Monday, October 4, 2010

A Snowy Winter's Night

I am so pleased with the way this card turned out!  I tried a new technique for making the snow flurries.

Here is a close up

This card was super easy to make.  I started with a piece of ice blue pearlescent paper and lightly sponged Distressed Black Soot on the paper in kind of an “S” curve (although I could have done a little better job with that part).  I wanted to create a “wispy” look to the scene.

Next, I stamped the Lakeside Cove Lg. image in Black StazOn using my stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.

I then used a cotton swab and applied ColorBox Frost White to the rocks for highlights.

To create the flurries so they would look more natural, I poured a little Folk Art pearl white acrylic paint onto a paint palette.  I dipped the bristles of a toothbrush into the paint and ran my thumb across the bristles causing them to spray ink on the card.  Yes, this does get a little messy and I do suggest you practice first with the toothbrush technique.

I mounted my stamped image onto another piece of ice blue paper and then assembled my card using a piece of Memory Box Dove Gray paper.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Stampscapes Lakeside Cove Lg.
Paper:  Memory Box Dove Gray, The Paper Company Ice Blue
Ink:  Distressed Black Soot, StazOn Black, ColorBox Frost White, Folk Art Acrylic Pearl White Paint
Accessories:  Toothbrush (for snow flurries)
Techniques:  Sponging


judylead said...

I just love your snowy winter night. I will certainly try that one with the toothbrush and paint for sure. Very inspiring work.

Lori Ingebritson said...

Donna, you could frame this card it is so pretty! Great job!

KER said...

winter wonderland

Diane Noble said...

Lovely card, Donna. The snow flurries are great! I just love reflected images like this one. Very peaceful and serene. Love it.

paige said...

This is so very beautiful! Definitely frame/display worthy!

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful! I agree-frame it!

Anonymous said...

I really like how this card turned out. It has a real frosty atmosphere. Great stamping.

Unknown said...

Wow, this is beautiful!

Becky said...

This is stunning..

Gloria Cardoza said...

Donna, this a beautiful card. I would really enjoy classes with you. Your technique is so awesome. Since I don't have the inks you use what other inks could I try?

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi donna, this is gorgeous lovely color.

but I have something on my blog for you, I hope you appreciate it, look quick.

greetings and hugs from karin

shazsilverwolf said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog- I do so love this Stampscapes card, I will be having a go at your method. I adore the Stampscapes stamps, especially the way that backgrounds can be creative.

Francie G. said...

Love your beautiful winter scene, Donna! Thanks for the snow tip!

laurie said...

OH MY GOSH-how gorgeous. Thanks for the instructs. I too will be trying this technique. Love, Love, Love it!

Sheree said...

What a beautiful snow scene! I just found you through Stampscapes and love your designs.
We have started a challenge blog at You would be a wonderful addition!
On to look at more!

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