Dec 16, 2017

Cold and Frosty Colors at Allsorts Challenge

It's Saturday again already, that means it's time for a new challenge at Allsorts. Our theme this week - chosen by Brenda -  is Cold and Frosty colors, so blues, lilacs, silver, white etc. They are some of my favorite colors and are perfect for winter themed cards.

I started out by masking the bottom portion of my card using a piece of torn printer paper and masking tape to hold in in place. Then I splattered some masking fluid onto the background and when it was dry I inked with Stampin Up's retired Lovely Lilac ink and Distress Broken China ink. Then I rubbed off the dried masking fluid to reveal the pretty "snowy" background.  The bare trees were done using a Penny Black die set. Can you believe this is my first time ever using these dies although I've had them for over a year...it's challenging for me to use dies, but they seemed perfect for this occasion. The sentiment (from Penny Black's Season's Gifts set) was stamped using versafine onyx ink. I love how the black sentiments stands out from the softly inked background. The whole card front was cut into a 3.75 inch square and mounted onto a 4.74 inch card base. 

This week at Allsorts we are being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons with the prize of the beautiful ribbon package below...


We would love for you to come join us in this fun challenge!

Thanks so much for visiting!!

11 comments:

Mervi said...

Fabulous and stylish card. Love the tree dies, I have use them a lot;-))m

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous Ellie, xxx

Linby said...

Just so beautiful - love it x

Lynn said...

So, so, so pretty! I love the colors you chose and the die cut trees are gorgeous. Thanks for the tip of using the masking fluid to create falling snow....gotta try it!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Beautiful! Soft colors with the snow effect, just lovely.

Amy Johnson said...

The perfect card for the challenge. I love that die. And yes, I can believe you had it for over a year and never used it before. I do the same thing all the time!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooo gorgeous! I love those trees!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathleen said...

Fabulous cold and frosty card, super scene.

Kath x

Tracy said...

An absolutely stunning creation Ellie, I absolutely love it.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Ellie - love your sponging of the background
May your Christmas be blessed with love
Maxine

brenda said...

Rather belatedly popping in to say how much I love your card with the sleek and elegant Silver Birches Ellie, perfect for this weeks theme.

B x