Thursday, October 17, 2019

Winter Trees for CAS Christmas

Hi There.  I hope you are having a good week.

There's still time to join in.

Susan is hosting our CAS Christmas challenge this month and asked for...

I pulled out some NBUS stamps from Deep Red. 
It was a perfect opportunity to ink them up.

I've inked, sprtized and stamped the pine trees.
Then stamped again.

I masked the pines and stamped the hardwoods with gray ink so
they would fade into the distance.

The sky is a wet on wet wash and I sketched the fence in and painted it.

The bird is a bit too big for this scene but he does add some color.

Our amazing Design Team and equally amazing  Guest Designer, Lyn
have some awesome inspiration for you.
Check it out then I hope you'll join in at

The challenge is open until the 24th.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Winter Pines, Winter Trees (Deep Red), Holiday Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Evergreen Bough, Pine Needles, Iced Spruce, Weathered Wood, Tumbled Glass (DI), Real Red (SU)
Paper:  Smokey Slate (SU), Watercolor (TH) 
Other: Woodgrain EF (SU), Cheery Cardinals (PS) 


Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Jo x

Pat said...

This scene has lots of atmosphere Bonnie and I love the addition of the bird in that great bright red and also the sentiment to match. x

jimlynn said...

Pretty stamp set and a beautiful card! Love those pines.

Barb Ghig said...

Beautiful winter scene, Bonnie! I love how you stamped the trees to add dimension and your lovely gray fence is perfect! By the way, I think your bird is the perfect size and the pop of red works so well here :) Barb xx

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful winter scene Bonnie, I love the depth of colour on your big pine trees and I think your cardinal is perfect. Perhaps he's had a few too many treats this fall and put on a little weight :)

Trina P. said...

What a wonderful winter scene. Beautifully inked, spritz and stamped. I’m in awe of your sketching skills... I thought the fence was part of the stamp. The embossed wood background gives great texture.

kiwimeskreations said...

What a fabulous fence you have added to this cold and snowy scene Bonnie - beautiful addition to the trees.

Brenda in IN said...

I can't catch up if you keep posting new cards! Love the maple leaf and this one is beautiful. The bird looks fine, he's just passing through and decided to have a quick rest on the fence.

I Card Everyone said...

It's a wonderful Christmas scene... one I do enjoy looking at through a window!
Gorgeous card, Bonnie!

Susan said...

That is the most perfect of winter scenes - the bare deciduous trees, the snowy evergreens, a pale wintry sky, and a bright red cardinal - love it!!

Loll said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! Love how you've created so much depth with your layered stamping. Gorgeous bright green and that pop of red adds so much. xx

Sandy said...

Beautiful scene with the most gorgeous colors!!!!!
Sandy xx

Bobby said...

Marcia used that pine tree stamp and I loved it so I bought it. Now I might have to buy the winter trees stamp too. I love the scene you created with the two together, Bonnie.

Mac Mable said...

What fabulous scene making Bonnie and a wonderful water colour scene. The red bird looks wonderful to me x.

Lyn said...

Bonnie your card is absolutely beautiful <3

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fab scene, Bonnie - love your masked trees and hand-drawn fence!! So fun with the cardinal, even if you think he's too big - LOL!

TK said...

Stunning scene with that beautiful bird atop the fence and all the wintry wonder!

Linda said...

Fantastic winter scene you created, Bonnie. Beautiful card. Have a great week.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a wonderful winter scene, Bonnie!
The layered stamping definitely added the depth of the pine trees. Your fence was beautifully sketched and watercolored! I thought you stamped it.
The gray inked hardwoods look like they’re in the distance. Great sense of perspective!

BożenA said...

Another beautiful winter scene. Stamping the birch between the Christmas trees looks stunning