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Monday 13 January 2014

Winter Wonderland

Good morning, ouch its Monday morning and my first day at work after a week off so I'm not a happy bunny this morning! Before I go and earn some pennies, here's a card made for this months challenge at Lavinia Stamps where the theme is 'Add Glitter'. Sorry about the pics, the colours have really bleached out unfortunately.

I began by stamping out the scene using Memento Grey Flannel ink, I masked the fairy and the little cottage and then used some torn paper masks and a die cut circle mask to create the background with distress inks (Tumbled Glass and a little bit of Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood) and a shaving brush, I also stamped some tiny snowflakes with water but they aren't showing up in the photo. Once I removed the masks I coloured the images with distress markers. Next came lots of glitter, for a really frosty sparkle. I used a White Sharpie pen to add some snow to the trees and sprinkled with Glamour dust. I used a quickie glue pen to add more glamour dust to the house, tree and the fairy. I applied some Rock Candy Crackle paint to the path and along the front of the scene and again sprinkled on some glamour dust - you can see the sparkle a bit better in this pic.

I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:
Country View Crafts: Monochromatic
Fussy and Fancy: monochromatic
Jingle Belles: something old, something new 
(house and tree stamps are new, other stamps are old)
Simon Says Stamp: inspired by ice
Totally Papercrafts: winter wonderland
Winter Wonderland: Monochrome

Well I'd better scoot off and get the bus to work, have a great day and thanks for popping by today
Claire xx


  1. fabulous card Claire, love that image and your colouring is stunning as always
    Kim x

  2. Gorgeous scene Claire.
    Beryl xx

  3. love this icy scene Claire - so stunning - a beautiful card xx

  4. Absolutely fabulous...Thanks for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  5. A gorgeous monochrome piece just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland, thank you for joining us
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  6. Wowza ... what a stunning holiday scene ... so glad you joined our old & new prompt at jingle belles.

  7. Gorgeous card Claire, beautiful use of the fabulous Lavinia stamps, a wonderful scene and lovely colouring!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  8. What a beautiful card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Lavinia stamps, good luck! Wendy DT XX

  9. What a lovely scene you have created here Claire!! Just beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Monochromatic!! Good luck to you!!

  10. Beautiful card Claire, love how you've created the scene with the cottage. Hope work wasn't too much of a shock to the system !
    Thanks for joining us at Country View Crafts. Sue C x

  11. what an incredibly beautiful card and such a fabulous demonstration of the expert combining of stamps and technique... with PERFECTION in coloring, too! thanks for joining our "old & new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  12. Beautiful card, love the colouring and the detail of it. really lovely! Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  13. Beautiful little scene and fabulous colouring.

  14. This is just magical. Hugs Juls

  15. Claire.. pop over to the Lavinia Challenge Blog
    Some news for you!
    Eileen x

  16. Great job such a lot of work love what you did and congratulations on your win!

  17. Hi Claire I just read over at Lavinia that you won the shopping spree at Lavinia stamps ! Congratulations and your design is gorgeous, love it ! Happy Weekend, Shirleyxx


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