Scene from my window

The Less is More challenge this week is a sketch challenge. It just happens to be a sketch of a layout I use fairly often so I was once again keen to play along. We have had ice, snow, rain, snow, freezing rain, snow…etc this week which, while treacherous for walking around, is very pretty to look at. When I got up yesterday the sun was not quite up but there was a line of yellow on the horizon and the rest of the world was snow laden and bluey grey.

This card is my attempt to recreate the scene.  I must say the scene was way more beautiful but it was fun to have a go. I masked the sides first and then stamped a row of trees in the background, the trees from Lovely as a Tree in the middle ground and the tree from Branch Out in the foreground.  I embossed the black trees and then drew the snow on the branches with a versamarker before embossing a second time. I added the colour by sponging and masking.

Thank you for all your lovely comments about the Berry Branch set of cards I made. I know there were several questions about how I made the winter card. I will try and do a tutorial soon or failing that at least give you some instructions – stay tuned!


Stamps: Thank You Kindly,  Branch out, Lovely as a Tree (SU)
Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black, Not Quite Navy,Going Gray, Summer Sun
Cardstock: MFP  Snow Storm Smooth Heavy
Also:  white e.p.

44 Comments on “Scene from my window”

  1. Shanna says:

    Simply stunning! Wow!
    Shanna 🙂

  2. Pamela Moore says:

    Heather, this card is absolutely stunning. Really beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Excellent! LOVE the use of the sketch!! GF you have it down! 🙂

  4. Annette says:

    WOW. This looks so realistic. A beautiful job of sponging, masking and stamping.

  5. Chrissie says:

    Another work of art Heather!
    I love this one!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  6. Miranda says:

    How lovely this is Heather, you made a beautiful card of it! I envy you for your view! The winter here is no winter at all, temperature is still very soft and several buds of plants are already trying to open…….narure is in a sort of confusion….greetz, Miranda

  7. Frieda says:

    Oooooooooooooh Heather !!!

    Was für ein Gemälde !

    Unaussprechlich schön !

    lg Frieda

  8. Aileen says:

    You’ve done a wonderful job recreating your window scene. Love the glow in the sky and the snow on the branches. x

  9. lisa says:

    thats great!!!

  10. Helen T says:

    I love the image on your card, it is amazing – Well Done 🙂

  11. Scrapmate says:

    A lovely evocative scene.

  12. Beryl K says:

    This is absolutely fabulous, a stunning scene
    Beryl x

  13. Vicky says:

    It must be wonderful to gaze at that scene from your window Heather but less wonderful to do battle with it outside I imagine! I love your beautiful scenes and this one works really well with this vertical strip lay out. Keep warm!

  14. mustavcoffee says:

    Hello there, Fabulous scene Heather, totally stunning x

  15. Gery says:

    Hi Heather,
    I saw your entry on the Less is More site.
    What a beautyfull card you made and I became curious to your other work.
    Went to your blog and there you surprised with all your cards.
    It’s really artwork. What a beautifull scene’s!!!
    Thank you for sharing it with me.
    Love Gery from Holland

  16. Deb says:

    I know that you probably have explained before but can you give an explanation of how you mask for the snow and drifts?

  17. mandi says:

    Sensational as ever Heather
    Your talent is second to none

    Thank you very much
    “Less is More”

  18. Jenni's jems says:

    Wow this is absolutely gorgeous! x

  19. Marja says:

    Heather I have no words for it. Soooooooo gorgeous and marvelous. What a great scene. Love this so much and you are really an artist with your own beautiful style.
    Lovely greet

  20. Doris says:

    What is it about trees that is so appealing, especially the way you capture their beauty in your cards! I’ve done a few tree scenes, but not as nice as yours. Thanks for keeping us all inspired!

  21. Lisa W says:

    Stunning, it captures the scene beatifully. Lisa xxx

  22. valerie says:

    Fabulous as always Heather, I always look forward to your works of art!
    VAl x

  23. Margreet says:

    This is fabulous. Nice to see a baeutifull done landscape.


  24. Trudi says:

    Absolutely stunning, a real work of art

  25. Jenny M says:

    Wow what a truly realistic scene… this is an amazing piece of artwork 🙂
    Jenny x

  26. Lindsey says:

    The view must be amazing, as this is quite fine, Heather! 😉 I’m starting to think I need to get some lessons from you in sponging — you do such gorgeous scenes.

  27. Ann Y. says:

    Your scene is just beautiful, Heather. You create such depth with your masking and sponging.

  28. Kathyk says:

    Your scene is just gorgeous and yet still CAS – perfect balance


  29. Karen says:

    Oh Heather such a beautifully stamped and coloured image! Beautiful, elegant and visually stunning hugs Karen x

  30. Cathi says:

    Absolutely stunning – I love it
    Cathi from Germany

  31. Sally H says:

    Wow, Heather! This is breathtakingly gorgeous!

  32. Donelda says:

    Absolutely beautiful!!!!

  33. debby4000 says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful scene.

  34. Rosey says:

    Wow! Simply beautiful!

  35. Katherine says:

    You make such beautiful cards – I would pay for a tutorial!!

  36. Robyn Oliver says:

    Like everyone else, I’m blown away with your stunning card. Beautiful, well done Heather. Oh for some coolness….here in Western Australia we are sweltering with 100C temps.

  37. Missy (aka Badgeracat) says:

    What do you use to create the snow on the branch?

  38. Viv says:

    This is just soooo fabulous, well done 🙂 Viv xx

  39. Flo says:

    I just found your blog off the Penny Black site and I think your work is amazing! Very inspirational!

  40. I’ve already commented about the fabulous beauty…and wonderful technique…of your cards, but I wanted to ask about your masking. I understand the masking fluid (my sons took watercolor lessons years ago)….what do you use to mask the straight lines and the curves of a snowy hill?

  41. Cazro says:

    A wonderful card, super creation. Caz

  42. Becky Jo says:

    Your cards are beautiful! Found you thru Penny Black and just signed up to receive email updates to your blog. I’m going to be looking at your past posts! Love your work. TFS Hugs!!

  43. Pamela G says:

    This is a stunning work of art from nature, Heather. It’s incredibly beautiful. Thanks very much for sharing it.

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