Wednesday, December 9

A wintery scene

Happy Wednesday!

Sorry I have been MIA the past few days. I finally have my Internet back but am not sure for how long since the winds are picking up and the temperatures are starting to plummet so I will try to keep this short in case I lose the connection.

I am sure you have all heard that we had a blizzard here in WI. We got 18+ inches of snow at my house and it was the wet heavy stuff so it took a toll on our trees and shrubs. We have several that are down and probably won't be able to save. My poor dh spent most of the day cleaning out the driveway and Abbi had so much fun playing in it. There were some areas where she stepped and went in up to her hips!

My card tonight was inspired by the snow storm.
I used Theresa's new set Life is Good. There are no layers on this card. I simply used a piece of White Base Weight PL paper. The card size is 5x7.

I started the scene by stamping the cabin with Rich Cocoa ink, coloring it with copics, recoloring it with a versamarker and heat embossing with clear ep. The trees were added next by first inking the stamp with versamark then with rick cocoa and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. The ground was masked off and I added the sky using the direct to paper technique with the ink pads. The first color I used for the sky was is Going Gray, next was Almost Amethyst and lastly Night of Navy. The pond was added next by masking off the sky and ground around the cabin and brayering Going Gray, Bordering Blue and Night of Navy. I sponged in some snow shadows on the ground around the cabin with Going Gray.
I used my reverse image stamp to add the reflection of the trees in the water. I wanted a snowbank look around pond so I squirted a bit of Craft White Ink, from the reinker, on a acetate sheet and used my stipple brush to add the snowbank. Using the ink from the reinker instead of just the ink pad gave it a bit more dimension, don't you think? While the craft ink was still wet, I sprinkled iridescent ice ep powder over it and heat embossed it. I also used the stipple brush and the Craft Whisper White ink pad to add a bit of snow over the ground by the cabin and on the roof and again sprinkled it with iridescent ice ep and heat embossed. The picture does now show the sparkle on the card very well but irl, it is very sparkly!

Have a wonderful rest of your evening and stay warm!!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Life is Good
Ink: Going Gray, Almost Amethyst, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Rich Cocoa, Versamark, Craft Whisper White Ink Pad and Reinker.
Paper: White Base Weight pl
Other Materials Use: Iridescent Ice ep, Clear ep, Versamarker, Copics (E25, E27, E29, E08, Y11, Y13, T0, T3, T5, YG63), Signo White Gel Pen


Patti J said...

Hi Sharri! Gosh girl - hope that you keep your internet for a while! My SIL and her family all live in WI, and they are pretty much all in white too! Be careful! Your card is absolutely stunning! I love all of your detail work - gorgeous darlin'!!!

Melissa Cash said...

Sharri, your card is beautiful! I need you to come to not so cold and snowy CA (only a couple inches of the white stuff) and give me "scene" lessons. Stay in and stay warm. {{hugs}}

chercroppin said...

Wow Sharri...stunning! You are so talented!!

Patti said...

Absolutely beautiful! To bad the inspiration came from your snow storm :( We have had subzero temps for over a week now!

Shawna said...

Isn't this weather something? The mountains of northern California are subzero at night and not getting above freezing during daylight for days now. Sharri ---- hope you don't lose power again and I have to say your card is beautiful!!!! Love those trees/reflections. A beautiful scene!

lisa808 said...

Wow!!! Beyond that, I am speechless. Your card is amazing.