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10/15/2012

Winter



Thanks for visiting this Monday afternoon, and a BIG Southern welcome to 3 new followers. Glad to have you coming in to see Carolina Cards, and hope you'll enjoy what you see here. As promised here is another effort at sponging ala Heather Telford of bits & pieces. I did the sky sponging first, using Memento Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, and Angel Pink. The snow landscape was Summer Sky only. Using post-it notes at the bottom, I covered some of the snow, in order to stamp the new SU Evergreen pine tree which I just received. I used Memento Northern Pine to stamp the trees. I stamped the center tree, reinked the stamp and stamped off before stamping each of the other 2 trees. I cleaned the stamp, then stamped versamark, to try to get a 'snowy' effect on the 2 distant trees. I used some Zing white EP, and I'm not happy with this EP. It gives much too thick a coverage for my taste. I'm too accustomed to the Ranger, I guess. But keeping to my personal challenge, to show my progress at this technique, I posted the card. Used the silvery holograph paper to diecut the I.O. smallest snowflake. The image was matted on some green paper (snippet!) that was handy. Made the cardbase with some dark blue- a snippet also from where I'd cut an 12x12 c/s for something else. I decided to use an I.O. Cover A Card snowflake stamp on the cardbase, then added some Ranger Silver Pearl EP. I like the look IRL but doesn't show up too well here. So I think I'll check to see if anybody is at Pixie's Playground this afternoon...those girls are ALWAYS so much fun. See you later..and have a Blessed afternoon.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card - I feel the chill from here :) Elizabeth xx

jimlynn said...

Love the shine of that snowflake and the beautiful trees! Great sponging in the background too! Looks like a perfect snowy scene!
Lynn

Mrs A. said...

Don't be so hard on yourself Mary. This is lovely.I really like the background colours you used. Hugs Mrs A.

Sally H said...

I think it is fab! That sky is just wonderful and the trees are great too.

susiestacey said...

Hi Mary, l think you have done a lovely job with this card as it is just beautiful. x Susan x

Bonnie said...

I love your sky, Mary! I saw a sky like this the other night with all those pink streaks! Another lovely Winter scene!

Olivia said...

A beautiful card. Found your blog on Outlawz and happy to be following now. Olivia http://ormcraftynights.blogspot.com.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so lovely, Mary! I think you are definitely doing Heather proud with your sponging! I'm struggling with it myself; need to just keep practicing!

Thank you so much for your happy anni wishes and for all your support! You're the best! (BTW, you haven't mentioned your foot for a while, or I've missed it. Are you completely healed now?)

Hearts!
Darnell

Craftyhugs said...

Wow! Your cards are simply stunning. I love how you've created those realistic clouds! I adore those stamps. The pine trees look fab and the scene just looks beautiful! Hugs xxx

Elizabeth Allan said...

A winter wonderland of snowy delight Mary!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

BRILLIANT winter card. LOVE it xxx

Di said...

Absolutely fabulous Mary - love the way you coloured the sky, and the trees are gorgeous. Di xx

scrappymo! said...

A true winter wonderland created by your own hand...lovely!

butlersabroad said...

Fantastic card Mary, love the sky and those embossed trees look very ethereal. I know what you mean about the Zing embossing powder, I find it really thick too, no good for detail.

Hugs
Brenda