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Sunday, 17 January 2021

International Art and Soul Challenge 100

 The theme for this fortnight is Winter. I must say, I do like winter. Yes, it can be cold, and it can be wet but it's lovely to feel cosy inside when the weather's bad outside. And snowy landscapes are gorgeous to look at.


When I'd almost finished my Christmas cards last year, I came across a text stamp I haven't used for some time. As it's perfect for this theme, I used it to complete my Christmas makes. The text stamp is one I've had for quite a long time but I honestly can't remember whose it is. It might be an Inkylicious stamp, but I don't think it is. If anyone recognises it, I'd love to be reminded! The other stamps used come from Craft Stamper Magazine.




For both cards, I stamped the image and then gave the background a Distress Ink wash. In the case of the second card, I also added some white pencil to key areas before the ink wash as a type of resist. I gave them some different matting, and, for very simple cards, I think they're quite effective. 

In case you can't read it, the verse reads, 'Winter waves a magic want over the world and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful'

I do hope you can join us this time.

3 comments:

Chriss America Real said...

These cards are so lovely and elegant! I love the sentiments.

Hugs,
Chriss

Margaret said...

Your cards are both so lovely. Your sentiment is so true. Snow does make everything look bright and new. I grew up in the Northeast so I remember what it was like. I'm just glad I don't live in that part of the country now.

Hazel said...

Beautiful cards and the sentiment is perfect. They definitely have the Winter theme covered! Hazel x

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