Saturday, 5 November 2011

Winter Wonderland

As soon as I saw this image the Graphics Fairy posted last week, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it! So beautiful, it makes a wonderful decoupaged picture.

"Wonderland"

A tunnel box was constructed from Tim Holtz' Lost and Found cardstock and decorated with distress inks & picket fence distress stain, but I didn't hide the image behind acetate on this occasion. A large, scalloped oval Nestability was used to die cut the aperture in the front of the card, and a ribbon tag die cut for the sentiment (part of an old Papermania Christmas stamp set), which was stamped with charcoal versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.

The gathered lace at the bottom of the card looks like a flurry of snow, and the vintage-style lace at the top is reminiscent of winter garlands.

"Close-up main image"

That forest is just fabulous with all the snow-laden boughs and thick-coated reindeer. A fair bit of holographic glitter glue adds lots of sparkle (a little hard to see in my photos which were taken during this long Winter night in Northern Ireland).

"View down through top of card showing construction"

A view through the top of the card gives a better view of the layers that went into the decoupage. It was a labour of love cutting and shaping each of the snowy branches and adding dimensional glue to stick each part in place.

"Back of card showing panel for handwritten message"

The cutout from the aperture was reversed and attached to the back of the card to provide a space for a handwritten message. The photo also proves that the lace continues around the back of the card! :-)

Being suitable for Christmas, this card would also make a very suitable non-religious Winter holiday card, or even a December birthday card.

Entered for the following challenges:
Samuel Taylors November Blog Challenge
Winter Wonderland

11 comments:

  1. This was a lot of work but well worth it. It is a lovely image and I like the way you have presented it. Kate x

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  2. Gorgeous card, Alot of work but well worth it well done.. Chris xx

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  3. This is beautiful, what great work.
    Becky x

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  4. Oh WoW Maddy, this is so beautiful. A perfect Winter Wonderland. Stunning as always my friend. Lee x

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  5. Stunning as always. So gorgeous x

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  6. Wowsers! Love the scene inside the aperture. Great work!
    Sharon
    aka Celticrafter

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  7. wow a gorgeous sparkly creation thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have some new candy if you are interested :)

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  8. I love the wintery feeling of this tunnel box. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

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  9. This is fabulous, beautiful image.
    Wendy xx

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