Saturday, 10 February 2018

Frosty blues

Hello Lovely Crafters. I hope you found time for  yourself this week. 

We have a lovely colour challenge for you at 52CCT this week. Myrna has chosen Shades of Blue. Perfect for frosty, wintry scenes or woolly hats and mittens. 

I masked off, embossed some snowflakes and inked the border using Danube blue ink. In the end I only used one pad but managed to vary the shades. Then I stamped over using my favourite crackle stamp and more snowflakes. 
I used a strip of paper for definition and a die cut snowflake which I also inked to match and finished with a touch of Stickles and gem for said sparkle. 
We've had plenty of frost this week for inspiration and even a touch of snow. It was just a sprinkling here, though. 

What do I think?  I think I was rather heavy handed with the darkest blue ink but I love the crackle and the layout. 

I don't have the name of the snowflake stamp or the die but the Crackle is Kaisercraft and the Sentiment Creative Stamping #49.

Do visit the rest of the DT for inspiration and we hope you find time to join in this week and get ahead on those cards. 
Thanks for visiting. Enjoy your day. x

I'm linking this to ABC Christmas - C for Clean and 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge - anything goes. 

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  1. Magnifique bleu si lumineux, ce flocons est tellement joli et ajoute la touche finale, biz

  2. Great minds think alike Alison! I used similar techniques to you this week, and we must own the same snowflake dies too! I like how you've made the snowflake the star of the show. I love the crackle stamping too - it looks fab. Your sentiment is adorable - I really like the font and the stars. Hugs, Gill xx

  3. Well I love that crackle, its perfect for a wintry card and reminds me of windscreens after a hard frost. The colours and the snowflake add to the frostiness of your card x

  4. What a beautiful card in blue you made :-)) Snowflakes are adorable.
    Hugs, Andreja

  5. Beautiful card, Alison. The blues are stunning and I love the greeting - fabulous fonts. xx

  6. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x


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