Friday, 2 December 2016

Winter Magic at A Vintage Journey

Hi all and welcome. There's a new challenge at A Vintage Journey, and the theme for December, hosted by the wonderful Deb is "Winter Magic".
Well, I am still in full Christmas Card creation mode, and after having spent two Christmases in Australia, it was great fun to create a project with this theme. I know we are all busy, so below is just a quick step by step of how I got here:
I used one of my favourite background techniques for this card, - on a piece of hot press watercolour paper I used various Sprays: Distress in Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans, Perfect Pearls mist in the colour Perfect Pearl and a little Distress Brushed Pewter. I then covered it with clingfilm while the inks were still wet, crinkled the film and then let it dry over night.
For the next layer I adhered a small circular mask (cut from a large sticky note with a circle punch), inked around it with Distress Inks in Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire and then stamped in Chipped Sapphire Distress ink using one of the stamps from the Scribbled Woodland stamps and one of the trees from the Treeline stamp set, both by Tim Holtz. I also did some splatters with Picket Fence for a snowy effect.
It all looked a bit too wishy washy for my liking, so I cut two trees from the Sizzix Thinlits 660978, also by Tim. I cut them from card sprayed with Chipped Sapphire spray. I also stamped the sledge from the Mini Holidays set in a mix of Chipped Sapphire and Black Soot and then immediately embossed it with Black Sparkly EP.
A little die cut sentiment was added to finish it off and my card was pretty much done.
Below still a few details:
After adhering the trees to the background, I dabbed on some dimensional paint to the openings in the tree and sprinkled on some Distress Rockcandy Glitter dust for a little sparkle.
I did the same with the sentiment.
Here you can see some of the "Ice Crystal" effect of the cling film technique. I rather love the effect on the moon.
Well, that's it from me for today. Do check out the awesome projects my teamies created, Winter Magic inspiration galore!!! Just click HERE and of course we all hope that you will play along with our challenge!
Happy creating and thanks for your visit today!
xxxxx

27 comments:

  1. Oh my, this is breathtaking Astrid!! I love the background .. need to bookmark that technique .. absolutely brilliant! Your little scene is so beautiful .. gorgeous colour, fabulous textures and just gobsmackingly gorgeous!!!! hugs xx

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  2. Stunning, Astrid!! I absolutely adore your background - will definitely be trying that as it lends such a great frosty look. And anything you do with a moon always has me besotted - just perfect all round with the sleigh and your sparkly powder.... fantastic!! xxx Lynn

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  3. This is so old world beautiful Astrid.

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  4. Gorgeous design, I love how you combined a fabulous background, inking, stamps and die cuts... love it. Take care, Shirleyxx

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  5. I love this Astrid. I've never tried the background technique before and would love to give it a go! Thanks for such an inspiring card.
    Dot x

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  6. Your card is simply lovely Astrid, it makes me want to sing - Over the river and through the woods, etc. Hope that is a song you are familiar with. Hugs, S@ndy

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  7. Wow Astrid, your winter night scene is so beautiful! With your special technique and colours your card is so mysterious. I have to try this technique! How you combined Tim's stamps and dies is just perfect! xx

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  8. WAUW this is simply over the top amazing astrid. I totally LOVE it, it´s exactly how a really good christmascard should be and just soooooo gorgeous and have everything I love in it. You hit the head of the nail here, that´s for sure. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Have a wonderful week-end ahead now and fill it with lots of fun and joy in every minute hun.

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  9. As always a lovely creation Astrid and beautifully vintage looking.

    Have a good weekend.

    B x

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  10. Very beautiful Astrid and such an amazing and inspiring idea to add the layer of clingfilm. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

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  11. Absolutely stunning and oh so magical!! I love your background and detailed layers! Bravo Astrid! xx

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  12. Wow Astrid, I would really love to live inside this scene you created. The cool wintery colours and the rustic country imagery with the soft glow of the moon in the background. Oh Yeah! Love it!

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  13. This really is a magical card, Astrid - I can almost feel the frosty air and I just love how the moon hangs there, illuminating the scene with its magical light.
    Alison x

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  14. Oh Astrid you've made that image magical! The cling film crinkles and that misty moon are the perfect accompaniment and I love the silhouette look to the trees and sleigh xx

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  15. what a lovely contrast with your wintery background and the silhouette stamping and die cut trees - that technique worked beautifully on your sky Astrid! Julia xx

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  16. Magical is the word alright!! The perfect Christmas card Astrid! Love how the mix of stamps and dies fit together! Nicola x

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  17. The background is oerfectbfor the scene you have set Astrid. Love your misty moon and the trees you added. Lovely card. Tracy x

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  18. You sent shivers down my spine with your magical scene Astrid, this really is a gorgeous wintry, frosty, beautiful scene and really captures the spirit of winter and Christmas! I have still not tried that cling film technique but I am going to put that right over the weekend! Hugs, Anne xx

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  19. That technique creates a wonderful background, its a magical winters scene.
    Yvonne xx

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  20. So magic indeed, I keep in mind this technique for the background: beautiful!

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  21. Beautiful card, Astrid! Love the look of the moon.

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  22. Oh Astrid your card is so enchanting. Your fabulous background technique (tfs)has created the most stunning misty setting for your wonderful wintry scene. I love how you have enhanced the depth with the black imagery. I could quite easily sit and admire for the longest time and never tire of of the winter magic you have created .
    Have a lovely weekend xx

    Apologies for my abscence of visits of late. Though I haven't been around much I have always been admiring and loving from afar . Hopefully come the new year I will be back on track xx

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  23. Wonderful Astrid - that cling film background and your masking have created so much depth and gorgeous tones! Amazing xxx

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  24. Oh Astrid - this could not be prettier - I do love your background and the stamp you used of the couple in the sleigh. I have that stamp but find it hard to stamp with - something on ut always doesn't want to stamp well! Again, Bravo on a wonderful card!!
    Sandy xx

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  25. Beautiful magical scene Astrid! Such a great way to create that background! Hugs, Chrisx

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  26. I absolutely adore this wonderful wintry scene Astrid, all the elements you brought together so cleverly have resulted in a wonderful Christmas card for some lucky person to receive xxx

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  27. Fabulous winter magic Astrid! The background is just stunning (must remember to try that one!) and then the fabulous elements to your winter picture. Just stunning. Jennie xx

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