Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Chilly Winter Night

AAA Cards Challenge is very appropriate for January:


The most chilled I've ever been is when living in Toronto one year when they had an exceptionally cold winter.  I remember being out late in the evening and how dark and cold it was with large lazy flakes of snow - I was truly "chilled to the bone".  But at the same time, there was something very still and peaceful to that icy air.

I tried to capture that feeling with the background I created for this card:


I made a galaxy background using various Distress oxide inks spritzed with Perfect Pearls spray, and then covered the colours in a rough random fashion with Black Soot ink.  I splattered white acrylic paint on it.

I die cut the little house and trees opening out of a piece of white cs and then trimmed it down with the cross-stitch partial circle.  It's popped up on fun foam for dimension.

Here's a close-up of the galaxy background:


I'd like to do some more galaxy backgrounds - love the way the Oxide colours show through the black.






Supplies:
Stamps - Penny Black sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Cobalt; various blue, various green, and black Distress oxide inks
Paper - mixed media and white cs
Size - 4.75" square
Accessories - Memory Box die, Ali Express cross-stitch die, Perfect Pearls spray, white acrylic paint



11 comments:

  1. your night sky is beautiful Susan, I bet the perfect pearls really give it so much shimmer.

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  2. Beautiful card, love your galaxy, colours are fabulous, Cathy x

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  3. Your amazing card has inspired me to give these galaxy backgrounds a go. Love how you've used those oxides and what a great effect. Great inspiration too from your chilled out evening in Toronto x

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  4. Bleutiful...I mean beautiful night sky, gorgeous card.Thank you for playing at AAA cards

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  5. WOW! Just WOW! I've never seen a winter night's sky look so gorgeous, Susan! Adding the black to the color resulted in this amazing piece. The white spatter looks like stars mixed with snow- just such a beautiful effect! LOVE this. I'm keeping the notification in my email so I can easily refer back to it. This is something else!

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  6. Stunning Galaxy sky for your die cut Winter village, Susan. Love how you added the cross stitched partial circle framing too. TFS your beauty and your description. Hugs...

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  7. Gorgeous winter sky looks simply stunning against the clean white. Love you super CAS design. Thank you for joining us at AAA Cards challenge.
    Hugs
    Bharati

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  8. love the look...great card mf...
    xx Karen

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  9. A beautiful galaxy background that makes a perfect nighttime, snowy sky, my friend! Love that die that's so perfect with it!

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  10. Love that galaxy sky too, Susan. It was fun making those with you and Christine last play day. :) Sweet card. xx

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  11. Beautiful winter night sky you’ve created for your card and the sentiment is so apt for this peaceful little scene. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards chilled challenge.

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