Sunday 13 November 2022

Winter Scene

Meet today's card inspired by the snow falling outside.
I'm not a big fan of the snow, but it does look pretty on the trees.

So, here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began with a piece of white cardstock and positioned the Watercolor Wash Free form mask over my paper on my Make Art Station.
  • Next, I tore some paper strips from some scraps that I wanted to use to create the look of snowbanks in the scene.  
  • I began at the top of the masked area and sponged on some Boken China Distress Oxide ink.  I then sponged some Peacock Feathers just under that, leaving the bottom area un-inked.  I darkened the sky a bit at the top with some Uncharted Mariner DOX ink as well.
  • for the torn paper strips.  I laid one on and inked above it with some Cracked Pistachio. I removed that and used another one that I had torn to ink again, moving it down and leaving some white space to look like the snowbanks.
  • I removed the torn paper but left the mask in place and stamped the trees using my Misti.
  • I splattered with my white Posca pen and removed the mask.
  • I stamped the sentiment in the top corner.
  • I glued the finished panel onto a piece of white cardstock, then onto an A2 card base.
  • Finally, I added 2 black gems on either side of the sentiment.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
We Love Stamping- CHRISTMAS

Stamps- 3 Pine Trees (Nellie's Choice); Trees (IO); Merry Sentiments (
Inks- Versafine; DOX
Paper- white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- mask (MFT); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); scrap paper; 
Posca pen; TE Blending Brushes; black gems


Pat said...

I just adore this scene and the fun shape of the masked shape works well with your added snowbanks and trees Karen, and I love the blues with the zingy green and the blue mat brings it all together beautifully. x

kiwimeskreations said...

What a great use of the masks and a fabulous result Karen

brenda said...

A lovely treescape creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping challenges.

B x

Lori m said...

Beyond WOW....this is gorgeous, makes me feel like I'm out walking in the snow, hugs, Lori m

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Karen, this is one gorgeous card, I love the aperture looking through to the woodland scene, beautifully designed, Kate x

Linby said...

What a wonderful scene and lovely colours too. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and We Love Stamping November Christmas themes.

nancy littrell said...

LOVE your masking and then inking, more masking and stamped Winter scene, Karen. So clever and creative. TFS your details..the main mask was the key to your beautiful scene. Your snow is a wonderful reason to stay warm and cozy inside, which means more crafting for you:-) TFS my friend...Love and Hugs..Nancy

Imke said...

Great take with masking and beautiful wintery landscape, Karen.
Fabulous card for our "Winter" Challenge @ Little Red Wagon. Thanks for joining us and i hope to see you back again soon.


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love the shape of the mask that your lovely scene fills beautifully Karen.
Faith x

Ida said...

Lovely winter scene. - Can you tell me where you get your Posca Pen?

Grenouille Greetings said...

A lovely inky scene in beautiful aurora colours. We are glad to see you enjoying the challenge at Stamping Sensations this month. Hugs, Lesley

Bobby said...

There is so much beautiful color and dimension on your card, Karen. I love the snow hills behind the tree silhouettes.