Jolly Blogger–Smeared and Smudged Ink–Day 6

Day 6--Snow covered serenity

It’s Day 6 in the Jolly Blogger Blog Hop for Smeared and Smudged Ink! YIKES! December days are passing by quickly.
This piece is in honor of my youngest who can only remember snow from last winter, and what a winter that was! She’s been inspired this year to go out and make snow angels and build (or try to) a snowman. Poor fellow looked as if he had been a bit too long in the sun when he was first born. LOL. No worries—we’re expecting a snow on Sunday that should be good for a day or two out of school and better snowman building materials. (And WARMER! which gets bonus points in this assistant builder’s book).
So this piece will go as part of the cover on a mini album to commemorate our fun in the snow. The base is blue textured cardstock from DCWV that was lightly impressed with Spellbinders Impressabilities snowflakes plate. On white cardstock, a lovely scene from Northwoods Rubber Stamps Inc. circa 2009 was stamped with Archival Ink by Ranger in Black. Cretacolor watercolor Aqua Monolith pencils were used dry to tint and highlight throughout. (I specify dry here because you could do this again with either wetting the pencil or using water on a brush to add a paint effect for a whole different look). This gave me the opportunity to play with the Snow Writer that Tori had used earlier in the hop, to add dimension to the snow on the pines and here and there. Then used the Studio G glitter writer in clear to add sparkle to the new fallen snow. I mounted this carefully onto the base (you SHOULD do this before the dimensional and glitter bits are added, OR wait until they have dried well. You really should). And then I added a silver snowflake (I think it was from Walmart last year, but it may have been Michaels. Sorry I don’t remember for sure.) for dimension and interest. Hope you enjoy it and that it is warmer where you are, unless you really enjoy making snow angels!. Happy Crafting, P.

PS. I apologize. I was trying to remove the links for two who were unable to complete the hop and somehow managed to anihilate the link for Meredith.  Despite my best efforts, my skills are lacking so that I cannot fix it tonight so until I can get some help here’s her link:  http://www.papercanteen.com/ to her blog.  Be sure to visit each of the blogs and leave a comment to be eligible for the Merry Hopper prize! You’ll be glad you did!

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ililnerede
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 10:35:26

    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good…

    Reply

  2. Tami
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 12:22:57

    your snow looks so amazing.

    Reply

  3. deniserows
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 13:19:46

    ahoy…i wanna try this technique. the snow looks so real.

    Reply

  4. Jane
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 16:18:16

    This is so cool just love it awesome work
    Luv Jane xxx

    Reply

  5. Alison
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 19:24:55

    Wow!!! This is SO pretty! What a beautiful scene!

    Reply

  6. Donna Mundinger
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 20:28:44

    What a lovely scene! I so miss snow! xxD

    Reply

  7. Steph
    Dec 11, 2010 @ 23:31:33

    Beautiful card. It looks so peaceful, would love to be in one of those cabins.

    Reply

  8. Alex
    Dec 12, 2010 @ 22:16:26

    What a gorgeous card! Thank you for giving the details of how you created it!!!!

    Reply

  9. lisa
    Dec 21, 2010 @ 07:46:01

    this card is beatuiful! wonderful job on creating such a pretty sence!!!!

    Reply

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