Sunday, January 20, 2013

Winter Walk to the Cottage

The 'Snowy Cottage' challenge theme for this month continues at Craft a Scene. There is still plenty of time to link your scenes. You don't need to have a stamp with a typical winter cottage, with snow on the roof, any house, cabin or cottage stamp can be made snowy, as I did below:

I did a scene with my Stampscapes stamps for this week and I used one of my favourite cabin stamps. Most of the stamping was done with Archival Jet Black ink on glossy cardstock. The scene was coloured using grey, brown and teal dye inks, using a Colorbox Stylus Tool. Grass texture stamps work great to add some body and texture to snow. I stamped it with grey inks, leaving a more smooth path to the cabin for them to walk on.

The sky was done in a simple manner, by using the same colours as used in the landscape, except the warm brown tones. To give the scene an even snowier look, snow was added with a white gel pen, on the roof of the cabin, the stumps, the fences, branches and pine trees. Branches were stamped with white pigment ink, and the grass texture stamped was stamped with white pigment ink here and there, also in the sky.

Here's a close up of the white pigment ink stamping. More snowy grass was added with a white gel pen. It is best to spray your work with a light coat of fixative after using pigment ink on glossy cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stamping!


Stamps: Stampscapes: Leafless Limbs 052C, Leafless Limbs Lg. 053F, Tree Duo Lg. 086D, Flock 112A, Cabin With Fence 144F, Hiker & Child 165A, Sedge Filler 251C, Tall Grass Sm. 254B, Prickly Branches 272G, Fence 289D, Old Fence 293C, Stump Sm. 303A, Stump Lg. 311B
Ink: Archival Ink Jet Black; Jenni Bowin Weather Wane; Adirondack: Pitch Black, Pebble, Mushroom, Slate, Aqua; Memento: London Fog; Distress Ink: Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, Evergreen Bough; Colorbox Frost White
Surface: Kromekote glossy cardstock
Pen: white gel pen


  1. What a stunning scene, stunning images, colouring, blending and stamping. Love it. Tracy x

  2. This really is stunning your ability to create a snow scene is fantastic. This has such a winter feel to it and has me wishing I was there.

  3. A really beautiful Snowy Cottage scene, Anna-Karin. I have developed the habit of Spraying all my stamped cards with Crafters companion Spray and Shine. It seems to stop the ink fading and changing colour if the light gets to it, and also brightens the images. Have a good week. xx Maggie

  4. Beautiful, Anna-Karin - so peaceful and serene, coming home at the end of the day - just lovely!
    Alison x

  5. Wow, your winterscene is gorgeous and a great inspiration for me.

  6. Anna-Karin, I loved this as soon as I saw it. Really great perspective and chilly winter scene! NancyD

  7. Wow, this is so stunning, Anna-Karin ! Wonderful !

  8. This is totally stunning Anna-Karin! I love the subtle tones - so realistic. A breathtaking card.

  9. Oh Anna-Karin I always love your scenes and this fabulous creation is no exception. I love the addition of the hikeer and child really adds warmth to the scene.

  10. The roof is almost on! We also turned the greenhouse roofing on the coop into metal roofing. Beginners mistake- greenhouse roofing .vinyl fence installation cost


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