Thursday, April 25, 2019

April Rudolph Days

Hi everyone.  Today my card is for April's Rudolph Days.  Maureen is hosting again this month with an Anything Goes Christmas theme.

I started with a Penny Black stamp that I recently bought, but believe it might be older stock as it was wood mounted.  I just loved the row of trees, heat embossing them in white.  After masking off the bottom, Lindy's magical spray was used to spray the sky.  These have a lot of shimmer that you'll see in the close-up below.  Water droplets where added over the sky and then blotted with a paper towel to create some visual texture.  A simple sentiment was stamped in silver ink to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ...
This was super quick to make so I made a second one to donate. This would look amazing with any colour of sky.

I hope you'll check out the Rudolph Days challenge and come play along!







Stamps:  Christmas Park (Penny Black); Christmas Sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:   Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:   Versamark; Lindy's Magical Spray - Delphinium Turquoise; Delicata Silver ink (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:   White embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool

Challenges:
Rudolph Days April Challenge


29 comments:

Kath said...

A beautiful card - such a lovely Christmas scene.
Kath x

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous shimmery sky with the Lindy's and loving the water droplets, which add another layer of interest. Striking row of trees and the calm sentiment is so perfect for this CAS card.....x

Julie B said...

Gorgeous shimmery sky and a real wintry feel Loll. :)

Viv said...

This was one of the very first stamps I ever bought Loll! I have used it to death too! I did it with a pinky sky some time back but confess that your blue looks much better!
Great card. x

Kathleen said...

A really lovely card, love the snowy trees and the lovely background.

Kath x

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, that is a beautiful tree scene, it looks stunning under that sparkly blue sky. I love it :)

Darnell said...

Beautiful, Lolly! For some reason this brought back memories of being in a parking lot on an early winter's evening when you need your lights on, but just barely and you've come out of the church or the school auditorium after a program of some sort to see the fresh snow, heavy on all the trees. Thank you for the quiet moment of reflection! Hugs, Dolly

nancy littrell said...

I love the artsy look of your stamped and heat embossed trees and beautiful shimmery Magicals sky, Loll. TFS my friend. Hugs.Nancy

Liz said...

What a great stamp, Loll, perfect in white against your beautiful sky. xx

Marcia Hill said...

What a beautiful card Loll! I love all the blue and white together and the shimmer too! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Barb Ghig said...

Your row of pretty trees are perfect against your gorgeous sky, Loll! Love your simple sentiment, too...such a lovely card!

Susan said...

What a beautiful older stamp! It made a wonderful winter scene. Yes, it would look amazing with any colour of sky but I don't think it could ever be more gorgeous than this blue sky!

Linda said...

This is beautiful Loll ..... I remember that stamp. You've created a gorgeous winter scene, love the sky, and the white embossing gives a soft delicate look xx

Bunny said...

Beautiful card. Love the blue colors. Very inspiring. [Bunny]`

Anita in France said...

What a lovely, shimmery, frosty-looking scene, Loll ... it's just gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! how VERY Beautiful, I can feel the cold frosty day.
Faith

Bobby said...

It's amazing how something so simple can make such an impact. This is beautiful, Bonnie.

Brenda in IN said...

Those snowy trees look beautiful against the soft sky. This is so peaceful and serene.

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll, it is indeed calm and bright. Love those trees myself, they are so artsy looking, like they were hand painted! Hugs, Brenda

Bonnie said...

This is such a peaceful scene, Loll! Love the shimmery sky! The water drops add wonderful interest and the sentiment is perfect!

scrappymo! said...

This card is GORGEOUS! I love the look of the sky and the swirly look at the base of the image. I am going to have to track down that spray as it gives a fabulous finish!

Thanks for taking part in the April Rudolph Days Challenge.

Patti said...

Oh wow! I love this image as well!! You did it beautifully Loll!

Maria said...

Love the gorgeous blue sky and the prettty white trees! A lovely peaceful scene, so pretty!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Loll what a beauty - love that sky, and the stamp is awesome, and you have used it so stunningly here
Blessings
Maxine

Whisper said...

Oooo what a stunning CAS card and thanks for joining us at April's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

Karen Dunbrook said...

beautiful and the blue makes it look so serene.
xx Karen

Trina P. said...

Wonderful wintery scene, Loll. Love the shimmery sky... adds to the frosty feel ifbthe season. xx

BożenA said...

A beautiful winter day! It feels cold in the air, I even see it. WOW, magic!
Hugs,
BożenA

Jo said...

This monochromatic string of trees are bursting with sheen. Magicals are definitely that and I love this blue. Definitely a BRIGHT card and great design! xx