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Saturday, 2 January 2016

Snowy Victorian Park

Hello and a Very Happy New Year to ALL my crafting friends so good to have you visit me today, I do hope you have had enjoyable festivities over the last week or two. I certainly have, such a shame its getting near to returning back to work lol! I think we need another week off to relax now!

Its a bit late I know but our Sheena is on Create and Craft today at 2pm and 6pm showing some more of the last stencils and aquatints so there will be some fabulous demos I have no doubt. 

I made three more cards for her including this one, which is my favourite. I had to do a snowy scene being Christmas but glad we don't have scenes like this just yet!

 For the main card I used a basic White card base and matted up with some Black card.

For the image itself I started with a piece of White card and  inked it up with DI Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke, blending together all over the card. I then added a few water drops  to make it look like snow in the background.

On the right of the card I stamped the Christmas Tree, coloured it in slightly with DI Forest Moss then added the snow on the branches with a Snow Writer. I then got my stencil Victorian Park and placed the railings in front of my tree and inked through with my Versamark Ink Pad then heat embossed with Black embossing powder, this gave the railings a shine that looked like painted metal. I then moved the stencil across to the middle and using the cobbled stones part of the stencil inked through with Pumice Stone and Brushed Cordroy giving some definition to the cobblestones, on the left side of the card I inked through the Lamp-post with my Versamark and heat embossed it with Black embossing powder. I then faux bleached out the light in the Lamp-post by painting over with just water and blotting it with kitchen towel, this removes most of the ink in the background, I also added some rays from the light by the same method of painting on with water and blotting with kitchen towel. Using a Bright Yellow Aqua marker I painted in the light.

I wanted some trees in the background, just a shadow  to give the illusion of depth so I second stamped the top of the trees from Country Christmas stamp set, I also turned the stamp round and second stamped them by the side of the lamp-post to give the effect of bushes. By second stamping I mean ink your stamp up as you normally would, I used Black Ink, then stamp it onto some scrap paper then stamp again on to your image where you want the stamp to go, its called second stamping as you are using the ink on the stamp a second time but it comes out a little faded and not as dominant as the first stamping. I hope this makes sense to those who have not done this before? I was more than happy with the results this gave.

With my Snow Writer I squeezed some onto my glass mat and using a paintbrush I painted over the railings, lamp-post and the cobbled stones, painting more along the edge of the railings and by the lamp-post, the ink from the cobbled stones actually blended a little with the snow which made it look more realistic!

I then used a little White Acrylic paint and using an old toothbrush splattered it all over the card to give the effect of falling snow. Make sure you do this in a box or some other sort of cover so you don't get paint over everything lol!

To finish the card  I made a sentiment using the same colour background, heat embossed the sentiment and splattered some Acrylic paint as snow over the top, matted it onto some Black card then placed it onto my card as seen.

Items Used:

Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card
Sheena Douglass Black card
Sheena Douglass Stencil Victorian Park
Sheena Douglass A little Bit Festive Country Christmas Stamps (Tree tops)
Creative Expressions Create a Scene Stamps, Designed by Sheena Douglass Christmas( Christmas Tree)
Creative Expressions Create a Scene Stamps, designed by Sheena Douglass Vintage Christmas (Sentiment)
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Pumice Stone, Hickory Smoke, Forest Moss and Brushed Cordroy.
Versamark Ink Pad
Deco Art Snow Writer 
Papermania Black Embossing Powder
Aqua Markers Sunflower Yellow
Acrylic Paint White

Thank you for looking, Jacquie xxx


  1. This looks fab Jacquie, so real, xxx

  2. Happy New Year Let's hope 2016 is a good one. I hsve been trying to comment every time you post but until today was looking on my iPod which wouldn't up date... OH has just finished playing with MY laptop and thought I'd look in.
    Amazing stuff. I loved your book fold - fantastic first time. I really must have another go. Loved the Snowflake and again another technique I must try again I have all of the ingredients!
    Today's card is an absolutely fantastic piece of art. It looks so realistic

  3. A stunning card Jacquie, such a beautiful winter scene.
    Sorry I haven't been around for a while - hubby whisked me away for a surprise break!
    Wishing you a very Happy New Year, I hope it's a good one.

  4. Wow Jacquie, This card is amazing and so so beautiful, I did see your card on the TV and I have ordered all the stencil. If I could create anything near half as good as your card I would very please with myself. Once again a fantastic Christmas scene. Hugs Jennifer xx

  5. Wow, Jacquie! what a lovely foggy winter scene! You have done a great job using those stamps and stencil. Your faux bleaching turned out so well and adding the light back in is just perfect! Wonderful card!

    Thank you for joining our You've Got Happy Mail Challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  6. What an amazing winter scene card!
    Thank you so much for joining You've Got Happy Mail challenge at Anything But Cute!

    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra

  7. Stunning winter scene card! You used Sheena's stamps and stencil wonderfully! What a beautiful light effect you've achieved!
    Thank you so much for joining in our You've Got Happy Mail at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

  8. A truly stunning card which deserved its moment of fame on TV.

  9. Hi Jacquie, such a beautiful image, you've done the stamps proud. Janice xx

  10. So I've officially decided where I want to live if I ever turn into a paper doll, and it's right there on that wintery street you have created! I mean honestly, how gorgeous is that, and you made that from scratch...WHAT!!! I am completely blown away right now with the amazingness that is oozing from this card! When I go on my walks, this is just the type of atmosphere that melts my heart and gets my camera clicking, but I've never seen a real life shot that is as serene and lovely as this! APPLAUSE APPLAUSE APPLAUSE!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'You've Got Happy Mail' challenge, you totally nailed it Jacquie! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  11. Happy New Year Jacquie :)
    Just love this card...the dark background and the snow looks so lovely ...especially from inside a warm building!! Lol
    Hope you had a lovely Christmas x

  12. Hi Jacquie
    This is spectacular! I would swear it was a painting........move over Sheena, there's a new kid on the block! Just stunning!
    Ang x


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