Winter CheerPosted: December 23, 2016 Filed under: Nature's Silhouettes, Stamped Landscapes | Tags: Kuretake Zig clean color real brush markers, Penny Black stamps, Tsukineko Versafine inks, WOW embossing powders 4 Comments
I used the versatile birch trunk stamps from the ‘Nature’s Silhouettes’ set for this card stamping them over a hill shaped mask at the bottom and bending them this way and that so no two trees looked the same. After stamping them I positioned a circle mask for the moon and painted masking fluid over all the tree trunks. I used zig clean colour real brush markers for the blue sky and green foliage in the background; I rarely use the zig markers but whenever I do I resolve to get them out more often. The colours are so vibrant and the blending so easy. Once the sky was completed I removed all the masks and added grey to the trunks.
I wanted shadows in the snow but with paler tones than the background so scribbled some colour on a palette and diluted it to paint a shadow for each tree. There is a little line of sparkly embossing along the snow banks to make them glisten. The sentiment may or may not be positioned where it is to hide something; I’ll let you draw your own conclusions!
Enjoy Christmas Eve.
Stamps: Nature’s Silhouettes, Yuletide wishes (PB)
Markers: Zig clean color real brush markers green, blue, light gray (Kuretake), Versamarker
Inks: Versafine onyx black ink, Majestic blue(Tsukineko)
Cardstock: hot pressed watercolour paper
Also: clear sparkle embossing powder
These birch tree trunks are perfect and such a beautiful background you have created Heather. A totally gorgeous card. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy, healthy and very creative New Year. x
Love this card. The sentiment is perfectly placed, there is no where else it could go. Have a Merry Christmas.
Incredible. You have brightened my day with your work, Heather, because this gives me such incredible ideas on what to do with the stamps I have.
Beautiful sky and shadows! In Zentangle we say there are no mistakes! Just opportunities! Lovely light! Happy Holidays!