Friday 15 December 2017

Joyful Christmas Wishes

Morning all.
Just popping by to share a card I made for the latest challenge at Less is More.
Had a little bit of time yesterday to have a play and decided to make this OL card but the light went before I could take a piccie. Ironic as the theme is candles or something depicting light!

As this is OL week, I started by masking off a square on a white base card before stamping the branches and the lamp. The lamp is a lamp post stamp from Flowersoft about 10 years ago and the branches are basically a twig stamp from an Altenew set with added branches done freehand. I added some masking fluid over the branches and in the sky to create the snow. When fully dry I inked in the sky using Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint Sketch DI. Around the lantern I added some Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade. After removing the mask, I stamped the sentiment in black.
Job done.

Most of our snow has melted, even the extra we got on Wednesday night so getting around is a lot more pleasurable, until you hit the shops that is! Here are a couple of photos taken by the OH on Monday as a reminder.


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  1. This is GORGEOUS, Julie


  2. Hi Julie this is a stunning card I love it. The snow pictures are gorgeous. I like looking at snow but not being out in it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Another smasher Julie!! The snowy sky looks amazing. Pleased to hear that you are no longer stranded!! xx

  4. Beautiful card and fab photos.

  5. Wow! That is a stunning scene Julie. Your inking is so subtle and delicate and I love the trick with the masking fluid (must try that out). A beautifully serene and peaceful scene. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Less is More xx

  6. Oh how I adore this well executed OLC scene Card, Julie! Beautiful ink blending and colour choices. The use of masking fluid is brilliant and super effective. Love this! Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More.

  7. That one looks like another winner to me - such a de-LIGHT-ful scene!

  8. WOW, Julie ! Your card is absolutely stunning ! It looks like a painting ! Love the dimension you succeeded to make ! I love it ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More !

  9. What a lovely creation you've share with us here Julie. It's really beautiful, perfect for Christmas and our theme this month of CAS. I enjoyed reading how you got there too and you certainly got a "dumping" like we did here near Peterborough! I wish you a Merry Christmas and look forward to more of your work coming our way through 2018, Leanne DT, Penny Black and More Challenges xxxx

  10. Lots of thought went into the execution of this, Julie, and I love it. You've captured the lovely winter atmosphere perfectly.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  11. A perfect creation for our CAS theme at Penny Black and More challenge, many thanks for joining in.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas and looking forward to seeing more of your creativity in 2018.

    B x

  12. WOW! Amazing card Jules. I could look at that card all day long! You are so inspiring. I received your beautiful poinsettia card in the mail the other day. It's gorgeous and thank you so much. Merry Christmas to you!! And all the best for a happy 2018! Love, Loll

  13. Stunning card Julie, your colouring and shading is perfect, Cathy x

  14. Absolutely gorgeous card! Congrats.

  15. Stunning card, love it.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More CAS challenge and good luck, hope you join in with our new challenge starting sunday x Susan x


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