Cosy CottagePosted: August 4, 2015 Filed under: Christmas Cottage | Tags: Fabriano Watercolour Paper, Penny Black stamps, Ranger Distress inks 11 Comments
From January to June this year I was honoured to be a member of the Dirty Dozen at Splitcoaststampers. My term on the team is over now but I will forever be a Dirty Dozen Alumni which brings its own opportunities and privileges. Right now there are all sorts of challenges going on especially for fan club members. Alumni have dreamed up wonderful projects and multiple challenges are being released each day.
While I was a member of the Dirty Dozen I created projects with a different theme each month. This is one of the first cards I shared; the theme was “All Cooped Up”. I made it during the bleak midwinter, a far cry from our current hot midsummer! I stamped with one ink then pulled colour from the stamped image with a small paintbrush to fill in the trees, cottage and path. I kept it clean and simple when finishing the card by matching the ink colour exactly with a cardstock mat.
Stamps: Christmas Cottage, Enjoy Life (PB)
Inks: Vintage Photo Distress Stains (Ranger)
Cardstock: Fabriano 100% cotton hot pressed watercolour paper, Neenah Natural White 110lb card stock, Tan cardstock
This is by far my favorite winter/Christmas card of the season! I don’t think it is going to be beaten. TFS – its so peaceful. Julie
Love this card. Beautiful effect with just one color. Thanks for all the detailed descriptions you give on how to create your beautiful cards. They’re always creative and beautiful.
I had to chuckle…after the amazing “explosions of bister/colorburst” this was a mental “double-take”!…and I love the serene composition! I have just the right stamp to explore this technique…thanks (always) for the how-to descriptions and inspiration!
What a simply beautiful scene
I love this pretty winter scene in sepia Heather just clean and simple and really elegant. x
Great card Heather, You have achieved such depth with one stamp and one color…amazing!
A reminder of our very bleak midwinter. (Bleak ALLwinter, really…) The warm brown tones are perfect for this little scene.
Beautiful and elegant.
So peaceful a look with this sepia toned beauty. Very evocative of a long winter. So lovely. TFS
This card is such a work of art. I love the way you pulled the ink colour into the smoke and trees. It makes you feel the outside cold and take comfort in knowing the folks inside the cabin are enjoying the warmth of their home fire. Thanks for sharing your talents!
Love the simplicity!