A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Monday, 15 May 2017

Splattered Snow

Time to remind you to come on over to CAS Mix Up for the May challenge of "Splattering"!

I went with a Christmas card this time as splattering is a great technique for creating a snowfall.


I stamped the cabin image in archival ink and used coloured pencils to colour it.  I also stamped it on masking paper, fussy cut the upper edge and laid it over the coloured image.  I then sponged the sky with three shades of Distress ink.

I splattered it by loading a paint brush with a white acrylic paint and tapping it against another paint brush.

I used a SU embossing folder for my background piece and, after assembling the card, I went over the roof, parts of the trees, and some of the ground with a Quickie glue pen and added fine glitter.

Head over to CAS Mix Up to see the cards from the rest of the Design Team and our Guest Designer, Elaine of Craft-e-Place.  You have until May 24th to link up your CAS card featuring splattering and at least one other element from our list.

I'm also entering this in the Christmas Cards All Year Round challenge where the theme for May is precipitation - splattering is a great way to create a snowfall on a Christmas card!

Stamps - Penny Black cottage, Rubber Soul sentiment
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black; Distress Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, and Stormy Sky
Paper - white cs
Size - A2
Accessories - coloured pencils, white acrylic paint, Quickie glue pen, fine glitter


  1. So pretty, Susan!! Love your gorgeous sponged sky with falling snow. White acrylic paint does make the best splattered snow. :) Adorable image and great colouring with pencils. I love the texture from the glittery snow-covered roof and trees. xx

  2. Gorgeous, gorgeous Winter scene, Susan. It is even More beautiful IRL (I saw at our retreat) and a card you want to admire in different light and definitely Touch! TFS my friend. Hugs..

  3. What a pretty Christmas card, Susan! Love the splatters as snow! Great idea.

  4. What a fabulous job you did coloring that little cabin! It's so tiny and you captured the wonderful details of the image. Love your snowy background too!

  5. What a lovely cozy cottage under your wonderful splattered snow fall Susan! Julia xx

  6. Beautiful night time Christmas scene, I love the dark sky with the splattered snow.

  7. The snow splatters on the dark b'grd over the snow EF look so good and set off the lovely image. Like the way you colored the image with pencils. Thanks for the deets on how you put it together.

  8. These is such a sweet scene, Susan! I love the depth of color in your winter sky and the snow falling! Great job on splattering that snow!

  9. Such a Merry card. Your splatter snow is truly a success. All is warm in that little cabin. Love the dry embossed panel behind, fits perfectly. Beautiful card, xx

  10. It sure does look like a perfect little wintery scene! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR! :)

    ~Marie B -DT

  11. Beautiful Christmas card Susan. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  12. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.

  13. Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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