Saturday, November 15, 2014

Snowy Christmas


Hi everyone.  Not only is it time for the next ATCAS Challenge (#52) ... but we're celebrating 2 years at ATCAS.  Happy Birthday to us!! :)  And congrats to Kylie and the team on this happy milestone ... can't believe how quickly the two years have flown by! :)

The challenge this time is picked by the wonderful and talented Karen (Serendipity Dragonfly).  She has chosen ...


I think this is the first sketch challenge we've had at ATCAS.  I hope you'll play along!!



Prize:  3 images


I followed the sketch fairly closely :)  I had a heck of a time photographing this card ... this was the best I could get after many, many tries :)

The card front is stamped with a large snowflake background and heat embossed in "Ice" embossing powder.  You can just make out all the sparkle in the photo, but it's hard to see the snowflake shapes ... so pretty in real life! :)

For the main panel, I used a snowflake stencil (cut with my Cameo), and sprayed it with my own mix (mini mister with few drops of Tempting Turquoise re-inker, few drops of Frost White paint, and then filled up with rubbing alcohol).  It gives a love soft turquoise colour with a bit of shimmer.  I was channeling my friend Karen (Snippets), when I designed this card, using my new stitched mat die and stitched snowflake die from Lil' Inkers (bought because I love Karen's series of cards with similar dies).  I added some silver cording and a clear rhinestone to the center of the snowflake for even more sparkle.  I stamped the sentiment onto a banner (second generation stamping so the colour matches the sprayed background).  Fun card to make!

We have Linda L as our guest designer this month ... and she's done an amazing job with this sketch!!  I hope you'll check out Linda's card, along with the rest of the talented Design Team cards ... click HERE.

As always, there's two weeks to play along, so lots of time.  Hope to see you in the gallery!



Stamps:  Snowflake Background (Hero Arts); Snowman Sayings (Amy R)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Silver foil (SU!)
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Ice embossing powder, heat tool, snowflake background cut file, silhouette cameo for cutting stencil, Stitched Mat die and Stitched Snowflake die (Lil' Inkers), silver cording, clear rhinestone, frost paint, mini mister, rubbing alcohol


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Just a reminder that even though my tag event is over ... the linky is still open  --- until Nov. 16, for those that still want to enter.  Click HERE to enter.











28 comments:

Kylie said...

I love all the glittery and shimmery goodness on this card. You did awesome with the sketch and the photograph is fine! Beautiful card! Thanks so much for being part of my team and being here for our 2nd birthday celebrations xx

Lisa Lara said...

I love how you used the sketch Loll. The sparkly snowflakes really sparkle on the white. Love your silver snowflake.

sandie said...

love that embossing powder and the stencil panel is stunning.

Inky and Quirky said...

Gorgeous card Loll,I love the snowflakes,you are rocking the Christmas theme :)

Big hugs
Donna xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! Blue is my favourite, it is just so wintery! Love the iridescent snowflakes in the background, they really go well with your stunning silver snowflake focal point! Love it! hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful!!!

cm said...

GORGEOUS, Loll! The shimmery background, the pretty sponged panel, the lovely snowflake: I'm smitten! I just received my order of Lil' Inker snowflakes and your card here is more than incentive to debut them this weekend.
Hugs~c

Sue said...

Hi Loll, the delicate embossed background is just beautiful and perfect to show off that lovely snowflake. Perfect rendition of the sketch x

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Loll - and thanks for your formula for a shiny colored spray - so clever!!

Harriet Skelly said...

Love all the shimmery goodness here Loll - fabulous take on the sketch. Thanks for always helping out the team - I know you do lots behind the scenes!

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful take on the sketch, Loll! I love your snowflake and how you created the background with Ice EP...such a lovely shimmer!

Carol said...

I love this Loll it's such a pretty card and the colour is gorgeous. Carol x

Brenda said...

I love your take on the sketch Loll! The snowflake background on the first layer looks so pretty, so I can imagine how pretty it looks in real life! I love the color of misting you made to spray on your snowflake stencil, that turn out beautiful too and OMGosh, I just love that stitched snowflake! I'd say you followed the sketch pretty darn close! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

So subtle, soft and dreamy, Loll.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous sparkly snowflake background for your beautiful stitched die cut snowflake Loll. TFS

Lee-Anne said...

Oooh, a frosty beauty, Loll! Love the soft blue and that gorgeous shimmery background!

Becky said...

Stunning card.

Karen D. said...

Love, love this card. Great bkg and thanks for explaining how to make the spray...I wanna go try that right now!!!
hugs mf.

Bonnie said...

I love the subtle shimmer of the snowflakes in the background and the silver snowflake in the foreground! Beautiful!

Anita in France said...

My fave Christmas colours, Loll ... that gorgeous soft blue with silver ... and with the addition of all that wonderful sparkle ... gorgeous! Anita :)

Maura R said...

Love all this glitter and sparkle! Such a pretty card, Loll! (And right away when I saw it, I thought now, that's in karen's style!)

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Loll, I have loved every minute of your 12 Tags of Christmas. Thanks for all the techniques and inspiration. I have tried the Faux Mother of Pearl and your Water colour techniques. I just haven't had time to finish the tags yet, life is very busy but hopefully I will soon. I have been wanting to play the Mixed Media Challenges too, hopefully I will be able to join in the New Year when things settle down a bit.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Fabulous card Loll - love the frosty colours and the sparkle! Thank you for sharing all the details.
Sylvia xx

Deepti said...

The sparkle and shine on all the layers is so beautiful ! Love the blue panel :)

MaryH said...

See that you've put your new stitched dies to great use right out of the packaging! This is fabulous & so shimmery. Thanks for the recipe of your special pearl spray. Love the icy colors, this Cameo snowflake and it's a wonderful CAS card. Thanks for hosting the Tag Challenge too. Happy Monday, TFS & Hugs

Stempelengel said...

Eine sehr schöne schlichte Karte. Super.

Susan said...

Well done channeling Karen! I love the colour you came up with your homemade spray. A beautiful and perfect card!

Anonymous said...

Such a beauty Loll and please forgive me for being so late in passing by. I love the sparkle on this glorious card looks like ice, perfectly CAS and very classy to boot.

Marie