Sunday, October 19, 2014

Simple Winter Scene

  I put out all of my bird feeders the other day and have been enjoying seeing the birds scurry around the yard. We even had a Carolina Wren which we don't see very often.  Our cardinals are starting to come around as well and they were the inspiration for this simple winter scene.

  I used the layout from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  My fellow demonstrator buddy Jennifer Timko designed this sketch so I had to play along.

  I went with some traditional winter colors and kept the scene kind of simple.

 I used the White Christmas set from the Holiday Catalog and used colors pulled from the Trim the Tree DSP stack; Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler.  Can't get more Christmas-y than those colors!

 The Lucky Stars embossing folder was used on the card front for some subtle texture.  Finishing Touches edgelit was used combined with a small strip of the Trim the Tree DSP for the left side of the sketch.


  I colored the trees and cardinals with Blendabilities and added some Dazzling Details to the snowy hill.

  The sentiment from Petite Pairs was stamped in Garden Green and then punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch.  A linen thread bow is tied around DSP strip before adhering the sentiment.

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: White Christmas, Petite Pairs

Ink: Memento Black, Garden Green  Markers: Blendabilities Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Paper: Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Trim the Tree DSP stack

Accessories: Lucky Stars e.f., circle punches, Finishing Touches edgelit, Dazzling Details, linen thread, dimensionals


  1. Love this! The red birds and the extra sparkle look wonderful!

  2. Fabulous Christmas card! I love the little touch of glitter along the snow banks. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. What a wonderful scene! I love all of the pops of Cherry - the birds look so sweet on their snowy white scene! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!


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