Thursday, 26 January 2017

Snowy tree

Less is more- not the well known and inspirational challenge but note to self. 
~ Don't over complicate things!
The current challenge at Merry Monday is a photo inspiration. This may also inspire you to tea and biscuits.

I knew I wanted to have a white snowy tree and a blue inky sky. Getting there was more tricky. I've had blue fingers since Tuesday.

I splodged ink onto the sky in a fairly haphazard way and then wet it with lots of water and walked away while it dried. Then I stamped and embossed the tree. I'd tried masking and then inking but was never happy with it. While embossing I encouraged a few stray speckles of white in the sky, the ones we usually brush away, to look like snowflakes or stars.
I added a touch of blue pen to the lower baubles and then some yellow to the star.  Then left well alone. No glitter. Not even a ribbon or a matt!

Top tip: No-one likes wrinkles. When you glue down a panel, flatten immediately. I use a book. I spoilt one of my favourite cards last year by not doing that. It was wrinkly for ever.

 I'm also linking to the first Rudolf Days challenge of the year. This is run by ScrappyMo and she is offering an extra prize this month.

Now I'm very pleased with this, I hope you like it too.  Thank you for taking the time to visit.x


  1. Just love the blue background for your pretty white tree!

  2. I love this Alison. The colour of the sky is lovely and that's a really beautiful tree. Barbxx

  3. Brilliant card, gorgeous background and image.

    Kath x

  4. Beautiful card Allison! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday! :0)

  5. Lovely simple card Allison, the lovely white embossed tree looks wonderful against the blue sky

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the softly blended background and that tree is fab!

  7. It was worth having the blue fingers - loved the look of this when I saw it in the Merry Monday gallery!

  8. Hi there Alison,
    Ahhh a great card, and yes inky fingers can be like that. It's curious isn't what people take from a photo!!! Well done..
    Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  9. Oooo what a stunning CAS card and thanks for joining us at January's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  10. Super Christmas card, Alison. A beautiful background for the lovely tree. xx

  11. I love this white embossed tree with that gorgeous sky! A beautiful Christmas card, Alison!

  12. The white tree is so pretty against the blue sky. Such a stunning card. Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  13. I love how this tree in white seems to pop off the page, beautiful.

    Sue xx

  14. Stunning card,love the white against the blue and yes, I'm totally with you about the wrinkles ( wish I could name in work on my face!)


  15. Hi Allison, a super clean and simple card great for batch makes, love the crisp white and the deep blue... have a great week and stay cool!... Megan


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