Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sunshine Makes Diamonds

diamond snow

The computer room faces south,
the sun is shining brightly on this cold, cold Winter day!
The bushes just outside the window, covered with snow, look like diamonds have been sprinkled over them…ahhhh, beautiful!

Several cards to share
with you today, I hope you enjoy them!

sc311 blk

This is Blessings, Full of Grace collection, Our Daily Bread designs.

SC311 Name Them

This Basic Grey Curio is beautiful paper, but it is darkly distressed around the edges…so if you cut it up you lose that beautiful look. Using several shades of Copics, Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress inks I was able to recreate it!!

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Kurt blk

This next card was done for a dear friend, who along with his now deceased wife, helped get me started in llamas. Kurt is now in a nursing home. I try to send a card from time to time, keeping him up to date on my llamas, 4h club etc.

TLC303 Peace Be With You_ks

Using A Walk In The Woods from Mark’s Finest Papers, I started with a torn sheet of copy paper as a mask and randomly stamped the trees. Then using the same piece of paper, I sponged distress inks to create my winter wonderland. I also sponged the trees and using a small dauber (dedicated to “blue”) with whatever residual ink was left in it, sponged the shadows. Elmer’s Painty pen was used for the snow on the trees.

Kurt clsup

Hope you’re staying warm, cozy and safe where ever you are! And don’t forget to count your blessings…

thanks for stopping!

Dawn

11 comments :

Sue said...

Dawn these cards are simply beautiful the Basic Grey paper you created is very very clever and looks a little bit vintage.... I also live the way you have done your trees, it maybe freezing your side of the world, but here in N.Z we are suffering from high humidity, and it does not lend itself to a goods nights sleep, or even a cuddle with DH. Looking at these cards is cooling me down, I will try anything at this stage Ha.
Smiles:)

Suzanne said...

Keep up the good work!!

Becky said...

Dawn these are gorgeous!

Traci S. said...

Hi Dawn~

These cards are fabulous! I love the snowy woods...those trees are incredible! I love the detail in this beautiful card.

I really like the Vintage look on the first card. That paper by Basic Grey is great...I really need to get it. The way you distressed it...awesome impact! Wonderful cards, Dawn.

It is so sweet of you to send cards to the man who helped get you started with the llamas. I'm sure he loves to hear all of the details. And, I bet he has the best card collection there!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Dawn B. said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn. We will be driving through your state on Friday. Save me some snow..Okay..

Ann English said...

Absolutely stunning, Dawn!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Dawn, I am speechless over so much BEAUTY!!! The first one...sigh, love those Curio papers and that wonderful sentiment and the second card...WOW!!!! That one is truly over the top!!! It looks so real and 3 D....amazing!!! Hugs, Sabrina

Becky Green said...

This is SOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You should do a "tutorial" on how to get this effect!!!! Makes me want to put my boots on & take a stroll!!! :)

Joan V said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Gorgeous cards Dawn! The trees in the snowy woods look so real. Beautiful picture also. ~jeni :)

Bastelfrosch said...

WOW, this card is a dream!!!
Annette