Thursday, November 17, 2011

Snowy hills

When doing winter scenes, I tend to reach for my blue inks, but here I wanted to try something else. The scene is inspired by a Stampscapes idea card by Linda Selymes, called ‘Winter Walk’. Here's my card:

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye and pigment inks. First the fence and the cabin were stamped with Jet Black ink. The Soft Hill was stamped twice with Memento London Fog and the Pond was stamped with the same colour. I really like the way the pond looks like an ice and snow coloured collection of water. The Sedge Filler was used with London Fog to add texture to the areas that were still empty. The trees, stones, stumps and hikers were stamped with Jet Black. The scene was coloured very softly, with the inks listed below, leaving lots of areas the white of the paper. The darker inks were used very sparingly, basically only to create shadows, a border and to colour the cabin. Snow and highlights were added with a white gel pen. The branches were stamped in the foreground in both black and white and the Tall Grass were stamped with white pigment ink all over the scene to add texture, also to the sky.

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Supplies: Stampscapes: Leafless Limbs 053F, Spruce Tree 077C, Hikers m/f, Oak Tree Sm. 177B, Sedge Filler 251C, Shack 246B, Soft Hill 278F, Pong 279F, Fence 289D, Old Fence 293C, 3 Rocks and Grass 299A, Stump Lg 311B, Stump Sm. 303A; Tall Grass Sm. 254B, Prickly Branches; Memento: London Fog; Adirondack: Aqua, Juniper, Stonewashed, Pebble, Slate; Archival Ink Jet Black; Colorbox Frost White; white gel pen; Kromekote glossy cardstock.


  1. pragtig weer Anna- Karin!
    Jy sit en maak natuurlik so'n kaart, omdat dit vreselik warm is in SA, en ons 'n groot diepvrieskas buite het....

  2. Anna-Karin, your Winter Walk Card is absolutely stunning. I'm glad I was able to inspire you. As artists and teachers, we are most happy when we're able to do that. If you have time, check out our other website, an online magazine found at It has art by about a dozen artists, all very talented.

  3. I really like this. I'm pinning it, btw.

  4. Wow Deze is prachtig gemaakt hoor.
    Hele mooi kleuren, gewoonweg een prachtjuweel.
    Groetjes Marleen Berneel

  5. An awesome winter scene! Love the frosty effect!

  6. Just gorgeous !!! I'd love to see a video of how you did this!


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