Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sneak Peek - Crisp Night Sky

Snow Scenes

We're back today with a third gorgeous Christmas and Winter season set that's really versatile.  Set the scene for Christmas and winter with this darling silhouette set illustrated by Lauren Pope. From an elegant deer enjoying the new fallen snow to a pair of children ready to bring their snowman to life, this set offers many mix-and-match options for you to create different "snow scenes!" Set measures 4" by 6".  Here's what I created with it:


I LOVE how this card came together.  It turned out exactly as I dreamed it in my head :)  I did have to try it twice to get it to work exactly as I wanted - and here's my tips.  I began by stamping the trees and deer first from Snow Scenes with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Flourishes Classic White Cardstock.  Then I took some of my very favourite Eclipse Masking Tape and trimmed some hills into the paper at the angles I wanted, then sticking it under the deer and trees.  I started in the background and moved to the foreground.  Then I took my Ink Blending Tool and Memento Summer Sky Ink and lightly sponged behind the masks to create the feeling of hills under the treens and where the deer was standing.  

Then to create the sky I kept the hill masks on and inked the blending tool with Memento Nautical Blue ink, then coming in from the corners and top added in much deeper ink colour to give it the look of a night sky.  It takes some good blending and then you can come back in with your lighter ink and soften the effect, and it matches perfectly with the Color Made Easy True Blue Cardstock.  


To finish the night sky I added in the pretty stars from the set in White Craft ink, added a pretty sentiment label with some Color Made Easy True Blue Seambinding, a tiny black buttons and some iridescent string.  Doesn't it seem peaceful?  It was so fun to make!  

The Design Team has gorgeous winter silhouette creations to show you in our Blog Hop today.  

Don’t forget to look for:
    
Mystery Blogger Graphic

Hidden among the Design Team’s blogs today is our Mystery Blogger of the day.  Comment on her blog and you could be chosen to win today’s set! The more you comment, the better your chances of winning.

DO YOU WANT TO WIN OUR ENTIRE RELEASE?

If you would like a chance at winning all five of our soon-to-be released September sets…
  • You can play in our Get in Shape Challenge – we will have multiple winners there! Deadline for entries is FRIDAY September 13th at 5 PM EST. Check out the link for the official rules!
  • Play along in our Timeless Tuesday Challenge Make a Good Impression,  you can win our entire new release in this challenge as well!  See link for rules.
  • All five of our September sets can be pre-ordered now, even before you see them all! Take advantage our New Release Bundle and get 10% off when you purchase all five sets together in a bundle.  This discount will be available for only 1 week following the release.
  • All sets will be live first thing Friday morning along with the coordinating cut files for this release.
  • Come back to the Flourishes Blog Saturday for the Winner’s Circle where we’ll announce all of our winners of this weeks’ challenges!

And for more creative fun, we have a brand new Class In A Box for you with this set!

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There are FIVE cards this time to get you covered for the holidays. Class features not ONE but TWO stamp sets (Snow Scenes and Sentimental Christmas), pre-cut paper, embellishments, full color instructions along the extra paper from the Teresa Collins 6" by 6" paper pack called Santa's List. All this for $42!

Be sure to join us back here tomorrow to see a set that's a little bit "country-Christmas".

34 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

o love it Christine stunning christmas card.
they other christmas card are gorgeous.
love you style.

greetings karin

jonim52 said...

Absolutely stunning card. Gorgeous scene.

Sabrina said...

A wonderful scene. I love your card.

Hugs Sabrina

Tamara D said...

What an amazing card! Beautiful work!!

loulou said...

Such a beautiful scene. I love your gorgeous sky.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful winter scene Christine! Love the silhouettes in this great new set.

Tracy said...

Gorgeous card, so calm and peaceful.

Conniecrafter said...

So cool, I just love how you did the night sky and the deer looks great amongst all that snow!

Theresa said...

Beautiful scene! Thanks for sharing your techniques and details for creating this scene.

Marsha J Reed said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the blue. Thank you for your masking tips.

Darlene Gabriel said...

Such a gorgeous scene you've created. I love these stars. This is a wonderful sentiment too.

TLady said...

I AM LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVING ALL THE FOCUS ON CHRISTMAS IN THIS RELEASE CHRISTINE!!!!!!!:) TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! :) AND THIS SET can be used for ANY MASCULINE cards too!!!!!!!!!!!! FABULOUS!!!!!!!! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL CARD CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!:)LOOOOOOOOVE what you've done with all the masking too!!!!!!!:)WOW!!!!!!!:)

Linda Carson said...

Stunning, absolutely stunning! It's always wonderful when it comes out like you've planned!

Allison Cope Israels said...

Now there's a scene I could handle looking at night and night out! :) Stunning scene creation Christine! Love that rich royal blue shade!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful wintry scene Christine. Your hills of snow look fabulous.

Karen Letchworth said...

What a gorgeous card, Christine. Flourishes stamps are AMAZING, and this hop has been SO inspiring. Can't wait to see the rest of this release!
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

Sierra Winters said...

SO pretty, Christine. I think I'm falling IN LOVE with Flourishes Stamps. Such pretty samples.
Sierra

Joyce Casaldi said...

Gorgeous scene!

Jan Garber said...

Folks who can color gorgeous night scenes totally amaze me! Thanks for sharing!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love the deep rich blues and your beautiful hilly scene Christine!! Gorgeous!

Kris B said...

Gorgeous wintry night scene! Love your night sky with the twinkling stars! TFS

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS WINTERY SCENE!!! I love this card!

K. Joy said...

Amazing! I love your night sky and hilly landscape! Such gorgeous sponging. :) Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Beautiful scene--love the snow drifts.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the snow hills and the deer. A great card.

Makiko Jones said...

This is soooo pretty, Christine! I love the scene you created! So crisp and clean!

D- said...

WOW this is gorgeous. Love how you added your pretty starry sky and snowy hills. TFS.
D~
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely! Great coloring.

stampqueen said...

Very pretty!!! Love that sky!!

Heather said...

This IS gorgeous!!!! So glad it turned out like you were imaging. I can't even imagine how you can come up with something like that. Love the hills, they look perfect.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful scene.

Donna Phelan said...

STUNNING! I feel as if I am intruding on his woodsie home. I hope a simple WOW conveys my reaction to your gorgeous card!

Denise Bryant said...

Magical!

Heather Jensen said...

What a beautiful winter scene, Christine. :)