Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Walking Through the Snow
It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie and this time Sue is our hostess and is calling the challenge Let There Be Light. Here is what she has to say about it:
One of the things I don't like at this time of year is the lack of light to craft by in the evenings. So, for this challenge include something in your project that makes reference to light, this could be a street lamp, rays of light or even gradients of colour that get lighter!
I decided to incorporate my light element in a Christmas card. I started with some white card stock from Staples for the blank and then took another scrap piece to create the background. I inked it with Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood Distress Inks and then flicked some water on it.
The lamp post was cut by my husband on his laser cutter and I coated it with black Gesso, silver acrylic paint and Black Soot DI in that order. Then I covered a small piece of a transparency with a mixture of Sunset Orange and Lemonade Alcohol Ink and adhered it to the back of the lamp.
The trees were cut with the Tim Holtz Woodlands die and inked with Iced Spruce and Forest Moss DI. I used some texture paste to create the snow but it sucked up the colour from the DI so I painted over it with White Pearl Metallic paint from Deco Art. I could not get the shimmer to show in my photos but trust me, it is there.
The snow banks were cut by hand from card stock, covered with texture paste and painted with some of the White Pearl Metallic paint.
The image is from The Graphics Fairy and was printed twice, fussy cut and inked with some Vintage Photo DI before one image was added over the other with some pop dots.
The tiny snowflakes are leftovers from a Martha Stewart border punch and I painted them with some of the White Pearl Metallic paint.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
A Snowflake's Promise - Anything Goes with a Christmas or Winter Theme
City Crafter - Getting Ready for Christmas
The Crazy Challenge - Vintage
Card and Scrap - Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Oh Christmas Tree
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - Winter Scenes
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4310 - Christmas
Allsorts Challenge - Christmas
Moving Along With The Times - Leaves and/or Trees
The following products used in the creation of this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: