Monday, 1 December 2014

A Season Of Mists And Sprays

Hello folks, sorry about my title but I couldn't resist because today sees the start of a new challenge at Make My Monday and Laura's choice of theme is Sprays and Mists :)
My inspiration is a little late because after I made my background paper a few days ago. Mr Mojo decided to go on a long walk and I've only just managed to get something put together.

The background paper didn't come about in the usual way that using mists would as being a rather messy crafter (you should see my lovely blue fingers!), I tend to get it everywhere!
What I did was to spray on to a craft sheet rather than a piece of paper. I used Sticky Fingers Aqua and Delphinium Summer inks. Once I had sprayed on the inks, I then pressed an A5 piece of cartridge paper into the ink to pick up the colour. Because I did it this way, I was able to colour a couple of pieces of paper with the one spraying session. I simply misted the leftover ink with water and ended up with the paler version I used here.
I stamped on some snowflakes from the Tim Holtz reindeer flight set and heat embossed them with white detail powder. I then cut a piece to fit my card blank and sprayed on some Dylusions White Linen to make the paper look even more snowy.
I then die cut an oval panel of cartridge paper with an X Cut nesting die and stamped on the trees from the set with VersaFine Deep Lagoon ink - I only inked the stamp once and then repeatedly stamped to add depth. I then inked around the edge with VersaColor Lapis Lazuli.
I stamped the deer from the set with Memories Creamy Coffee chalk ink and cut the image out. I stamped the sentiment with the same ink and hand cut this to a panel.
I distressed the edges of the background paper before adding it to the card blank and assembled the remaining elements as you see.

Have a great week and stay warm!
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Incy Wincy - Christmas - No Red or Green
Challenge Up Your Life - Turquoise and Brown
Stamping Sensations - Simply Christmas
Opus Gluei - Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
Glitter & Sparkle - Use Some Snow


Joan said...

Love your card Fliss, beautiful papers as you usually make and love the leaping reindeer


Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card Fliss. Know what you mean about messy spraying, the tiles in my kitchen often look rather strange! Hugs, Valerie

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Flies. Your colours work together so well!

Astrid Maclean said...

Beautiful card, love the deer! The title made me smile!!

Joan said...

I'm here again Fliss to thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month. I really love your misted background and the double stamped trees.


Steffie said...

Thank you for joining Challenge up your life!
I love your card - especially the backround.

Hugs from Germany

Joan said...

Outstanding card - I love the background and the leaping deer!! Great look!!!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous card Fliss I love the TH stamp set but I don't own one, how sad am I. This card really does it justice
Suzi B xx

Jacqueline said...

A beautiful card Fliss - Jacqueline xx

Electra said...

What a luscious background you have created! And the reindeer is simply magical!Thanks for playing along with our SNOW challenge at Opus Gluei!

brenda said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Fliss with a real feel of elegance.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Eret said...

I love these colors! Blue is my favorite. Your Christmas card is fantastic with it's lovely background and elegant deer.Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

Mari Kocjancic said...

Lovely card, thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!
-Mari K
Incy Wincy DT

Marina said...

I like your poetic title. Mr Mojo's walk obviously did him some good as I think this is a beautiful design. And I like your method for using mists.

butterfly said...

Love your leaping deer in the snowy forest - a really lovely design with that oval frame.
Alison xx