Oct 10, 2020

Winter Scenes or Snow for Allsorts Challenge

A new theme starts to day at Allsorts challenge, Tracy is hosting and she selected the theme of Winter Scenes or Snow. Hope you'll play along for a chance to win a beautiful woodland animal stamp set by Clarity Stamps

It's so strange, I love making winter scenes and winter cards, but for some reason I was struggling so much with this challenge! Maybe it's because it's currently over 80 degrees (over 26 Celsius) outside, so practically summer, but I think it's also because I had a specific card in mind and it just didn't work out the way I wanted it to. This one almost didn't make the cut either....


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In any event, I started out with a mask in place to cover the hill, and flicked some masking fluid (I have this one by Winsor and Newton) onto the background using an old paint brush and let this dry completely. Then I inked the sky with a mix of distress inks and oxides (Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipsick, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire.) I removed the mask and rubbed off the masking fluid, then stamped the Berry Branch - Penny Back's Berry Bevy using a stamp platform with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink onto the inked panel and colored the berries using Festive Berries distress ink. This is when I almost threw the card away...


I mistakenly colored one of the snowflakes made with the masking fluid in red. Ughhhhh!!! I tried to add some blue ink over the red but it just made it stand out even more. I'm sure every crafter can imagine my frustration!! It wouldn't have been as upsetting had this not been my 3rd attempt at a card! At this point it was already late Wednesday evening and I decided to start another card Thursday morning. So Thursday morning when I went back to my messy craft room, I really didn't feel like wasting another card and not sure why I hadn't thought of it the night before, but I decided to add a die cut snowflake right over the mess-up and it worked out perfectly! The snowflake die I used is from a retired set by Whimsy Stamps, but there are many snowflake dies available. 

The sentiment is part of Penny Black's set Brush Pines stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne ink. 

Penny Black Berry Bevy // Penny Black Brush Pines // Masking Fluid // Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink // Distress Inks and Oxides Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch, Chipped Sapphire // Festive Berries // Stamp Platform Options // Snowflake Die Options // Ink Blending Tool Option

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I'm linking up here:
Cute Card Thursday - Dies and Punches // The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas // Chocolate Baroque Challenge - Anything Goes // Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Use PB Stamps

27 comments:

  1. The masking fluid worked a treat Ellie, great snowy sky and the pops of red on the berries really draws the eye.

    B x

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    1. Thanks so much, Brenda! I love working with masking fluid for winter cards!

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  2. This is a GORGEOUS card. It popped right out at me as I was looking through the DT makes. I had to come over and tell you how much I love it!

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  3. I really hate when I have an idea in my head and can not get it to manifest itself in my card. This really is beautiful though!

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    1. Thanks so much! Yes it was so frustrating! No idea why I couldn't do my original idea...

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  4. A really super sky and a lovely image, great design too.

    Kath x

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  5. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING that tree, the colors and the snowflake!

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  6. Gorgeous winter background for lovely PB stamp. Beautiful card;-))m

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  7. Your card turned out beautiful! I for one have made many mistakes and just threw it out and start and had to stat over.
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn

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  8. It's just gorgeous. Love how you did the snow with masking fluid - I've had mixed results with it but maybe I could use it like this.

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  9. This looks fab, love the branch with berries on,xxx

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  10. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge. Shona xx

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  11. This is such a pretty scene. I love how the pops of red on the berries really stand out. Stunning! x

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  12. Just popped back to thank you so much for linking up at We Love Chocolate Baroque, it's so good to have you with us in spirit still.

    B x

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  13. Hi Ellie!!! Love this Christmas card, the masking fluid has worked really well against that sky xxxxxx

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  14. Wow! This is absolutely beautiful. I wish I had more time to devote to doing art projects and learning new techniques but right now is just not the right time. That being said, I absolutely can admire and appreciate the works of other. Beautiful.

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  15. This is fabulous Ellie, love the technique with the masking fluid for snow.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  16. I love the heart-melting cuteness and beauty of this card!
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  17. I love this...so beautiful.
    xx Karen

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  18. What a beautiful winter card! Although, I'm not looking forward to winter at all. :)

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  19. This is such a lovely composition 😍

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