Friday, January 12, 2018

Cold and Frosty Colours

I made two cards today ... they are both the same with the exception of the colours.  I'm entering them into Stamping Sensations Challenge.  My very talented friend Viv is on the design team and this is the first time for me to play along!  Make sure to check out the challenge.  Amazing cards by the Design Team that are sure to inspire you!

The challenge this month is ...

********Cold and Frosty Colours********

I just got this stamp from Penny Black, even though it's been around for quite a while.  This snow family is so adorable.  I stamped the image in black and clear heat embossed.  Then I watercoloured with distress inks and fussy-cut.  For the card above, I combined Peacock Feathers and Pine Needles to create a deep teal colour for the hats and scarves --- LOVE IT!  I added some shading with soft gray zigs.  The background is embossing paste through a falling snow stencil.  I left the bottom inch or so without any embossing paste so I had a place to stamp my sentiment.  I sprinkled with iridescent embossing powder while the embossing paste was still wet.  Once dry, I heat set.  Unfortunately, you can't see the sparkle ... but it's really pretty in real life. :)

I also added several details to the snow family.  The hats and scarves are Winked with Stella for a bit of shimmer, and glossy accents are on the noses.  I also added subtle cheeks with pale lavender ink.

To finish, I popped the snow family on top of the embossing paste background and stamped the sentiment with Delicata silver ink ... this is fast becoming my go-to ink for Christmas cards. :)

Here's the second card.  Everything is the same except for the colours used for watercolouring hats, scarves, and shading (Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass distress inks).


I'm also adding this card to two other challenges:  Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes, and Penny Black & More Challenge - Something New.  My snowy family stamp is new.

Edited to add:  Adding to the Less Is More #362 - Purples challenge.  So happy the challenge has been extended to two weeks long - hopefully I'll be able to play along more often! :)









Stamps:  snowy family (Penny Black)
Paper:  Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Pine Needles, Milled Lavender, Wilted Violet, Tumbled Glass (Tim Holtz); Zig (soft gray); Delicata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  water brush, clear embossing powder, heat tool, glossy accents, Clear Wink of Stella, White embossing paste (Dreamweaver), palette knife, iridescent embossing powder (SU!)

Challenges:
Stamping Sensations Challenge - Cold & Frosty Colours
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black & More Challenge - Something New
Less is More #362 - Purples


43 comments:

Karen Knott said...

Fabulous cards Loll, love both but I'm literally drooling over that gorgeous Teal ! Love the background too :)
Hugs Kaz xx

Kath said...

Fabulous cards! Both colours are lovely, but the purple one is my favourite.
Kath x

Julie B said...

Love those cute snowmen, the background is fab too. :)

nancy littrell said...

Adorable and beautifully colored snow families, Loll. I LOVE how you mixed your DI colors for the beautiful teal on your 1st card. I never think to mix my DI colors.
Loved how you added EB paste thru my snow stencil or add the pretty glitter. TFS and always inspiring me, my friend. Hugs and Happy Stamping...

nancy littrell said...

How about if you ignore part of my reply..lol! I loved how you added EB paste and glitter thru your snow stencil. I have not tried that technique. Such a pretty glittery effect:-)

Nancy Stislow said...

I'm not sure what impresses me the most! It's both your beautiful water coloring and shading and your willingness to fussy cut! Love how this looks on your embossed background! I too have used iridescent embossing powder over paste but forgot to heat set when dry! Thanks for that tidbit. Mine all fell off after it dried from lack of heating it.

Marcia HIll said...

Can these both be ADORABLE and BEAUTIFUL??! Your little snowmen families are so cute but your coloring with the DI is absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! I love both but especially the Teal colored family! Wonderful background too! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! :0)

Patti said...

Too sweet Loll! I think your coloring is remarkable!! I love the dimension you create with color! : ) And I also really like the snow you created!

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Stamps and Paper said...

Adorable cards Lol and such a cute image

Anne x

Daffodil Cards said...

Both are just Fabulous.
Faith

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love every detail of these amazing cards !! Perfectly designed, Loll. Leaving the bottom bank without a paste gives the impression that the snow is floating in the air, and the snowmen really stand on the ground. And I love how you sparingly used colors. WOW! Great cards!
Hugs,
BożenA

LeAnne said...

These are adorable...and they would be cute in any color of the rainbow! Awesome!

