Monday, November 24, 2014

Scramble #98

Over the weekend we had another Scramble at the Hero Arts Flickr group, and our hostess Theresa chose snow as her theme - we could do anything that had snowflakes, snowmen, a snowy scene, etc.  Here's the card I made.


I've been wanting to try a masking technique to make a snowy scene, and this was my chance.  So I tore a piece of thin cardstock and placed it about 2/3 up my panel, then sponged on some blue and purple distress inks, also masking off my moon with a die-cut circle.  Then I removed my mask and moved it a little further down the page and stamped 2 trees (Hero Arts Classic Evergreen) and used some tumbled glass distress ink to make some shadows.  I continued down the card with my mask, adding shadows, and finished with a fully stamped tree and my sentiment from Avery Elle's Let It Snow.  Then I taped my Falling Snow stencil over the panel and added some Texture paste.  And when that was dry I attached my panel to a white card base and added a couple punched snowflakes (Wplus9's Seasonal Sentiments die).

I think I have lots of room for improvement with this technique, but for a first try, I'm pleased with the results - and I have another Christmas card ready!

22 comments:

adele holcomb said...

The shadows in your snow really make this a lovely scene!

Betty said...

doesn't look like it needs any improvement to me - lovely card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

This was my fave from the Scramble, Lin - I just loved the masking, the shadows with blues, and those crisp green trees! The stenciled snow adds the perfect touch!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Lin!

Malika said...

Very nice card

Love it

Malika

Becca Cruger said...

Oh Lin, this is just so soft, serene, and lovely! Really pretty!

Ellibelle said...

A beautiful card design Lin! Beautiful winter scene!

Jenny said...

Beautiful and peaceful - love it!

Jackie said...

So pretty and peaceful. I love the way you colored the snow and the embossing paste over the top is lovely.

Kara said...

beautiful!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful scene!

joy said...

Looks great to me, Lin! I love the softness of this pretty scene.

Lisa Elton said...

This is just lovely Lin, those trees are wonderful!

Barb said...

I thinks this is fabulous, Lin! Beautiful masking and shading with gorgeous results! ♥

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, beautiful card
Luv
Debby

Dawn T said...

Gorgeous Lin. Love your little snowy scene. I'm in love with those little snowflakes and seem to use them alot at the moment,

Pam said...

Love this! It's really gorgeous!

Nicole Parmentier said...

What a beauty Lin! I love how you made the snow, it is so realistic!

crafter said...

This card is gorgeous! Love the whole scene you created! You did a beautiful job masking and creating that background.

Caroline said...

I tHink you did a gorgeous job masking and inking!!! I must attempt this again myself!!!

Caroline said...

I tHink you did a gorgeous job masking and inking!!! I must attempt this again myself!!!