Monday, January 5, 2015

Winter Woods

I'm actually getting some cards done these days so here's another I wanted to show you.  This card is by way of a reminder that the Just Us Girls challenge word for this week is WINTER!  You can make a card or project expressing what winter means to you!  Please check our BLOG and consider joining in this week! (you also have a chance to be our guest designer for February!!)

I know this card is a bit off my usual "cute" style, but it is always fun to try something different, don't you think?  I took a piece of sahara sand from my scrap pile (yep, pile!) to make a practice scene on.  Well, a few practice pieces later I was ready for the real thing! I stuck with Sahara Sand and stamped the brush tress (Impression Obsession) in Olympia green (Versafine).  I did NOT reink, but just moved the stamp to the side and stamped it off to get a lighter version which looks more distant.  The front trees are a stamp I bought at a local stamp show a year ago. It's similar to the large pine in Lovely as A Tree (SU).  It is also stamped in Olympia Green.

After that I used my MFT white pigment ink pad and a paint brush to brush the snow under the trees.
Then I sponged some crushed olive onto those background trees.  Then I set to work on the sky.  (I also did a few practice on this part!).  The inks are from Adirondack -Cranberry and Butterscotch.
Lastly, I took a fat stencil brush, got it a little wet and tapped it into the same white pigment inkpad then raked my pallette knife across it to spatter (and splatter!) heavy, white snow.

Okay, that's it. I'll probably slow down a bit since it's back to work today.  I feel like I have a bit of my creative MOJO back though, so I hope it won't be too long!
Please consider joining us at Just Us Girls in 2015~Maybe starting THIS WEEK!!
AND I have a little contest on my post from Friday that I'd love to have you enter for some goodies.
You can check that out HERE!
Thanks and have a great day! cheryl


Vicki Dutcher said...

Stunning winter scene! Love those trees!

Frances said...

Just beautiful! Hugs, Frances

Laura said...

Gorgeous card, Cheryl, wow! Really impressive for something out of your comfort zone and just a few practice runs. Love your colors, shading, and snow spatters! I'm putting it on my list to CASE, thanks!

Becky said...

wow Cheryl, this is just stunning!


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