Sunday, December 4, 2016

Glistening Snow, PP324

Hi friends! We are winding down to the last couple challenges of the year at The Paper Players. This week our fearless and amazing leader Nance is hostess, and she has a simple theme challenge for us: Snowflakes. Love that cool challenge badge! 

I've been trying to pay more attention to my backgrounds lately, and had lots of fun creating this one. I just wish I was a better photographer and got a better picture of it as it is much more sparkly IRL. First I sponged the background with several different ink colors. Then I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls. Last, I used a stencil and embossing paste to create my snowflakes, and while the embossing paste was still wet I sprinkled it with glitter. Once that was dry I layered on my die cut scene all in white. 

I thought I'd share a boo-boo, too. I took so many picture of this card trying to capture the shine, and paid no notice to the fact that a couple of my windows were laying on the snowy hillside. There must have been a good party at that house!

I'm also playing along with the Anything Goes challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Products Used: 
Stamp Sets: Winter Wonderland (Mama Elephant)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Soft Pool, Pool, Stone Wash, Passion Flower, Charcoal (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn), Stitched Hillside Border Dies (Lawn Fawn), Home Collection Dies (Mama Elephant), Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp)
Accessories: Modeling Paste (Liquitex), Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger), Rock Candy Glitter (Ranger)

Thanks for visiting! I hope you'll pay a visit to the rest of the team members at The Paper Players, and please play along, too! 


Linda Callahan said...

Love your wintry scene! Beautiful sky....adorable houses....never noticed the "broken" the sentiment is perfect!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh this sparkly sky is gorgeous, Sandy! I'm so glad you showed up a close-up so we could appreciate all the details. Beautiful colors and I love it paired with the snowy hillside houses. That sentiment is fabulous too. Stunning card, my friend!

Crystal Komara said...

I love this card, Sandy! The wintery village all is white is so pretty and serene! Crystal

Unknown said...

Wow, Sandy, this is a gorgeous background treatment. Love the die cut village too.

laurie said...

Gorgeous winter scene Sandy! Awesome background, love all the details you added to make it sparkle and shine!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful winter scene card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

LeAnne said...

Well, how cute is this!? Somehow I skipped by this beauty of a card....I am lovin' the background AND the little houses, even if some of the windows fell out! I would have not noticed, LOL!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Sandy the texture and shimmer of your snowflakes against that beautifully blended sky makes for an awesome snowy scene Sandy - so peaceful.

Jaydee said...

Sandy, what a wonderful and peaceful scene you have created. The texture in your beautifully CAS card is perfect