Sunday, 27 November 2011

Snow Is Falling

Hello folks, hope you've all had a lovely weekend.
Before I share some cards with you, apologies are necessary for my lack of blogging and commenting this week which is because I've been a bit under the weather. First I had a headache and puffy eyed thing which meant not being able to wear my contact lenses all day. Then when that got better I went down with a mild stomach bug which nevertheless made me feel rather rotten.
I'm recovered now so will try and catch up with you all over the next few days. The cards here are the samples from a class I taught last week using a rather lovely clear stamp set by Papermania called Christmas Time.

This is the stamp set that I used for my oval easel card for the FSC challenge last Sunday and you can see how versatile it is.
The first 2 cards use the gorgeous snowy village and were coloured with Promarkers using pink skin tones and accents for the first on and ivory to golden shades for the second. These are really easy to colour if you assemble 5 or 6 similar shades and arrange in colour order, starting with the lightest first. You then use the lightest colour all over first using the broad chisel end. You then add detail to the houses and so on using the rest of the colours in order from lightest to darkest. As a finishing touch, you go all over the top again with the lightest colour - this was Satin on the pink version and Ivory on the golden version. When dry, add glitter highlights or snow effects with Fluffy Stuff (Woodware).
The pink card uses a snowflake from the set stamped in Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Pearlescent Beige and Coral together with a Hero Arts sentiment stamped with the beige. A die cut gold mat was added to the village panel.
The golden version has a snowflake embossed panel, a deckle trimmed kraft card mat, punched leaf sprays, pearls and ribbon and a die cut sentiment panel.
The remaining cards show how different the seasonal door image can look. The first one took a while to colour with Promarkers and has an embossed side, a Hero Arts sentiment panel and a cut out wreath also coloured with Promarkers.
The second one was coloured in a similar way to the village cards, using Ivory first then adding pink shades and pastel blue for the door for a completely different look. The card has a kraft background panel embossed at the base and stamped with an Art Impressions snowflake which was white embossed and a snowflake from the set stamped with Brilliance Ice Blue. The greeting panel is Penny Black.

Challenges for my cards:
Paper Sundaes - Winter Wonderland
Gingerloft - Winter or Christmas
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
Totally Papercrafts - Christmas
4 Crafty Chicks - Snowflakes
Fun With Shapes & More - Cold As Ice (the first 2 cards only)

Thanks for looking and have a good next week.
Fliss xx


Rona Gregory said...

Hi Fliss, beautiful cards as always! I feel very bad that I haven't even started mine yet!

Sandra said...

Lovely cards as usual Fliss
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

Aren't these just so lovely.
Beautiful scenes you have stamped.

craftattack said...

Lovely cards. Hope you are really better soon! Hugs, Valerie

Netty said...

smashing cards and love the village stamp. Hope you are feeling better, x

Meggymay said...

All your cards are beautiful, hope you feel better soon.
Yvonne x

Joan said...

lovely cards. Hope you are feeling better soon


Cheryl said...

oh fliss these are really beautiful cards just love those stamps hope you start feeling lots better soon hun hugs cherylxxx

Fiona said...

Super work Fliss, love that village scene stamp which you've coloured beautifully.

Leanne said...

Lovely, thanks for entering our snowflake challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Michelle B. said...

Beautiful cards busy lady! I love the soft color palette you chose, very serene. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Val said...

These are just lovely and really show their versatility.
Hope you are feeling somewhat better. There seem to be so many bugs around at the moment. Both I and my OH have horrible head colds and it just makes me want to snuggle down on the sofa.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

You've created wondeful Christmas cards, the images are fabulous.

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous set of cards, thank you for joining us at Gingerloft this fortnight. HUgs


terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Thanks for joining in this GingerLoft Challenge! Good Luck! Lovely projects!

flati said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at fws&m
Hugs Sonja xx