Monday, 12 December 2011

Lovely as a Tree in the mist

The challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays this week is all about misting. My first thought was to make a spritz with shimmer paint mixed with rubbing alcohol but I was intrigued by the site's suggestion to use water... Stampin' Up classic inks are water based so I could just imagine the effects of flicking water at a sponged background! I decided to give it a go - and this is the result:




The first step was sponging a square of card stock with Pool Party ink, leaving the centre paler than the outside, then spritzing it with water. When it dried it made a great snowy sky!


I got quite excited by this and imagined a lovely country walk in the snow with my imaginary golden retriever bounding ahead, tail wagging! Lovely as a Tree is the perfect set for nature scenes like this. I used the line of trees, stamped in versamark ink and rubbed over with Sahara Sand ink. I smeared a bit of Whisper White craft ink at the bottom of the card stock too before adding the pine trees. The final step was adding 'snow' with a versamark pen and heat embossing the whole lot with white embossing powder.


The sentiment really pops in Real Red against the snowy background! You can really see the effect of the misting in this photo too and I'll be using this technique again.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
Ink: Pool Party, Garden Green, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Whisper White craft ink
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Versamark ink pad and pen, white embossing powder, heat tool, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

I hope you've enjoyed the weekend. We spent ours clearing out cupboards in readiness for the men to lay our new carpet this week. What was I thinking?! As if life isn't busy enough at this time of year! We have loads of large built-in cupboards, which was one of the things that attracted me to the house in the first place - although I can certainly say I've gone off them a bit after this weekend!

Thank you for dropping by today. I'll be back tomorrow and will have lots more Christmassy things to show you this week so do pop back soon if you have time.

Hugs,

45 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is breath taking beautiful! Everything about it is just gorgeous! Love the way you did the background and those trees...just WOW! A stunning card.
    Lynn

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  2. Brilliant effect Vicky. I love the muted tree line you have done with Versamark and Sahara Sand. The water spritzing is a great idea too.

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  3. Gorgeous, as always! Love the water spritzed background, think I'll have to give it a go. Helen (Sydney)

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  4. Hello Vicky

    I LOVE, LOVE this card, it is my favourite of all of your cards. The background is fabulous and like you I can imagine walking through the scene!!!! The trees are on my wish list for next month. Perfection.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Absolutely beautiful. I have this set and love it and I adore the colours you've used x

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  6. This is truly beautiful Vicky ! If only I had the time to try out all these lovely techniques ! Your card reminds of last winter; very atmospheric !!!
    Jane x

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  7. There are not enough words to describe how beautiful this card is Vicky - a fabulous piece of artwork - Jacqueline xx

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  8. Hi Vicky
    This is gorgeous .....love it....this certainly has the Wow factor...
    hUGS SYLVIE
    XXXX

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  9. gorgeous card and a fabulous image ........

    Hugs
    Bella

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  10. OOOOOOOOH . . . this is FANTASTIC. A definite favourite. Thanks for the technique tip. Must try that. xxx

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  11. Goodness, this card is stunning, Vicky! I am loving your masking technique as it is, without everything else. A future project for me, I think.

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  12. I have to say this is one of the most stunning cards I've seen, so natural and realistic a scene! It has such depth!

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  13. It's hard to believe that this fabulous scene has been created with stamps and ink and of course total artistic genius :)

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  14. This looks like a Winter Wonderland, it is beautiful.
    I am stunned, it just goes to show that techniques are as important as stamp sets.
    Good luck with the carpet laying. Have you all practiced levitating??
    Linda x

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  15. This is a snowy delight Vicky, so beautifully done!

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  16. Vicky,These cards are truely AWESOME !!!!! I love everything about them, you're amazing.

    I am lucky enough to have Monty(my golden retriever)to take on walks like you imagined....the trouble is the snow collects in little balls under his stomach and around his legs and feet!!! so he looks like a creature from the deep!

    Bev.x

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  17. Oooh must try this myself sometime, it's a super effect. You've transformed Lovely as a tree into a gorgeous winter wonderland. Good luck with your carpets. x

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  18. What a beautiful snowy scene you've created, Vicky. Spritzing with water created such a wonderful effect. :) Ann

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  19. Oh Vicky what a beautiful card - it looks so lifelike. Good luck with the cupboard clearing and carpet fitting!
    M x

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  20. Vicky, this is super beautiful! Perfect winter scene!

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  21. Mmmmmh this looks wonderful! My favorite colors and so elegant again, Vicky! Have a lovely day, Janna

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  22. WOW! Totally stunning! I LOVE it! I will definitely try and have a go at this one. Hope your imaginary dog didn't go chasing the deer!!!

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  23. Wonderful! Feels like a real landscape.

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  24. What a wonderful snowy scene. I love it!

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  25. How gorgeous! I can totally see the snow! So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  26. Misting is a lovely technique and your card is gorgeous; you have created such a wonderful atmosphere.

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  27. I seem to have missed this one! It's absolutely gorgeous! Pool party is perfect to make the snowy scene and I love the "snow" on the trees. Just fab!

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  28. LOVE water spritzing and this card is stunning with it!!

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  29. I can see why you were excited by this card, it's really beautiful

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  30. I can see why you were excited by this card, it's really beautiful

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  31. Vicky I went all tingly when I saw this beauty. I can nearly feel the chill of the snow and frost, sensational stamping once again and you have created such an amazing and beautiful winter scne.

    Marie

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  32. Totally fabulous! Love the depth of the colours!

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  33. WOW, beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Laura

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  34. Utterly beautiful. Serene and peaceful. What a great entry for this week's CAS-UAL Friday challenge!

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  35. Absolutely spectacular! WOW! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  36. What a STUNNING project - congrats on joining the VIP club - very well deserved :-D
    Tara x

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  37. Oh. my. goodness. This is absolutely stunning! Congratulations on your VIP win!

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  38. This is GORGEOUS!!! congrats on your VIP!

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  39. I love these ideas - I think I'll be trying misting too!

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  40. Oh Vicky, I'm so not surprised you got placed at CASual Fridays with this piece of stunning art:) I'm only shocked you didn't get top spot!!!
    It's so atmospheric and magical....gorgeous :)
    Jenny x

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  41. Gorgeous card! I was browsing Pintrest and just had to drop by for a better look!

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  42. I can see why your daughter would call you Crafting Clare...there are so many touches to this card that only an artist at heart would have added. Thanks so much for sharing...my daughter and I are going ot try a version of this card RIGHT NOW!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x