Saturday, December 6, 2008

Winter Frost

It's looking a little like winter here...we've had snow and rain for the past couple of days, and they say it will continue. We were in the mountains a few days this past week for a Staff Retreat...it was beautiful....there's nothing like fresh snow in the mountains.


Today we decorated the tree with our kids, and I finished my SU Trinkets On Board Ornaments kit...they turned out really nice - kind of homey feeling, I'll try and take a picture later this week and show you.


Tonight Beth gave us another wonderful Featured Stamper annascreations....she has a wonderful gallery, she's amazing with silhouettes and brayering. The funny part is I just cased her a few weeks ago. Her gallery is well worth visiting.


I chose this card: Harvest because of the silhouette image, and the layout.


Here is mine:



I was going through my stamps the other day and saw Inspired by Nature and realized it had been a while since I had used it. I wanted to create the feeling of frost on the grasses at night. So I stamped the grasses in Brown Stazon, masked off a moon (from a 1 1/4 circle punch), and then brayered over with Soft Sky, Blue Bayou and Chocolate Chip. Then I added white gel pen to the grasses and tips to give you the feel of frost or snow.


I changed the layout slightly and added extra brads and piercing and where the sentiment was.


Think it might pass for a Christmas card???


Recipe: Inspired by Nature, To You and Yours Paper: Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP, Blue Bayou Prints DSP, Whisper White Ink: Brown Stazon, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Craft Accessories: Blue Bayou DS Ribbon, Dimensionals, Piercer, Vintage Brads, Oval Punch, Brayer, Sponge, White Gel Pen, Circle Punch, Sticky Notes

13 comments:

LeAnne said...

You never cease to amaze me! I would never have thought to make a "wintery" card from this set! Just beautiful, esp the choice of colors!
LeAnne

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful, Christine!

Jerri Kay said...

Stunning Christine, it looks like a blue moon! Absolutely love all the gorgeous blue tones in this design.

mochamama said...

Beautiful silhouette Christine! Love it. In response to your comment on my blog. I live in Nova Scotia. My sister used to live in Alberta and I was there visiting at her church summer before last. She lived in Bonacord. I do have one of those familiar faces though!

Rhonda Kelly said...

Beautiful card! I really love the silhouette. Great job, thanks for sharing.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

stunning card Christine!! Love it!!
fabulous scene!

JoAnn Beachler said...

Beautiful card Christine, I love the colors and layout. TFS, JoAnn

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Thud!! I kept thinking I was on the wrong blog then I peeked again. Is there anything that you can't do and do perfectly? This is an amazing piece Christine!! You are so talented!
--Becca

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Christine, this is wonderful!!!!

Check out my blog. I gave you a blog award!!!!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gasp!!! That is one GORGEOUS card, girl!

Susan (rainy) said...

*THUD* Are you kidding me!?!?!?! *THUD* Breathtaking!!

Rose Ann said...

This is such a beautiful scene!! I love the colors, and your white accents are perfect!! I love this, Christine!!

Linda Bandow said...

I really like this card...very different and yes it does feel frosty and could be a Christmas card.