Sunday, 28 November 2010


Pop over to the SCD blog for details of this week's challenge - Snow.
I missed the last couple of challenges but had this one in mind to do anyway, so it fits perfectly.
This is the last of the large cards that Sonia kindly gave me and I've loved using them.
The base is brown corrugated card generously smeared with gesso, fine glitter, white flower soft and some gorgeous Martha Stewart stars glitter. It took ages to dry though. The red card is simply torn and stamped with Tim's snowflake and snowman stamps in Brilliance moonlight white. The letters are coloured with gold dabber and are grungeboard in different fonts.
The gorgeous Tim pine tree was die cut and coloured with forest moss DI. I dried this with a heat gun before adding some gesso for snow. However, this morning was a shock because the snow had turned green! I started again and added some flower soft but that turned green too! As a last resort I lavishly applied frosted lace stickles. It's not quite dry yet but still looks green to me.
The picket fence is Tim's on the edge die as I adore this one. I cut it from grunge paper - as the tree - coloured it with brushed corduroy DI and gave it the gesso, flower soft and glitter treatment. This has stayed white!
An embellishment and aged mahogony DI round the edge finished it off.


Zoechaos said...

Fabulous card love the white on red very christmassy. xx Zoe

Carol said...

what a gorgeous piece - loving the colours.

Thank you for joining us at SCD this week.

soniajones said...

another fabulous card from Joanne! Love the intricate detail! Dont know if you got my question about archival ink but I'll ask again anyway... when I stamp using this ink and then use promarkers to colour in, the black ink runs into the colour, I even left it overnight to dry but it made no difference - any ideas? xx

Dawn said...

What lovely use of the dies fab card

Love Dawn xx

Artyjen said...

Love the snow scene :) Fab card! It's great you could play along at SCD for our snow themed week ;)
xoxo Sioux

Laura said...

You have achieved a wonderful snowy scene here. Love the effects you have made. Looks fab. Thanks for joining us again at SCD this week.

She said...

What a lovely card Joanne. I love the Snowman and I just might need that fence die! Love S xxx

Gez said...

Absolutely beautiful. Sorry for not calling sooner. Hope you are keeping warm. Hugs Gez.xx