Indigo Bunting

Indigo Bunting
Indigo Bunting

Monday, September 14, 2020

In the forest

 Hello everyone and Happy Monday.  I hope you all had a good weekend.  You can sure tell the fall is upon us, days are shorter, nights are cooler, and day time temps in the lower to mid 70's, just perfect, my kind of weather.

With that said I have a couple more Christmas cards to share.

Stamps user are both from Impression Obsession: # L13829 (forest) & E13830 (deer)

I started by stamping the forest in a soft grey ink.  To tell you the truth I had so many grey inks on my desk trying a variety as some were too dark, some too much on the brown tones and some too light.  I honestly don't remember which brand I used.

I then punched a circle die for the moon from a post-it note and adhered to where I wanted the moon.  I then sponged some distress oxide blueprint sketch very softly, as I can always build up the intensity but you can't take it away.

Once I got it to my liking, I stamped the deer in black versafine ink, I think I stamped twice using my misti to get a good impression.

Next came the snowbanks.  I used The Greetery die set called Drifting die, there are 2 dies in the set, so cut both, then placed them to make them fit.  I then stamped the sentiment, and added some glitter along the snow drift stitched lines and as well as in the trees.

My second card is done exactly the same as the first except I tore the edges of the snow drift and sponged ink on them. This card was created by seeing a sample at my craft store in London, called Stamp Art, so I give them credit for the inspiration.

So there you have it, 2 more to add to my stash for this year.

I appreciate your visit today, have a wonderful day! 

I also want to say my thoughts and prayers are with everyone out west who are dealing with the forest fires. Such devastation and despair.  Hugs to all,



Ros Crawford said...

So beautiful! I can really 'feel' that forest and it's all in the colours and the way you blended the background so amazingly. I just love your cards! Have a lovely week.

I Card Everyone said...

Pauline, these are just stunning! I love the moonglow you've achieved, and the ethereal feel of this forest using those grey inks!
So very beautiful!

Maria said...

Oh, my! So gorgeous is your winter scene! Beautiful coloring! And, love the glow of the moon over the deer! Great card!!

DorothyA said...

That is the most beautiful forest scene I've ever seen! No kidding! Thanks for your inspiration!

Leslie Miller said...

I echo Dorothy A! In fact, I have another window open looking at the forest stamp. Silly of me when I'm currently waiting for three Penny Black sets to arrive, but this is incredible. I'm stunned. The snow is beautiful whether torn or die cut. Love how the stamp makes the rays for you. Completely amazing, Pauline!