Saturday, 27 September 2014

Rudolf day for September

 My two cards for Rudolf day this month are very similar, although one is on a rectangular card and has a sentiment, whilst the other is a square card without a sentiment. I was experimenting with the Old Beech Tree set from Inkylicious on different sorts of paper. The first is on the reverse side of some centura pearl and the second is on watercolour paper. I can't remember which I used chipped Sapphire DI or Memento Paris Dusk on! To get the snow in the foreground I wiped off the majority of the ink on the bottom of the stamp with a baby wipe. I added a few snow drifts with ink dusters and a mountain valley stencil. I then dusted the sky too. The first card looked fine as it was, but the dusting on the second card wasn't very even, so I went over it with a water brush.not sure if this works or not.
I added a fair bit of stickles as snowy sparkle to the branches and the snowdrifts, as well as some white gel pen highlights. Do pop over to Sarn's blog to take a look at her very elegant Rudolf day cards - such unusual, but gorgeous colours!


SARN said...

Hi Sally . . . thanks for entering these two gorgeous winter trees into Rudolph Day.

Thanks for sharing the info on how you made them too.

The second one could either for Christmas OR a winter birthday. Superb.

Hugs, Sarn xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this gorgeous tree all sparkled up with glitter for Christmas. A great alternate for the traditional type.

Sue xx

Valerie Nolan said...

Two gorgeous cards Sally love the first one with the vellum strip and the colours are fab!
Val x

Helen J said...

Gorgeous cards, Sally, the first one is my favourite though.

Kathleen said...

Two brilliant card using a great image and love how you have done the sentiment on torn vellum on the first card.

Kath x

Jean Straw said...

Both of these cards look fabulous Sally, I think I like the second one best. The tree certainly looks good in a snowy setting. I have just bought this stamp but haven't used it yet.
Jean x

Linby said...

Wow Sally these are absolutely gorgeous. Real works of art.
Lynn x

Jan Frances said...

Absolutely love these two cards. xxx Jan xxx

Irene said...

Hello Sally

Oh my what beautiful cards, the Winter scene is gorgeous and I can feel the chill in the air.

If I had to choose a card, I love the second one on watercolour paper.

Just gorgeous.


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Wow, they are beautiful, love them, you'll probably find me trying to case them some day! I hope it's ok with you :)

Warm hugs

MaryH said...

Sally BOTH are beautiful. I like the effects that you have on each one, and how brilliant to think of smoothing out #2 with your water brush. It turned out just magnificent. Love those snow hills with the dusting of icy snow on the tops and you really got that tree shadow effect down marvelously realistic. Both are stunning. TFS & Happy week ahead. Hugs

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Such lovely winter scene cards! I feel the serenity coming off them. You sure are a whiz with those dusters.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Well of course a tree lover would have to make Christmas cards with trees eh love them, Sal, plus the ones below too, :D Shaz in Oz.x PS thanks for popping over.

Carola Bartz said...

This is a true winter wonderland! How very beautiful!

maria's knutselplezier said...

These cards are very pretty too!!