Monday, 28 November 2016

Winter

Happy Monday! I hope today has been a good start to your week.
Back to inkyness again for today's share.
Have quite enjoyed making some 'scenic' cards this year - OK they're not as accomplished as some of you can do here in blogland but I think I AM getting a little better.

I bought this stamp just before Christmas last year and made a couple of cards with it. This time I tried to make more depth and shadows with the ink (see- told you am getting adventurous!)
Because I wanted a much bigger card than the stamp, I also added another smaller berry branch (another Penny Black stamp) at the end of the fence.
I tried too to give the impression that the fence actually disappeared into the snow - not sure I have managed it but hey!

Images stamped with Versafine Onyx Black.
Used some red Stickles on all the berries - on reflection maybe I should have tried some white Pearlies? Might try that next time if I do another!
Inks used - Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Salty Ocean and Weathered Wood.
Have a great day whatever you're doing! 😊x  

Challenges -
Craft Rocket - Winter Time
Time Out - A/Goes with Glitter/Shimmer
4 Crafty Chicks - Winter Wonderland
Allsorts #391 - Anything Christmas
CCC #50 - Anything Christmas
MAWTT - Anything Christmas

31 comments:

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I think this card is beautiful Viv. The snow really does look quite deep with the shadows that you've made and I think the red berries create the perfect finishing touch. Happy crafting, Sandra x

Carole said...

I think this is fabulous Viv.....yes the fence doe disappear into the snow and your inking is brilliant! Don't put yourself down my girl!.............love it! xx

Desire Fourie said...

A wonderful project.
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
Hugs
Desíre
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful Christmas card Viv I love these scenic stamps

Anne

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Viv
Dianne xx :)

Wendy L said...

This is gorgeous, love it, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Viv
Love your card... fabulous inkyness... stunning stamp...
Hugs Sylvie x

Kathleen said...

Wow, just love this stunning background and the image certainly 'pops' as they say.
Sorry not commented for the past two week but been on holiday.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

A beautiful inky, winter scene and yes I think the fence disappears into the snow.
Yvonne xx

Aileen Ryan said...

Fantastic card Viv, love the design and the way the fence disappears into the snow. You have achieved what you set out to do, be proud. It looks perfect. That red sparkle finishes it off perfectly.

Linby said...

I think you achieve what you set out to do perfectly, just love this tranquil scene.

brenda said...

Love this one Viv and the inking and stamping looks really good to me, a fav BP image as well. Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

All looking good from the Kop.

B x

Joan said...

Fabulous card Viv, lovely depth to it and I love those gorgeous red berries.

Thanks for the tip about the paint, I'll try it later

Joan

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Such a soft snowy scene. I LOVE the sparkly berries. I love everything about it. Thanks for taking "Time Out" to play our Christmas Challenge.

Pat said...

This is fabulous Viv and the shadows in the snow are perfect and the branches with the pretty red berries really sing out against the blue and white. You have blended the inks beautifully and the fence post does look as though it is under the snow not on top. Gorgeous! x

SARN said...

What a winter cracker of a card Viv. I simply love what you've done here.

. . . and NO . . . I have NOT had a good start to the week thank you. Work has been pants, quite frankly. However, I like to TRY and remain positive, so I'm sure things will get better!

Hugs, Darn Sarnie xxx

Nance said...

This is sooooo pretty! Love the soft drifts of snow and how the red berries just pop! Thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks!
Nance, DT 4CC

aussie aNNie said...

Cool creative card, loving the image and colours...xx {aNNie}

aussie aNNie said...

A gorgeous card for our current challenge of Anything Christmas, the colours and design are just beautiful.I do hope you join in again next challenge. xx
[aNNie DT for Allsorts Challenges]

Stampsnob. said...

Absolutely fabulous TFSS Craft Rocket Challenges,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Lis

Heather G said...

Gorgeous inking and love how you did "end" the fence into a snow bank. I also like the Stickles red berries. Thank you for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

MaryH said...

I think your snowy scene looks just beautiful! Love this PB image, and you've made it outstanding with the treatment on this pretty card. Your sponging of the snow & sky look perfectly smooth to me, and the berry branch over that halo of a moon, is gorgeous! Enjoyed this fantastic card immensely! TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

The fence totally looks like it has been covered in a snow drift, Viv! Well done on the whole beautiful iconic winter scene and especially on expanding it in such a natural-looking way!! Hugs, Darnell

Jan Ltc said...

Fabulous cards Viv xx Jan

samantha's cards said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining us at CCC.

Pia S said...

Ah! This card for me is love at first sight! It's gorgeous, great job with the inking!

Zoe Tant said...

Wow what a stunning card. Thank you for joining us at MAWTT. Zx

sandie said...

Congrats for getting HM at Time Out x

tonilea said...

Awesome!

nancy littrell said...

OMG Viv...your card is absolutely Stunning! I love all the depth in your snow banks, red berries on your bushes, disappearing fence, winter sky and shaded sun. All perfect. TFS Hugs, nancy

Lisa Dryden said...

Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenge DT Lisa