Sunday, January 19, 2020

It's Cold Outside!



Baby it's cold outside!  It looks almost like my card and the inspiration graphic from Retro Rubber shown below when I look out the window.. When I saw this challenge, I immediately thought of an old stamp in my stash from Mark's Finest Papers(no longer in business).  The stamp set was called Ice and Snow and dated 2011. I inked the stamp with DOI Walnut Stain and stamped it on White CS.  I cleaned the stamp and inked the top portion of the stamp with Versamark ink and heat embossed with White EP to get the effect of snow on the limbs of the trees.  I then taped off the scene and sponged the sky with Memento Summer Sky ink...loved the wintery sky that resulted.  I liked the way that I let one of the upper branches extend above the scene. (hard to see) I then added some snow on the ground, on and around the trees with a Snow Marker.  Love the effect of heating this element up and getting texture in the scene.  Stamped an appropriate sentiment with the same Walnut Stain ink.  Trimmed the panel and attached to a Gray Blue CS that matches the color of the sky.  I was not aiming to copy the scene below but it came very close. 
Challenges: 
Addicted to Stamps and More: #372 Make Your Mark-used stamping, sponging with masking, Snow Marker
CAS on Friday: Challenge #171 Winter. I used only one main image.  Hope I have enough empty space to qualify as CAS. 
Retro Rubber Challenge: #RRCB126  Winter is here. Make a winter themed card. Used stamps from 2011.  I just had to look outside at the snow to get inspired for this challenge. 

 Have a great day! I love reading your comments. Theresa

7 comments:

Jan Clothier said...

Lovely winter scene! I love the way you've created a sense of snow with your embossing. The soft blue sky that you've sponged on is so perfect for the scene - cool, yet light. Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Stampin with Liz Design said...

Love your gorgeous winter scene, it's so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS on Friday! Crafty hugs Linda

LeAnne said...

This is just beautiful! I have a couple of stamps from that company, too! This one is quite pretty and I love how you gave your card such a nice warm cozy feeling! Just beautiful and the sentiment coordinates perfectly! Thanks for sharing this with us at Retro Rubber this week!

Claire Grantham said...

This is a really cool winter card, I love the perspective and I felt like I wanted to reach out and touch the snowy tree limbs! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Ina G said...

Beautiful wintery card here Theresa. So life like. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week.

A.Rose said...

That is so stunning!

Neva Cole said...

Wow, what an amazing scene you have created! Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber for our Winter Themed challenge!