Saturday, 19 December 2020

PBSC December - Anything Goes (Optional 'Winter Wonderland')...More Inspiration!

It's the third Saturday of the month, so that means it's time for some more inspiration for this month's Penny Black Saturday Challenge...where the theme is:

'Anything Goes'
'Winter Wonderland'

As usual, we are sponsored by the awesome 1-2-3 Stitch:
Prize - a $20 voucher!

I took inspirationd from copied a card from a video by Heather Telford (you can watch it here on YouTube), although I didn't have some of the supplies she used, so subbed in some different tree stamps, sentiment stamped and figured out a different way of making the snow as I don't  have any masking fluid. I started by painting the sky and snow banks on to watercolour paper, using Distress Inks (Stormy Sky & Chipped Sapphire). I then stamped my trees ('Before the Snow' and a smaller matching one from a little set called 'Wonder Collection')...using 'Evergreen Bough' Distress Ink...masking off the snow bank in the foreground. Once dry, I stamped each tree several times, then added a little more colour to them using more of the same ink (and a little of 'Pine Needles'). Once the trees were dry, I added my 'snow' by splattering a thick mixture of white watercolour paint all over the image. Finally, I stamped my sentiment (from a set by the Colorado Craft Company), then distressed the edges before adding the panel to a navy card blank.

Here's an angle where the 'snow' shows up a little better:

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Penny Black Saturday Challenge.


Leanne Harris said...

This is a beautiful card Helen, it has a sense of stillness and quiet about it - perfect! Many thanks for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque Challenge xxxx

Gina's Cards said...

Beautiful! You have created such a gorgeous scene. Thank you for playing along at Creative Inspirations, good luck.

meg said...

Thank you for joining in at the Alphabet Challenge with this fabulous peaceful snowy scene

brenda said...

You have created a really lovely scenic Christmas card, lovely to see you at We Love Chocolate Baroque, thanks so much for joining in.

B x

Bonnie said...

This is such a peaceful and beautiful scene, Helen! Beautifully done! Wishing you a blessed Christmas.

ßeulah ßee said...

Wonderful card!

Lindsey said...

Such a beautiful and peaceful snowy scene, Helen! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Kathleen said...

A really beautiful background and a lovely collection of trees, all looks very peaceful. Thank you for joining our 'Anything goes' challenge' at We love Chocolate Baroque.

Kath x

Helen said...

So beautiful, Helen. It certainly gives a feeling of peace and tranquility! Take care and here's to a good 2021! :)

Rachelle Oltean said...

Hi Helen! What a beautiful snow scene! Thanks so much for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge - “S” is for Snow Scene!
Rachelle DT : )

Titbelsoeur, mixed-media addict said...

this is such a peaceful snowy card, thank you for sharing it with us at the Artistic Stamper.
Stay safe.