Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Let It Snow (but only metaphorically!)

My card tonight is for three different challenges. Firstly for CAS Colours and Sketches. This week it is a 'Make It Christmas' challenge #104 using any previous sketch from their archive. I have chosen sketch #78 from June this year. Secondly, I would like to enter it into the Less Is More challenge. Being the second week of the month it is a one layer challenge #202 with a focus on snow. The third challenge I would like to enter is CASology where Cue Card #126 is also snow!

To interpret the sketch for CAS Colours and Sketches, I have divided the landscape into three, the sky, the hills and the foreground.

I love messing about with inks, torn bits of paper, masks, frames, stamps and sponges. This card has all those! I like to experiment with using different ways of transferring ink to paper and on this card I have used a dry baby wipe to gently rub ink directly onto the card through a frame to create the hills and the sky. For this I have used Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Dried Marigold.

The tree stamps are all from Clarity Stamps inked in first and second generation using Versafine Vintage Sepia. The tree in the foreground has been stamped so that it extends beyond the frame which I think I quite like the look of.

The card has been finished using a silver greeting to base the frame and a few silver stars in the sky.

I would like to wish everyone that visits my blog a very Happy Christmas and, unless I get a chance to squeeze one more in before then, I'll see you all in the New Year with lots more cards to share!

Whatever you're doing, have fun!
Stef x


  1. you are such an artist, the card is beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous - I love it - a difficult choice of sketch too but it works so well - thanks for sharing this week at CC&S - Jacqueline xx

  3. This is so pretty .... I love your little winter scene, and those Clarity trees are my favourites!! Have a lovely Christmas xx

  4. This is absolutely stunning.
    Love your stamping and colour choices and what a fabulous snow scene you've created.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  5. Gorgeous scene Stef and a fabulous one layer creation!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at LIM
    Less is More

  6. This is a gorgeous little scene Stef!
    Just love it.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  7. Love the wintry scene you've created.:)

  8. Wow, what seriously amazing masking and layering! A gorgeous snowy scene! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  9. This is gorgeous! I love those snowy hills you created! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. This is such a beautifully created scene, Stef! Congratulations on the HM honor at CASology!! It's a pleasure to meet you and become your newest follower. I'd love to have you visit me and join me, too, if you like! Happy Holidays! Darnell

  11. My first visit, from Darnell's introduction. This is a gorgeous winter scene and the tree beyond the frame is a fabulous idea! I don't blog but I do bloghop which keeps me inspired to make cards for family and friends. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

    1. Thank you so much for your visit and your kind comments about my card Pat. I've only recently started blogging more seriously but have been drawing inspiration from crafty blogs across the world for some time. What a fabulous hobby we share! Stef x