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Friday, 21 November 2014

snow and sparkle......


Well I hope you don't mind me being back again. Today's offering is created with Lavinia stamps. I bought some at he NEC and decided to use a couple of them. 


So i stamped the door and pathway on post its and cut them out for masks. I laid the pathway mask down where I wanted it stamped and stamped the door first in black archival.This helped me lose the 2 steps on the door which didn't fit the picture I had in my head.


I then masked the door and stamped the pathway. I used black archival ink. Then I masked pathway again and inked upper part of background. I used crushed olive distress ink as a base for all card as I wanted a greenish hue to emanate to give the impression of age and neglect. 


For browns i used tea dye, rusty hinge, brushed corduroy, and vintage photo. I darkened area around door with vintage photo and gathered twigs.
Then i tore a piece of copy paper and made the snow using tumbled glass and weathered wood.


I then stamped the rest of the picture. I used the creeping vine for the vegetation above door. I stamped it in first and second generation black archival. I also used the upper edge of it to stamp at the bottom.


The vegetation along snow ridges I stamped using a star shape that came in one of the sets, possibly the QVC one which on the Lavinia website is called stars 2.


I flicked water at picture and dried with kitchen roll. I added white pen highlights to some of the bleached areas to mimic falling snow. I coloured The door and pathway with a damp brush and distress ink.
As a finishing touch I added iced diamond stickles to snow and pathway and then I clear embossed the door to resemble glass.

As usual i hope you like my offering, Theresa xx.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Lavinia blog challenge - snow and sparkle
TTCRD - anything goes
Addicted to stamps - make your mark


24 comments:

  1. Beautiful inking and blending of this lovely image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

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  2. Fabulous!!!! Brilliant work Theresa...xxx

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  3. Theresa this is beautiful lovely shading around the door x

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  4. Lovely and magical Theresa! How did you manage to capture that gorgeous sparkle? I can never get my glitter to show up in photos! Thank you for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps, good luck! Xxxx

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    1. thank you Wendy. I put the lights on and take the pic with flash on and this does the trick xx

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  5. Such beautiful warmth to this card, stunning colours! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  6. This is beautiful. I particularly like the effect you've achieved with the door - it looks like stained glass! And who'd have thought of using stars to make foliage?! Well done and good luck in the Lavinia Challenge.

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  7. Beautifully done, Theresa! Love the snow effect. Thanks so much for entering our "Anything Goes" challenge at Through the Craft Room Door this week.. I hope we see you playing along again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

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  8. Gorgeous peaceful scenery.
    Wish you a nice week,
    hugs Anja

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