Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Claritystamp Challenge - Winter

Yet another month goes by and the start of a new Claritystamp Challenge.

Well done to all the entrants of the Vintage challenge as we've had superb projects as always. 

Congratulations to the winner and top 5.

Well on to Winter!

For my card I started off by blending Faded Jeans Distress Ink on the upper part of the card and then, with a wet paint brush, "painted" clouds which I then blotted with kitchen roll.  The stamps I've used are Log Cabin, Caravan, Tree 2012 and Forest Ridge.

Using black Archival ink I stamped the Cabin and Caravan which I then masked before stamping the Forest Ridge several times. For the fence I used the Tree 2012 stamp upside down (stamping only the trunk) which was also stamped in Black Archival ink.

I then tore some copy paper to make the snow ridges using a sponge and Faded Jeans Distress Ink.  Using the same ink I also added colour to the cabin and Caravan.

The snow on the roof of the caravan and cabin and on the fence was done with Cosmic Shimmer pearl glue with glamour dust sprinkled on the top.

Hope you like it enough to be inspired to have a go and enter this months Challenge.

I have entered this card into the Panpastel Challenge: 


  1. Love this design Yvonne, it's gorgeous! x

  2. Oh Yvonne, this is such a great design ....I can just reach out and feel the snow....
    Thank you for your warm welcome to the team, I really do appreciate it....x

  3. Great card Yvonne. The tree trunk makes a fab fence and I love how you've done the snow on it. Fab sky too. x

  4. This is a lovely scene Yvonne and those clouds are lovely and a very clever use of the tree trunk to make the fence xx

  5. Fabulous winter scene Yvonne, I can imagine myself there. Hugs P xxx

  6. Such a lovely card Yvonne and that snow is really effective. xx

  7. Hi there my lovely. Thank you for your lovely warm welcome to the team. I have been dying to see your write up for this card. I love it. The Gypsy caravan stamp is one I have to get and I can't believe how real your snow looks on that fence! Sam xxx

  8. Yvonne, so lovely, its makes a great scene. The snow on the posts is so real. I love the caravan pulled up as if its occupants are snugly tucked up in the cabin during this very snowy spell.

  9. This would look great made with Pan PAstels too Yvonne, smashing make! Thanks for joining us at Premium Craft Brands challenge, good luck! xx

  10. I agree Nicky - it would be smashing in Pans xxx

  11. Stunning Yvonne, now that looks like someplace I would love to be!!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week over at the Premium Craft Brands Challenge and good luck.
    Big hugs

  12. What a lovely design Yvonne and great use of the caravan stamp, so inspirational, crafty hugs my friend...xx

  13. Fabulous Yvonne, wonderful winter scene! Must agree with Nikky lol xx

  14. Fabulous card and very atmospheric. x