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:


  1. Gorgeous card Cec, adore your snowy embankment and those trees are straight on my wish list.
    Julie x

  2. Cec, I love your Christmas scene card! It's just gorgeous with those beautiful Woodlands dies and that awesome lamp post! Stunning!
    Hugs! Branka xxx

  3. This is so beautiful! I just love all of the elements you've combined, the people walking in the snow with the gorgeous lantern - all fabulous! Beautifully done! Hugs, Autumn

  4. Ces, this is just gorgeous!! You have created such a wonderful image of the holiday season with all of my favourite things! It's great to be back and drooling over your stunning creations! hugs :)

  5. Its a beautiful traditional vintage scene, love your card Cec.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. A lovely , old fashioned winter scene. The lamp post your husband made is a great addition!

  8. Oh Cec this is a joy to behold!!! I LOVE the snow on the ground and trees and am most impressed with your lamp post - great design! Jenny x

  9. First of all, I love the gorgeous lamp post that your hubby cut for you! You really have created the most wonderful Christmas scene, the trees are beautiful and I love the dimension you have created with the family and the snow - simply beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. This looks gorgeous, so traditional. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxx

  11. Cec, I absolutely adore how you have done this card, it is such a treasure! Those trees with the snow and the lamp with the glowing light - I'm feeling festive already xx

  12. Seriously great card Cec. Those trees were on my wishlist but they have just hopped over to my 'will get, come hell or high water' list! Beautiful make. Nicola x

  13. This is a marvelous desig and creates such a festive feeling! Awesome sauce trees (that die is on my wish list now) and your DH laser cutter is at it again with amazeballs results! Awesome sauce! Hugz!

  14. Nydelig julekort og takk for at du er med på utfordringen hos Card and scrap,
    klem Bente:)

  15. Such a pretty card.
    Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
    AnyOldCraft (DT)

  16. Beautiful card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  17. Wow, Cec, this is one beautiful vintage Christmas scene! Your home made laser cut lamp post turned out perfectly, and I love that you shared how you colored it. Great snow effects throughout this card! thanks for the inspiration to use my so far untouched Woodlands die! Hugs!

  18. Soooooo love this Cec. Now I want to find an old movie from that era to watch. Your card makes me feel happy and peaceful. JUST STUNNINGLY LOVELY. j.

  19. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  20. Thanks for joining our challenge at allsorts Tracy X

  21. Hi Cec! Sorry I haven't stopped by in ages. When I saw your card I just had to let you know how much I love it and that I miss working with you! I love this beautiful scene!!

  22. Such a charming vintage scene - I love the snow covered branches on the trees and the glow of the lamp.
    Alison x

  23. Superb Cec. I love the snow on the woodland tree dies and the falling snow and lamp post. So festive, so lovely. :)

  24. I love the retro feel to your card. It is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us at Christmas cards all year Round this month.
    I have blog candy until the end of the month
    Cindy at Cre8ive Cindy Blog


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