The theme for this month is "Winter" and I've created a snowy scene aperture card.
When closed the scene inside can be seen from the front.....
.........but when you open it up the design follows through.
I started off by working out the positions of the children playing in the snow. The child pushing the sledge is actually wearing ice skates but by covering them up when I inked the stamp I've managed to get rid of them. It's also taken away the harsh line of the sledge so it looks like it is in the snow.
I then worked out how to get the Gelli print of the Treescape to fit the scene.
I wanted to get the line of the hills on the stencil to match up with those on the stamp so I positioned it appropriately.........
.......and added a temporary extra bit to the stencil. This stage also showed me where I needed to cut the aperture for the front.
I then made a print with black acrylic paint. I used some Weathered Wood Distress Ink to add in some more snowy hills to match the print.
The "Warm Winter Wishes" phrase is made up from these two Clarity stamps. It's stamped on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two die cut.
I created another matching Gelli print for the inside.......
..........and a mirror image of it (by turning the stencil over when I took the print) for the facing side.
It was one of those cards that sort of evolved (when I started off I only intended to have a Gelli print on the front) and turned into a bit of a labour of love. I hope you like it.
As always, I really enjoyed looking at all of the entires for last month's "Vintage" challenge. There was such a great variety of ideas. Congratulations to the winner and Top 5. Don't forget to enter this month, there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner. It's picked at random so everyone has an equal chance of winning.
Winter from the Remountable Seasons Set