Serene Winter

As I write this post up it is snowing to beat all. We are expected to have a light snowfall that can be swept away, but come Monday it will need a shovel. 

So today's card is very fitting I think. 

I am also doing this card for the Random Act of Cardness challenge at Scrap'n Stamp where today's word is Serene.

I am using Penny Black's Quietude for my card today, along with the Penny Black Winter Chill sentiment set. I am also using Arches 140# Cold Press watercolour paper. 

To start I first inked up the stamp with Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers using my original Misti. Before stamping to the page, I removed the ink from the grasses, then stamped. I did this several times until I felt I had good impressions. 

I then stamped the grasses using the VersaFine Clair Ink in Pinecone. I did not ink up past the waterline as I wanted the lower part to be snow. I made a couple of passes with the Pinecone Ink.

I then went over the birds with the Nocturne Ink, again doing a couple of passes. 

After the fact, I decided I wanted a moon at the waterline in the distance. Using Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White Ink I painted it in, as well as adding the white under the waterline.  I was thinking of making it a sun, but I did not want another colour introduced, so I left it white.

For the snow I am using Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White watercolour, which I applied to areas of the beach.

I then attached the panel to a Neenah White card base. Again using Dr. Ph. Martin's White watercolour I added splatters to the card, some large, some smaller. On some of those splatters I added Nuvo Crystal Drops in Morning Dew to finish.

I hope you have enjoyed this card and wish to thank you for visiting my blog. I am also up on the Scrap'n Stamp Blog with this card today.

Following are affiliate links for the products I have used for this card today, at no extra cost to you.


xoxo, Kia