Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Snowbanks


I'm finally returning from my two week absence. I thought I would be away for a week or a bit more. The little grands came and we had a great time. Wow! You really need to eat your Wheaties or Spinach to keep up with them.

When my grandchildren left, I made several cards for the breast cancer drive on Splitcoaststampers.  I'll share one today and some more later. We are to make cards that you can send to the patients or cards for them to use to send out. 

 For a while, I've wanted to try to make snowbanks like the ones in the card above. I finally tried it and guess I was a bit successful. I'll sure try it again. My card is for the HYCCT1401B challenge (Lori aka stamp_momma): Shine On--create a card that uses light to convey courage and hope. My star is the light.

Stamps-All Night Media/Holiday Snowglobe set/snowman, Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps/Ice and Snow (sentiment), Memory Box/Huckleberry Branch
Paper-Stampin'Up! Night of Navy cardstock, PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Stormy Sky and Victorian Velvet
Accessories-Taylored Expressions/Build a Scene Rolling Hills, Winsor & Newton water colour/Chinese White (falling snow), Copics, unknown star sticker









 


21 comments:

Marisa said...

A wonderful winter wonderland indeed! Great snowbanks! Glad you had fun with the grandkids :)

Beebeebabs said...

Welcome back - such a beautiful card you did a great job!!

MiamiKel said...

There you are! Oh I'm so happy to hear you had a wonderful time with the grandbabies - yes, they do require some energy (no grands here, but 4 kids keep me hopping with lots of Starbucks as energy, LOL!) GORGEOUS card, simply beautiful in every way ~ you have such a great eye for design and your cards are always something to marvel. Blessings! ♥

Charlene said...

Oh Goodie, here's our snowmen!!! I look forward to them all year Miss Brenda!! I'm so happy you had a great time with the Grandkids!! I know they are tiring but so fun!! I get mine baby on Saturday!

jimlynn said...

Hey Brenda! It's so good to see you back - and with a beautiful card too! Love the way you did the snow banks!!!
Ah yes......I know what you're talking about when you say the grands sorta wear you out! Where do they find all that energy! Glad y'all had a good time though and know it was fun.

Lynn

Lynne in NI said...

Glad to hear you had a fun time with your grandkids ... I'm sure you needed a lie down in a darkened room when they left ;) Wouldn't you love to have half their energy!
So lovin your card, those snowdrifts are fab, and cuuuute snowdude too xx

UTs Hobby Time said...

Glad to see you back Brenda. It's a beautiful winter card. I too like the snow drifts.

Bonnie said...

You did a fantastic job on the sponging, Benzi! Love that sky and the snowbanks! And the little snowman is adorable!

Carol L said...

WB to blogging! I hope you had tons of fun with the grands :)
Cute card, and you nailed the technique for snowbanks! I love the little branch too!

Loll Thompson said...

Your sponged sky is gorgeous with all the shades of blue and purple ... and those snowbanks look like you've been doing this for ages and have lots of experience ... perfect!! Loll xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Nice to see you back. Great card. Love winter scenes on cards, not so much in person. Grin. - Jim

MaryH said...

Whoo-EEE, I'll say you were very successful with your snowbanks. It looks easy to do, but I don't find it so! Yours are very realistic & icy cool looking. YOu did a fab job with this card, and I absolutely love it! Hope you get a chance for a little restup after the littles. I can imagine the pace of life picks up when they visit, as much fun as it is. TFS & Big hugs.

Lee-Anne said...

Welcome back, Brenda! What a gorgeous scene...so beautifully done! And that snowman...just so sweet!

aussie aNNie said...

Welcome back Benzi, awesome to see such a gorgeous card , love this creation and the most gorgeous image and colours...
My blog candy ends soon..
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Diane said...

Beautiful winter design Brenda, great job on the snowbanks. Very pretty design.

Hugs Diane

NanaConnie said...

So nice to have you back posting again, Benzi, but I'm glad you got to enjoy the grandkids. Love your snowbanks! I'm going to have to try those myself. Fab card and great design.

Cathy said...

What a wonderful card! Your snowmen cards are always FABULOUS!

Maria said...

What a lovely winter scene with pretty sky and snow drifts! And, of course, the sweet snowman!:-)It makes me smile even though I don't want the snow to come...hehehe!:-)

JD/ Jill said...

This is such a beautifully done card. great sponging with the snow banks. Glad you had a great time with the grandchildren....

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Benzi. So glad you enjoyed time with the grandchildren, and I surely hear you about keeping up with them! LOL

Your winter wonderland card is GORGEOUS - you've captured the northern lights in the sky in purple shades, and such pretty snow drifts blending into the bottom portion. I've pinned your card for the techniques used. The berry limb in the foreground looks amazing!

Beautiful card! hugs, de

Colleen Dietrich said...

Welcome back! Sounds like you had a good break. Refreshes the mind, doesn't it?
You did a great job with the snowbanks! And the twilight sky, and the perspective, with the branch in the foreground. :)