Thursday, September 13, 2012

Christmas Pines

Well - in just 3 short posts I've gone from Summer, into Fall and now straight to Winter!  I just had to share this card and the posts that inspired me.

 Loll is the Queen for the Day over at Split Coast this week -  and I cased  her Delicate Branches card.  She masked and sponged to create her wonderful shadows and she also gave credit to Heather Telford for inspiring her.  Heather used a technique of stamping the image twice - once with Versamark then again in black slightly off set - then clear embossing.  When you mask the slopes and sponge - the ink doesn't color where the embossing is so you get this nice 'snow shadow'.  I added some silver pearls for forest ornaments!

Now I must say -  I didn't come close to Loll's or Heather's beautiful designs - but I'm happy with my first shot at it and will work on the techniques they used to achieve their great shading!

I'm entering my card in this week's CAS-ology Challenge - sky .

I wonder what season I'll be in for my next post?!

Stamps: Rubbernecker - 3 tree Group, Merry Christmas - #2 Merry Christmas
Paper: white - PTI
Ink: Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Distress Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky
Accessories: clear embossing powder, silver pearls - Michaels

16 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Very pretty and an interesting technique! Great card!

ursula Uphof said...

Lovely card, need to have a look at that technique.

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Ardyth said...

That is a gorgeous sky! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Love the sponged scene and I'd say you've done a terrific job! I really need to try my hand at this someday! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week! :)

Annette said...

wow absolutely stunning...i love it

Tracey McNeely said...

Just beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Marybeth said...

Oh , my this is a gorgeous sky and card. Looks like it was tricky to do but turned out beautiful!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card...thanks so much for sharing it with us at CASology!

Ellen said...

Love the way you shadowed your trees in white! Fabulous hills Julia!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wow Julia! Simply stunning! Looks like a picture perfect postcard!

Brandi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!

*Vicki* said...

Wowzer!! Those trees are just gorgeous Julia!! LOVE The scene you've created!! Have a wonderful weekend! HUGS

Peggy said...

Beautiful technique and card Julia! Love the snowy hills and trees.

Monika Reeck said...

oh wow your christmast card is so gorgeous...love the scene you made, good luck with the challenge

I am joining too the CASology challenge and my card is Nr. 58 would you mind to see it on my blog? I would be so glad if you could leave me some love :) Many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

Jenny said...

Wow such a beautiful winters scene, great inking technique :0)
Jenny x

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