Ready, Set, Snow

Hello everyone. I have a big card for you today, made for the Guest Designer spot on the current challenge at 52CCT. The challenge is to use any challenge from 2017, and I chose the October 2017 theme challenge of ‘Winter Sports‘:

I stamped the images from MFT ‘Ready, Set, Snow‘ using Gina K amalgam ink, then coloured with my Copics – attempting some shading again. Once I was happy, I die cut them, then set about the scene itself.

Now – this scene took me forever to work out. I wanted a card large enough to take all my images, which meant I had to die cut the mountains and the slopes by moving the die along.

I distressed the edges of the slopes to give some dimension to the layers, and also used Distress Oxides for the sky.

I then played with the layout of my snowboarding animals, moved the tress around a little, then stuck them down. I did stamp and colour the little houses, but felt they would have been too much in the background, so I left them off.

Then – I forgot the sentiment! What to do? What to do? Shall I attempt stamping it onto my card? Dare I brave it? Well – yes – of course! I could always put a banner there if it went wrong….. πŸ™‚

So – using my Misti – I took the sentiment from MFT ‘Santa and Friends‘ and stamped it. Phew! Thank good ness it worked alright.

All-in-all I think this card has taken me the longest to make for a while. I keep trying the scenes, and sometimes it works – sometimes it doesn’t. I  seem to get the layering wrong, or go too far with the elements, but I really like how this card turned out. Hubby has already nabbed it for the Christmas card for his his business partner!

I hope you are managing to play along with this challenge…… πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

ps – I see a little stray cat hair has got behind one of my mountains…….oh well!! They do like to keep me company when I am crafting.

Current challenge
October 2017 theme challenge

10 thoughts on “Ready, Set, Snow

  1. What a wonderful holiday card you made :-)) I like the scene you create!
    I am very glad you are our guest this time with us at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.
    I wish you a peaceful Christmas … Hugs, Andreja

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  2. I think it was worth all the effort. It’s a fun scene and looks really well put together. Don’t you find some cards just come together and others take a lot of work? Thanks for being our guest designer this week at 52CCT x

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  3. I love how this gang slips down the slope and I think I have never seen a funnier and more beautiful winter scene – this card is just gorgeous, Lynda!
    Have a nice Christmas time.
    Rosi xx (CCT-DT)

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