Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Which will you choose?

We have a great new topic today at Try It On Tuesday! You can choose which way you want to go, or choose both together - it's Fire and Ice and the Design Team have some amazing examples to see here! There are also a few rules so do take a look!

I made a Christmas card (as you do in January!)
As you can see I voted for mainly ice but as I am craving some sunshine with all the grey skies we are getting I added a corner of one of my favourite stamps!
The coloured parts of my Winter Greenery were cut from a large piece of card I had been testing my (very old) Distress Stains. Most of them have turned out almost the same colour! As you can see I sprinkled some water over them to get a variation in colour.

I put some Distress Oxides and  Distress Ink on my mat and spritzed them.
After running the card through them and then a bit of drying and dabbing I added some silver acrylic paint with some rolled up paper towel.
I didn't want too much showing through.
After cutting out some white 'greenery' I stamped the stag on the card and arranged the undergrowth.
 He is from one of the first Sheena Douglas sets I ever bought.
I added some stickles to the greenery.
It was at this point I just had to add that sunshine - it was such a grey day when I made this card!

I would like to enter my card at:-

ABC Christmas Challenge - Letter A is for Antlers

That's Crafty - Feeling Blue Challenge

Looking forward to seeing which you choose!

Thanks for looking, Chris

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card, it really looks frosty! Hugs, Valerie

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  2. Very beautiful design. Charming colours.
    Wishing you a happy day 💙

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  3. Such a beautiful card! I love the way you created the 'greenery' ...lol 😉 ... and added the sparkle with the silver acrylic paint - perfect 😁. Wishing you a happy and creative week! J 😊

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  4. A lovely card Chris, the 'greenery' has a real frosty look to it.
    Avril xx

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  5. Yes, I can have a frosty shiver looking at you card Chris, however it is a fabulous winter scene you created and it is a great stag stamp you used.
    Yvonne xx

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  6. Wow oh wow, Chris. I absolutely adore the card you made. The details and the ice made me shiver. I love that you used that die so effectively, too.

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  7. Great card!!!!! I should start mine now too. I always wait too late and then I'm rushed and edgy and don't get as many done as I really want. It will be hard to top your card though so I won't even try ♥

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  8. Chris I love love this amazing card. It is just sooo beautiful. and thanks for showing us how you made it

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  9. I like how you added that sunshine to this frosty winter scene. I don't like cold weather as much as warm, but sunshine makes it better :)

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  10. Love you frosty card Chris and a bit of a golden sun made me smile!
    Happy, bright rest of the week!
    Lula oxo

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  11. wow, that greenery looks so effective in frosty blue and white!!

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  12. Lovely wintery card Chris, very frosty colours too, like you I need some sun to brighten the grey skies so your sun peeking in the corner does just that on your card


    Joan

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  13. What a lovely way to recycle--the die cutting, I mean--LOL! :)

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  14. Loving all that frost and shimmer Chris, fabulous way to embrace your TioT DT piece. Thank you for also sharing with us over at That's Crafty & bravo on starting on your Christmas cards... it's never too early :))
    Warmest of Wishes Tracey x

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  15. You really made a nice icey card Chris. Looks like my world because we have ice covering everything today. You did a great job at making it look like real ice. :) Great new challenge. Hugs-Erika

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  16. A very beautiful card with a great mix of everything you used. Feels icy to me when I look at it

    Love Chrissie xx

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  17. A fabulous card Chris and I just love the details, especially the pop of colour on your top left corner xx Great Stag stamp too.

    Sending my best wishes
    Annie x

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  18. Gorgeous card Chris!! I love the background and the deer and icy foliage is fabulous! A beautiful winter wonderland! LOVE it :-)

    Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge 🎄
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  19. absolutely beautiful. i can feel the cold... (though we have a spring-like day here) great dies, must look out for them.
    have a great week:) johanna

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  20. Such a beautiful piece of art Chris and I’m so happy to see you have joined us over at the That’s Crafty challenge blog too ;)
    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  21. Thanks for the idea of the silver paint on the paper towel, I must try to remember and try that when I get home. It has given this a real icy feel and i just love that undergrowth.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  22. Beautiful card! I love the look you used for the wintry greenery. Thanks for sharing the technique.

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  23. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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