Winter Chill (The Stampers’ Sampler)

Sharing cards made for The Stampers’ Sampler Holiday Happenings Challenge Call.
The stamps are PaperArtsy ESN, designed by Sara Naumann. They are such well thought out stamp sets, with focal images, text/script and smaller elements.  I stamped up sets ESN17 and 18.  Although they appear in the Holiday Happenings challenge results, they are not necessarily for Christmas, the cards could be for winter birthdays, simply ink up different sentiments.
The colours were difficult to photograph, you cannot see the metallic paint which was blended onto the backgrounds.  It is all very subtle, I wanted an almost watercolour effect, aiming for a frosty, wintry appearance with a hint of the delicate.fivetrialA That’s Crafty greyboard snowflake is layered with a paperflower painted to co-ordinate with a rhinestone adding a hint of sparkle and just a wee dash of glamour!sixpasamplerlynne
You probably know by now that I love to add scraps!  This little piece was literally a scrap piece lying around.
sevenpasamplerlynneThe second cardonetrialThat piece of gold paper was under paper
as was this piece, torn from,  if I remember, a piece of deli paper which was used as underpaper.  threepasamplerlynne
Another card…
tenpasamplerlynneThe final card features the same stamp as the first card, this time stamping the little snowflakes/flowers adding tiny pearl stickers to their centres.twelvetrialThe sentiment layered with another fragment of under paperthirteenpasamplerlynnewith another piece popping up here.  I particularly like the shimmer on this sliver … I am easily pleased!fourteenpasamplerlynneThank you for your visit. Even during absences from on-line activities, I always make sure I catch-up with comments you kindly leave for me, so thank you!


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. vintagewithlaces
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 04:53:41

    These Christmas cards are just beautiful, Lynne! I love the soft colors and the less is more approach. Fabulous!!!
    xo Julia


  2. Dorthe Hansen
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 08:55:06

    Dear Lynne, your cards are even more beautiful, here, than in the Stampers Sampler. I can see the shine, lovely tiny pearls, and the texture of scraps, which I love. Your underpapers gives a beautiful extra glow, to your card , they are so adding that little glam, I, just like you, love. Etheric beauty, they hold all, dear friend.
    Dorthe, xx


  3. Avril
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 09:23:41

    Beautiful set of cards Lynne, love the soft colours, they give a lovely frosty look. The tiny pearls are the perfect embellishment.
    Avril xx


  4. Suzi B
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 12:11:30

    Your art is always inspiring, love the softness of these beautiful cards. xx


  5. Meggymay
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 13:28:40

    Gorgeous cards Lynne, I agree they would make beautiful cards for other occasions as well.
    Yvonne xx


  6. jo
    Nov 10, 2016 @ 21:07:24

    Beautiful work Lynn, these are gorgeous stamps, and i love the soft cool colours


  7. gio
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 09:11:56

    As always your artworks are so classy and elegant. Beautiful cards, Lynne.


  8. Samantha Read
    Nov 11, 2016 @ 11:18:34

    Stunning Lynne 🙂 xx


  9. corrinegilman
    Nov 12, 2016 @ 22:13:18

    Been some big chill here so I can really appreciate these wintery glowing cards, just lovely. xox


  10. Sharon Bruner (inkybru)
    Nov 13, 2016 @ 01:54:14

    What a delicate collection of cards. The soft, frosty look makes me feel as though I could touch snowflakes. Your colors are perfect. What a great stamp set. So versatile. What a delightful addition the underlining makes! You certainly see possibilities and beauty in everything, Lynne. I love the bits and pieces you always add to your work. It amazes me how often a small piece lying around from a previous project can find its way into a new piece. Congratulations, Lynne, on another published work. Inkybru xx


  11. pearshapedchris
    Nov 15, 2016 @ 18:26:55

    Wow! Beautiful cards and I love how you have used the Winter Chill branch! Chrisx


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