Tuesday, December 11, 2012

ensemble: noun

a complete costume of harmonizing or complementary clothing and accessories
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3 mists/inks/paints
 
I used 3 mists:
Tattered Angels, Midnight Blue, and Pearl
Ranger's Dylusions, Vibrant Turquoise
 
I first sprayed the background with Midnight Blue, then Vibrant Turquoise followed by a nice coating of Pearl. The backdrop has a lot of nice shimmer to it.
( when will I learn that Dylusions are so strong, they over power other colors?? )
Next, I applied:
Me & My Big Ideas - Glitter snowflake rub ons adding a tiny rhinestone in the center of each snowflake
 
( I can always see mistakes better in a photograph, the snowflake on the left needs to be touched down! )
 
I took a piece of scrap white paper, tore the top edge and then hand stitched around the snowy ground finishing it off with a rub-on sentiment from American Traditional Designs.
 
Here is the finished card complete with a beautiful reindeer set in a snowy white scene.
Cricut - Winter Woodland cartridge
 
also entering this in:
Perfect Sentiments Let it Snow Challenge 
 
With some extra paper left over I made 2 more cards for the Art MoB with these snowman stickers from my stash that I discovered, had matching ensembles with the background! lol
I love to embellish stickers, you will see a pom pom adhered to the snow hat, rhinestones on top of the buttons, Ranger's stickles added to their carrot noses and even another sticker added ( the holly on the stove pipe hat also with rhinestones added for the berries )
 
 

14 comments:

Alexa said...

These cards are SO cuts. Love the blue backgrounds - really wintry and the stitching is a great touch. x

inkypinkycraft said...

Fab backgrounds trace x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful selection of card, those snowmen look so cute.
The boxes in the previous post are gorgeous.
Yvonne x

scrappymo! said...

Fabulous...I think these are going to sell fast!!!
Great colours and love the little touch of bling to the snowflakes.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh i love that reindeer- and that color of blue is just amazing

Redanne said...

Hi Sandee, the reindeer is fabulous against that lush background. Love the snowmen cards too, the sentiment on the first one is a hoot! Hugs, Anne x

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant technique and even more brilliant card. Might just have to borrow that idea myself. Hugs Mrs A.

Francesca said...

Fab backgrounds, love mists... Your card has arrived. Thanks Francesca

Katie said...

These cards are great! I love how you embellished the stickers to make them extra special!

Sam Pirkle said...

Oh, I love the texture of your background. Beautiful job. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

Pat N. said...

Great cards Sandee! The deer one looks very elegant, and the snowmen cards are adorable.

Channa said...

Such pretty cards!! Thank you for joining us at Frosted designs.

Craftychris said...

ooh these cards are gorgeous - I love the background! xx

Lydia said...

Just love your card! The misting is beautiful and the colors are stunning. So glad you played along with us at Frosted Designs! Waving back from Illionis. :)