Thursday, October 1, 2009

Back on track....

Woooohooo, I'm back on track when it comes to the challenges over at CSAYL. Vicki of Summerthyme Studio is hosting this weeks challenge and she says to "create a Christmas scene using at least two different stamp sets or stamps".

Now, I thought that sounded really simple and instantly knew which 2 sets I was going to use. However it proved to be one of those days where the image in my mind didnt translate to paper so well, grrrrr! My biggest problem actually ended up being the cardstock used. I just could not find a color combo that made me happy, and I didnt want to use anything "loud".

I was going for a very peaceful image and so I decided against using any DSP/PP and used paper piercing as my only embellishment, in order to keep the eye focused on the winter scene depicted. After spending the afternoon staring at different cardstock I finally chose the green and brown to showcase the image. Overall I am happy with the colors I chose, I just wish it hadnt taken half the day to pick them out((pulls out hair)).

I blended old with new, putting together 'Winter Wonderland'(an older,retired SU set) with a set thats in the current SU catalog, 'Scenic Season'. I love both of these and thought they would work well together. On the trees I took a white gel pen and just kind of doodled on them to give the appearance of snow sitting on branches. I then used Versamark, heat and stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds to create the winter wonderland surrounding the cabin. Using a blender pen and a Bashful Blue watercolor crayon I colored the sky very lightly, trying to give it that cloudy, almost hazy look the sky takes on when its going to snow. Those that live in in snow country know what I am talking about!

Here is my card(sorry the pics arent the best. I didnt have good light inside or outside today. You can click on the photos to see the detail):

Supplies(all supplies Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Scenic Season, Winter Wonderland
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Forest Foilage, Basic Brown, StazOn Black, Real Red
Accessories: Paper Piercer, SU markers and watercolor crayons, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat and Stick Powder, Versamark, Blender Pen,Sponge,White gel pen,Dimensionals


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