Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Make a Scene

Hello everyone and happy December!!!
Can you believe it's only just over 3 weeks until the big day???
Anyway, over at the Countryview Crafts Challenge blog, the lovely Rachel has chosen the theme "Make a Scene" I decided to make a card for a friend's child:
Now to be honest, I am not really a scenic stamper, nor do I have many suitable stamps, but hey, a challenge is a challenge and I do have quite a few Sheena Douglass stamps, so for this card I used those.
I stamped the houses in Potting-soil Archival ink, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and coloured with Distress Inks, in Ground Espresso for the house and chimneys and  Hickory Smoke to add some shadows to the snow.. I used a Distress Marker in Mustard Seed for the yellow in the window. The Santa and reindeer stamp was done in the same way. Next I punched a circle mask for the moon, blended some Mustard Seed, a tiny bit of Victorian Velvet and Faded Jeans Distress around it, did some Spritz and Flick and added a few dots with a white marker and that was pretty much it.
My scene was mounted on some embossed card, I used a Sheena Douglass snowflake folder. The raised bits were highlighted with Decoart Metallic Lustre in Champagne. The metallic embellishment was coloured with Alcohol Ink in Mushroom
A fancy label with a stamped sentiment finished it all off.

This is a busy month of course, but we all hope you will find a minute to create a scene to join in our challenge. Please hop over to the Countryview Challenge blog, there are plenty of scenes there to give you lots of inspiration!
Thanks for your visit here today and I will be back in a few hours with another project, always busy here on the first of the month.
Thanks for visiting just now and have a good month!!!

21 comments:

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Maravillosa tarjeta, bss

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card Astrid, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

Terrific card Astrid with a wonderful Christmas scene

Love Chrissie xx

brenda said...

I think your scene is lovely Astrid, the colours work very well and the hint of red on Santa really draws the eye.

B x

Monika Gulyas said...

Beautiful card, Astrid! So after this card I don't think that you are "not really a scenic stamper" :-)

Meggymay said...

A fabulous Christmas scene, the big man will soon be getting the sleigh out.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

I think you've created a wonderful scene, Astrid!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a fabulous Christmas scene - Santa is on his way! Chrisx

rachel said...

I absolutely adore your scene Astrid - it is stunningly gorgeous! Hugs rachel x

Maryann Laursen said...

A really cool christmas scenery in my book, that´s for sure, and if I could just make anything this beautiful, I sure wouldn´t complain. It looks amazing Astrid, so please keep them comming.

butterfly said...

Absolutely love the colouring on the houses, Astrid - so beautifully done - and the embossed snowflake panel is a lovely touch. It's like an illustration from a favourite children's book, and so perfectly Christmassy!
Alison xx

Penny Duncan said...

This is a stunning card.... love the colors.... so warm and inviting....

Corrie Herriman said...

So lovely !
Corrie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a perfect Christmas scene Astrid, love this warm and welcoming colour palette, a lovely card for children of all ages! Deb xo

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgerous card for a child, love the texture and colouring - great job xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Wow! Fabulous card, love the house. A great card for a child to receive. Love it! Hugs Debs xx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love all the texture.xxx

Doreen said...

A gorgeous card,love all the texture.xxx

Margaret Mifsud said...

Well, for someone who is not normally a scenic stamper, this is brilliant!! Love the colouring and shading .. it looks just like an illustration in a vintage children's book .. absolutely gorgeous!!! xx

JackieP Neal said...

Oh Astrid!! Absolutely delightful!! I truly love this- so vintage-y and festive- beautifully done my friend! xo

A Pink said...

What a fabulous scene you have created Astrid . I have a real soft spot for an nighttime sky with Santa and his sleigh flying over rooftops so I LOVE this . Truly Wonderful! x

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