Di said...

Wow Loll - you used one of my most loved (but not used often enough) stamps here - LOVE the teal as well as the purple version!

Hugs

Di xx

Liz said...

Two brilliant cards, Loll. The image is just adorable and looks great in both colours. xx

Ina Grehan said...

Gorgeous little snowmen Loll. Lovely simple layout and gorgeous colour choices. Seeing them helps me cool down from our near 40c heat over the weekend.

Christine Alexander said...

two absolutely adorable cards, Loll to me you are the queen of fussy cutting. I struggle every time, die cutting is may savior. I love the cool colours and even though it's an older stamp it's timeless so perfect to add to your collection. Can't wait to check it out on our next get together:)

Susan said...

I've been debating this stamp for awhile! It is so adorable. You've definitely done it justice with your fabulous fussy cutting and simple CAS design. Love both the colours!

Rufus said...

Adorable! Love that teal combo, will def. be trying that one and the purple one too!

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Adorable cards :)

Bonnie said...

I love how you've mixed the colors of ink and came up with beautiful new colors, my friend! Such a sweet snow family!

Marcia said...

so pretty and soft! Love those snowmen and how you colored them. The background is very cool too!!

Jeanne said...

Happy sigh...two amazing cards! Gosh, the detail and depth you achieve is wonderful. The colors make my heart smile. You are ever so talented, Loll. This snow family is delightful in every way! Happy weekend!

JosieD said...

Absolutely love these 2 cards and all the subtle finishing touches you added to make them come alive. Adorable cards and good for winter b'days. Teal is my fave color but really like the violet one, too, and seeing how different same stamp can look just by varying color.

brenda said...

It's a real fun image on your sweet card, many thanks for joining in with our 'Cold and Frosty Colours' theme at Stamping Sensations and 'Something New' at Penny Black and More challenges.

B x

Linby said...

I'm torn for a fave because purple is my fave colour but I love the other one too! Great card design, so atmospheric yet CAS.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More.
Lynn x
DT

Mac Mable said...

Love them both...of course but do so love the the colour you've achieved on the first card. Love the idea of stopping the stencilling so that you can stamp the sentiment. How cute and adorable is that snowy family?...love it x

Linda said...

These are just so cute ..... I love this PB Snow Family nd you've coloured them beautifully. I must try mixing some DI colours. Enjoy the weekend my friend xx

Arlene said...

I love your new snowmen and the wonderful vivid colors you used in each card. Die Cut Divas is also having a challenge of something new. Pop on over. :)

Anita in France said...

Such cuties, Loll, both families, all bundled up in their cosy colours amid their respective snow storms! Hugs, Anita :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love your adorable Snowmen! Both colours are fun and pop so much:)

Marlies said...

Two beautiful card and I love those adorable snowmen!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

Karen D. said...

so awesome Loll...just a delightful card.
xx Karen

Susanne Vargas said...

This snowman family is the cutest! They look fabulous in their different outfits hugging in the snowstorm!
Is the Delicata silver as beautiful and brilliant (and different from other silver inks) as the gold one? Have been wondering...

Joan said...

I love those Penny Black snowman and your lovely cards

Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month

Joan

Izzy Scrap said...

So so cute and so beautiful ! Love the falling snow background and the gorgeous colours of the hats and the scarves pop up so beautifully over it ! You should also enter your second card in the LIM challenge which theme is Purple....Adorable snowmen family ! xx

Pat said...

This snow family are so cute Loll and love both the colourways, and the textured snowy background looks great. x

Trina P. said...

Oh, this snowmen family is so sweet. These two colours together (teal & purple) is one of my favourite colour combos.

Kathyk said...

Both are terrific but I DO have a special affinity for the purple ones!

Kathyk

Susan said...

So sweet! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Nonni said...

These cards with the cute little snowmen are so sweet! I love the textured snow and your coloring looks great. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Neets B said...

I'm in love with these cards, Loll, just perfect Christmas cards. Both colourways are fab and THANK YOU for the tip about mixing Peacock Feathers and Pine Needles to make this teal colour, it's gorgeous! So glad you're liking that our challenge is now fortnightly :)
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Ger said...

Just love how you've coloured the cute snow family! Love the embossing paste snow too. Thankyou for joining us at Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Helen said...

These are adorable!
Thanks for playing at the Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
Helen x