I had a lot of fun creating this scene. It is not something that I have done a lot of with success, so I was pretty happy when this worked out on my first try. I decided to create a one layer card for this challenge so I masked off an area of my card base with post-it notes, 1" from the top and 1 3/4" from the bottom. I punched a 1 1/4" circle for my moon and adhered two more post-its side by side, trimming the top edge with scissors for my hilly landscape which I placed about 2/3 of the way down in my masked space.
I started out by sponging pink ink around my moon and then used a light blue ink over the rest. I then built up the colour of the sky using two darker blue inks, always working from the outside edges inward.
I removed the mask from the moon and keeping the other masks in place stamped the top portion of the fir tree stamp on the right twice. On the left I stamped just the very top branches of the larger tree along the horizon in second generation black (after inking your stamp, stamp off once on scrap paper).
I then moved the mask down just a bit and over (to offset the hills) sponged with some grey ink along the top edge and added some shadow below the fir trees. Moved the mask again, sponged grey again and stamped the closer firs on the right making them a little larger than the first set of firs so that they would appear closer. I then moved the mask a final time, sponging grey along the edge, shadows for the firs and stamped the tree on the left. After removing the hill mask I added shadows for the trees and inked a bit above the bottom straight mask to define the lower edge. I then removed the top and bottom straight masks and added hints of snow to the trees and firs with a white gel pen.
A sentiment and three small grey pearls completed my card.
Be sure to check out what the Design Team has come up with for this week's challenge and leave them some blog love while you are there:
- Allison Cope
- Cheryl Lea
- Deborah Anton
- Jenny Gropp
- Judy Rozema
- Katie Sims
- Connie MacFarlane (Guest Designer) - you are here
Supplies: Snow Scenes stamp set (Flourishes), white cardstock, various inks, grey pearls, post-it notes, sponges