I have always loved the snowflake look created by Heather Telford and others using masking fluid, but was never successful until now creating the look. I bought some very expensive masking fluid when I first saw Heather's cards using it and tried spattering it on with a toothbrush as she suggested, but had no luck. So I put it aside for some time, then pulled it out again to try on one of my BBCB backgrounds, and the masking fluid was all hard:( I know more about spattering now, so I was determined to try it again. I bought some Liquid Frisket Mask with a coupon and tried flicking it with a small paint brush, but it would not come off the brush. It was too thick. Dotting it one with the paint brush looked too artificial. Then a brilliant thought occurred to me- what if I put some on my craft sheet, mixed in a little water to thin it a bit, and tried flicking it on the water color paper with a small brush? It worked! Even diluted, the masking fluid created a small circular mask, so when I sprinkled Color Burst on top and spritzed with water, those small "snowflakes" stayed white. I tried one of my new colors of Color Burst for the first time- Indigo, which is a dark blue. I mixed it with the original Color Burst blue and spritzed with water. When it was dry, I rubbed off the liquid frisket masking fluid and I had a snowy sky look. I layered the completed piece on a navy blue card and added a die cut tree border from Poppy Stamps, some doves from Memory Box and "peace" from Ellen Hutson.
Since I used "snippets" for all the die cut pieces, I am entering this card in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, the Holiday challenge at Live Love Cards, and the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp.