Hi everybody. I made this card with the intention of entering it in the Crafty Individuals latest challenge but unfortunately I missed it, seems to be a bit of a habit of mine ...lol, so I put it to one side and posted an anniversary card instead, but I have decided to show it now so here it is.
I started with a snippet of white card and using a piece of torn copy paper to mask the edge of the sky I then brayered with Tumbled Glass and Stormy Sky Distress Ink. I inked up the Crafty Individuals Winter Trees with Adirondack Espresso ink and placed the trees. I didn't want the dark bit on the bottom of the background trees stamp so I used a piece of paper placed on the horizon line and then stamped them in place over this. I added the late afternoon sun and its reflection on the snow with a little Mustard Seed DI on some blending foam on the tree and watered down using a briush on the snow. I watercoloured with a little Stormy Sky and Walnut Brown DI for the shadows and then added a little more of the brown in the area of the trees, and also some Mowed Lawn along the horizon to suggest some more distant greenery. Florence who is a designer over at Crafty Individals made a card for the challenge which I missed, and she stencilled her sky area by laying the stencil and using some water to bleach out the design which I thought was something a bit different so I gave it a go and it worked, not as well as Florence's card here but you can see it a little in my sky. Unfortunately I should have done the bleaching out with the stencil before I stamped the trees and the water bleached out some of the brown in the trees as well, but I think it just looks like a little mist in the air so decided it was ok. I finished by adding the birds with a little brown ink on a fine brush. I also added a little extra white on the branches of the trees. I also added some on the ground around the trees with a white gel pen to make it look like the snow when it goes icy and starts to melt away, but I'm not sure that this worked very well, and then finished with some dots for falling snow.
I then die cut a sentiment from a snippet of silver card and also used another snippet to mat on to a white base card. I did cut back the finished piece which is why there is only a small section left showing of the background trees.
Thank you for dropping by today.
I am entering the following challenges:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 207 where we use up our snippets.
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes.