Saturday, November 7, 2009

Winter Scenic Season

I made another "Scene Silhouette" card using the set Scenic Season from Stampin' Up! I was tired of tearing paper to use for the clouds or hills background. So I used a Sharpie and drew "cloud humps" on a sheet of clear plastic I had saved from some packaging material -- possibly from a Cuttlebug embossing folder. These are great to save for a variety of tools -- even cutting them straight and using in your stamp positioner.

I started with white card stock. I sponged a variety of colors for the sky, sponged a light amount of a grayish blue for the snow at the bottom, inked up the trees with dark green, inked the snow line with the same grayish blue ink, and finally used a red marker and inked the bird. I added the sentiment at the bottom inked with black ink.

The sun is setting and it looks like it will be cold, crisp night!

Judy Jackson


Evelyn S. said...

I just visited the blog and was surprised to see this beautiful winter scene. Both of your cards are truly impressive.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is just beautiful! The rolling sky is fabulous! TFS

montereylover said...

absolutely stunning. What a great job. BTW, I have seen a cloud template on Gretchen Barron's blog or I made one and use it and it works wonderfully. Great job!! What a gorgeous card!


stamps&cars said...

Lovely.......reminds me of my clouds today.

Diana said...

Beautiful card. I need to find a way to do some scenery like that.

Donna Moore said...

Fabulous! I love your scene, it is so peaceful and realistic! Beautiful art!! TFS

lilscrappers said...

I love that scene. I am wanting to try my hand at this now that you have described how you get that cloud effect. Truly gorgeous!

Deb H said...

This is really beautiful. I love painted scenes as they make the card look like a painting. Great job!

Sandra said...

great idea - love the clouds, and the love the card!

Stampin' Gram said...

Using colors the way you did divides the men from the boys," so to speak.
I would just never know how to use colors like that to create an effect. Both cards are gorgeous! And they make me feel so peaceful, just looking at them.

Connie Paxman said...

Super job on this technique, very mystical looking card and so serene.
connie paxman