Brrrrrrr!!! Really cold here these last few days - and because of the ice underfoot I am feeling a bit stir crazy as I've been unable to go out for my walk - a few steps to open the shed door every morning is the most steps I have achieved.
I have a large camellia in a pot that is simply full of buds so it's living in there at the moment. The poor daffs and hyacinths that dared to poke their heads out must be wishing they hadn't bothered too!
Anyway being stuck indoors meant I had a look at what I could do - other than stare out at the beautiful bright blue skies - and found a Lavinia tutorial on social media.
This is what I managed to produce - it's not perfect but it's not too bad either. (Well, I don't think so anyway!) Although when I looked at others I began to think it was JUST passable!
Working with black cardstock was a bit of a challenge I admit (the tutorial made it look easy - don't they always! 😀) however I think I may try a few more as I quite like the dark and mysterious!
I need a lot more practice with white pen highlighting too.
I had some difficulty taking the pic which is really irritating 😠. Am not sure if it was just simply the light or the combination of the black card base with the blended oxides on top - although it is supposed to be very misty the photo made it look downright foggy!
It was good trying out another new technique and passed some time while I wait for the thaw - the idea of blending inks onto black is probably not new to most but if you've not tried it have a go!
I hope you're warm and dry in your part of blogland and thanks for looking today! x
MMM - Fave theme from 2022 - #189 Winter Card (Not Christmas)
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An interesting technique and something a bit different using black cardstock.
A brooding atmospheric scene,it's stunning,thank you for joining in at MMM
Fabulous card Viv and very astmospheric,
We had a day like that fog just last Wednesday. Your card is a perfect depiction of fog and the scene is great.
Freezing and icy here too,I noticed our snowdrops are on the point of opening shame they flower when you can't go out and appreciate them! Absolutely brilliant effect on your card,love the magnificent stag and owl
This is amazing, Viv! I LOVE your misty winter wonderland. I have not seen anything like this. It's so artisticly beautiful, my friend. xx
I think it is great, you have really captured the misty look and the white highlights have also worked well. I might have to give the technique a go. Thanks for the inspiration. I know what you mean about icy ground preventing us from walking. It is the one thing that stops me going out in the morning for my usual walk xx
This is so misticaal looking. I love the owl. I can almost hear him hooting.
I shall have to investigate this technique. Hugs mrs A.
I haven't tried ink blending on black, Viv. I think I need to give it a try as your card is awesome! So misty looking! I hope you can get out again soon.
wow, so atmospheric. Your stag looks amazing on the night time moors ♥
A lovely magical feel to this gorgeous card Viv. Not tried this technique yet might have to give it a go someday.
Wow, this card is really wonderful! Love the scene you created with the images. Thank you for playing with us at the MMM Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Wow - I love it as it’s so atmospheric. Might have to find that video and have a go on dark card stock. I think your enforced incarceration was time well spent!!! X
OOh, that looks very mysterious Viv but I love it! Not tried that technique as yet but it looks interesting
Very atmospheric- almost spooky! It sounds like an interesting technique to try. I’m going to add it to my very long list!
So atmospheric - I love it! Jo x
This is so different, a true night time scene, lovely and dramatic at the sme time. This is one that stands out from the crowd, very impressive!
This is very atmospheric on the black card Viv, and I love the penwork to highlight the deer and the owl. x
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