Dec 4, 2013

"A Cold and Frosty Xmas"

Cold and Frosty Colours
is the theme this month at Vintage Stamping Challenges

This challenge runs until the new year so it is up to you whether
you make a Christmas card 
or just take a little break from the festive season and play with the colours.
It can be relaxing to just do something totally different after the big day...
However, I've gone with a xmas card as I am soooo far behind with these
and added heaps and heaps of sparkle.
A one layer card.

This ripped technique I first saw done by our DT sister Brenda here
and it has quickly become a favourite of mine.
I have used the cold colours of Distress Inks,
used a snowflake stencil, 
the glitter technique is from TH (Day 5 of CC102)...I love the sparkle that it adds.
~ then I've finished off with dripping some Fresco Finish paint and addiing a little
rock candy glitter while it was still wet.

The main stamp is from Flonz
and is found here.
My discovery while playing this time is that
when you stamp onto shiny paper with Brilliance black ink
and then over stamp with the same image ~ no masking is necessary as the ink moves aside
and makes it look like you have done the masking anyway!

I hope you take the time to pop over to Vintage Stamping Challenges
and check out the amazing talent and ideas from the team.
 Flonzcraft is offering a generous $20 gift voucher to the winner,
he offers an occassional spot prize
and there is always a top 3!


Nancy said...

This is stunning ...LOVE the ripped technique! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us over at Just Us Girls!

Brenda Brown said...

Love your frosty effects which creates that very cold illusion. Perfect for your Christmas card.
hugs {brenda} x0x

debby4000 said...

Oh what a gorgeous, beautiful card.

brenda said...

A really stunner Dot, thank you so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Avril Ann said...

Dot, this is a stunning Xmas card, hun, just love it, thank you for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty, this month, good luck hun xxx

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your card is beautiful! That ripped technique is so cool and I love the frosty finish. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

Viv's Visuals said...

terrific card Dot!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

A beautiful card!

Claire said...

Gorgeous card Dot, love the frosty blues and what a great tip with the brilliance ink too
Claire xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Great card, love those running dee against that beautiful background. I love blues for Christmas cards at the moment and this one is stunning!

Meggymay said...

A wonderful scene, its a fantastic background with the torn papers.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great technique and wonderful card.

Terry said...

Dot, this is such a sweet Christmas card! Love the torn path for the deer! Hugs!

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card! I love the ripped technique. It works very well with your design. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Shirley Chillman said...

The reindeer's look as if they are dancing on their tipy toes Dot so that they don't touch the snow. Making them the focal point really draws everything together. Beautiful DT piece as usual, love it sweets.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Helen said...

Beautiful - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Electra said...
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Electra said...

This is SO pretty! It's a perfect addition to our Brrrr challenge at Opus Gluei, so glad you have played along!!

Avril Ann said...

Dot, this is a beautiful card, that is one off my most favourite images for Christmas, thank you for sharing with us at Feeling Crafty this month, best of luck xxx

Lynne K said...

Great technique and a gorgeous card, Dot. Love the cool colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Fandhmum said...

What a beautiful card
Rosie x

pinandtack said...

Great card! I enjoy ripping, too - Adds a little extra texture, don't you think? I invite you to join the Arts & Crafts Challenge here:

Be creative and support the pigs!

Corrinne Q

Margreet said...

Love the frosted effect and ripped technique...great festive card...thanks for playing with us at Divas by Design!
♥♥♥ Margreet

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Dot, your ripped technique inking looks fabulous.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Annie said...

Loving that ripped tissue technique Dot :-) your card is fabulous and I adore the stamped image.

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

butterfly said...

Such a wonderful frosty look - and I love the ripped effect creating an icy path through the woods.
Alison x

Sandy said...

Brrrr - how wonderful your prancing through the snow is!!
Merry Christmas!!

Buttons said...

You have used some great techniques to wonderful effect here Dot. Love the ripped path. Jenny x

Mrs.B said...

Wishing You and Yours a Wonderful Christmas.
Hugs, Avril xx

Terry said...

Have a wonderful Christmas, Dot! Hugs!

Sarah Ashley Posch said...

Finally found time to do some browsing after the holidays rush, so I just saw your card in the flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenge. I just love it! It really has the magic of Christmas in it!

I intend to be a new followers of yours.