Delfts Blue in the snow – The 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Even though I did not coloured the images on this card, I made it with The 30 Day Coloring Challenge in mind, because I took every day a little “me-time” to make it!

Delfts Blue is a famous blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in The Netherlands.
The most highly-regarded period of production is about 1640–1740, but Delftware continues to be produced. Why I am telling this? I am Dutch and I made a Holiday card in blue and white, Delfts Blue in mind.

I used several stamp sets from different brands to make my winterscene. Starting with stamping the ice skating couple by Marianne Design and stamped them again on a piece of scrap paper so I could mask them while stamping the fence ( Viva Decor).
After that, I stamped a tree on the left side and also one on scrap paper so I could stamp the second tree behind it. I let this dry for several hours because I stamped with Distress Ink and I wanted to ad snow.
All the snow I have is water based so look for you work with snow, what base it is and when it is water base and you are stamping also with an water base ink or ink reacting with water (most dye inks are)  make sure the ink is dried well enough  otherwise you can get bleeding of the ink through your snow.
Added my snow and a little extra glitter on top of it, just an extra hint by blowing a little from my hand into the air (not in my room LOL but outside) and holding the card under the falling glitter. So I don’t get a lot of extra glitter because there is already glitter in my snow.
I added some Aqua Shimmer on the area where the ice is, to give this also a little shine.

I wanted to finish the card with falling snow made with my snow stencil, but where the stencil supposed to be it wasn’t. I turned my whole craftroom ( on that moment I was glad he is small) over but the stencil is gone and stays gone.
After doing a bunch of other small things I had to do, I returned to my craftroom in the hope that I would find the stencil in my daughters stencil map, but no, still gone.
Because I wanted to finish the card so it could dry overnight I picked some Acrylic paint and put this on a acryl stamping block with a little water and Perfect Pearls. I used a small paint brush, took a little bit of paint on my brush and tapped gently on my brush while I held it above the card. I wanted small flakes and not big blobs and not too much, just enough to put a little bit interest to the background. I masked the faces from the boy and girl. If you don’t, you will see that there is a splatter in a place where you don’’ t want it, for example on a eye. So masking is the answer.

The next day everything was dry and I put the panel on to a blue card with foam tape for some dimension and (at last) my first Holiday card for this year is finished.
You can find the use materials under the images.
The second image shows the glitter and shine on the card.

Delfts Blauw

Delfts Blauw2

Used Materials
Canson Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Distress Ink Blueprint Sketch
Marianne Design Cling Stamp  Set CS0906 Happy Winter
Studio Light Stamp Set 120 Sweet Winter Season
Viva Decor Weinachts Landschaft (Christmas scenery)
Marianne Design Stamp Set EC0138 Eline’s Sentiments
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen Glitter Gloss
Aleene’s Glitter Snow
Ultra Fine Glitter (brand unknown)
Acrylic paint with Ranger Perfect Pearls
Papicolor Original Cardstock 936
1 mm. Foam tape

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