Wednesday, 22 August 2012

THE BLEAK MIDWINTER

I have been using the newly released MidWinter plate for my creation this week for Artistic Outpost.
I masked off the bottom half of my card with torn scrap paper and blended broken china and faded jeans ink to the top half of my card, spritzing with water to give that snowy feel. I then stamped the scenic image with black archival ink, adding a wooden snowflake to the top right, coloured with a little snow cap paint dabber.
I added a little foliage stamped around the outside edge for further interest and stamped the fabulous sentiment with black archival ink. I think this sentiment is one I will use many times for this years seasonal makes, I love it.
I stamped the fabulous reindeer with black archival ink, adding a liitle broken china ink to the bottom to ground him so that he does not appear to be floating on the page. I also added a second snowflake for further dimension and interest.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x



14 comments:

Sandy said...

Tracy what a beautiful card.
Amazing design.
Love them.
xoxo

hazel said...

A gorgeous card Tracy, the images are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Leintje* said...

So BEAUTIFUL tracy, I love the spritzing/snow effect and those stamps are so wonderful!! Great job.

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Brenda Brown said...

Makes me feel so cool in this heat in LA. Another fab card Tracy.
Hugs Brenda xox

flutterbycrafter said...

An amazing card, made me realise that winder is just around the corner... xx

Ria Gall said...

Hi Tracy
What a lovely snowy card, it givies the impression of everything being quiet and still.
The sentiment is a really special.
Ria

Gillian .... said...

Hi Tracy, what a beautiful scene you have created, the soft/subtle blending of colours are just perfect. x

Emma said...

Another absolutely gorgeous card and you've captured that icy feel of winter so perfectly...it's beautiful!
Hope you're ok and once again, sorry for the lack of comments lately...sometimes, life seems to get in the way and there aren't enough hours in the day!!
Take care, Tracy...
Love Emma xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

I DO hope it snows this winter, I love it when it does. Lovely card :)

Anita Houston said...

I love the winter...swoon! This elk rocks...so glad I got the set!

lynne said...

I absolutely love this card.
You will be so organised come Christmas with the cards you will have made.
TFS this beauty.
Wishes
Lynne

She said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tracy....Wish I was on your Christmas card list!!!! S x

Lynn Stevens said...

One word.... Stunning!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the forest behind the elk and the lovely snowflakes.