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Winter wonderland

Inspiration: A week ago I created a card for a “white on white” challenge at Inkspirational.  But I was a little disappointed with it, because my initial hope had been to create a landscape, but at that point I couldn’t think of anything in my stash to help me produce a landscape.  So I ended up doing a more abstract white-on-white design.

When I saw the “Winter Scenes” challenge on the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge blog, I knew I had a second chance to try to achieve the snowy, white-on-white landscape in my mind.  I’m not sure why this idea didn’t occur to me in the first place!

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Ingredients: Rustic Luxe Christmas paper, plain index paper, Rock Candy Stickles, Rock Candy Distress Glitter, Distress ink in weathered wood and stormy sky, Perfect Medium, Perfect Pearls in blue patina, Deco Art glitter paint, dryer sheet

Learning:  Why did I use the Deco Art glitter paint on the dryer sheet?  I was hoping to get a tiny bit of color into the scene by using aroraborealis style glitter, but I feel it ended up looking a bit cheesy.  It reminds me of the glittered blankets of polyfiber fake snow under my grandparent’s manger scene in the 80’s.  Which could have been cool in it’s own right, if I had been going for a more retro-cute look.

I also put on a bit of the blue Distress Inks on the dryer sheet for shadow, but I wish I had attempted it before sticking the dryer sheet on, because I think it would have been more subtle.

Triumps:  I love love love how the Perfect Pearls worked out.  I had never worked with them before, and I found it to be really fun to stamp on the clear Perfect Medium, then watch the image appear when I dusted on the Pearls – kind of like a secret message!  The effect was subtle, yet legible.  I also like my shadow effect on the one side of the tree done with a Stormy Sky Distress marker, and a bit of Weathered Wood ink on a watered brush.

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