Sunday 19 June 2016

Christmas in the air ...

Hello my friends. With all the rain we've had I have found myself thinking about Christmas rather than summer. 
Then I read this weeks LIM blog and I found myself drifting towards a snowy scene.

In the end I made 2 cards. I started with a piece of Sheena stamping card and masked off the lower third with a torn piece of copy paper. I inked the exposed area with distress inks. I used: tumbled glass, stormy sky, faded jeans and chipped sapphire on one and on the other I omitted faded jeans and used dusty concord.

I then flicked water at  them and dried them with kitchen roll after a few seconds and created a snowstorm. Then I stamped the tree in first and second generation black archival ink.
I added some shading to snow and added some snow to trees with a white sharpie.

I then added some frosted lace stickles to the blue one and a mixture of icicle and frosted lace to trees. Shame it doesn't show in pics.
I then stamped the sentiment in black archival ink and added clear wink of stella to Christmas.
Stamps are from Sheena Douglass a little bit scenic range.
I stuck the images down and added card candy to corner. I added frosted lace to them to give them some texture.
And voila' 2 Christmas cards finished. I have 5 ready now, the earliest I have started, Theresa xx.

I would like to enter these cards in the following challenges:

Less is more - theme: faux bleaching
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes


  1. Gorgeous scenes, Theresa. These are so atmospheric and beautifully made. Great ink blending - and a fab sentiment!

  2. Fabulous wintry scenes Theresa and the colours work beautifully and love the spattering for falling snow and fits the LIM challenge perfectly. x

  3. Love these cards Theresa, real Christmassy scenes. Loving the snowstorm effect and the sentiment too. Hope you've had a good weekend.
    Hugs Jennifer xx.

    1. thank you Jennifer. yes and hope yours was good too, hugs xx

  4. These are both gorgeous Theresa, it's a wonderful snowy effect!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. 2 perfect Christmas scenes Theresa and superb use of the faux bleach technique. Thanks for playing along at Less is More this week. Sarah x

  6. What gorgeous wintry scenes Theresa and I love how you created the snowbanks and put snow on the trees.Great to have a couple of Christmas cards in your stash too!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers.
    Carol x

  7. What a beautiful holiday card! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  8. Gorgeous wintry scenes and the perfect use of water splatters for our faux bleach challenge. Wonderfully executed, Theresa.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  9. Lovely Christmas card - Thanks so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

  10. So pretty! I don`t know why, but I`m in the mood to make Christmas cards too! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges! We hope to see you again next time!

    Jess - DT