Friday, November 12, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Brrr, it feels like winter out there! My darling husband is out there hanging up Christmas lights, the tree is going up tomorrow (or tonight!) and I've been making Christmas cards. I think it's safe to say, we're in Christmas mode over here, lol.

I couldn't believe how many houses were all decked out before Halloween even! I say honour the War Veterans first and than move on to our next holiday. Although if I was an American I don't know if I would be able to wait for Thanksgiving Day before moving on to Christmas! How do you wait that long, ack!

Today's card is using a mixture of Stampin' Up! and Stampendous. The house nestled in the trees is so similar to what we used to sell, HOW did I not buy that stamp! Seriously, I so regret not getting it. But this set is so similar you could easily use whichever one you have.

I brayered the sky in Baja Breeze, then I tore a piece of scrap paper and lined it up for the horizon. Using a sponge, I added So Saffron to the horizon. While the mask was still in place I stamped the trees from Plant Hope, making sure that only a portion of the stamp actually made it onto to scene. I removed the mask and stamped the house. Using my blender pen I coloured in the trees and home. For the snow I added some Dazzling Diamonds, although I think I'll go over it again with Crystal Effects to get a puffier snow. You can barely see it in the photo but I used that same mask to lightly sponge some Baja Breeze in the snow for snow drifts.

Stamps: Plant Hope, Snowy Retreat (Stampendous)
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Baja Breeze
Ink: Black, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Copic browns (for the house)
Other: Dazzling Diamonds
Inspiration: Barbara Anders

Thanks for stopping by!


Pami said...

This card is fantastic, I would love to receive something like this and you worked hard to create it, wonderful. Pami x

Anonymous said...

Tina, This card is just beautiful!!! I am going to try it soon.