Tuesday, 25 January 2022

Rudolph Days - January 22

Well hello there,

It's the 25th of the month already, so time for the very first 'Rudolph Days' challenge of 2022.  Here's the card that I've made for the challenge:

I have to say that this is one of my favourite stamps and it's called 'Restful' by Penny Black.  I simply stamped it using VersaFine, then heat embossed it to set the ink.  Next, I used some Dr. Ph Martin's Bleed Proof White paint to colour it.  I added extra water to the far field to give a the scene some perspective, then used the paint a little thicker as I got to the bottom of the card.  To finish off, I waited until it was dry, then touched up the snow on the fence posts and on the tops of the stones.  I also added some snow to the branches of the tree.   As I said, I love this stamp as lends itself to being coloured in many different ways and I think it's a beautiful image.  

That's all from me for today, so take care of yourselves and stay safe xx


Magic Maggie said...

Oh Sandra - thank you. I had an idea for a monthly 8 x 8 calendar page, using a tree as the constant, but changing with the months. You've just provided the basis for 'winter' months, (but I doubt mine would be as super as yours!!).
Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)
PS I especially love the pale/dark field

Stamps and Paper said...

Beautiful card Sandra…I love the snowy scene you’ve created it looks stunning on Kraft card


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous scene you've stamped here Sandra, it certainly seems wintery and cold. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

Sue xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card Sandra

gr karin

Anke said...

WOW absolutely stunning, I love your card, so beautiful.


Flo Langley said...

Stunning card Sandra. Love how you have created the snow. beautiful effect. Hugs Flo x

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Carole said...

It is a beautiful image....and a beautiful card Sandra. A lovely scene and your attention to detail with the white gives the image depth as you say. Love it! xx

Gerrina said...

Just beautiful and so sereen! Hugs, Gerrina

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Lovely card with this beautiful stamp, you gave a great 3D look to the scene! The snow has a fabulous realistic effect!

Jenny L said...

Hi Sandra,
Happy Rudolf Days.
Thought I was on the wrong blog for a min
Love the new blog face.
As always your card is excellently created.
Such beautiful stamping and inking and that scene is so serene too.
I just love everything you create.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Joan said...

Beautiful card Sandra, one of my favourite PB Christmas stamps and I love the simplicity of this card, just stunning

Joan x

cuilliesocks said...

This is a gorgeous card Sandra, I love the scene you've created and a super Kraft card base, the snow splatters is a brilliant idea, Kate x

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful stamped scene -I can see why it is called restful,the snow effects look brilliant
Carol x

Pat said...

This is gorgeous Sandra and that Dr. Ph Martin's white really covers the kraft card well, but as with the distance field can be diluted and made more opaque...a really beautiful and atmospheric winter scene! x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card Sandra,, it really is a fabulous image.
Avril xx

Linby said...

Amazing work, so atmospheric too.

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful winter scene and a beautiful card Sandra and love how you've done the snow and the perspective x. Thank you for the inspiration x.

Darnell said...

You are so talented, Sandra! I always struggle with perspective and you've described it beautifully with your different snow tones and I love the detailed snow on the branches and fence. Even your schplatters look perfectly like snow!

I also want to say that I've just caught up and your last post broke my heart. Surely, there will be a special place in hell for people who have - and continue to be - so selfish and thoughtless during this pandemic when we should all be pulling together and caring about each other. Sending love and huge hugs, Darnell

cotnob said...

A beautiful card, you have created a wonderful winter scene.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

pam said...

Gorgeous card Sandra, stunning scene
Pam x