Snowstorm collage

Snowstorm collage

After making a small panel collage the other day I picked up another card base which I had covered in flecks of masking fluid and made a snowstorm collage. Other than the addition of masking fluid I used the same technique described in my collage tutorial: two background stamps and a feature image (often I use a small additional image as well, but for this one I used the tree multiple times)

I created the collage in the following order over the masking fluid:

  1. stamp part of letter background in Paris Dusk ink after stamping it on scrap paper first
  2. stamp part of music background in Elderberry ink
  3. position hill mask  and stamp “Before the Snow” trees in blue and elderberry ink
  4. sponge sky in blues and elderberry
  5. remove mask, sponge the snow around the bottom of card and stamp foreground tree in blue.
  6. remove masking fluid


Stamps:  Letter BackgroundMusic BackgroundBefore the Snow (PB)
Inks: Memento Summer Sky, Elderberry, Paris Dusk (Tsukineko)
Also: Winsor & Newton Masking Fluid

22 Comments on “Snowstorm collage”

  1. Barb King says:

    That is stunning. Love all the blues!

  2. jmhave44 says:

    Each card just get better-er & better-ER. You continually ‘top yourself’ with each card I see. This one is just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for Sharing.

  3. Geri Greening says:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful beautiful repeat above sentence…. continue repeating above sentence…. Amazing!

    Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 03:27:28 +0000 To:

  4. Darlene Gabriel says:

    WOW – this is absolutely gorgeous!! I love this winter scene – the soft blues and the music. Thank you for sharing this. Wish I could do beautiful scenes like this.

  5. While I have no idea what masking fluid is, I sure love the effect! This is a gorgeous snow scene!

  6. Carol L says:

    This is incredibly stunning! Just gorgeous – beautiful work!

  7. Edna Burgess says:

    Very beautiful. Love the colors and the way you’ve put it all together. Edna

  8. Heather,

    Would you ever consider doing video tutorials on some of these techniques? I am a visual learner and a have a hard time following your directions (not that they aren’t clear, it is MY brain that is the problem)! I think you are so talented and would love to learn to make a card like this,

    Merry Christmas and the is for all the inspiration,

  9. Gabby says:

    OMGoodness, what a great card! The snow storm collage and the front snowy tree that looks wind-blown, is just toooo cool – pun intended. 😀

  10. Jan Castle says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhh, Heather, this is STUNNING!
    Paper Hugs,

  11. Marleine says:

    This is beautiful. It has so much movement it feels like your there watching. X

  12. KK says:

    Ooh, this is fabulous, Heather – love the effect you got with those trees – feels really cold – brrr!

  13. Bridget says:

    This is stunning, Heather – I’ve had masking fluid on my list for ages, I’m just gonna’ have to run right out there and get some!!!!

  14. Erika N says:

    Very wintery and pretty

  15. Tracy says:

    This is lovely heather. Great effect with the masking fluid and blues give it a gorgeous winters feel. Tracy x

  16. csthelen says:

    Marvelous concept of music flowing through the glade. TFS your creativity and knowledge,

  17. nise says:

    Stunningly Gorgeous! Just love the colors you chose. Add that with the fact that your trees look real and this is beyond incredible. Thank you SO much for sharing. My neglected bottle of masking fluid may create a storm soon.

  18. Heather,

    I went to the store today to buy masking fluid and unfortunately, I didn’t have your info with me. The clerk sold me Grumbacher Miskit Liquid Friskit as a masking fluid. I just came to this post and saw you have listed Windsor and Newton Masking Fluid. Do you prefer that? Have you heard of the one I purchased? I can return it because I haven’t opened it yet, so I would be grateful if you could respond to me via email when you have a moment, thanks in advance for your help.

  19. shirley-bee says:

    Wow, love all the depth on this one, Heather! I like the added text and music.

  20. Cindy says:

    This is a beautiful card. I love snow scenes and blue so you hit it perfect for me. LOL Thanks for sharing.

  21. This is so gorgeous! I love the wintry feel – fab! xx

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