Monday, 16 March 2015

Chalked snowflakes

Well surprise surprise, there was no gardening done today ... It was a bit damp and a bit cold and I was a bit couldn't be bothered! So I had a play with my craft stash instead :)

I was inspired by Kathy's stencil card for Day 13 of her colouring challenge.  I die cut a couple of Paper Smooches snowflakes and used the negative for my stencil.  I don't have any coloured inks, so I used dark blue, light blue and purple chalks instead.  Took a while, but I love how it turned out!  Images and sentiment from My Favourite Things - coloured with watercolour pencils.  Clear gloss and glitter added to Santa's hat and pressie ribbon.  Santa and sentiment both popped up on dimensionals.


25 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous card I really love that image Lynne also the font of the sentiment, smashing make.
hugs
lorraine x

Bonnie said...

Such a sweet image and I love the chalked snowflakes! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Cheryl W. said...

I love your beautiful chalked background, Lynne. I have found that I often prefer the look of chalks over inks. They're so much more delicate. I spray mine with a finishing spray so they don't rub off. Do you do that as well? Your image is beautifully colored once again. You're a master with those watercolor pencils!

Jackie said...

What a lovely card, well worth the effort you put into it :o)
Jackie xx

Jilly said...

Such a cute stamped image xx

Benzi said...

I'm sorry you didn't get to work in the garden. But, you made an adorable card and I love the fun sentiment.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! My hubby went off to work sporting a green shirt.....being that he came from a long line of Irishmen.

Dotty Jo said...

Lovely card, Lynne - love the dainty background, Jo x

Lisa Lara said...

So cute Lynne. Love the colors you used.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Adorable card, Lynne! Great interpretation of the PageMaps sketch. Glad to have you play along with us at MFT Challenge. :)

Aunty Sue said...

fab christmas card and thanks for joining in at craft this week good luck

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card, this image is so sweet. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Kim said...

love that cute image! what a gorgeous Christmas card
Kim x

coops said...

so gorgeous lynne.really cute image and i love your fab design and colours ;D

xx coops xx

Shona Hamill said...

This is gorgeous Lynne. Thank you for sharing with us at the CRAFT challenge. Shona xx

thassos456 said...

Fab card, lovely image, makes me smile :)

Heather said...

Adorable AND beautiful! The stencil effect is subtle but really pretty. Great take on that sketch. Thanks for playing with CHNCC2.

paper bag create said...

Such a cute card! Love the images! :)

LeAnne said...

Adorable!

Creating with Susan said...

that is such a sweet image. I love how you put it all together!

Nancy Thomas said...

Beautiful - the dark blue frame really highlights the images. Ruby is a cutie too.

Wanda said...

Wow, very cute image! Love the colors on this Christmas card.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I saw it on Merry Monday

KimCreate said...

This card is so cute! Love Torico images. Love the colors too!

Marilyn said...

Love, love, love this card and everything about it! I have those stamps and dies but they are still in the packages... unused but this card inspires me to dig them out and create!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and I hope you'll be back again.

Jill said...

Such a cute card Lynne! Living the winters colors you used :) Thanks for joining us on the MFT Challenge! :)