Sunday, November 7, 2010

Winter Scene

I wanted to share this card with you. It is not a simple one - at least it wasn't the day I created it. One thing after another and the first one went into the garbage can after I was putting the finishing touches on it when my paint pen went "goosh" and left a huge splotch of gold paint on it. Grrrrrr! So aggravating. I tried to save it, but . . . nope, it was hopeless. Sniff sniff!

This is a sneak peek of a set being released Tuesday - called Bells on Bobtail by Mark's Finest Papers. I love the vintage look of it, don't you?

So, I created this one by using a light blue cardstock, stamping the tree (from A Walk in the Woods) over and over using two shades of green - Distress Ink in Forest Moss and Shabby Shutters. Wanting the winter look, I inked the same stamp with a versamarker here and there and since the stamps are clear, stamped again, trying to align the stamp. I then embossed with white embossing powder. I used the same tree stamp and the same method to create the snowy ground. I like the look it gives - not being a solid white mass. I heated that white powder again and added just a bit of iridescent ice ep to give it a little shimmer.

The sleigh image was stamped onto white card stock with Distress Vintage Photo ink and clear embossed before being colored with watercolor crayons and a wet brush. I then carefully cut out the image and added the snow to the bottom of the sleigh. I also added the red holly berries to the garland around the horse's neck with red stickles. The sentiment is stamped with the Forest Moss ink and punched out, then a marker used to color the edges. I added the green gingham bow and mounted the scene onto the Always Artichoke card stock. I'm happy with the results. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by!


Becky said...

This is gorgeous! Love how you created this scene.

Liz Williams said...

What a grogeous winter wonderland you've created!

Christine - Cndn Stamper said...

Oh this is beautiful - definitely worth the effort!