Thursday, 1 December 2011

Three Minute Thursday - Party This Way snow scene

Yesterday I came across this wonderful inspiration picture from the wonderful Colour Q site and an idea I've had in my mind for a year came flooding into my mind. Every time I look at the arrow in the Party This Way stamp set, I see a house - yes I know, a psychologist would have a field day with me! - and with these wonderful colours and the image on the angel's dress to inspire me, I've come up with a snow scene that only took a few minutes:


What do you think? Can you see the arrow?! I also used the flame of the candle in the set to create tree shapes! To create this kind of background, I use a post it note mask. I find it's easiest to fold it in half before tearing a random shape out of the centre.


I placed my mask on a square of Whisper White card stock and sponged Sahara Sand ink around the top. With the torn inside of the mask held over the bottom of the shape I added some Bashful Blue ink to create fields. Using a Sahara Sand marker I coloured the outline of the arrow and stamped it over my background adding colour and details with markers and using a very scribbly style.


This 'merry Christmas' sentiment is turning out to be my go-to sentiment this Christmas - I use it all the time! It's from Petite Pairs and has a partner to stamp inside the card which says: 'and a happy joyful bright new year'.


The beauty of this style of card is that it comes out slightly differently each time, so you are giving a card that is absolutely unique.

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Party This Way, Petite Pairs
Ink: Sahara Sand, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy
Card stock: Whisper White
Other: Markers, dimensionals, 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'm afraid my youngest son made such a miraculous recovery yesterday that I feel certain his future career lies on the stage! My older son is much better now and furious that I won't let him go out with his friends until his voice is back to normal. Unfortunately my daughter has now succumbed to the lurgy and has retired to the sofa, clutching a box of tissues and complaining of a throbbing head. "I know the perfect cure for for that!" my youngest son announced cheerfully. "Really?" we all said. "Yes," he said with the air of a nobel prize winner. "Coca Cola!"

Thank you to all my lovely visitors and to everyone that leaves me comments and emails. I know I keep saying it but I can't get back to some of you because you don't have blogs or links, but I want you all to know that I love receiving your comments, they mean a great deal to me.

I'll be back tomorrow with some more seasonal inspiration and hope you can join me.

Hugs,

34 comments:

  1. Wow, aren't you clever?! Love your 'out of the box' idea for using the arrow stamp, Vicky. It does make a cute little house, and you've used the colour inspiration to perfection!

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  2. holy cow! I didn't even realise that was the arrow! I now have to go try this out for myself using this stamp set!

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  3. Oh my goodness, Vicky. This is gorgeous. I love the little wintry scene you've created, and using an arrow as a house is just brilliant. :) Ann Y.

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  4. These are lovely, Vicky, just like miniature watercolour paintings.

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  5. Hi Vicky this scene is just lovely and so clever!
    Suzi B xx

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  6. Would love to case your creation but I don't have that set....yet!!
    Another fabulous idea, you're a genius.

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  7. Hello Vicky

    Oh my what a FABULOUS Winter scene, it's just gorgeous.

    irene
    xxxx

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  8. Simply stunning Vicky no more to be said Luv Sue x

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  9. Wow Vicky!! You never cease to amaze me! Such a wonderful ingenious design! Love that you've used the arrow stamp to create a house!! Love the watercolour effect of these cards too! Just fab!!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

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  10. I know I'm always saying it but there is just something so appealing about 'little houses', even moreso at this time of year, evoking a feeling of cosiness. As usual you have been able to spot the potential in a stamp to make this endearing little scene x

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  11. Wow!! What more is there to say.

    Ann

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  12. Hi Vicky, this is a lovely colour combination, must check out Colour Q! Your card has a feel of naive American art about it ; just my instant reaction, I love the simplicity !
    Still struggling to set up that link ! Have done something but not sure if it worked ! The mysteries of technology !
    Jane x

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  13. What a great card and what a lovely Christmas scene you have created

    Anne

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  14. Wow, how clever are you. It's fab.xx

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  15. Oh WOW!!!! I've just ordered some watercolour paper so I may just CASE this one, although maybe change the wintry scene to a summery one. Helen (Sydney)

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  16. You certainly have a wintery feel to those cards Vicky, I'm shivering just looking at them! Great idea though - Jacqueline xx

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  17. What an inspired stroke of genius! Love it - it's exquisite :-D
    Tara x

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  18. This is such a beautiful, soft effect, Vicky! ;)

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  19. Clever you and thank you for using 'inspiration' and not 'inspirational'!
    Sorry to hear that your daughter has now succumbed, hope she and your son are feeling much better soon.
    Linda x
    PS I thought Hayes The Younger was going to say Ice Cream!!

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  20. Wow - you are so creative. I LOVE your house cards. They are so 'artsy' and lovely. Well done, and THANKS for the inspiration!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking.blogspot.com

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  21. I remember you mentioning the house idea with the arrow and it works so well! Great water-colour effect too and as you say each card is different...so much better than the shop bought repeats!!
    Jenny x

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  22. Beautiful scene, the arrow is inspired and works brilliantly as a house. Hope you have a well and recovered household soon! x

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  23. These are brilliant! I love the subtle colours you used and the Arrow makes a perfect house! Love your gorgeous box below too

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  24. You're a very clever lady, never saw the arrow until you told me it was there! Karen x

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  25. What clever little cards! I never would have thought to use the arrow that way! Amazing....

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  26. Wow, amazingly clever!!! Such a calm and subtle scene. STUNNING!

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  27. These are beautiful!! So glad you joined the CQC this week so I would be able to see them!!

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  28. What a clever card, Vicky! That arrow house is a fab idea. Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

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  29. Vicky this is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colours and how you have achieved the house is inspirational, a really beautiful card

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  30. This is stunning!! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ. :)

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  31. WOW!! That card is so awesome! It looks like a painting! I love it! Great use of the colours :)

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