Saturday, 3 December 2011

Stampscapes - Lakeside Christmas

Good Evening Chicks!

I've been playing with winter scenes again tonight and this is what I ended up with.  I decided to use the Lakeside Cabin stamp because I know so many that have it.  This isn't as nice as the random scenes but turned out not too shabby.  The scotch pines on this stamp are a little trickier to add snow to than the fir trees on stamps that go with Lakeside Cove.

Now I'm going to try and show you how I ended up with this scene using only two stamps!
This first photo shows you the stamps as you will recognize them...
Before I stamped the Lakeside cabin I taped off the water reflections but left the rocks showing on the shore.  Even in the high country of the rockies you'll see less snow along the waters edge...depending where you are.  On the ocean.. you'll really see the rocks and there's more snow coverage as you move away.  The tree branches framing the scene are done with Spooky Branch.  I like the Bare Branch stamp better but don't have that one yet!
The cabin was coloured using Distress Gathered Twigs and Cantalope.  The sky was acheived using Memento Summer Sky and Adirondack Lemonade tapped along the horizon.  The look of cold snow and drifts pop with Adirondack Aqua and Memento London Fog.

Now, here's the snow!!

To put snow on the trees, roof, and rocks I used a Uniball White Paint Pen.  Nothing else works like them.  There's no blobs or thick lines.  With this pen you actually have to keep colouring with it but, if you want fine lines or dots.. there's nothing like it!
Once the snow was added I used MS clear fine glitter to accent the snow on the lake, the cabin roof and on some tree limbs.
Once you mount it... it looks much better!  Here is a closer look at where the glitter was added.  One more tip... I used my glue pen for snow.  It dries clear but goes on light blue.  All of the craft stores have them and with the ball point tip you can add as little or as much as you like!
Now... here's the card mounted.  I was going to add snowflake embellishments arount the edge but that took away from the scene.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Challenge entry for
Gingerloft - Winter or Christmas


Lorraine said...

Wow, what a gorgeous scene you have created! Loved hearing how you did it - artist as work! Stunning!

Gail said...


Rhonda Miller said...

This is stunning.

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

ahhhh, Sheree, as a lover of Stampscapes (and have these stamps) I can see how really clever this is, my dear friend Sheree! a must do this one - sigh, the only pity it is so un-Australian - lots of folks over here hate the snowy Christmas cards - me, I love them! thanks for sharing, Shaz in oz.x

NancyD said...

Sheree, this card is just wonderful. There is something very special about your winter scenes. No one makes them like you do. NancyD

Myrna said...

Superb!!! Love the whole thing. The tut is so helpful.

Gaynor said...

Gorgeous card simply stunning, thanks for sharing with us at Gingerloft, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Anna-Karin said...

Another beautiful winter scene! Great use of that stamp.