Monday, March 28, 2022

Snowy Scenes

Hi there.  I'm so glad you stopped by!

A couple of weeks ago, I zoomed with some crafty friends and Loll led us
in stamping white on kraft.  I finally got my images on cards.

We tore some copy paper and used the bottom as a guide to sponge white ink
into snowdrifts.  After doing a few hills, we used the top of the torn paper as a mask
and stamped a tree repeating the process until we reached the top of the design.

My Timber Brown Stazon pad seems to be more magenta than brown.
I kind of like the pink smudges and stuck with it.

A twofer....

I had tried this on my own earlier and stamped first.  It's a lot harder to do the snowbanks
when the image is already stamped!  I was happy to be able to make it into a passable
Christmas card.

Peace on Earth #12 - Anything Christmas Goes (I was inspired by the snowy scene with trees)
Rudolph Days - Anything Christmas Goes

Card Recipe
Stamps: Fairy Fir Trees (Lavinia), Season's Wishes (PB)  
Ink:   Whisper White, Timber Brown (Stazon), Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler (SU), Neenah Solar White
Other:  White Gouache Paint

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Winter Cottage (Alt), Season's Wishes (PB)
Ink:   Whisper White, Potting Soil Archival (Ranger), Versafine Onyx Black
Paper:   Crumb Cake (SU), Warm Cocoa (GKD)
Other: Caran d'ache Supracolor Pencils, White Gouache Paint


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Nstiz said...

Two beautiful cards, Bonnie. Love the white on kraft which is something I haven’t tried. You did a fabulous job on the hills and love the highlights in the trees. The cabin looks wonderful in that snowy setting. Love the spatter too. Love the way you colored that cabin too.

I Card Everyone said...

Bonnie, they are both extraordinary! I can honestly say I've not had much luck with white ink - I may have to dig it out again as these sponged snowy hills are really wonderful!

In other news - I am happy to report our snowy hills are [almost all] gone!

LeAnne said...

These are beautiful! Can you believe, we had snow flurries yesterday and the temps today are in the twenties??? I will have to give this a try, as I love the look of white on kraft!

Marcia Hill said...

These are both SO pretty Bonnie!! Why are snowy cards so lovely but the reality is COLD and slippery and not so much fun??!! We woke up to snow both Saturday and Sunday, but thankfully just a light covering and it's gone now (well except for a few piles here and there!). Supposed to get up to the mid 30's today and maybe 40 tomorrow, so Spring might actually come after all! But anyway, both of your cards are absolutely lovely and you've definitely perfected the white ink on kraft technique!! Hugs. :0)

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

Beautiful cards x

JoAnn said...

Wow, your cards are beautiful. Love the white on kraft. You stamped images look great with the snow drifts. TFS

Bobby said...

Wow! I love the look of those snowy hills, Bonnie. I just might give this technique a try.

Pat said...

These are beautiful Bonnie, and I love that they are not stark white but allow a little of the kraft colour to show through giving a more vintage feel, but you have added a stronger white on bits of the trees and also the cabin roof and for the falling snow which works so well. x

Loll said...

Two fabulous white on kraft cards Bonnie! Love those pretty trees covered with snow. Great work on creating the scene with masks. Your little cabin in the snow is so sweet! I LOVE this adorable image! Great work again with creating the snowhills and a lovely winter scene card. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Bonnie,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Oh these are gorgeous and I really love the first one with the Trees is looks stunning and those trees and snow hills look so real too.
This looks like a wonderful technique to learn.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

BożenA said...

Both cards look stunning. They have a lot of warmth in them, because the craft background shines in some places to the top and creates such an amazing hazy impression. I love these cards and the technique is worth trying.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning cards, beautiful scenes Bonnie.
Faith x

Trina P. said...

Pinkish ink or not, these are gorgeous! Beautiful job of masking and sponging to create these amazing scenes.

Susan said...

Beautiful cards, Bonnie! You really mastered the technique of getting the snow hills and drifts. Lovely tranquil cabin on the second one. And thanks for joining us at Peace on Earth with the beautifully inspired trees on the first card.

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh these are beautiful Bonnie! You are ALWAYS inspiring me with your current techniques!! Vicky x

Darlene said...

Oh Bonnie these are both absolutely beautiful! You are SO talented! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support!!


Lisa Elton said...

These are both so pretty, Bonnie!

Christine Alexander said...

Two beautiful cards Bonnie, White on Kraft is one of my favourite Christmas colour combos :) Your sponging worked perfectly for those snow drifts. I especially love your little house ♥

TK said...

Passable? They're awesome, Bonnie! I love kraft on white, it's so pretty and makes a statement. I too like your magenta...

kiwimeskreations said...

A beautiful pair of cards Bonnie - the white on kraft gives such a fabulous result!

Mac Mable said...

I love the wintery scenes in both of your wonderful cards and the white on the kraft looks fabulous. Great hills and love the touch of pink too Bonnie x.

Brenda in IN said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love that cozy cabin and also the trees nestled in the snow. Great job on them.

Cat Craig said...

I love the nostalgic feel of your two beautiful cards. The whites are just perfect on the kraft.

Robyn Oliver said...

Two brilliant cards Bonnie, you've created wonderful snow banks with the white on kraft.. I just love them both hugs Robyn

Sandy said...

The one thing I miss since leaving the mountains of North Carolina is snow! I do love snow -as much a I love your cards Bonnie. Would I ever
love to have a little cabin back in those hills I was born in. Wonderful cards Sugar!
Sandy xx

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at the POE Christmas Challenge.

nancy littrell said...

Two Gorgeous Christmas cards using kraft paper and white inks. You were so productive and creative with the help of your Zoom crafting session....Wow!!! Loll always inspires us and is a wonderful teacher:-) TFS Love and Hugs...Nancy

scrappymo! said...

Two beautiful scenes, Bonnie. I love your hills. They look so real and make a great setting for your scenes.

Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

Jo said...

These have a traditional appeal, you are an artist. The white ink sponging give such a beautiful atmosphere. xx