Snow Storm

snow storm

This little scene ended up being considerably snowier than I first thought it would be, hence the title.  I double embossed the branches using the method shown here. Extra embossing powder stuck on and around the masking fluid droplets creating the appearance of very fine snow over most of the panel. The moon and snow banks were masked after the embossing using post it note masks. I did all the sponging with one colour, Memento Paris Dusk, and knew when I had finished that I needed some red somewhere to add a little contrast. I played around with adding a little red bird but seriously, what bird would be out in the snow at night during a storm? The answer was to add the sentiment in red. After messing it up on the panel I restamped and punched the sentiment out with a tag punch and totally covered my mistake.

To finish the card I tried several positions for the panel. To position it up the top or at the bottom meant leaving a large empty white space. I don’t usually mind doing that but neither up nor down looked balanced. In the middle looked better especially with a little texture above and below the panel.


Stamps: Berry Red Snow White, A wish for Peace (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Paris Dusk, Versamark , Versafine Onyx Black & Satin Red(Tsukineko)
Creative Dies: Nature’s Song
Also: Clear e.p., red ribbon

New moon and snow

I have another snowy scene for you today, not unlike some of my previous ones but the moon is new!

I inked the stamp with versamark then Memento markers and embossed it in clear before positioning my moon and horizon masks. To create the snow banks I just moved the mask down a little and added sponging several times.


Stamps: Berry Red Snow White, Beautiful Season (Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Teal Zeal, Summer Sky, Rhubarb Stalk, Rich Cocoa, Versamark (Tsukineko)
Cardstock: Mix & Match Papers Coral Reef, Storm
Also: Clear e.p.

Summer silhouette

I haven’t stamped a landscape for a while so I decided to create something summery. Don’t bother thinking too long about why the moon is out and the the grass is sunlit and yet there is still a silhouette in the foreground. I didn’t really think that one through myself; I just wanted to make it pretty.

I started with border masks and a circle for the moon. I sponged in blue, then yellow and finally orange. The wispy grass in orange is the top of the Dreamy stamp and the the silhouette is Berry red, Snow white. If I was making this one again I would stamp my sentiment a smidge higher, but on the whole I was happy with the way it turned out.

I hope you are enjoying some summer weather or if you’re in the southern hemisphere at least some sunshine.


Stamps: Dreamy, Berry Red Snow White, Wishes(Penny Black)
Inks:  Memento Danube Blue, Summer Sky, Daffodil, Cantaloupe,  Versafine Onyx Black(Tsukineko)

Having another Penny Black Day!

Believe or not I am being featured again on the Penny Black blog today. The exciting news is that I am now a member of the Penny Black design team. I will be posting over at the PB blog regularly and you will see more PB creations here on my blog too. I am thrilled and a little nervous about joining such a talented team of designers.

Both these cards were masked first and in the case of the top one I masked within the big square so I could sponge one season colour scheme at a time. I then added water droplets and  the text before stamping the tree.

In the moonscape card I punched a circle from a post it note for my moon and placed a hill mask before sponging the sky. I used two more hill masks for snow drifts and then stamped the image in black. To create the shadow I inked the fence and stamped it on a piece of clear plastic which I could then position and press onto the snow for a mirror image.


Stamps: Berry red, snow white (Penny Black), Splendor (PB), Letter Background (PB)
Inks:  (1st card) Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red, Marina Mist, Early Espresso
(2nd card)
Marina Mist, Going Gray,Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: MFP 100lb white