Monday, 9 December 2013

A Cold And Frosty Morning

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine had some great things (seeing Catching Fire at the cinema with totally amazing costumes and talking to my daughter on Skype) and the not so great (8 yes I did say 8 wash loads!).
I did manage a small bit of crafting though which is my DT inspiration for today's new challenge at Make My Monday chosen by Rosie which is FROSTY so you could do anything that brings frosty to mind and in my case this was snow and ice.

I've again used the gorgeous Midwinter plate by Artistic Outpost which I'll be using to make quite a few cards as it's so versatile.

I decided to make a frame for the woodland scene so I picked out a die by Papermania which is slightly frilly so would suit the embossing folder I planned on using. I die cut the shape from a piece of smooth, thick cartridge paper and added colour by applying Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Stains to a large square acrylic block then sprayed on some Dylusions White Linen and spritzed with a little water.  I pressed the paper into it to pick up the colour and you'll see the result below.

I then dry embossed the frame with the Darice snowflake flourish corner, twisting it around to emboss right around the frame. I then swiped Versamark ink over the raised areas and heat embossed it with my favourite Winter embossing powder which is Wow! Puff White. If you look at the pics below you'll see the fabulous snowy effect it gives.

I stamped the woodland scene on a further panel of cartridge paper with VersaFine Smokey Gray ink and added colour with Aquamarkers. I chose colours to make me think of a soft Winter sunset which I always think gives a lovely rosy blush to a snowy landscape. I added touches of Frosted Lace Stickles although you may not be able to see it very well in the pic.
I stamped the cute bunny with the grey ink and coloured him with Aquamarkers and cut him out. I assembled the card as you see adding the bunny and a sentiment from the stamp set stamped with the grey and a little colour added with Aquamarker.

Have a great day and a lovely week.
Fliss xx

I'd like to link this to the Artistic Outpost December Referral Programme which has an open theme though as you can see, I'm still on with the Christmas preparations!


Suzi B said...

I love this Fliss. The background is just gorgeous as is the lovely Midwinter scene.( I'm waiting for this plate to come my way when back in stock!)
Suzi B xx

Daniele said...

such a gorgeous card Fliss, the sweet rabbit really sets the scene

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, reminds me of Watership Down! Hugs, Valerie

Inkypinkycraft said...

Really gorgeous x

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolutely stunning! You knocked it out of the park! Hugs, Yvonne

Deborah said...

Utterly gorgeous, Fliss. I love that embossed background!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous, Fliss. That background is amazing
Rosie x

Anonymous said...

What a triumph this card is where you created a winter woodland scene on a frosty morning.
It reminds me of the new John Lewis advert (I am sure I will not be the first to say this to you!)

Sally H said...

totally stunning, Fliss! I LOVE it! You have captured the light perfectly. I too love that rosy glow. The frosty frame is a perfect finishing touch too!

Buttons said...

A beautiful card Fliss. I love the way you've highlighted the embossing with that fabulous embossing powder and the winterscape is beautiful. Jenny x

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Fliss... the Puff embossed embossing looks amazing, and I just love the delicate tinting of the woodland image - beautiful use of the Midwinter plate. Thanks so much for joining in over at Artistic Outpost!

Hope you've done all the washing now...
Alison xx