Wednesday, September 28, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays

For some reason, I am loving snowflakes right now and for those of you who know me well, this may sound strange. You know how much I dislike the real thing and how I am not looking forward to winter coming. I guess it's okay to love the flakes if they come from a stamp. :)

Over on the
CAS-ual Fridays blog, the challenge is to make a mostly monochromatic card with a bit of brown. Out came the Hero Arts, Decorate Your Holidays, clear set again. This set not only has beautiful ornaments, it also has some lovely snowflakes.

CAS-ual Friday's by bdengler4 (Barb)



I used a navy blue card base, stamped the Magical Background (hard to see) with Stormy Sky distress ink, then stamped the snowflakes, using Color Box Frost white ink. They did not come out as white as I thought they would, which is a good thing, because we are to use three different shades of the same color. A lighter looking blue shows through the white ink.

But I did want to make a couple of them real white, so I decided to take a bit of Perfect Pearl powder, pour it onto my craft sheet, add a bit of water and carefully paint over two of the larger flakes.

The edges were frosted over using the pearl colored paint dabber and I added the bit of brown with the little button and Hero Arts twine.

Hope you don't mind if you continue to see more snowflake cards from me. Maybe if I play with the stamped kind, the real thing won't happen for a long while. . .I can hope! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

20 comments:

Donna Bowman said...

Very delicate and pretty card Barb. Love the shades of blue and the touch of brown!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a lovely snowflake card, Barb! Love how you used the white, blue and brown!

joy said...

Really pretty card, Barb! I love the "frosting" around the edges.

Lynn said...

Beautiful. You are rocking those snowflakes...I love the HA swirl stamp in the background!

Lisa said...

I love the flakes Barb :) Keep 'em coming! I love the lace touch and the white edge distressing- really pretty!

Dawn said...

what a delightful card Barb.

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful card Barb, magical!

Anette said...

Beautiful, Barb! Love the different shades of blue, I bet the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls is amazing!!

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, barb! love the blue and white combo...

Laura Davis said...

This is beautiful, I love the twine!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is so pretty! Love the blue and white and that touch of brown!

Virginia L. said...

I saw it over Flickr and I can't get over how beautiful this is. Barb! Love the background you created and shading at the edges... So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Karen said...

Oh Barb this is lovely!!!! Just gorgeous! I love the colors, the hint of brown and the edges. I hope your winter dosn't come for a while, keep the snowflakes on your cards instead!

pcm said...

lovely!

Tiffany said...

Oh so pretty in all those blues, Barb, love this! I can relate, I'm not a huge animal lover, but when it comes to cute little critter stamps, I'm ok with that! :)

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, your card turned out beautiful--I love the snowflakes. The colors that you chose radiates peacefulness. Hope that you are doing well. I am doing well, but have been busy and have not had much time to make many cards. Take care, hugs to you.

Barb said...

beautiful card Barb! love the shades of blue and the perfect hint of brown. lovely!

Elizabeth Allan said...

I like snowflakes too - when they are on paper! I know what you mean about the shoveling :0) Gorgeous card!

Suzanne C said...

Stunning! Love the white on blue. Gorgeous card.

Haseeb said...

it beautiful picture but it is not hand made art .

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