One Layer Festival of Trees Starry Night Card

by Joanne James13. November 2014 20:10

Today I'm sharing my card for this week's challenge over at Less is More, where the focus for this week's one layer challenge is a 'starry, starry night'. I was aiming for an early LIM entry this week and this post was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but best laid plans and all that .... So two days later, here it is:

So how did I create today's card? Well, I've been wanting to create a sponged snowy scene for a while, so this card was the perfect opportunity. I masked off a horizontal panel, added a masked circle for my moon and then created a 'hill' mask to create my landscape itself. I sponged in my sky using Night of Navy ink and used the same colour to highlight the edges of the snow dunes and some subtle tree shadows (I did this bit after I stamped in the trees). Once I'd created my snowscape, I used the tip of the pine tree from the Festival of Tree stamp set to add in my trees. I stamped them in Memento Black ink, being careful to keep my mask in place each time so that the trees were behind the surface of the snow. To finish, I used some Encore silver ink to sponge in some tiny stars using a stencil I created with my Confetti Stars punch, along with a few dots added with my Silver marker. I also lightly sponged some Encore Silver onto some areas of the sky to add a subtle sheen. To finish, I stamped my sentiment from the 'Good Greetings' stamp set beneath my scene. Here's a closeup of the scene itself so that you can see it in more detail: 

For such a 'blue' card, this really is very pretty and for a one layer card has so much going on. I think I might have to make a few more like this!

Back tomorrow with another card; until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Susan Dalton
Susan DaltonUnited Kingdom
13/11/2014 22:12:37 #

Beautiful card - not a winter person but made me feel like a stroll in the snow x

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Sid
SidUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 02:18:28 #

Loving your fabcard Joanne !

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Julie Beech
Julie BeechUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 12:31:30 #

Love how you masked off the areas to create this snowy landscape and a super sentiment. Smile

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Caro
CaroNetherlands
14/11/2014 14:00:50 #

You rock! What a gorgeous, elegant Christmas decor your created here.
Love it!
Hugs,
Caro x

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Anja
AnjaGermany
14/11/2014 17:51:52 #

I love how you added the shades in the snow and love the layout of your fab Card!

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 18:00:36 #

Simply stunning Joanne. I love this technique and you have done it to perfection!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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Daizy-Mae ( Viv )
Daizy-Mae ( Viv )United Kingdom
14/11/2014 19:59:19 #

It's lovely Joanne ;) Viv xx

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Helen J
Helen JUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 20:52:12 #

Beautiful card, a lovely wintry scene created to perfection.

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Sarah G
Sarah GUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 21:17:33 #

Gorgeous card, Joanne!  I love the masked panel and you have created real depth on your snowy scene Smile  

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anne
anneUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 22:39:35 #

Stunning inking Joanne, this is just perfect!
Thanks so much for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer

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Sarah
SarahUnited Kingdom
14/11/2014 22:48:07 #

This is AMAZING Joanne.
Love all the depth of the scene you've created and a beautiful starry creation.
Thanks for taking part
Sarah
Less is More

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Pauline A
Pauline AUnited Kingdom
16/11/2014 17:41:41 #

This is awesome, love, love,love xxx

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Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
16/11/2014 20:20:27 #

This is absolutely a beautiful winter scene!  The sponging is just perfect!  SO much depth!  XX

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Kathy James
Kathy JamesUnited Kingdom
17/11/2014 16:46:55 #

Wow!  Love it! Love it!. It captures winter and Christmas so well.

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Diane Hopkins
Diane HopkinsUnited Kingdom
18/11/2014 13:50:03 #

So beautiful, it's a stunning scene with great atmosphere - just like you're there (or want to be) ;)

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Janice Thompson
Janice ThompsonUnited Kingdom
21/11/2014 08:18:56 #

What a brilliant card, I am always so inmressed by these LIM creations, when they work they work so well! Spectacular! Jx

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LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
21/11/2014 11:55:11 #

Wow, I must have sleeping the day you posted this!  AWESOME!  And congrats on your win, too!  Definitely pinning this!

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Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
21/11/2014 13:31:50 #

Congrats on your LIM win, Joanne! Well deserved, this is one gorgeous card!

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Julia
JuliaGermany
21/11/2014 14:15:30 #

Did you see you won at LIM, Joanne? So deserved, it's a stunning card!

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Darnell J Knauss
Darnell J KnaussUnited States
21/11/2014 18:02:58 #

Joanne, this looks like a painting that should be hanging in an art gallery! You so deserved the win at LIM!! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

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Dotty Jo
Dotty JoUnited Kingdom
22/11/2014 16:09:32 #

Big congrats on your ShowCASe - so well deserved! Jo x

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Donna
Donna United States
08/12/2014 12:02:53 #

Such a beautiful card!!  I love how you did it. I'm artistically challenged though and would have loved to watch you create it in a video. If there's ever a chance of that please let me know. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
08/12/2014 21:50:13 #

Thanks Donna for your lovely comment. I haven't made a video tutorial in a while but am keen to get back in to it and produce more in the New Year. I'll add this to the list of requests and will do my best!

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TiaraHelen
TiaraHelenUnited Kingdom
11/02/2015 09:16:35 #

Love this One layer card. Elegant, calm, ingenious.
Helen x

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