Friday, January 8, 2010

Drawn or Stamped?

I had started out with a slightly different idea but this project just kind of took on a life of its own. I had intended to use this fabulous tree from FireCracker Designs by Pamela with a red barn (also FCD) in the snow. But I got to stamping in the grays and thought it looked kinda cool so I just ran with it. It reminds me of the pencil sketches my little brother used to do.

There is only ONE color of ink on this project (very odd for me!). I stamped the large tree, the hill, the barn, and the small trees (masking the barn roof to tuck some trees behind). Then came the sponging. I masked and sponged in the shadow of the large tree, some ground for the small trees, a shadow for the barn, and just a bit in my snow drift up front. Hmmm....still needed something so I put a few mountains in the back. Here's how I sponge mountains. I'm laughing at myself because I kept the mask from that tutorial oh so long ago and its the exact one I used on this project! Ha! Lastly, I used my blender pen to add a few shadows under the roof line of the barn, at the base of the tree, etc.

Stamps: FireCracker Designs by Pamela Create-A-Scene, FireCracker Designs by Pamela Scenic Byways
Paper: Papertrey White, Basic Grey
Ink: Going Grey
Accessories: Blender pen

Michelle B.
"Queen of the Scene"


Emily Leiphart said...

This is amazing and so serene!

Sue from Oregon said...

This would make a great challenge! So very cool!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 on my SCS Gallery said...

Beautiful Michelle. Love how you put in all the shadows. It really does look like a drawing. I would never have thought to stamp something just in grey, but it is so effective. Have to store that little idea away.

P.S. thanks for all your lovely comments on my cards - it was a great way to start my day here in Australia :-)

Janet said...

Michelle, this is so unique - I love it.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- wonderful scene!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous Michelle!!!

Donna Moore said...

Fantastic, it looks very like a sketch!!! Beautiful work girl!