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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bleak Midwinter

The Fashionable Stamping Challenge this week is Surprise Us.  Well this card ended up surprising me. :)  I started with a thought of something I was trying to achieve and ended up with a different card entirely.

The background was what I was playing with. I was trying to recreate a starry night.  I didn't quite achieve what I was going with but when I finished the sky I knew it needed to put into a card. :)

Technique: 
  1. Tear piece of copying paper to create an effect of mountains or hills. Lay across white cardstock.
  2. Spray yellow glimmer mist over masked cardstock. Let dry.
  3. Spray or flick Goosebumps over masked and glimmer misted cardstock.  This will create your resist for your stars/snow. Let dry. 
  4. Sponge black dye ink over misted/resisted cardstock. 
  5. Pull up mask and reposition and sponge a little black dye ink along edge of the masking to create the shadow. Repeat until your background has as many mini hills as you desire. :) 
  6. Stamp tree using black ink. Highlight with white gel pen and put mask underneath and sponge on a little shadow. 
  7. Stamp moose on white cardstock using black ink and color with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. 
  8. Add shading under moose with sponge and watercolor pencils. 
We don't have the snow like in my scene but we do have the cold! :)  Have a lovely day!

Suzz

16 comments:

butterfly said...

Wow - fabulous! The sky effect is amazing, and the torn snow drifts also look really effective... and the reindeer is shaded so brilliantly. Thanks so much for the step by step... oh, and great new header too!
Alison x

Yvonne Garner said...

Great card and tutorial Suzz! Thanks for joining us at FSC. By the way, congrats on being published at Stampers Sampler last quarter. I'm a bit behind in reading my mags!

Jacqueline said...

Amazing card, Sue! You can create such depth on your cards!

Gita said...

Really like the look of the dark night sky. Very nice!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, don't you love happy accidents. This is a very striking card, love it. Tracy x

Paper Profusion said...

Wonderful card Suzanne - thanks so much for fabby deets! Would never have considered that colour combo for night sky but it works so well. Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic card, love the sky. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
Yvonne/Meggymay

Terry said...

I love the golden touch to the evening sky! Very pretty card and great snow effect as well! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

silvergran said...

This card is delightful! Loving the evening sky! Masking technique is an old favourite - fascinating effect!

Dawn Turley said...

What a great background. Sometimes what we envisage doesn't always happen but yours is awesome even if it's not what you wanted. Your hills are fabulous too. All in all, an awesome card.

Mary Ann said...

Awesome!Very pretty...

Linda R said...

That happens to me all the time. My project never turn out to what I have in mind. Oh well whats a gal to do. LOVE your card here. It is pretty.


Hugs~

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love your card Suzz! The mountains look fab and the starry night sky - amazing :). Thanks for joining us at the FSC :)

craftimamma said...

Great way to use your experiment Sue and so effective. I have some of the Goosebumps somewhere and have never used it. I really must try it because your result is great. I love that moose image!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Don't you just love it when something comes together in the end? My favourite bit...and there were many...are the effects of the snow! Love it.
Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Anonymous said...

I <3 the Leafy Vines - absolutely elegant!