Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Let It Snow

Can you believe that it's November already? That means that the new Lavinia challenge has begun and the theme for this month is 

Something a bit different from me, I haven't had my Brusho's out in ages so thought I'd have a bit of a play. 
First of all I flicked Masking fluid over my paper and left it to dry. I then stamped the Spring trees in Versamark, slightly moved my stamp and then inked and stamped it again with black Versafine, before adding clear embossing powder and heat embossing. I then stamped  the moon, masking the areas that I didn't want to add the brushos to. I added a little Purple, Turquoise and Ultramarine into separate areas of my mixing pallet then sprayed a little water into each one. At first I brushed the diluted colours randomly over the sky then sprinkled a little extra powder to add a bit of depth that I felt it needed. When the card was dry I rubbed off the masking fluid, this gives the look of lightly falling snow. 

I mounted the focal panel onto navy card, tied some bakers twine before mounting it onto my folded card.

For my second card I again flicked masking fluid over my card then stamped Zen Snowflakes randomly over my backround before using clear embosing powder and heat embossing. I then used the leftover mixed brusho , watering it down slightly and brushing it over my card. I then again gave a good sprinkle of the powders and heat dried the card. 

After removing the masking fluid I once again randomly stamped the Zen snowflakes using the Versafine, I was going to use white embossing powder over them but when I was looking through my box, (I hardly ever use embossing powder) I discovered a powder called snowflake, when heat embossed it gives a lovely white/silver/holographic  glittery effect. I stamped my words onto white card, matted it onto navy card and added it to my matted focal panel.
I love the dimention that has been achieved using the different techniques here.

I'm using these cards for the following challenges:-
SR352, Glitter,
HJC84, Trees,
Unicorn 15, Snowflakes,
Merry Christmas 5, Anything goes Christmas,
CCC46, Anything goes,
FSC116, Trees,
We love 2 create 22, Anything mixed media goes.
If you fancy being in with the chance of winning a 
£40 Lavinia voucher
all you need to do is ink up your Lavinia stamps and join us in the challenge.
Thanks for stopping by,


Janis Lewis said...

~DT Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are lovely, but I am in love with that wintery scene you created on your first card! It is really gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn Challenges!

Jasmina said...

Oh wow, love your cards! Great tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

Leanne Harris said...

This is a lovely card, such "crisp" trees and a beautiful blue colour. I enjoyed reading how you had made this with the masking fluid (I use masking fluid a lot!). Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and good luck.
Leanne DT x

Stampsnob. said...

Love the blue this is pretty TFS Unicorn Ch ...........Lis

Caro´s kreative Welt said...

Wow, the cards are beautiful, especially the first card. Wonderful!
Thanks for sharing at FSC.
Greeting Carola

Lucinda said...

Absolutely beautiful cards, I love the dimension of the brushos, and the snow effect on your trees is stunning.

brenda said...

Hi Julie,

A super creation for our 'Trees' theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenges, many thanks for joining in and sharing your lovely work.

B x

Sarah said...

Wow! Such gorgeous cards. The snowflakes look so icy and delicate. Beautiful blues too <3

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Such lovely cards Julie. Soooo classic and elegant. Love the rich colours too. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas Tree Challenge at Holly Jolly. Good Luck. Hope to see you again soon.
Lynn, Holly Jolly DT

Nancy in Iowa said...

So beautiful! I forgot I have those lovely Brushos! I need to dust them off. AND get on Google to find out what masking fluid is! Anything that has the potential for 'flicking'.... I'm ALL IN!

We've had our first few inches of snow - but it is gone - but I'm sure there is more in store for us here in the Midwest.

Happy lead-up to the holidays!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Just popping by to say Merry Christmas!