Tuesday 31 October 2017

Snowy Landscape

Hi everyone.  I think it is getting to the time of year, especially now the clocks have gone back, to be thinking more about Christmas cards.  I didn't manage to enter the Rudolph Days Challenge last month as there was too much going on and being prepared is not my best  It is run by our lovely friend Mo over at Scraps of Life by Scrappymo and runs from 25th to the end of each month.  I am determined to enter it this time though, and I have just enough time to get a card in, and there is only one more to go this year which is rather frightening, so I have to start making more than just one card a month.  I kept it quite simple and used a set of landscape border dies which came with a magazine fairly recently, and this is their first outing.

I found a snippet of card which was about the right size and which I had coloured with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink intending it for another card I have been working on, but didn't get to use it, so I thought it would make a good backdrop for my white silhouette landscape.  I die cut the house and tree layers snipping one of the trees and moved it to the left of the house, and thought I would leave it at that.  I then added some Cosmic Shimmer White PVA for some snow in the sky and on the landscape too.

I decided to frame it so I cut a snippet of white card just a bit smaller than my 6" square base card and cut a window just a little higher than the middle to leave room for the sentiment.  I embossed it with my Falling Snow stencil to add some interest but it doesn't show up very well in the photo, it is better in real life though, and then layered the scene and popped it behind the frame.

Subsequently I decided to add the figures with the snowball and sled to add more depth to the scene, so I die cut it from another snippet of which card and cut it to fit the edge of the frame using some foam tape to lift it a bit.  I added some white PVA snow before adding it on to the card.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

I am entering the following challenges too:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Weeks 305/6 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - No. 357 Anything Goes (no optional theme).
Sweet Stampin' Christmas October Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes.


Dr Sonia S V said...

OOoh this is so serene and beautiful Pat..THere is just something so special about cards with snow.Love it!!!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

scrappymo! said...

This is so pretty, PAt. I love the inky background and the pretty intricate dies you used for your white on white scene.
Thanks for taking part in the October Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jane Willis said...

I love the addition of the PVA snow, it adds real interest to the die cuts. Lovely snow scene!
Jane (Rudolph Days GDT)

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a lovely, peaceful scene you have created here Pat! Lots of dimension and sparkle! Great instruction too! Have a great day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Di said...

Beautiful card Pat - the scene is wonderful and I love how you added the silver snowflakes and sentiment! Very elegant.


Di xx

Mac Mable said...

This is so pretty. Love the depth you've achieved and that white PVA is fabulous. Love the subtle embossing on the frame too. One gorgeous card x

Chris said...

Lovely little snow scene, great design...the bright blue of the sky contrasts beautifully with your white die cuts.
Thank you for playing along with our October Challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’

Jean said...

A lovely little snowy scene Pat, great use of the dies and snow effects.
Jean x

cuilliesocks said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wow so beautiful Pat, that's a gorgeous die and wonderful sky, the colouring is fabulous, love everything about it, Kate x

Anonymous said...

the blue sky looks so beautiful against all the white and the silver snowflakes and sentiment make this a very elegant christmas card! thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at the Rudolph Days challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT

Viv said...

ooooo this is nice Pat!!
Fab die - and a great sky! xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 357 - hope to see you again soon x

Inkyfingers said...

What a lovely winter scene Pat and I love your touches of silver.
Carol x

MaryH said...

So happy you got this one entered in Rudy Day. I was working on one, but alas, not finished even yet! (mixed media!) Love these freebie border dies that you've used so nicely with the winter scene. How cool that you had the right background for the blue sky, and this looks so pretty the way you've done the aperture & framing. Good for you. TFS &Hugs

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous snowy landscape, I love it :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyxx

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

A beautiful card Pat and I really like the blue colour that you’ve used, it looks superb. The layering on your card gives it a great depth and I love the little scene in the foreground. Many thank for the lovely comment that you’ve left on my blog today, I really appreciate your visits. I agree with you that the Robin is a beautiful stamp and so realistic and It’s definitely one of my go to stamps. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Pat, a beautiful scene - clean and fresh looking. xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

awesome card it!! great die layering.
xx Karen

Heather T said...

This is so pretty, Pat. I love this snowy little scene.