Sunday, December 9, 2012

Snowy Scene - Mary Arden's House

The Timeless Britain collection by Mike Goss for ArtKure is one of my favorite lines from Crafter's Companion.  I love his detailed images. But, sometimes that very same detail can also be a bit daunting as well -- if you are in a hurry or if you don't like to color.

So I'd like to show you how the beauty of these images can stand on their own -- all I did was add a touch of glitter.


I used the Mary Arden's House image as my focal point, stamping it in black ink on to vanilla card stock. Then I die cut it in an oval and die cit a black scalloped mat for it.  Next, I used the clear 3D Crystal Lacquer to cover the roof, the bushes by the stone wall, and the pine trees.

While still wet, I sprinkled it with fine white glitter.  Set this aside to dry.  Here is a close-up image of the house.  Can you see how the crystal lacquer adds a nice raised dimension, in addition to acting as glue for the glitter?

On a large black mat layer, adhere a striped designer paper to the bottom half and an ivory Swiss-dot embossed card stock to the top half, leaving a 1/8" margin of black showing.

I often use a Swiss dot embossing folder to evoke the feeling of snow.  Attach a wide ivory grossgrain ribbon at the seam and tape on the back.  This is then layered on to a folded A2 vanilla card base.

The focal image was mounted using these adhesive foam circles.  I like to do that when layering over ribbon because it raises just enough to avoid having a funny line through the image, and keeps it more secure.

Final touches were a small black bow centered at the bottom of the image, and two small paisleys and pearls in the bottom corners.

Do you like these Art-Kure Timeless Britain images?  Here's another project I had shred back in June, made with another image from this line (Buckland in the Moor) -- it is an altered box done in the same ivory and black color scheme.

8 comments:

tndj said...

beautiful card and love the way you made the roof look like snow was on it. TFS

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the black and white!!

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

wow...this is stunning. So pretty.

KYCrafter said...

The black and white is very posh!!

{Chrissie} said...

This is simply, absolutely beautiful.

Stacy H-W said...

stunning Marge!!

Donna said...

I love the simplicity and elegance.
Thank you for sharing ;)