Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Glittery Snow Scene


Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing along with the Merry Monday challenge #203 - Ombre & glitter.  Such a fun challenge from Kristie!  Check out the DT cards at Merry Monday --- amazing inspiration!


I started by sponging four shades of blue distress ink onto my small font panel, starting at the bottom with my lightest shade and progressing to dark blue at the top.  I then sprayed the panel with a bit of water, let it sit for a few seconds and then dabbed with a paper towel.  This added lots of visual texture to my panel.

I inked the two trees with versamark, stamped and then heat embossed in white.  I ripped a piece of white card stock for my snow hill, coating the edge with a new-to-me product called Snow Writer.  This has been around a long time, but it's the first time I've used it. :)  I sprinkled dazzling diamonds glitter over top ... love the sparkle. Once dry, I splattered with diluted white acrylic paint and stamped the sentiment in Delicata Silver ink.  I also added little dots of dazzing detail glitter glue on the trees, but it's impossible to capture the glittery look with a camera.

Here's a close-up ...


My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, heat embossing, sponging, snow paint with glitter, and splattering. :)  I'm heading over to join in the gallery at CAS Mix Up! Come join us!!








Stamps:  Snowdust (Penny Black); Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb. card stock)
Ink:  Distress inks:  Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz); Versamark; Silver (Delicata)
Accessories & Tools:  Sponges, water mister, white embossing powder, heat tool, Snow Writer (DecoArt), Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (SU!), Dazzing Details Glitter Glue (SU!)

Challenges:
Merry Monday #203 - Ombre & Glitter
CAS Mix Up May Challenge - Heat Embossing

42 comments:

Mac Mable said...

The prettiest of background colours. The white trees, splats and glitter is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your ombre sky with the snow and white trees, Loll, and the glitter snow hill looks amazing!!

Susan said...

Looking forward to seeing this in real life - it must be so sparkly. Beautiful ombre sky and lovely layering! I have one of those Snow Writers and always forget to use it!

DL said...

Your card is stunning!!

maria f. said...

What a fabulous blue sky. (But methinks you and your Christmas cards might be the reason winter just doesn't wanna go away!)

Shirl said...

Oh, my goodness. I love this!!! I think you had a lot of fun making this card. I think I might have a snow writer too, will have to look. I think it was most likely on sale at Michaels a long time ago and I bought it, but did not use it. I love seeing your creations!

Shirl

Cathy said...

Such a pretty blue backdrop for this scene Loll, beautiful card, Cathy x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Loll and I simply adore that beautiful blue ombre with those pretty white trees and the snow drifts with that wonderful sparkle. x

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful blue snowy day - love it!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful snowy scene, Loll! Love those icy, sparkly trees! And that background is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday! See you in the CAS Mix Up gallery too. :>)

Debbie said...

LOVE this, Loll! Your scene makes me want to take a walk after a new fallen snow.

Colleen said...

This is an amazing card Loll! I love the dimension it brings with all your added snow! Thank you for sharing this at Merry Monday!! And the hombre blue sky is perfect!

Linda said...

Beautiful, background and love your sparkly embossed trees. So pretty, Loll. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Nancy Stislow said...

How beautiful this is! I'll have to dust off my stamp and try something like this. Love all the sparkle on this and love the torn paper hill you created. I also admire the way you carefully match up your sentiment ink color complimenting your artwork so perfectly!

nancy littrell said...

Love your Ombre snowy background and heat embossed Snowdust image Loll. TFS my friend.

Arlene said...

Just beautiful. I'm all for the glitter - the card is gorgeous.

Maura R said...

Love your ombre bg, Loll - such an eye-catcher! Love the sparkly "snow writer" too. You have made such lovely cards with this stamp.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Thud! Another outstanding and beautiful card, Lolly! Simple perfection!! Hugs, Dolly

Catchy Sketch said...

Love these colors and ombre effect!

Kath said...

A fabulous card - love the ombre sky.
Kath x

Julie B said...

Simply gorgeous Loll, love that sky. :)

Birgit said...

Oh Loll, this is gorgeous! You really are the queen of technique! This is simply stunning!!

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Lol
Hugs Sylvie x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh the ombre, oh the sparkle!! This is just stunning Loll my friend! LOVE it! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Pamellia Johnson said...

Stunning Loll! I love the blue, so perfect for a wintery card. Almost makes me wish we had some snow...I said ALMOST! lol. hugs :)

Marcia HIll said...

Such a beautiful and CAS card Loll...love every little detail!! :0)

Valerie Nolan said...

Fabulous card Loll, love the ombre effect and anything with trees is a winner for me!
Val x

Susanne Vargas said...

Dazzling! Absolutely love this card! Never heard of a Snow Writer but it looks great!

Susangail Powell said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! This is absolutely gorgeous! Every detail is perfection!

JosieD said...

Love the ombre sky and how the trees glisten against it. The splattered snow added with the diluted white acrylic paint sets it all off. Great looking card!

Linda said...

Beautiful snowy scene .... love the ombre sky xx

fabiola jaques said...

Tes créations sont toujours aussi magnifiques Loll, biz

Kristie Goulet said...

So very gorgeous, Loll! Love the ombre sky! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

MaryH said...

Oh you ARE reminding me of some older products. I have the Snow Writer too, and never think to use it! Looks fantastic on this wonderful sponging and the snowy trees. Love the 'droplets pattern' - indeed lots of texture & interest. Always love your glittering 'snow hills'. Another fab card. TFS & Hugs

francesca said...

beautiful and elegant scene! :)

glitterandglue said...

I love your card. What a treat for the person to whom you send it at Christmas. Well done. Never heard of a snow writer - but the effect is great.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #22 Merry Monday challenge

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful ombre effect on your background, and I love all the sparkle on this card, Loll! I have to check out the Snow Writer...thanks for enabling me :) Such a pretty Christmas card!

Karen D said...

Your card is divine Loll. I love the colour of your background and the effect of the Snow Writer.

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Loll, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Greta said...

I love that PB stamp & you've inspired me to use it with your dazzling card!

Brenda said...

What a stunning snow scene Loll! I love the look of the falling snow and love those trees. I bet it really sparkles in real life. I have some snow writer stuff, hope it is still good as I haven't used it in a long while! Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

This is so lovely, Loll. Really quite beautiful, indeed. X