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

2 Christmas Cards

I haven’t had much time to craft the past couple of days but as I had another delivery from Seven Hills Crafts today – I just had to make time!

This first card is made from the newly arrived MFT ‘Santa and Friends‘, and Lawn Fawn ‘Stitched Hillside Backdrop‘, with the piece that fell out of the die-cut embossed and placed back into the frame.

I shall be entering the following challenges with this card:

Color ThrowdownKraft, Brown, Green, Cream

Addicted To Stamps and More CAS

Christmas at Sweet Stampin’anything goes Christmas

This second card took me a little longer – I do struggle with shaker cards – but I keep having a go at them:

I used the stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn ‘Ready, Set, Snow‘ adding Distress Glitter and glass beads in the snow globe itself, layering Kraft card which I coloured with some brown markers for some dimension, and sticking the trees inside the dome, but the snowmen outside the dome.

This was stuck down onto and piece of card I embossed with a Tattered Lace embossing folder.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

52 Christmas Card Throwdownsnow globes

Simon Says Stamp Monday ChallengeLet it Snow

Crafty Sentiments Designs Snowman

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge anything goes Christmas