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:

Marianne said...

So pretty!

Anita in France said...

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

nancy littrell said...

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

Cathy said...

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

Linda said...

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

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful medium use and card!

Anonymous said...

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

Loll said...

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

Lee-Anne said...

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!

Gloria Lee said...

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

Susan said...

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

sandie said...

gorgeous background and love the snowy feel x

Julie B said...

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

Di said...

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

Hugs

Di xx

Jacquie said...

Hi Loll,

This is absolutely stunning, just love it.

Love & hugs

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

Linda said...

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

SARN said...

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

Karen B said...

This is beautiful Loll - that background is absolutely gorgeous.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Julia Aston said...

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

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous watercolor background, Loll - love this!!

*Vicki* said...

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

Nancy said...

Such a gorgeous and magical background! Beautiful design!

Cindy H. said...

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.

Bonnie said...

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!

Deborah Frings said...

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

Monika Reeck said...

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)

Barb Ghig said...

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!

Neets B said...

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

Aileen (mum) said...

Loll, truly beautiful, love the total look.

OH Babs said...

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

Karren said...

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

Bożena Adamusińska said...

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

Maura R said...

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)

Bobby said...

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

Daria said...

So elegant and lovely. Another beauty.