes and Day 8 Advent Village


I've been playing with Distress Inks again, this time to make a master board.  I took an A4(European) sheet of card, sponged Distress Inks over it, then cut it into into 4 squares and 2 rectangles.   On one of the squares I stamped the images and sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black, then sprayed a snowflake stamp with water and stamped it onto the panel.  It was fairly wet so the first stamping was a bit blobby, but I like it.  I stamped again without re-wetting and you can see in the bottom left corner how the purple ink was picked up from the centre stamping and laid down on the next stamping.  I just continued like that on the panel, re-misting when necessary.

I'm entering this into Keep It Simple (a first for me) where the challenge is Snow,


CAS on Sunday where the challenge is Christmas,


Simon Says Monday Challenge, With a Flourish,


and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge, Make Your Own Background (using Gelli plate or stencils if you can).  Surprisingly, I didn't get the Gelli plate out for this one.  But maybe there's still time...


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Day 8 Advent Village

Ooh, look - there's today's stamp!

17 comments:

  1. Lovely regal colors in your background! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. I adore these colours, Shirley ... and am always in awe of your ability to create such stunning backgrounds ... and then make it seem easy!! Love the sentiment, it's beautiful! Anita :)

    Almost forgot ... the wee snowman on your calender's a delight!

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  3. Such a pretty card. I love the background and those are fab stamps too.

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  4. Brilliant technique - this looks like a piece of art that should be hanging in an art museum! Fabulous images - the swirls work perfectly with the sentiment and the background!

    GOR-GEE-OUS card Shirley!

    (Sweet wee snowman too)

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  5. I love how you inked/sponged your background, Shirley! Your snowflakes are so lovely and I really love the sentiment! Gorgeous card!

    BTW: Addicted to CAS code word is "Snowflake", if you're interested :-)

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  6. Just perfect Shirley, love everything about this card. Beautiful

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  7. The DI BG? Fabulous. The snowflake with flourish tails. How perfect can you get? Nailed all these challenges again, girl!

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  8. LOVE your background for this card ... will try your technique - sounds like fun! Beautiful sentiment and snowflake stamps.

    Another fabulous house - so fun! Loll xx

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  9. I wish I was on your Christmas card list! This is stunning! What is the sentiment stamp?

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  10. Beautiful! Your distress ink watercolor background is wonderful. It reminds me of snowflakes melting. I love it! Thank you for joining the flourish challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. We loved seeing your work and hope that you'll be able to join us this week to. Thanks again! ~Michelle

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  11. What gorgeous colours and patterns you created. Beautiful.

    Heather

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  12. Absolute stunning card!!! I am reality in love with it! Thanks for playing along with us over at CAS on Sunday!

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  13. Beautiful card thanks for playing with us over at CAS on sunday.

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  14. Just saw your card being featured at CAS on Sunday. So well-deserved. It's gorgeous!

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  15. So glad u won CAS on Sunday--I was crossing my fingers for you because your card is gorgeous.

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  16. Lovely card! Thanks for sharing your technique. ;-)

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  17. My congratulations!!! :)
    Great card~!!!

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