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
"Queen of the Scene"