Sunday, January 4, 2009

Snowy Roads

......a winter drive in Minnesota?

Stamps: Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods, Home
Ink: Distress Embossing, StazOn Dove Grey
Embossing powders: White Puff, Polysparkle
Background:Distress China Blue
Copic Markers: 0,C3,W1,Bg10,BG15, Bg 34

I started with a background that I had misted with Distress China Blue....I'm guessing as I pulled this out of my scrap bag.
I stamped the branches from Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods & trees from Home set with Distress Embossing ink, heat embossed with White Puffs from Ranger. I stamped over them with Distress Embossing ink & then used Polysparkle embossing powder (Ranger). The effect is like sparkling frost....a little hard to see in the photo.
I cut 2 pieces of white cardstock for the snow. I used the same technique with White Puffs & Polysparkle using snowflakes from the Snowy Woods set.
The truck was stamped with SazOn Dove Grey on glossy white cardstock. I colored it with Copic Markers & added a bit of Distress Antique Linen ink over the entire image.
I used the verse cut off the truck for "roads" & "take me home". I colored the edges & background with Copic markers. I also stamped "snowy" (from Snowy Woods set) with Dove Grey & cut it out. I used a tiny strip of cream cardstock for the sign post & foam to mount the signs.
The truck & foreground snow are also mounted with foam tape.
Snow is so pretty on a card
........unlike actually driving in it. Ah, if only we could have soft, fluffy white snow without winds & cold.....
Snowy wishes for a cozy day!

1 comment:

Shelly Hickox said...

I saw this on the AO blog and just wanted to tell you how pretty I think it is. Very clever too! I really love your work. :)