Friday 11 March 2016

Snowy sketch

I really don't know where the time goes. One minute it's Saturday morning and I'm looking up the details of the new challenge, next it's Friday afternoon and I'm running out of time!
It's a sketch this week at 52CCT:


Quite a complicated one. I thought I'd have a go at layers, I've seen some really beautiful layered cards but rarely manage one myself.

I cut out the oval an inked the picture before putting it back into it's frame for the central part of the sketch. Due to an error of judgement the foreground is grassy rather than snowy but hey ho. I'd like a bit more definition on the trees but knew I'd ruin it if I carried on.
Then I stamped the holly border. Last week I found a packet of paper I had  bought just after Christmas and had forgotten about! I rarely buy paper as I have some enough and don't use it very often but this was so pretty and best of all cheap. It is DoCrafts and there are some beautiful snowflake patterns in pink and blue. However, this sheet was included so I thought I'd try it here. 
Then I added the Washi tape border. My daughter gave me this at the weekend so I wanted to try it out. I wondered if you can make a Washi tape bow, well of course you can but I need to work on my technique. 
So here it is all layered up. I wasn't sure at first but I like it more and more.  

I've just been doing a little gardening and  buds are busting and bulbs are bursting into flower so I think I'll try a few spring like cards  next for a change. 

Stamps - central - free with magazine last year. 
              Border and sentiment - Personal Impressions.  


  1. A really pretty card Alison. I really like your stamped scene. I think the colours look lovely too. I'd never have thought of making a washi tape bow but it certainly works. Barbxx

  2. ...and another thing! I'm surprised it wasn't deliberate that you did green grass in the foreground and snow further back, because in real life snow settles for longer on higher ground.

  3. Hee hee, thank you, lets pretend it was deliberate then!

  4. Yes, I don't know where the week goes either! Such a beautiful and serene scene. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

  5. Really lovely card! I love the scene, it's so gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing it at 52CCT :) xx Kaja

  6. A lovely card, such a pretty scene and a great take on the sketch.
    Kath x

  7. Superb scene ith gorgeous layering and your wash tape bow is Devine. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. This is so pretty! I like the green too, It you wouldn't have said anything, I would have thought too that it was done on purpose, because it really does look like it should be green and makes your scene just pop!


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