Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Winter Field

For the 12th day of the 12 Days of Christmas swap I wanted to make something really special. So I created a sponged scene in a 5" x 7" picture frame. This one is of a field on a chilly winter night.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock: Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Black Stazon
Markers: Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Accessories: Post-It Note, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Sponge, Brayer, White Gel Pen, Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, 5/8" Bashful Blue Satin ribbon, Glimmer Brad, Norther Flurries Die, Shimmer Mist (rubbing alcohol + shimmer paint), Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Mini Glue Dots.

1. Cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 5" x 7". Brayer the top of the card stock with Bashful Blue ink.

2. Punch a circle from a Post-It Note with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch. Make sure to get some of the sticky part of the Post-It in your punched circle. Place the circle where you want your moon to be and place another post it note where you want your horizon line to be.

3. Brayer on Pacific Point ink at the top of the card stock not covering the Bashful Blue ink entirely.

4. Brayer on Not Quite Navy at the top of the card stock not covering the Pacific Point ink entirely.

5. Brayer on Night of Navy ink at the top of the card stock not covering the Not Quite Navy ink entirely.

6. Remove the Post-It circle. Tear the sticky edge of two Post-It notes and place it across the sky where you want the top of your mountains to go.

7. Sponge Night of Navy ink in the entire exposed area. Sponge Basic Black ink just along the top Post-It note edge. Remove the torn Post-It note mask.

8. Re-position one of the masks to create a smaller mountain.

9. Sponge Basic Black ink in the exposed area. Remove the torn Post-It note mask.

10. Use Paper Snips to cut a curvy line in the sticky part of a Post-It note. Place the post it onto the cardstock where you want your snow mound to be. Lightly sponge Bashful Blue ink at the post it note edge. Re-position the post it note and sponge another snow mound. Repeat until you have the desired look. Stamp the tree images from Lovely as a Tree in Black Stazon ink.

11. Color in the tree trunks with a Basic Black marker, color in the pine needles with the fine point end of the Always Artichoke marker. Add snow onto the pine branches with the White Gel Pen. Apply a fine line of Tombow Multi-Purpose Adhesive onto the snow on the pine branches and onto the tops of the snow mounds in the field and apply Dazzling Diamonds glitter over the adhesive. Allow the adhesive to dry completely. Add dots to the sky with the White Gel Pen to create stars in the night sky.

12. Insert the picture into the frame. Cut one Bashful Blue and one Whisper White snowflake from the Norther Flurries Die in the Big Shot. Spray both snowflakes with shimmer mist. Use a Paper Piercer and Mat Pack to pierce a hole in the center of both snowflakes. Insert a silver Glimmer Brad into the hole. Tie a bow in 5/8" Bashful Blue Satin ribbon. Adhere the bow onto the frame with Mini Glue Dots. Adhere the snowflake onto the bow with Mini Glue Dots.

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