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Jan 14, 2023

Winter Blues

Hello and welcome! A new challenge starts today at Allsorts challenge and it's Lorraine's week to host. She chose "Winter Blues" as her theme but it's an optional theme this week so feel free to link up all your new crafty creations for a chance to win! 

Here is what I made, a CAS card with the sketch inspired by the current My Favorite Things sketch challenge. 

With my new (to me) rectangle stencil by MFT in place as well as torn paper mask to create a "hill" I inked up the sky using Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink. Then I used a white  Posca pen to flick some "snowflakes" onto the sky.

After removing the masks, I stamped the silhouette image and sentiment using Versafine Onyx ink. The image is from Penny Black set Spread Cheer. Maybe I should have done the ink spatter after stamping the image and I also wish I had added some footprints in the snow. Why don't I think of these things before photographing the card!!?? The sentiment is an oldie from Whimsy Stamps and no longer available. I finished the card off by adding die cut snowflakes (Penny Black Dancing Snowflakes die set) which I applied Stardust Stickles glitter to. 

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I'm linking up here:
Stencil Fun Challenge - AG opt. Winter
Sisterhood of Crafters - Something New (Rectangle Stencil)
Stamping Sensations - Sparkle 
Little Red Wagon - Cold Outside
Beyond The Blue - Something New (Rectangle Stencil)
Crafty Catz - AG opt. Critter
Crafty Gals Corner - Winter Fun
Crafty Calendar - Add a Sentiment


brenda said...

A delightful Winter scene Ellie and a great idea framing it on your card as it draws the eye, many thanks for sharing some sparkle with us at Stamping Sensations January challenge.

B x

Anke said...

Liebe Ellie,

Deine Karte ist ein Traum, sowas von schön. Ich liebe diese Penny Black Motive und mit dem Rahmen kommt die winterliche Szene bestens zur Geltung, ein SAHNESTÜCK ...

Begeisterte Grüße
von Anke

Linby said...

This is beautifully done, a really effective scene. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations too.

Amy Johnson said...

Such a beautiful winter card!

HilaryJane said...

Wonderful, such perfect blending resulting is a gorgeous clean finish xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, your stenciled background is fabulous!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A so peaceful and sweet feel for this card! Love the scene!!

Dena J said...

Just love the silhouette stamps. A perfect wintry scene.

kiwimeskreations said...

Such a beautiful card Ellie - I often think of things after wither photographing, or overnight... sometimes even after I have sent a card, which is a bit late :)

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card.
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Sarn said...

Very cute "winter blues" card Ellie. Nice little scene. xxx

Mervi said...

Fabulous and adorable card, lovely sentiment;-))m

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A wonderful design and adorable wintry blue card.

Darlene said...

Oh Ellie what an absolutely beautiful wintry scene! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our STENCIL FUN challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!


Anonymous said...

What a lovely winter scene. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Pauline C said...

Another very pretty and stylish card Ellie - love your silhouette stamp, and you have so many gorgeous sentiments - that one is fab!!
Pauline xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Wintry scene and love the silhouette stamps.Thank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
Carol DT x

Joanne said...

A lovely winter scene; I love those sparkly snowflakes!

Cathie w said...

lovely card, thank you for joining us at crafty gals challenge corner

Sue from Oregon said...

Ellie I love everything about this card!!! Such a lovely scene you have created! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge. ♥ Sue Kment

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh wow what a beautiful image. You did a great job with this. I admire people who can do crafts/art like this.

Allie of

Lorraine said...

A lovely card.Thanks for joining this months Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
Lorraine x

Joni James said...

I love it! I've heard those Posca pens are fantastic but haven't purchased any yet. Getting closer to buying, I keep ruining my other pens drawing over the top of acrylic paint.

Lee said...

This is such a fabulous scene! I love the snowy hill you created! Thanks for joining us at Beyond the Blue!

Lisa said...

Fabulous wintery scene with that terrific silhouette image

Dawn Phillips said...

This is simply stunning. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4galz. Love Dawn x