For Robin's F4A255 Baby It's Cold Outside challenge from yesterday, which I combined with Audrie's Stampscapes Gallery IC challenge.
I used THIS as my inspiration, taking the colours and the black and white foliage.
For Robin's wrinkle-free background, I used watercolour paper because I wasn't sure the salt would work on my regular paper. You can't much see it, but it is there. I nipped upstairs to quickly do that part so it could dry while we took the Christmas tree to the recycling centre!! And then, because I don't have bleach wipes, I flicked neat bleach over it. Then I stamped Flying Stars and embossed it with white, then added the dandelion and fern round the edges in both black and white. The white, with its frosted look, is what I am calling "cold outside". I added a sentiment and edged it with a black marker. Tried various bird stamps and dies but none of them seemed to work, so in the end I just added a few tiny butterflies, which I rubbed with luster rub-ons to help them stand out a bit.
Date: Saturday, January 10, 2015 GMT Views: 3361
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Sat, Jan 10, 2015 @ 8:06 AM
Sabrina, this us just too gorgeous for words. I love the combination of black and white images, and as usual when I see yoyr cards, I am thinking "why haven't I tried that". The lights and darks along with the interesting designs on your bkg are anazing. Pinned for sure.