Thursday, June 14, 2018

Christmas Barn

Hello friends.  I'm glad you stopped by.

The boys are hanging out with us this week and Jack has been keeping busy in
the studio playing with Brushos.  But I was able to put together a quick
card for Merry Monday where Leanne is hosting.

I have one barn stamp and it was in my NBUS box just waiting to make a debut!

Serendipity makes and sells this stamp.

I stamped it with Pumice Stone Distress ink and let it dry.

I colored the barn by putting some ink on my palette and picking up
color with a water brush.

When the ink was dry, I stamped again with VersaMark and embossed 
with heat and clear embossing powder.  Then I could do a wet
on wet wash for the sky without the ink from the design running.

The wreath was made by stamping a tiny snowflake stamp with green ink.
I used punches to make it into a wreath.

Some chunky Frantage added some texture and a snowy scene.

I'm also going to add this to the gallery at
CAS Christmas where Christine is hosting.

I think this will go to my nephew who farms.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Barn and Windmill (Serendipity), Christmas Treasures (Wish)
Ink:   Pumice Stone, Fired Brick, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Pine Needles (DI), VersaMark
Paper:   Mixed Media (St), Neenah
Other:  Water Brush, Clear EP, Chunky Frantage EP (Stampendous)


Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card Bonnie! I love how CAS you kept serene and peaceful looking! And your embossed snow looks FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, your barn is beaituful, I love the red against the snowy background. So pretty :)

Trina P. said...

What a beautiful winter scene you’ve created, Bonnie! Gorgeous watercolouring and clever snowflake wreath. Love it! xx

Loll said...

Gorgeous winter scene Bonnie. LOVE that barn image ... you have coloured it to perfection! Love the blue wash sky and the chunky falling snow. All adds to the beautiful design. xx

JosieD said...

This is such a heartfelt card for me. I was raised on a farm with a barn that looked just like this...minus the wreath, of course. What a beautiful job you did coloring the scene. And the creative solution to making the wreath just the size you needed. Wow, did you create some memories for me this morning. Going to a big family reunion soon...guess meant to be.

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this wonderfully done card Bonnie, great scene and just perfect for the holiday.
xx Karen

JoAnn said...

Love the pretty barn scene Bonnie. Your coloring is great and the added snowflake wreath is a great touch. Great detail with the falling snow. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.
Have a great weekend my friend.

Doris said...

What a beautiful winter scene!

Brenda said...

Love me a big, beautiful red barn! So this card is right up my ally. Barns are just so beautiful to me and I am loving this image you used. You have water colored it so well Bonnie. I love how you made the barn the focal point on this card as well and I love that sky. Makes for a beautiful card. Hugs, Brenda

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So gorgeous with the red barn and green wreath with rest neutrals, Bonnie! Perfect with the blue washed sky - love this!! So glad to see this beauty at Merry Monday too!

Jo said...

The red barn, so vivid and perfectly Christmassy. Such a beautiful stamp too and loving the sepia allure you brightly gave it, punched up with bright colours. Your snowflake wreath is genius! xx

Susan said...

Lovely snowy scene of a barn - perfect for your nephew who farms. Great colouring and use of the frantage.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous Barn scene, Bonnie. I love how you colored your barn red to make it stand out and then colored the rest of the scene in a light neutral brown. A really stunning scene my friend. TFS Hugs..

Colleen said...

Fantastic Christmas scene with a barn, Bonnie...I must say Serendipity does come through with many delightful images...I am beginning to collect a few! I love your card and how you explained how you mastered the coloring not running into each other. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a wonderful scene, LOVE this card.

jimlynn said...

WOW! WOW! WOW!!! I'm in love!!! What a gorgeous barn and perfect card.

Nstiz said...

Oh my gosh I love this and now will have to buy a griddle. I can't get over how fabulous the gold and white together look! I hesitated getting a griddle only because I did not want to invest in more powders. This is fantastic, along with your incredibly beautiful design.

MaryH said...

Until I read the post, I thought this was an Art Impressions set. Splendid coloring of a heartwarming winter farmscape. The frontage snow looks fabulous, and this is such a 'calming' vintage scene. TFS & have a great weekend. Hugs

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous snowy Christmas card Bonnie, I love this stamp and you've coloured it beautifully to make a great Christmas scene.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Bonnie what a beauty - this is stunning, and one could almost (not quite) feel the cold!

BożenA said...

An amazing card, ideally suited to the challenge. I love the red house.
BożenA xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, I love this barn winter scene. So pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a stunning winter barn scene, Bonnie! I love this card - the blue washed sky, the red barn with the green wreath, and the chunky Frantage snow. All the elements are beautifully joined together. Your watercoloring is simply beautiful and so inspiring! I'd love to try stamping an image with Pumice Stone, clear heat-embossing it and watercolor some day. Hideko xx

LeAnne said...


Mac Mable said...

So sorry to have missed commenting on your beautiful card Bonnie....a blonde moment or even a senior moment x Great idea to emboss so that you could do some water colouring on the sky. Fun idea for the wreath and I am always going to love the frantage x Hope the boys visit is going well and you are all having fun and making memories? x

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely winter barn scene Bonnie! love the softly falling snow! Congrats on your win over at Merry Monday with this beautiful card! xx

Bobby said...

I love barns and have several paintings hanging on my wall but not one barn stamp. I love this one, Bonnie. No wonder it was a winner at Merry Monday.