Saturday, 10 November 2012

A little experiment

After a couple of frosty mornings recently, I thought I would have a go at trying to recreate some frosty seed heads like this.
I got out my Inkylicious stamps (Create a Collage Meadow and Wild Meadow), Ink Dusters and inks and came up with this.
I used a range of Adirondack and Distress inks, kaleidoscope embossing powder, white gel pen and some post it masks. I am not sure if it looks frosty at all, but just to show you the effect of the embossing powder, here is a close-up.
We had a lovely walk in Wollaton Park this morning, and the Autumn colours are still at their best. I love the quality of the light at this time of year, when the sun is shining. I feel a few more tree cards coming on! Thanks for looking!


  1. WOW Sally this is just stunning - I think you've captured that frostiness just perfectly

  2. Really gorgeous Sally and it definitely does look frosty. A great effect and such a beautiful card.
    Glad you had a lovely walk too and hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  3. Super effect, Sally - love it. You've managed to achieve a pretty cool effect there. Oh and guess what - I already had the Cumulus stamp - duh! Had a feeling I might have but couldn't find it, then realised it was in a tray I'd forgotten all about. I'll be watching Kevin's video soon... xxx

  4. Love it, Sal, great work - and candy over my way f you have not popped over :D Shaz in oz.x

  5. Wow, that's gorgeous, Sally! Definitely frosty - I'm shivering as I look at it! I think it's going to be frosty here tomorrow morning, must go out with the camera. x

  6. Oh, I definitely think you achieved your goal here Sally. This is absolutely wonderful. So delicate looking and I love the soft background colours. A totally gorgeous card!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Sally thats fantastic! It really looks as if they are frosty:) Gorgeous card and love the colour choice!
    Val x

  8. oh wow this is gorgeous .. has a real frosty feel
    Lisa x

  9. Beautiful card Sally, love the frosty look so pretty x Susan x

  10. As seems to be the norm Sally and late arriving again.

    I think you've created a perfect frosty feel and by using the soft muted inks it all adds to the cold atmosphere of your card.

    Hands up to more trees, but I did make a full confession to you on my blog Saturday. All I need to do now is find time to actually use them, I don't know where my time is going just lately.

    B x

  11. Oh Sally, it looks wonderful! You did a great job working from your inspiration. NancyD

  12. You captured it beautifully - fab card.
    Lynn x

  13. I'm just managing to catch up with you, Sally and I've really enjoyed looking at all you've been creating. I love your art work. These grasses are so gorgeous with their frosty touch. I have these stamps too but don't use them enough.
    hugs Lisax


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