This is so beautiful! I like the more natural look that your chosen colors give this scene. Those trees look like I could reach out and feel the bark. Thank you for sharing so many tips. I liked seeing the close-ups on your blog too.
Beautifully crafted - so much depth and gorgeous coloring! What a pleasure to view something as lovely as this!
Stunning card. I would never have guessed that it was stamped!
Magnificent! Truly wonderful! TFS
Project - Winter Scene
posted 12/10/12 at 10:01 AM
I had forgotten to post this here. Its my first scene for Craft a Scene's December challenge - winter scenes. I often make my snowy scenes blue, but here I used shades of teal and grey instead. The stamping was done with Archival Jet Black, except for the texture, which was stamped with Weather Wane ink. It's often a good idea to add some texture to snow areas, and not leave them totally white. The grass stamp also serves the purpose of creating a border between the hill and the sky. Before stamping the trees and the deer, wipe off the base of the trunk and the feet with a paper towel, so that it looks like they are standing in the snow.
The scene was coloured with dye inks using a Colorbox Stylus tool, starting with the lightest colour and gradually building up darker colours (see this tutorial). I was being careful when colouring, to not overdo it, since I wanted this scene to have a light and airy feel to it.
Snow and highlights were added with a white gel pen and white pigment ink was dry-brushed here and there on the scene to increase the snowy feeling and create shine.
After stamping the foreground branches, I cleaned the stamp, and stamped it again with white pigment ink. I also stamped all over the scene with the white pigment ink, using a grass texture stamp, also in the sky. TFL!!
Blogpost with close-ups: http://layersofink.blogspot.com/2012/12/winter-scene.html [layersofink.blogspot.com]
Stamps: Stampscapes: Buck Lg. 009B, Ducks in Formation 027A, Leafless Limbs 052C, Tree Trunk 087F, Tree Trunk Trio 088F, Rock 129B, Rock Duo Sm. 131A, Sedge Filler 251C, Tall Grass Sm. 254B, Prickly Branches 272G, Stump Sm. 303A,Sentiment sheet
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black, Adirondack dye ink: Aqua, Stonewashed, Espresso, Hazelnut, Pebble; Jenni Bowlin ink: Weather Wane, Speckled Egg; Distress Ink: Antique Linen; Memento: Teal Seal, Grey Flannel; Colorbox Frost White
Surfaces: Kromecote glossy cardstock
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