Thursday, April 1, 2021

Peace on Earth

 Happy April Fool's Day although it's no joke that Winter Wonderland has a new challenge!

I was the lucky one who picked the theme this month and considering all the craziness going on in the world today, I chose "Peace on Earth".  

Our sponsor for this challenge is SheepSki Designs and they have a special prize for the winner of this challenge, thank you to the talented Andrea!

This image is Winter Deer, the image only has 2 trees however for my cards I added a few extras.  After I printed the image on white cardstock I went to work on the background using Distress Inks.  Once I had the combos right it was still missing something.

After many failed attempts using stickles, heat & stick powder with glitter, sparkle embossing powder and a variety of attempts using the inks it just didn't look right until I pulled out Texture Paste by Ranger that I've had for over a year but have never tried. So I went to work on my failed attempts to see what I could do with the paste.

I pulled out my Snow Flurry stencil by Taylored Expressions and placed it over the image and thought it was just the snow that needed texture and dimension so I covered up those small little holes that covered the trees and deer. Spread the paste over the open holes and pulled the stencil off to discover it looked crappy so that was the end of Day 1. 

 Day 2 - I tried again spreading the paste over the entire card - finally, success!  On the green card I sprinkled some glitter over the paste while it was still wet and wish I would have done that on both cards but enough was enough, this had to end!

Sorry for all the rambling and I appreciate you stopping by to take a peek and I hope you have a chance to join us at Winter Wonderland!

Distress Inks Used:
  • Twisted Citron, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Black Soot
  • Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers

Addicted to Stamps and More - Christmas #402 .
Crafty Gals Corner - Make it Green #217 .
SheepSki Designs - Animal Magic #49 (April)
Aud Sentiments - Animals + Sentiment #271 .


  1. Your creative efforts paid off, Michelle, these are both stunning Christmas cards, bravo!!!

  2. Beautiful cards and scenes. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments, Crafty Gals Corner

  3. thank you for joining us at crafty gals challenges..very pretty

  4. Lovely cards. Thank you for joining in the Aud Sentiments animal challenge.

  5. Way to persevere because the finished cards are beautiful! The snow is the perfect embellishment for your cards. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

    sue n.

  6. Awesome cards, love the extra trees and beautiful inking, paste snow looks very very good too. Thank you for joining SheepSki Desings "Animal Magic" challenge, I hope to see you again in our new "Floral Dance" challenge.