21 Jun 2018

Peaceful Night In Blue

Hello there. Do you love that blue glow and hushed silence that falls over the world after a heavy snowfall? Ahem, I'm getting a bit poetic there, aren't I?

Well, this card has such a peaceful look to the scene that I always get that impression of silent snowfall and a hushed land with the eerie blue light every time I look at it.

It's such a pretty little winter scene. Dare I say the 'C' word? ….Oh go on then - it's a great scene for a Christmas card.

This amazing set of stamps from Visible Image called 'Into The Woods' is a beautiful one and it is incredibly versatile for all those different skies that we can create with our inks, gelli plates and brushos.  These stamps look stunning as a spring, summer, autumn, winter, calm sky, dramatic sky, brooding sky, or for a day or a night scene, so it is a staple set to have in your stash for so many different occasions.

This card is really easy to make too. First create a moon mask and attach it to your panel. Then blend a sky with only blue distress inks, working from the lightest colour nearest the moon to the darkest colour at the outside edges. When you are happy with the sky, remove the moon mask and gently go over the moon with a little of the lightest ink to dull the harsh whiteness of it.
Then stamp the trees and the flying owl in the distress oxide. Next add some 'snow' to the branches and the sky with a white opaque pen.
Paint some white acrylic paint in the foreground and when that is dry, add glue and sprinkle with ice diamond. This adds some texture and sparkle to the card.
Blend another piece of card and dry the ink. Then heat emboss the word 'peaceful' from the Zodiac Libra set in white. Cut the word down so that only 'peace' remains.
Attach the scene to your card blank with 3d foam, and attach the sentiment directly to the card blank.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/into-the-woods/      https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/zodiac-libra/

Other Supplies:

White card, Distress Inks ( tumbled glass, broken china, faded jeans, chipped sapphire), Distress Oxide (faded jeans), White Opaque Pen, white acrylic paint, glue, Pinflair Ice Diamond, fun foam, Versamark clear ink, WOW! opaque bright white embossing powder.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #15 - Anything Goes with a Critter
Craft Stamper  June Take It Make It - Anything Goes
Craftaholics R Us #25 - Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge #70 - Monochromatic
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge June - Anything goes + option of joy (I used peace)
Monochrome Magic #11 - Monochrome OR monochrome with a twist of purples
Patties Creations #147 - Anything That Flies
Stamping Sensations June - Anything Goes
The Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
The Artistic Stamper  June challenge - Colour It Blue

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “Anything that Flys” at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
What a pretty image!
Artist & Owner

Tina said...

So happy you played and your card is amazing!
Thanks for playing with us
Tina, Craftaholics R Us DT

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning! Jo x

brenda said...

You have created a beautifully atmospheric scene with the new VI stamps, many thanks for joining in with our June challenge at Stamping Sensations.

B x

Janis Lewis said...

So Cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us.
Pause Dream Enjoy

Lisa J said...

Totally Stunning. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

What a beautifully pleceful scene you have created and what wonderful step by step instructions. Thanks so much for linking up this beauty and playing with us at Happy Little Stampers June Christmas Challenge.

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

gorgeous card :) love the beautiful scene created xoxo
thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper's TIMI Challenge
Preeti (DT)

Linda said...

This scene looks so peaceful .... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Hugs & smiles, Teresa, DT

Marlies said...

This is indeed a beautiful peaceful scenery. Stunning!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Stamping Sensations. Marlies

shirley-bee said...

This is beautiful, Sharon!! I love how the white pen snow is backlit by the moon. Thanks for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

ElizabethR said...

This is just gorgeous, thanks for joining in with us at the Craft Stamper Challenge, Elizabeth x

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW absolutely stunning, wonderful card.

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Gorgeous scene, Sharon! - Sweet Kobylkin