Sunday, July 22, 2012

Frosty Window Scene

Hello all!  Today I want to share with you a frosty window scene that I made with the Art-Kure Timeless Britain collection.  I used the "Clapper Bridge, Devon" image.  Just imagining sitting inside all cozy and looking out to the lovely stone bridge and snowy trees helps to take the heat off our MidWest heat wave.  (Well, that, and a whopper of an air conditioning bill, LOL.)


I started by stamping the image in black ink onto white card stock.  I colored it with my Spectrum Noir markers.  I wasn't too happy with how the blue sky turned out...so after fretting and mulling it over a few days, I added white puffy clouds as a camouflage for my mistake.  Do you ever do that?  Tip: My clouds were done with a cotton ball dipped into a dab of white acrylic paint.  Blot it a few times to 'dry off' the cotton a bit before dabbing onto your sky.  I went from hating it to loving it!

As the paint clouds were drying, I added tulip snow and lots of glitter.  The tulip snow adds dimension, and it seems like every card I've done with this collection screamed for glitter.  What, your cards don't talk to you?  ;-)

When dry, I trimmed the image to fit behind the window die, which I did in a semi-gloss white card stock to emulate paint.  The rest was easy -- I layered that on to a light blue layer that had been run through a Swiss dot embossing folder (I seriously could not be without this folder), then on to a darker blue, and finally on to a folded white card base. Three tiny pearls at the base of the window are the finishing touch.

Hope you enjoyed today's card!

Marge Dady

11 comments:

LaJanette said...

How could you hate this card! Silly you! I love the window and OH that snow is FAB! Thanks for sharing your tip the clouds:0)

Hugs;
Janette

KYCrafter said...

WOW!!! What a great card!!!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

This is so creative! Love the design and the winter scene.

Denise said...

This is SO COOL Marge!!! I love this idea!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Marge you card is beautiful. And thank for the tip on the clouds. P.S. sometimes my card do.lol AJ~

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I LOVE the sky!! The "snow" is amazing!!

Barb Turpin said...

Beautiful! I love window scenes and the snow is awesome!

Trena in Naperville said...

Marge! I agree with Cheryl - this is absolutely gorgeous! Your coloring, demension and clouds are perfect!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

{Chrissie} said...

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING AND STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are so inspiring!

Kathy said...

WOW!! This is fantastic!! The demension is amazing, WHAT A CARD!

Darkskye said...

Well, if you don't like it, I'll take it! LOL! ;) Fantastic work!