Friday, 13 December 2013

Winter Wonderland

Looooove this image, another new one from Crafty Individuals which is CI 399 and called ‘Winter Wonderland’. Jean is showing how the DT have used this stamp in a multitude of different ways on her blog where you can also join in with the Festive Spirit challenge for December.

This is my version.
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I started with white card and stamped the image in plum archival and watercoloured with distress inks.
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Some scraps of paper have been cut and inked and layered behind the image.
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The movers and shapers mini snowflake was cut in chipboard and is covered with iridescent paste, aged mahogany distress ink and star dust stickles…..
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… and the stickles also added to the falling snow. The sentiment is computer generated.

This one is hopefully flat enough to go easily in the post, but will need a large stamp.

Off to do my last workshop of the year at The Art of Craft this morning, we are making a non-Christmassy mini album from one sheet of 12 x 12 Coredinations paper and lots of bird themed stamps from Crafty Individuals.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

hugs {brenda} x0x



Going around under an umbrella interferes with one's looking up at the sky.

Jerzy Kosinski

25 comments:

Maggie said...

Gorgeous card with a gorgeous stamp love the soft colour combo nice to see different colours at Christmas.

MaggieH

Fandhmum said...

This is beautiful Brenda, I love this image too
Rosie x

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card, I love that stamp, too. love the colours you have used and the paper strips in the bakground! Hugs, Valerie

Sandy said...

Very nice Brenda and I love this image too!
sandy

Sandy said...

Okay Sugar - I put my $$ where my mouth is and I bought this stamp (and a few others). You can tell them that you sent me - I love your card!
Sandy

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, that really is a beautiful stamp. At first I though you have made a little pile of books in the background - what a great idea. Love that you used non traditional colours too. Hugs, Anne x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful winter stamp. Its a beautiful card.
Yvonne

craftytrog said...

Beautiful!!! xxx

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful card and image, Brenda! I must admit I smiled at the size of that umbrella....I could just image what would happen if the winds came up.(lol)
Joyce xx

Deborah said...

Love those strips of paper (I have loads!) behind the focal image. And it's so nice to see stamping in other than black.

Deborah said...

Love those strips of paper (I have loads!) behind the focal image. And it's so nice to see stamping in other than black.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

ENCHANTING card Brenda!
Have a nice weekend!

Buttons said...

Outstanding Brenda. I LOVE the stamping in plum, the use of Stickles and the strips of paper to frame your image. Hope your class is enjoyable. Jenny x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Gorgeous and so very, very pretty. Love the use of paper on this card.
I have enjoyed inking up this stamp for many of the handmade cards I sent out, such a sweet image, I am sure it will become a favourite for many CI fans.
Wishes
Lynne

Coco said...

This is an adorable stamp, and a really lovely version !! Hugs, Coco xx

Samantha Read said...

A great stamp! Love how you've used it to make such wonderful cards, just love them :) hugs, Sam xx

PetraB said...

A wonderful inspiring piece.

scrappymo! said...

Great use of snippets...you should take it over to Di's.
and...
I love that umbrella quote. It is sure true.
Wonderful card brenda!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A set image and love the strips of paper that looks fab behind ! Hugs trace x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Such a lovely card, Brenda! That stamp is delightful and I love the color palette you chose to do it in. The stickler snow flakes are the perfect embellishment!

Hugs,
Linda

2amscrapper said...

I love this stamp and what you made with it. So happy to finally "get through" to your blog so that I can post some comments.

Astrid Maclean said...

This is such a gorgeous stamp and you have used it to perfection! Love how you have stamped it in plum, great design too!

Thanks so much for your sweet comment earlier, they all arrived safe and well and I have had the most wonderful day full of smiles and little cuddles. (she is still a bit shy after so long). All fast asleep now after more than 36 hours on the plane...

butterfly said...

So effective with the patterned strips against the kraft, and I love the image stamped in plum - an absolute delight of a card!
Alison x

Juls said...

Fab, love all the scraps of paper in the background, always looking for ways to use up my scraps. Hugs Juls

Marjie Kemper said...

Such pretty coloring! Love the strips in the BG too.