Thursday 20 January 2011

Snowy trees scene

A kind crafting friend has lent me a stamp by Personal Impressions for me to stamp some images before returning it to her.

I've used it to make a card for the sketch on Stampavie 125:

This is another card for my challenge on my Craftyhazelnut's Christmas challenge blog this week. If you haven't visited yet, there is still time to join in challenge 3 and make a Christmas card that includes a tree or trees.

I stamped on to a piece of very dark blue using Elzybells sugar candy pigment inkpad - the best white I have ever found - and heat embossed with detail white. I then coloured in parts of the scene with some of my new Neocolor 1 Caran d'Ache pastels - these ones are water resistant and have a metallic sheen to them, which isn't that apparent here in the scan (it's more vibrant irl). I then buffed over the image with kitchen towel.

The various papers are offcuts from my Christmas box.

The colours are for Crafts4eternity R2 colour recipe :

This is also for:

Everybody art 125: snow
Going grey (Scrap-creations): winter blast
Sentimental Sundays 38: winter (I hope the text counts as 'sentiment')
Creative stamp friends 16: winter
Order of the opus gluei 86: make a scene
Your next stamp 34: let's make a scene
I did it 38: brrrrr - I'm turning blue
Mami doodles 18: use mostly blues
Stamping for the weekend 1: new & blue - new stamp (borrowed) and new Neocolor 1 metallic pastels
Crafty pad 104: something new (new stash - as above)
My partner in crafting crime 17: something new (new stash - as above)
Crafty Ann 32: ring in the new but don't ring out the old - (new stash as above and old papers)
Fiskarettes Monday challenge: cold, cold, cold
Challenge up your life 35: clean and simple
Pile it on 3: anything goes
Let's ink it up 8: anything goes
Pear tree designs 32: free for all
Glitterbabe's 28: anything goes - the metallic sheen of the pastels shines
Stamp something: anything goes
Craft your days away 11: anything goes
Christmas cards all year round January: anything goes
Penny's 45: anything goes

Salt: Walking through the valley of the shadow of death

For today's challenge on Salt, Lythan has chosen the topic of 'walking through the valley of the shadow of death'.

This is a sensitive subject for some, especially those who have recently been bereaved, but Lythan has written some very hepful thoughts with scripture verses - you will find them here.

I was going to create a LO about my dad who died on mum's birthday at the end of November 2003, but in the end the LO just didn't come together. So I made a condolence card instead.

Papers are BG wisteria with the sentiment and verse from Psalm 34 printed on computer. The paper centre of the flower was cut with a nestie and a flat pearl added.

I used the sketch given for Clean & simple 123:

If you create something in response to this Salt challenge, please leave us a comment on the blog with a link to your creation so that we can come and look.