Friday, December 31, 2010

White Christmas Window

 The current Pollycraft Challenge  is to make a project with either an All White Christmas (with colour only on the image)...or...a Snowy/Winter Scene.  I wanted to try something a little different and was thinking of maybe a shadow box card until my lovely friend Helen told me about a tunnel card she'd seen in a off I went hunting to find something to look at to get an idea of how to make one. Helen came to the rescue with a link to a template, so I decided to have a play and see what I came up with. 

All white is always a challenge for me...I've only done a couple of all white cards...but I had a picture in my head of what I wanted to achieve and it sort of turned out how I imagined!

Here's the card:

I've taken these 2 photos in different light to see if I could capture the different textures and effects. It's SOOOOO hard to photo acetate without getting reflections/glare!!!

There are 3 panels to the card. The back panel is embossed with a tree folder, with puff paint and glitter added to some of the branches for snow. The middle panel has a cut out tree which has been embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder and I've added Stickles to the dots to look like glistening snow flakes. The star on top of the tree is a punch from my stash and it's also been 'Stickled'. I wanted the front panel to look like a window because I had in mind to use Paula's Evie Waiting for Santa image and she's sitting watching out the window for Santa to arrive :)  I've embossed the window frame with a CB border folder and then painted the whole panel with Liquid Pearls. A piece of acetate was cut and adhered to the back of the opening for the 'glass' and 1/4" DS tape used on the front to create the frame for the panes...this was glittered to make it look frosty.  At this point I did a very DUMB thing...I forgot to adhere the acetate BEFORE  assembling the card :(  It was an absolute PAIN to get that piece in behind the panel, in the right spot, without making a BIG frustrating when I make silly boo boos like that!! The Merry Christmas is embossed with another CB folder and cut out. I then coated the letters with Gelly Roll Stardust glitter pen. And last but not least, Evie was coloured with Copics, cut out and mounted with foam dots. If you click on the photos to enlarge them, hopefully you'll get the idea I was wanting to create :)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful & safe New Year everyone :)


Mary J said...

Oh wow, this is amazing! I've been pondering on this challenge but can't get any inspiration for it!

ileana said...

What a gorgeous creation, Lynne!! love all the glittery touches, it looks beautiful! hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! Hugs!!

joey said...

Hi Lynne

this is gorgeous a really lovely design, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft, Happy New Year

Joey xx

H2 :) said...

Totally gorgeous Lynne! Love how your beautifully coloured Evie stands out on all that crisp white texture! Brilliant design. :)


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