Saturday, December 21, 2013

Winter Scene



I've finally found time to make a card after about one and half weeks. That's a long time for me.  I guess the time of making my favorite cards is over, Christmas. I am soon to be in need of a wintry birthday card.

Sis and I were on a shopping spree this past summer and I found some of these stamps in a scrapbook store and have been wanting to use them for a while....sooooo, now is the time.


I used four stamps (listed in my recipe below) and added sparkles to my water which aren't showing. Ugh! I have used several inks to sponge the snow, sky, and to stamp the trees and water/fence image.
Oh, at the last minute, I decided to add the bunny. The sky has water color paint for snow.

Hope you're all ready for Christmas as it is going to be here very soon. I've had my dinner party and can now relax a bit.

My card was made also for the Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. It is featuring the work of Birgit/Biggan. If you haven't seen her blog or gallery, you really need to check it out. What fabulous, creative work!!! This the card I cased. Her card has the trees, night sky, and snow as does mine. I have a rabbit instead of a snowman. What??????? LOL How could I not use a snowman? I know you're wondering.

Recipe:
Stamps-Art Impressions/H-895 (trees) and I-1492/water stream and fence, Inspired by Stamping/Big Wishes II, the bunny was a peg stamp with no name or number
Paper- PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy
Ink- Memento/Paris Dusk and  Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Victorian Velvet for sky, Tim Holtz Distress Ink/Stormy Sky for snow, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy for sentiment
Accessories-Copics for rabbit and water stream, dew drops, Winsor & Newton water color paint/Chinese White

25 comments:

Darnell J Knauss said...

Very, very pretty scene, Brenda! I'm hoping I get a chance to play in Christmas challenges all year long this coming year. I never really "got" them, but this year I was really short - on cards and time - and now that I'm retired I hope that won't happen again!

I wish you the happiest of holidays!! Thank you so much for your online friendship and support this past year!! Holly Jolly Hugs, Darnell

Carla S. said...

Beautiful birthday card, Brenda! That's a wonderful winter scene you created! Great stamps! Hope you don't get the bad weather that's predicted.

Basslady said...

what an amazing and striking scene! wow!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carol L said...

I like that you used a bunny, because that's something we don't often see, and I like variety :) Your sky turned out so pretty, and the scene you created here is just beautiful!

MaryH said...

This is a wonderful snow scene,and your little bunny looking for a cozy warm nest was just right. Bet you hadda work real hard to skip the Snowman,didn't you?! :-) You did a lovely technique with your stamps and media, and I'm going to check out your inspiration too. Glad you can find a bit of relaxation now. We're enjoying mid-70 to mid-80 sunshine, and it's very welcome indeed. I am trying to do a little catchup visiting this evening. TFS & Hugs. Merry Christmas too.

Cathy said...

There you are:)
A simply beautiful card! I love the shade of blue! AWESOME Benzi!

Donna Hanley said...

This is a beautiful scene. Outstanding job on the snowy sky. Earlier today I saw a bunny hopping through our yard, so I'm glad you used a bunny, just surprised that you didn't do the snowman. Enjoy your weekend.

Angel 007 said...

Oh, was für eine schöne Winterlandschaft, Benzi Mir gefällt dies friedliche Szene und die Farben sehr sehr gut.

Liebe Grüße und ein frohes Weihnachtsfest wünscht Dir Carmen :)

Ajascha said...

Eine friedliche Abendstimmung hast du auf die Karte gezaubert, Brenda und tolle Farbverläufe. Der kleine Hase gibt der Karte noch den letzten Schliff. Ich wünsche dir und deiner Familie noch ein Wunderbares Weihnachtsfest und frohe Festtage.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Beebeebabs said...

Awww beautiful card - I can almost feel the snow tfs!!!

jimlynn said...

That little bunny is the perfect addition for an already sensational card! I love, love, LOVE that blue background sky! SO lovely!!!
Lynn

UTs Hobby Time said...

Bright and beautiful Birthday card. Blue shades look wonderful.

Maria said...

Gorgeous bday card with lovely wintery scene! Such a pretty sky with beautiful blue color! Love that little bunny, too! Merry Christmas to you and family, hugs!

NanaConnie said...

Incredible sky, Benzi, and that bunny was exactly the right addition. :-D Beautiful scene and a lovely birthday card.

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh what a fab scene and I love the addition of that sweet bunny!

Have a great Christmas in case I don't get a chance to pop back!
Didn't win the Lottery yet, so your card is going by snail mail rather than hand delivered :)

Lynne in NI said...

Forgot to say, THANKS for the gorgeous Christmas card, what a fab snowman!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful winter scene Benzi. I love how you have used the colors. Good for you for finding the time to get this one done. Just lovely...Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hugz, joann

nwilliams6 said...

What a lovely wintry scene! I would have purchased the image if I saw it too! So peaceful and lovely! Glad you found time to create something and now can relax before Christmas. Hope you have a great Christmas Brenda! Many hugz!!!!

Davi said...

A gorgeous winter scene you created Brenda!! I love the way it looks so real. Wishing you a Fabulous Christmas this year :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Such a cute scene Benzi. I love the little bunny playing in the snow. Classic and beautiful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Shirley said...

The card is beautiful and that bunny is the cutest add! Love the three little dew drops? too next to your sentiment! I think I love all your sentiments. It the fonts used. Beautiful!!

Bonnie said...

You did miss a good chance for a snowman, Benzi! I love the bunny and the scene reminds me of where I grew up. We had a little brook running through the back yard and had many hours of fun playing in and around it! So glad you found time to make a card!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi! Such a sweet winter birthday card, and that darling little bunny is the perfect addition after all your other artistic elements. Sounds like your shopping expedition was fun! Merry Christmas, Benz! hugs, de

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous winter scene, love it. Hope you had a great Christmas.

Joanne (jojot) said...

that sky is spectacular.....and the whole scene is beautiful