Saturday, January 28, 2023

Winter Blues

I had bought a sheet of Rice Paper images by Stamperia intending to use for christmas cards last year but never did so decided to have a play with them now. There are four scenes all different . This resulting card is just one of them. The best way to cut  rice paper is not by using scissors but to wet round the image with water and then use a small paint brush to gently ease the fibres  apart.

 I didn't do that though as all of the scenes were inside a bordered edging which I wanted to keep intact.  I have a roll of very wide d.s. tape so I roughly cut round each one and applied to a piece of the tape, rolled out just long enough to cover. Peeled the backing from the d.s. tape and placed on white cardstock  Once in place I then trimmed properly using my trimmer to cut evenly round the border . Added to dark blue cardstock to make a small border (to highlight) which I had intended to then place evenly inside the larger white cardstock border but somehow it got moved before I had a chance to adhere it down and I actually like where it got moved to and it did leave a nice space for the sentiment so what you see is what you get!!. The sentiment is by Britannia Dies.

Entering into the following Challenges:
Try it on Tuesday #: Winter Blues.
The Sisterhood of Crafters # Brr! Its cold outside.
Creative Fingers #247 Anything goes.
613 Avenue Create # Anything goes /Winter theme.


Freubelmina said...

Wow what a beautiful atmospheric card you made ValeryAnne xx

crafty-stamper said...

Absolutely beautiful image and rice paper
carol x

dutchess said...

Love that image Mrs A…so pretty lovely card….
Take care xxx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Beautiful card.
Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge Blog challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for
CRAFT Challenge Blog

Aquarius said...

Such a beautiful image and the layout is excellent - a happy accident I'd say!!

Sandra H said...

So beautiful Mrs A is your card love the image and the layout too x

Diane said...

Beautiful card and image!
hank you for joining our challenge at Double D and The Sisterhood!
Diane DD Co-Owner and TSH DT
{Nellies Nest}
{Double D}
{Stencil Fun}

Chris said...

What a beauty! Love the image and the layout. xx

Brenda in IN said...

A stunning scene and beautiful card. You really did it justice and maybe waiting until after Christmas made it even more center stage.

Donna Ellis said...

whoa! What a stunningly GORGEOUS scene and with a femininity now usually found with blues. The floral motif throughout takes my breath away, ValeryAnne. There are some artists who just capture our souls, and this one certainly has captured mine, especially done in the layout you have mastered. Beautiful!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Amazing image, love it so much, well done using i for your lovely card! Thanks so much for your tip and technique to cut the rice paper, very useful!

LesleyG said...

What a lovely image, a good way of adhering and cutting the paper, and a happy accident, makes a beautiful card xxx

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh it's lovely to see you at the Rudolf Challenge.
Love your super gorgeous card and that image is so beautiful and the colours are perfect to go with that rice paper.
I have some rice paper I bought a few years ago and have never used but it's not Christmas must try and use it now you have inspired me.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Dr Sonia S V said...

Stamperia rice papers are so beautiful . I bought a few though they are so expensive in India. They are popular for decoupage here. Your card is super gorgeous
Cheers, Dr Sonia

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Valery Anne. I bought the paper pad of this as I liked it so much.

Sue xx

mamapez5 said...

What a beutiful image. I love the rice papers I have seen but I am not sure I would do them justice. I love this card. Kate x

Judy Woodland said...

What a beautiful, delicate design, just lovely!! Lots of wonderful work here and great take on the challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Double D. Hope we see you back again soon!
Judy~ DD DT

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, when I looked at the lady on the card and your blog picture, she looks very much like you- facial features and hair color. Both beautiful too!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

How gorgeous! A beautiful card Mrs A.

lichazul said...

Beautiful papersπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
Congrats πŸ’☺️

JD/ Jill said...

Stunning card!

Chana Malkah said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors and your wonderful image!

Thanks for dropping this into our mailbox at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Mrs.B said...

A beautiful card Mrs A. Love the image and such gorgeous shades of blue. Love the layout - a happy accident!
Avril xx
p.s. Thanks for sharing at Try it on Tuesday.

Joan said...

This is so pretty, lovely image and colours

Thanks for joining in at Try It On Tuesday challenge


Kate said...

Such a pretty panel Valery Anne and your layout works so well! Thanks for joining us on the front porch at 613 The Avenue Create! Hope to see you again soon!
Hugs, Kate (Cards a la Kate)!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a beautiful image, I love how you made the card. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Sue - said...

Such a pretty card and a lovely layout!

Liz said...

Congratulations on your win over in the Creative Fingers Challenge with this beautiful card. xx