Thursday, August 14, 2014

Snowy Scenes in August

Hello everyone, I hope you are doing well.   This is a scheduled post, I'm still on a 'blog break'.

I have a couple more Christmas designs featuring the beautiful new stamp set Snowy Scenes by Chocolate Baroque.    I love winter landscapes they can be so beautiful.

The background above was created with Dylusions inks - Turquoise and Midnight.  When dry I stamped and embossed Big Bold Background Snowflake Outline with silver.   I stamped the church scene from Snowy Scenes with Cobalt Archival ink and then added a wash of Midnight Dylusions to the sky to darken it and blend with the background.  The actual colours are more purple than the photo shows, it's so difficult to photograph the purple.    I painted the rest of the scene with Inktense pencils, added lots of glitter and the beautiful die cut snowflakes by Joy.

I combined a few stamps from Snowy Scenes for the card below:

I stamped the images - house in the snow, bird on the fence and the beautiful sentiment,  "All hearts" with black Archival ink.   I used Dylusions inks as a wash for the background and coloured the images with Prisma pencils.  I stamped a little snowflake from the set with Lilac Distress Ink.   Again I added some pretty snowflake dies cuts from Joy and lots of Stickles, glitter and bling.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day,


Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous Christmas inspiration here Shirley! Love the colour tones you have used with those beautiful stamps!

Hope you are hanging in there with the move.. sending hugs!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely cards Shirley! Take care of yourself, Valerie

Sophie said...

So wunderschöne Weihnachtskarten...
Ich hätte nicht gedacht, dass man mit diesen Stempeln so herrliche Ergebnisse erzielen kann :-)
Aber du hast es wieder geschafft, mich total zu bezaubern mit deinen Kreationen.
Vielen Dank für die schönen Ideen <3

Herzlichst Sophie

chrissie said...

Hope you enjoying your blog break Shirley.

This is another beautiful card with great use of the new stamps

Chrissie xx

Yvonne Spikmans - Van Bruggen said...

It has been too long since I have visited your blog! What great cards you have made, beautiful! Love this one too!
Greetings, Yvonne

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two stunning cards Shirley, I love the combination of the background stamp and the snowey church of the first card and the gorgeous scene you've made with the second.

Sue xx

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeously created card and the colours are beautiful together. Thanks for your support...all's good at the moment..xx ♥aNNie

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Pat said...

Two beautiful cards Shirley. The colours are lovely and the snowflake outline background with the snowy church works wonderfully and love the added snowflakes, and then the softer colours on the second card with the snowy scene stamps and sgain those added snowflakes finish it perfectly. Hope all is going well. x

sheila 77 said...

These two cards are both sublime, Shirley. I especially like the second with the robin, hope he gets what he wants in his stocking, and the landscape and the sky are just beautiful.

Donna Ellis said...

Both cards are incredible, Shirley! I covet your ability of bringing color to life, and making such beauty in your backgrounds, as well as the images. STRIKING AND INTRIGUING! Hope the packing is going well. love, de

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning cards.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great cards Shirley!
greetings, Alie

Unknown said...

Fabulous inspiration for Christmas Shirley and I do hope the move isn't proving to stressful.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Amazing - both cards are wonderful.

Felicie said...

Absolutely stunning cards,they are both so beautiful.

Wendy said...

Wow! The church card is so magical! Love the dear little Robin card too, beautiful Christmas cards! Hugs xxxx

Margik said...

What beautiful Christmas cards! Love the stamps and your fabulous backgrounds. A great work!
Mar x

Gerrina said...

Wow, super colour-combies! Love green and blue together... And that scene is something I didnot exspect from you, but sooo beautiful! Enjoy the weekend and hope all goes well! Hugs, Gerrina

maria's knutselplezier said...

These creations look just wonderful Shirley, love your coulours and stamping a lot great winter images and Christmascards I love them!!!


Saakje said...

Hi Shirley Such a beautiful Xmas cards. You inspire me to start making them. . Also such a pretty stamps and colours and design. Gorgious. "lieve groetjes" van Saakje. XXX

Karin said...

Beautiful cards, lovely colorcombinations.
Have a great weekend!
Groetjes Karin x

Annette P. (aka LonettA) said...

Both cards are really wonderful! Great colours and wonderful composition! Hope you are well!

Little Artbee said...

Wow your first and early christmas cards look so lovely, such nice stamp motifs and you used them well.
But I don't want snow now! :)
Have a nice rest of summer.
Dear Greetings

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW that is like a beautiful fairytale I'm fascinated!
Warm embrace,