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Friday, 25 December 2015

Heartfelt Christmas Greetings

Hi there to everybody.  Before anything else I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a happy, healthy and creative new year.  I have had a most enjoyable blogging year, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who follows, or who drops by regularly, or even just occasionally, as I really appreciate your continued interest in what I do.

I have used this Serendipity stamp called Winter Fenceline once before, but last time I changed it to Autumn.  That is the beauty of this stamp as you can make it any season you like by varying the colours.


I stamped the image on to a snippet of white card with Versafine Smokey Gray ink and coloured using Distress Inks and a brush and some water.  The colours I used were Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Seedless Preserves, Walnut Stain and Mustard Seed.  I did water the colours down well, especially the Seedless Preserves and the Mustard seed as I wanted it to be quite subdued.  Afterwards I did add a little more yellow using a Spectrum Noir yellow pencil as the sun needed a little more colour and the pencils are more controllable for finishing touches I feel.

I cut the image using a Simon Says Stitched Squares die set and then added a mat from a snippet of dark blue.  I then decided to back it with some embossed snowflakes using a Crafter's Companion Snow Flurry embossing folder and another snippet of white card.  I also added three die cut snowflakes again cut from another snippet of white card using Craft Emotions Snow Crystals die set.  I finished with a sentiment die cut from another snippet of dark blue card.

Thank you for  visiting today.

Pat  x

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 208 and 209 where we use up our snippets of card and paper etc.
Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge - December 2015. 
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - December 2015.  My favourite technique which I have used here is watercolouring with inks.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Winter Wonderland.
                                                                                                                                                               

13 comments:

  1. Wow Pat, this is absolutely beautiful! I love the scene you created here - and the embossing and die cut snowflakes are just a perfect touch!

    Merry Christmas!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  2. Loved this scene in autumn.It's equally beautiful as a winter mix, and your sky lights are just perfectly lovely over these snowhills. Lots of old wandering fences around where we live. Embossing the snowflakes just added more pretty & icy to this brrrr look. Hope your day was lovely & happy. Happy New Year too. Also appreciate you being one of my blog followers too. Enjoy seeing your work. TFS & Hugs.

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  3. You are soooo good at these scenes Pat. Gorgeous. x

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  4. Pat, what a gorgeous scene you have created on your card, and I love how it is displayed against your textured snowflakes! Thanks for joining us for the Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp where we are celebrating a winter wonderland!

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  5. Love that pretty scene Pat and fabulous colouring skills too! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. Oh this is so beautiful Pat, you are brilliant at these water coloured scenes.I love the colours in the sky, they give a real wintry feel.
    I hope Christmas was a good time for you and wish you a year of wonderful creativity in 2016.
    Jean x

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  7. You are a true artist Pat. This is such a wonderful card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  8. A lovey evocative image, I really fancy going for a walk down there and then home for a hot choklit.

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  9. What a beautiful and peaceful winter scene Pat and I love the texture of the snowflakes.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join with us again soon.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  10. This is such a peaceful watercolor scene, Pat! A gorgeous Christmas card! Happy New Year!

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  11. Pat, what a beautiful scene you've created. Fabulous water colouring. Thank you for joining in at Happy Little Stampers.

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  12. Beautiful image, gorgeous water colouring!! Thanks for taking part at Happy Little Stampers.

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  13. Beautiful card. You made provision for every detail and the card looks like a photograph. I love putting shadows in the snow and the sun, which coyly pierces through the trees. Wow!
    hugs,
    BozenA

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