Saturday, 4 February 2012

Frosty scene card

It's the 1st Anniversary of  'Less is More'
this week  , can't believe it's been a whole
year already ! Many  many congratulations
Chrissie & Mandi,& long may you continue.
Anyway it's now week 53
& a colour theme again which is....
I decided to make a frosty scene as it's so
cold out today, -6 this morning brrrr!!! well
it certainly helped with the idea. I used my
cheap pearlized paints from 'the works' ,
I love the soft sheen the colours have. I
coloured washed a panel with the lovely
aqua colour, using a small circle as a mask
for the sun.
I stamped a tree in white ( Color Box) ink,
then embossed it with sea foam white
embossing powder. I drew the birds , fence
& river along the tree using  my  trusty
'quickie glue' pen then embossed over it.
Had no idea if you could do that,but hey it
works !!.....another thing I have found out now.
I added some glamour dust to highlight parts
on the sun , trees & river. The panel was a bit
warped after drying the embossing etc. and I
didn't want to flatten the raised parts.I used the
glue pen & more embossing over the tree
bark to make it thicker, ( another thing I have
learnt today).So I stuck it to another white
panel all around the edge tightly, then mounted
that onto the main card with little square sticky
pads.... I just love to use as they stick so well.
A friend told me about them and I have used
them ever since (an ebay find btw.).
Hard to photograph, hope you can see it ok,
I did a closeup too, can't see the lovely sheen
or sparkle though I fear!
Sorry such a long explanation again, but I know
I like to see how people make things so.....
Keep warm and safe my friends , snow expected
tonight here..........I hope my next grandson doesn't
arrive just yet and hangs on in there a bit longer too :O)


  1. This is stunning and perfect for today's chilly weather.

  2. Fab scene Viv and a good tip re the glue pen embossing! By the way Nolan is our surname, they haven't decided on a name although Charlie was mentioned the other day! If it's a girl it may be Phoebe:) Alexander is a lovely name. Exciting times for us eh?
    Val x

  3. This is superb Viv, the placement of the panel is perfect too!
    Lovely scene.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. gorgeous card, viv!! never would have thought of aqua for a wintry scene, but it works wonderfully!!

  5. Lovely wintry scene. Very nice indeed. Good tip about the glue and the embossing. TFS xx

  6. wow super card viv ... love the design and love the colours ... just doing a bit of blog hopping happy crafting and love sandy xx

  7. Lovey wintry scene Viv. Beautiful shade of aqua, too.

  8. Bootiful!! And if baby has any sense he will stay in the warm for a while longer!!!

  9. beautiful card,lovely colour sue xx

  10. A lovely scene which is so right for todays weather Brrr Fab card!
    Maggie H

  11. very beautiful
    Cathi from Germany

  12. Such a beautifully gentle scene!

  13. What a lovely icy scene Viv! If your next grandson has any sense he'll stay snug and warm for a little while yet! Vicky x

  14. Gorgeous card Viv
    What a stunning scene, looks so serene in aqua

    Thank you very much
    "Less is More"

  15. Such a gorgeous scene, very fitting with the cold weather we have at the moment :0)
    Jenny x

  16. Love the colour and really great scene :)

  17. Lovely scene. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  18. Stunning card Viv, and a beautiful colour :o)
    Jackie xx

  19. Lovely card! inever thought of using a glue pen for embossing. i'll have to try that.

  20. Precious card,The landscape is beautiful.

  21. Gorgeous scene Viv and it looks great in aqua.
    If your grandson has any sense he`ll stay where he is for a while yet lol.
    Lynne xxx

  22. Lovely scene I love doing themtoo and thanks for the tips will be trying them out!x

  23. This is beautiful, love your placement of it too.

  24. Gorgeous card Viv just love the colour. Chris xx

  25. Wow! Stunning card. Becoming a Grandma hasn't interfered with you creativity.

  26. Fab landscape, lovely card.


Thankyou so much for leaving a comment, everyone much appreciated :) Viv xx

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