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Monday, 18 January 2016

Hare in the Snow

Morning to you all today, or afternoon to others lol! I hope this finds you all safe and well. I do appreciate you stopping by and visiting me and I would love to do the same for you so if you have a blog of your own please share the link so I am able to return the favour.

Now today's post is one I made following a Christmas card I received from a friend, I loved the image and being as the Hare was so like the one Sheena had designed I had to give it a go of replicating it. I must say I was very happy with the final result. I will put a photo of the actual card image at the bottom of this post.

I started with some White Stamping card and using the edge of the Clarity craft mat I inked over the edge, blotting gently with Weathered Wood to form some snow hills, I then turned the card round and inked over with Stormy Sky and then Chipped Sapphire along the edge.

Then I made a mistake, yes I did say a mistake, by doing the moon first, (I will explain further down) for this I drew a circle (round a lid of some sort) with light pencil then faux bleached with water, I then inked it again with Weathered Wood and a bit of Stormy Sky in the center going round in a circular motion.  It was then I painted over the moon with some Drawing Gum knowing I had to stamp the Hare in front, this was my mistake as I should have stamped the Hare first and painted the Gum over that!!! As once I had stamped the Hare, obviously when removing the gum I also removed the Hares face!!! Lol! I call it my senior moment! So I had to result in stamping the Hare again, colouring him in with Brushed Cordroy and Ground Espresso then cut him out to place in front of the moon. Now because I had done this it meant he was not sitting behind the first snow hill, so that resulted in cutting a piece of card the same shape, inking it up and placing it over the top at the bottom of the card so his feet were covered. My silly mistake led to more work but it was achievable and the results were just as good. 
Using a Glue pen I drew over the top half of the moon randomly, let it dry a little then added Gold embossing powder and heated it with a heat gun, now this takes a little longer than normal because the glue will be slightly raised and its drying the glue as well as the embossing powder, hope this makes sense? 

To finish the image I splattered White Acrylic paint over the card using an old toothbrush to give the effect of snow!

I had left a margin all around the image as I was going to add glitter but I decided to add Gilding Flakes instead, to do this I placed strong Red tape round the edge of the card then added the gilding flakes and rubbed off the excess.

To finish the card I matted it onto some Dark Blue card then onto my Base card.

Items Used:

Sheena Douglass Little Bit Sketchy A5 Stamp Its a Perfect Day  
Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Blue Hammer Card
Gilding Flakes Summer Meadow
Papermania Embossing Powder Gold
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Brushed Cordroy, Ground  Espresso
Glue Pen 
Acrylic Paint White
Stazon Jet Black                                                                                             

 Actual Card Image

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. Morning Jacquie, love this image....very apt for the weather some people are having at the moment.... Janice xx

  2. Funnily enough I saw a hare in the field just in front of us only yesterday - and there was snow! Great card Jacquie. Christine xx

  3. Hi Jacquie, I must say you have replicated the card beautifully and as for the mistake it must have been meant to happen as the hare looks fab the way you have done it. Wonderful background and colours. Hugs Jennifer xx

  4. This is stunning Jacquie, such a fabulous scene - absolutely gorgeous.

  5. This is gorgeous,love the fab scene you

  6. Hi Jacquie
    Another superb card with a fantastic background.
    I suppose a hare in the snow is better than a hair in your soup.........
    Ang x


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