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....
                         AQUA
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)




31 comments:

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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  9. beautiful card,lovely colour sue xx

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

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  11. very beautiful
    Cathi from Germany

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  12. Such a beautifully gentle scene!

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  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

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

    Thank you very much
    mandi
    "Less is More"

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

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  16. Love the colour and really great scene :)

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  17. Lovely scene. Thanks for sharing your technique.

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

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

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  20. Precious card,The landscape is beautiful.

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  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

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

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

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

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

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  26. Fab landscape, lovely card.

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

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