Tuesday 5 December 2017

Snowflakes are Winter's Butterflies

Evening folks. I'm back to share a card I made for this weeks challenge at ATSM. This week our challenge theme is -


So go wild, it's all in your hands!

I used a couple of challenges and got arty with my inspiration card.
I love the watercolour cards I see on the Penny Black blog by Mimi Jourdain and have loved putting on my watercolour hat. This one uses a trio of fir trees and a larger PB one to create the woods in my landscape. 
I started with a piece of w/c paper, splattered some masking fluid over panel and masked out a circle cut from a post it, then decided where to put my trees. When dry, using a torn paper mask, I wet the background and stamped some pale blue trees in various heights. The sharper ones were where the paper had dried out too much, then once dry but without moving the mask I stamped the trio of trees in black Versafine. As Versafine is not water soluble you get a clear crisp impression that contrasts with the soft blue of the trees behind. Removing the mask I washed in some more of the pale blue as shadows on the snow. When totally dry I removed the mask and masking fluid and stamped the sentiment. The finished panel was glued to a top folding white base card.

For more inspiration checkout the rest of the DT here.

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                                                                  edit 7/12 forgot I meant to enter here too, doh!


  1. Beautiful forest-in-winter scene, Julie...soft, serene, lovely! The sentiment is absolutely perfect!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous watercolour Christmas card Jules! xx

  3. A beautiful watercolour effect to your forest scene Julie, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge again.

    B x

  4. I am in total awe of how you achieved this fabulous effect Julie, its just wonderful xx

  5. What a gorgeous artsy number Jules! Love the softness of the background trees against the crispness of the foreground ones. Beautiful!
    Carol x

  6. Oh my, how beautiful it is!!! Magic winter scene you've created here, Julie. Absolute master piece!

  7. Stunning
    how you stamped again the tree behind the main one
    so adorable in blue and white
    looks like a real landscape dear Jules
    love love love your card
    will be scream if it is on my Post box
    you know my address right (by ATSM DT address ) wink wink
    hugs from teamie

  8. Oh my goodness Julie this card is stunning! Everything here just blends in beautifully. The background and shadowed moon then those amazing coloured trees highlighted with the black ones and the snow with it's touch of colour! A truly perfect Christmas scene.

  9. I am always enamored of the wonderful PB artists and you, Julie, have pulled it off beautifully. The dimension with the layered trees and the shadows in the foreground are amazing.

  10. So pretty, love the misty look of the trees and the soft snow banks. thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour :)

  11. Stunning watercoloring, Jules! Love the shadows on the snow and all the shades of blue! Masking takes time, but it's worth it, isn't it? Hideko

  12. Hi Julie, this is a wonderful piece of watercolouring. The scene is so peaceful and makes me feel as if I could walk right into it. But I fell in love with your sentiment. I've always thought of snowflakes, especially those large, showy ones, as winter's butterflies. It made me feel good to see that in writing.

  13. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations.Danijela DT

  14. This is stunning! The shadows and the beautiful moonlit scene looks wonderful.. the colors of the challenge have been put to great use. Thankyou for joining us at Cupcake challenges. Happy Holidays! Love, Ishani.

  15. Stunning card, love the layers of trees and the watercolour effect

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month

  16. A gorgeous elegant Christmas caard. I love the design with the fading out trees! Stunning. Thanks for joining our challenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

  17. Beautiful! I see why you love watercolors, you amazing with them. Thanks for playing along at Casual Fridays Winter Blues Challenge.

  18. Wow what a beautiful scene, Julie! I love the depth you've created with the trees! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  19. Gorgeous, Julie! Beautiful serene winter scene card beautifully executed. Great sentiment too! Love this.

  20. Totally delicious blue winter card! Good luck with our Casual Fridays challenge!

  21. Congrats on your CASual Fridays win - so well deserved! A stunning card!

  22. This is simply stunning Good Luck in the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  23. Love this!!! Fab card.
    Thanks for playing along with the CAS Watercolour Challenge.
    :) Karen

  24. Gorgeous winter scene .... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  25. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

  26. So beautiful! Thank you for playing along with our Craft Stamper challenge!


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