Wednesday 17 April 2013

Two Blue

    This week I've opted for something Clean And Simple for my Christmas card. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown have a great colour challenge of Navy, Light Blue and White and Winter Wonderland don't want to see red or green.
    The background is made using Distress Ink Faded Jeans, blending foam and a piece of torn paper. Begin by inking the sky so it's quite dark using the torn paper as a mask, move the paper down and ink again but not so dark. Repeat this a few times to build up your snowy mountain scene, leaving the bottom snowy white.
    Before the ink has dried spritz with water and dab off the drops, this will lift some of the ink and give the snowy effect. Distress Inks are perfect for this technique but you do need to try out different types of card as they do not all behave the same way, once you've found one that works keep a small piece and write what it is and where it came from so when you run out you don't have to start all over again.
    The deer are die cut with a Sizzix die, both deer had antlers but I cut them off the light blue one to get a doe. They are cut from glitter paper, the light blue one is stuck straight on to the picture but the dark blue one is mounted on foam pads. The picture is mounted on a small layer of silver mirri card and then on to a dark blue pearl card.
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Navy, Light Blue & White
Winter Wonderland - No Red or Green


  1. What a gorgeous card looks very cold though! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52CCT Jacqueline xx

  2. Those glittery deer are so fabulous, Rocky! Love the blending, too. Such a beautiful scene! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  3. A perfectly clean and simple Christmas card - I do like the sparkly deer! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  4. what a beautiful card and not a drop of red or green to be seen, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. Beautiful card - love all the shades of blue and the wonderful deer - very attractive - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for April – hope to see you again soon. x

  6. lovely card rocky and congrats on joining the TT Team xx

  7. Gorgeous Christmas card. I love all the shades of blue.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x

  8. A beautiful Christmas scene card Rocky, LOVE the sponged background! The sparkly deer are fab - what a great idea to make a doe!
    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at 52 {C}CT, see you next week! Ruth x

  9. What a fab scene. Love how you made the snow, will try that myself one day. Greta use of the shades of blue. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

  10. Wowie Rocky - absolutely stunning! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week.


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