Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Snowy Winter Night


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing another Christmas card.  This one has a Smooshed background made with diluted Inka Gold wax paste.  I simply dabbed a small bit of three colours of Inka Gold (jade, steel blue, platinum) onto my craft mat and spritzed with a little water.  Then I dropped a small panel of mixed media paper on top.  I pressed down to pick up the colour, and repeated until I was happy with the layers of colour.  I LOVE working with Inka Gold ... it has a metallic finish and so there's a lot of shimmer and shine to this card (which is hard to see in the photo).

I stamped the snowy trees on top in Versamark ink and heat embossed in white.  I die-cut two snow drifts, and layered them at the bottom, stamping the sentiment in soft gray.

I'm playing along with this week's Merry Monday Challenge #172 - use watercolouring on your card).  I love watercolouring and watercolouring techniques ... so I just HAD to play along! :)




Also, Addicted to Stamps & More is looking for holiday cards this time, so I'm joining in there.

And I used snippets of white card stock to make my snowdrifts, so I'm heading over to the Snippets Playground for some fun! :)

That's it from me today.  Hope you are all having a great week.  And thanks so much for taking the time to stop by for a visit! :)








Stamps:  Snow Dust (Penny Black); Handy Christmas Sentiments (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Mixed Media (Strathmore)
Ink:  Smoky Slate (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Inka Gold Wax paste in Jade, Steel Blue and Platinum (Viva Decor), water mister, white embossing powder (Hero Arts), heat tool, Snowdrift dies (My Favorite Things)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #172
ATS&M #163 - Holidays
Snippets Playground - Week 195

35 comments:

  1. Magical, Loll ... that shimmery background with the white embossed trees is simply lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  2. Love your gorgeous watercolored background and heat embossed trees Loll. I have got to get some Inka Gold paste...soon! Hugs, Nancy

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  3. Beautiful card Loll, the background is stunning, perfect with the white silhouettes, Cathy x

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  4. This is beautiful .... I always love your watercoloured cards, you do them so well! Might have to check out this Inka Gold Wax paste now ..... thanks! xx

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  5. Love this Loll. How did you get the white dots?

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    1. Hi Jane. The white dots are part of the stamps design. xx

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  6. Love your use of the Inka Gold wax...such pretty colors, Loll! And that Snow Dust image is gorgeous...love it embossed in white! Beautiful design!

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  7. Wow!
    So pretty watercolor Christmas card!
    I love your coloring!

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  8. Beautifully done! Love the inka gold background and that lovely snowy tree stamp!

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  9. gorgeous background and love the snowy feel x

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  10. I agree with Sandie, fab background, a classy card. :)

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  11. Wow Loll, what a gorgeous card and the background is fabulous!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  12. Hi Loll,

    This is absolutely stunning, just love it.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  13. Beautiful, peaceful watercolor card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

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  14. Cor . . . that's a lovely Christmas card Loll. Very cool and chic xxx

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  15. This is beautiful Loll - that background is absolutely gorgeous.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  16. Another lovely technique and beautiful background Loll! Love this pretty snowy scene!

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  17. Gorgeous watercolor background, Loll - love this!!

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  18. Really stunning design Loll!! Really love that breath-taking background!! Thanks so much for joining with us over at ATSM!! :)

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  19. Such a gorgeous and magical background! Beautiful design!

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  20. This is just gorgeous! I think I need to check out the Inka Gold wax paste as I've never heard of it before and I love the background on your card.

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  21. This is GORGEOUS, my friend! Love that background and can just imagine the shimmer! The soft gray sentiment adds a beautiful contrast! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  22. Stunning card! I love the beautiful watercolour background. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

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  23. oooww I adore your background yes agree with Deborah it is stunning
    and so beautiful white image there
    I adore your card LOL
    Thanks for joining HOLIDAY challenge at ATSM this time
    hugs, Monika (DT Member)

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  24. Oh, this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Loll! Your background is breathtaking, and I love the contrast of the colors with your crisp white trees and snow drifts...Stunning effect! I am definitely going to be checking out Inka Gold...I'll bet it's amazing in person!

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  25. I love those wintry trees and the background colours look so dreamy. Such a beautiful scene, Loll.
    Thanks so much for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

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  26. Loll, truly beautiful, love the total look.

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  27. Elegant. A truly elegant Christmas card. The background is heavenly.

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  28. Beautiful, chilly wintry scene, Loll. Fabulous background! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  29. I saw several cards with these stamps, but your card is the most beautiful of them. The sky is simply stunning. Beautiful watercolor and unusual card.
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  30. Ok, that's it!! I'm purchasing some inka gold wax pastes! Lovely card, you enabler, you. (and all the other ones with inka gold, too)

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  31. That background is truly spectacular, Loll, and the white embossed trees take your card over the top.

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  32. So elegant and lovely. Another beauty.

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