Saturday, 19 December 2015

Frosty Trees

The theme for this card is provided by the Craft Barn and the technique by the SSS Monday challenge, "Just a pinch".
My pinch is clear embossing powder, as this is the closest to salt in appearance and was ideal to create a frosty look on a tree.

I inked the Crafty Individuals stamp (CI-429) with pens, which allowed me to avoid some of the branches (the "frosty" ones) and embossed with clear EP.
With a brayer I applied blue ink over the top, making sure the top of the sky is darker than the horizon.

And that is it really.... It looks a bit drab but winter landscapes do look grey and, of course, my photo is suffering of a lack of proper sunlight!

And with Christmas round the corner it's time for me to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Also entering the Polka Doodle, That's Crafty and Allsorts challenges.


  1. As always a super creation Christine.

    In case I am not by again beforehand, wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas.

    B x

  2. Great winter scene and love the sky.
    Thank you for joining in our Anything but Christmas challenge at Allsorts


  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! The way you coloured the trees, avoiding the frosty parts, is so clever! Beautiful result.
    Happy Christmas! ♥

  4. Love this card, it's perfect. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas if we don't see you again before the day. xx

  5. This is wonderful and such a great idea.

    Love Chrissie xx

  6. What a lovely serene scene you have created on your card. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  7. This doesn't look drab at all Christine in fact it looks very dreamy. I can feel the chill depicting from your card as I am looking. Definitely a winter scene at it's best.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  8. How lovely is this? Beautiful, thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Merry Christmas, Jane x

  9. Beautiful and stylish card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts.
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year;-))m

  10. Wonderful card, so lovely.

    Merry Christmas !

  11. C'est super joli et super original!... Je pensais avoir eu le temps de commenter ce post, mais apparemment non.
    J'espère que tu as passé de très bonnes fêtes de Noël !!! Et que tu as été un peu gâtée...? Moi pas de scrap hélas sniiiiiif. Du coup maintenant, j'attends les soldes sur le Craft Barn! :))) Dans une limite raisonnable bien sûr, tu me connais :D
    Grosses bises

  12. Beautiful work...thank you for joining us over at for our anything goes challenge. Happy New Year! Melanie (DT)

  13. Gorgeous stamping, the trees look fab against that sky. I hope you've had a lovely Christmas
    Claire xx

  14. Oh wow! You have captured a frosty winter's day beautifully. Happy New Year!

  15. Fab make. Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Anjie (DT)

  16. Great make - Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles xx