Thursday, February 16, 2012
Over at Craft A Scene this month the challenge is to create a winter scene. First I want to say there are some amazing scenes over there, you will really want to take a look!
I love making scenic cards, mostly because I love nature and everything about it(except snow). LOL
I created this card for my neighbor, who this year kept my driveway clean while my husband was on the road.
To create my "snow" I stamped my TH Tumbled Glass on my mat and spritzed with water, and bathed my white card stock in it. I let that dry overnight with a large stamp on top. OK I will confess I did the above step half asleep knowing I was really to tired to do any more, otherwise I would have worked on it before it dried. LOL I stamped the Fence 289D, Sm Tree Cluster 266D from stampscapes in Versafine black ink. The Pine Needle Branch I found in a set R.S. Tapestry which I had for about three years. The deer came from a GinaK Designs set by Theresa Momber called Life is Good. I lightly colored the ground with a brown colored pencil and the trees with a pine colored pencil. Since this is a masculine card and a scene I did not want to add the normal embellishments, but still I wanted to dress it up and get the sentiment on the front. I tried something I've never tried before by adding a vellum cover. I think it provided the right touch.
Now on to some exciting news, Do you remember the first card I made for the challenge at this site? The one everyone thought looked like Bonanza I brought it back because it took a top Three badge last month.
Normally This badge goes on the side bar since I can't seem to make that happen I thought I would put it in this post. It was an overwhelming honor and I might add a bit to live up too. I hope to really learn and grow in these challenges. Thanks for the honor! It really made my day.
I do have to work today, just a bit later. I have to really give my craft desk a good cleaning. I still have stamps and dies out from the last three cards. Maybe I shouldn't admit to that, it works for me to a point then I have to clean.
Thanks for peeking in today. If I'm not back today see you tomorrow.
Posted by Colleen at 8:02 AM