Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Use it Tuesday - Winter Scene

Greetings Everyone! Today is Tuesday, and that means another challenge at "Use it Tuesday." This week, for Challenge # 23, we are asked to create a project "All About Winter." I immediately knew what I wanted to do. This winter scene above is from one of the very first wood mounted stamps I ever purchased back in 1997. I was nostalgic about it then as I am now. Sadly, I have not picked this stamp up since I made thank you notes with it following Christmas 1997. The stamp is from a company called "Toomuchfun Rubberstamps." I looked them up online and they are still around, which made me very happy. Love to see entrepreneurship be successful. Back then, I simply inked my stamp with embossing ink and heat embossed the image in black or silver. Remember back before the Tim Holtz Craft Mat? I still have silver embossing crumbs embedded into my antique dining room table! This time around, I decided to give the scene a different look. I love looking at old illustrations (pre-50s) where other than black ink, there are only touches of primary colors used. So I stamped my image with Black Memento Ink and hand colored with Ranger Distress Inks. Day two for using my new PanPastels, I chalked in the sky with three shades of light blue. I did not want to detract from the main image so I kept my embellishments to a minimum. A few snow flakes from Artistic Outpost on pop dots, some black and white Baker's Twine and a sentiment by Inkadinkado, from three years ago, stamped with black Versafine ink. This sweet little card will be on its way shortly to my precious grandchildren whom I miss so, so much, to let them know I am thinking of them, with love, and to wish them a Happy Winter filled with fun. Have a great day. Best Wishes, Yvonne


Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic winter scene. Great images.

Meggymay said...

A great winter scene, the children look like they are having loads of fun.
Yvonne x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely winter scene, great card. Tracy x

Cazro said...

A lovely stamp, produces a lovely card. It's amazing how the twine adds so much detail. Caz

Irini said...

Gorgeous card! I love how the snowflakes are popping!
Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How very lovely!