Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MMSC76-Wintery Trees

Today's card is made with the DRS Designs Wintry Tree image. This is the first time I have tried creating a scene with inks and I just love the results and hope you do too! It is not as difficult as I thought it would be and I would like to explore more possibilities with shading.

As you can see I did a larger image for the inside of my card. I used the Spellbinders die snowflakes and I stenciled them with purple ink and stickles.

I made a matching envelope to round out my project. This was so much fun to do and I cannot wait to get my fingers dirty again!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting me today!

Challenges Entered
Craft your Passion - Orange, Purple, Black
Craftalicious - Anything Goes


Anne said...

Totally stunning and spectacular! Love it!

Emily Keaton said...

Carol, I just LOVE the winter scene you created!! This is so lovely. The colors are unexpectedly beautiful for this. I love your layered snowflake and the bling-y flourishes. BEAUTIFUL work :)

Michelle Pearson said...

beautiful! I find those kinds of scenes difficult to pull off...but I love the serene feel you achieved here!

Love crafts forever said...

Ah Carol. What an amazing background you made, so beautiful with this stamp. Absolutely gorgeous. Hugs, Nataliya.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Carol, this is amazing. You really created a masterpiece. Love the wonderful sponging and fabulous colors. This winter scene is gorgeous. Love the non-traditional colors and your fabulous interpretation of Priscilla's sketch.

Donna Moore said...

I just had a huge involuntary intake of air when first viewing your magnificent creation. Lucky I didn't swallow my gum!!!
Carol, you are always such an inspiration and have the most amazing talent, your art is such fun to look at and totally awe inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talent with us all!! BTW, your inked background is perfection!!!

Tracy Vinson said...

Hi Carol,
I used this same stamp this week and have really fallen in love with it. I love the simplicity of it and your snowflakes you have embellished with are so lovely. Great non-traditional colors as well. PS...your blog looks great too! Blessings, Tracy--MMDT

Denise said...

Wow, Carol.....This is a stunning set. Such a beautiful scene you have created. I'm just loving the nontraditional colors on your holiday card.
Your blog is darling!


Denise @ kc242 said...

Carol, this set is outstanding in every aspect. wow phenominal!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Carol, you are not only setting a beautiful scene on this card, but the inside and the envelope are just as stunning. Great take on with the sketch. Not sure if I can make it for this week's challenge, but I sure will see :o)

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is very beautiful carol, waht great colors and the moon is soo great through the trees.

greetings karin

sammi said...

Stunning card, Carol! I'm in awe! Thanks for sharing your creation with us this week at Craft Your Passion.

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Superb!! The colors are so rich! You are a master at your craft, Carol! What a joy it's been to visit your blog!

tiggertastic said...

my word this has taken my breath away - WOW

i really love the colours the style and the lace work inside with the tinted edges really is so a fantastic touch

sarah xx
tiggertastic blog / CPF DT

Sue said...

Awesome is the first word I can come up with to describe your sky! Then beautiful....incredible...- you get it!

Lovely Linda said...

Wow Carol - your card is divine! I love that image and the way you have framed it so beautifully! Gorgeous details and such rich colours! Your colouring with inks is to be envied Carol - thanks for always inspiring BFF! Love it! {{{hugs}}}

Lisa Foster said...

My goodness! This is GORGEOUS!!! I love every detail!

Connie M. said...

My oh my, Denise...the scene you have created is just stunning! Love the beautiful colors and the great snowflake/punch thiny (LOL...not sure what to call it!) soooo pretty!! Hugs!

marsha said...

Carol, I am just picking my jaw up off the floor! This is just totally gorgeous! I love the scene you have created, your coloring is fantastic!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hmmm.... you know, if you ever should end up in the horrible position where you don't know were to send this card, then look east and see me jumping up and down screaming at the top of my loungs "ME CAROL _ PLEASE SEND IT TO ME!". I am just offering you a solution to a dilemma you know *LOL*
I hope you understand how gorgeous I think this card is. It is so warm - it glows! What a fantastic Chrismas card!

I have not used gimp, so I will have to look at it before I can give you some tips about doing up your cards - ok?


Sharon Basel said...

Wow this is a beauty Carol! I love the golden moon and the colors of the image you've chosen. Incredible papers so beautifully coordinated. Just so fantastic - I find myself just staring at it over and over again!

Lauretta See said...

This is stunning!! love the colors.. the bling and all..!! WOW! Thank you for joining us this week on the CRAFT YOUR PASSION challenge, Good luck!

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness! This card has totally blown me away! Absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Craft Your Passion. x x

Whimcees said...


I am so behind in visiting my friends! Your card is beautiful - the colors are stunning and the layout perfection! Love white dots on black - one of my favorite things!

Wishing you a wonderful week!


Barbara Diane

Darsie Bruno said...

what a pretty color combination and I just love that stamp!! Fabulous winter card!
Hugs, Darsie

Holly Moore said...

Did I gasp out loud when I saw this card, yes I did! :) So stunning with the sunset colors. I am now scraping my chin off the floor. Of course, you always blow me away Carol!

Have a wonderful week! Hugs and Love,
Holly R. Moore