Hello everyone. I hope you managed to enjoy the festive period in whichever way you chose, and hopefully looking forward to the New Year.
I haven’t had much time to put a card together, though did manage a little crafting, just not to make anything in particular. I have been spending some time thinking about up-coming challenges for the ABC Christmas Challenge – as I will be on the Design Team for the next 6 months!! Yay!! My first Design Team position – and it means making Christmas cards every month – a win-win situation for me. Hopefully, you will be able to join us.
The card below was one I put together whilst having a sort-out of some of my Christmas crafting boxes:
It incorporates some distress oxide blending, masking, a little stamping – and generally getting a little messy! That always happens when I ink blend, and especially when using a mask. If the ink isn’t all over my hands, then it’s where I don’t want it to be, or all over my glass mat – and therefore transfers to everything!
I found this Indigo Blu snowman stamp in a box of Christmas stamps I had ‘filed’ away. Goodness knows how long I’ve had it – and it’s never been used!
I stamped the image, then stamped again on some masking paper, then went ahead with the masking and ink blending. I used a darker blue for the upper part – trying to make it look like the sky, and a lighter blue for the ‘snow’ on the ground.
I then splattered some water on it, then splattered some Gansai Tambi ‘white gold’ – and just kept splattering. More mess!
I wasn’t truly happy with how this turned out – but then I added the MFT sentiment, and it seemed to tie the whole thing together.
I left the snowman white – a little shading around the edge, and also left the little birdie white – a very monochrome card. And it’s also a one-layer card. I took on the challenge – no idea why – but I am pleased with how it all came together.
I shall be entering the following challenges:
The Library Craft Challenge – The Snowman
Watercooler challenges – anything goes
The Male Room – Masculine and the colour blue
14 thoughts on “Indigo Blu Snowman”
What a beautiful “blue” card you made :-))
Thank you for join us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing you the next time, too.
Thank you Andreja. 🙂
oooh I love the layers of swirling snow and clouds and dappled light… amazing effects. Thanks for joining The Library.
Thank you Marina – looking forward to your challenges this year. 🙂
What a fab card and perfect for our blue challenge at The Male Room. Thanks so much for joining us.
Thank you Lynn. 🙂
Congrats on the DT position. Love your card. Fabulous sponging on the background. Love your sweet snow person. Thanks for joining in the fun at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT
Thank you Tristan. Inky and messy…. 😁
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Wow, Linda, congratulations on becoming part of the Design Team. They’re lucky to have you. Great card. I love the shades of blue. Excellent masking. The blue really frames your adorable snow-person beautifully. Love the clouds which become snowdrifts. Such fun! Thanks so much for joining our two-week year-end Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
Thank you so much, Heidi. I am really excited about the Design Team – but I shall obviously be playing with other challenges still. 🙂
I LOVE your card!!! It’s whimsical and fun. You did a fantastic job on the sky, then blending it into the snow scene!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!!! -Donna
Thank you very much, Donna. I did enjoy the process – messiness included. 🙂
What a lovely card and congrats on joining a design team, I will need to check out that challenge, I like the idea of building up a stash of Christmas cards nice and early! 🙂
Thank you – that’s what I thought, too. I’ll see you there. 🙂 🙂
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