Tuesday, December 5, 2017


I've been in the mood to create winter scenes with my distress inks of late. Be forewarned - you're going to see several different versions of of winter skies in the upcoming weeks!

This card was built around the skaters from the Winter Post Stampin' Up set.
For the sky, I used sponge daubers to apply my distress inks. I then spritzed them with water and heat set. The pond is diluted salty ocean painted on with a thin paintbrush.

Supplies and Tools:
Dies/Punches: Labels One Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ribbon Banners (Spellbinders), Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart)
Inks: Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio, Fossilized Amber), White Acrylic Paint, Touch Five Markers, Graphite Black Brilliance Ink (Tsukineko)
Stamps: Winter Post (Stampin' Up), Woodland Wonderland (Inkadinkado), Playful Christmas II (Kitchen Sinks Stamps)
Misc. Sponge Daubers, Small Paintbrush, Mounting Tape

This post linked to:
 Inspired by all the Little Things - Photo Inspiration (below)
Stamping Sensations - Winter Trees and Flowers
Dies R Us - Christmas Carols (White Christmas)
Visions of Sugarplums - Winter/Christmas creations
Tuesday Throwdown - Christmas Scene


Lori said...

What a pretty card! Love the background you created and the image is colored so beautifully. Love the vintage feel. So glad you linked to my Visions of Sugarplums Challenge!

Darnell said...

I love your vintage take on the inspiration, Esther! It's a fabulous winter scene and you did a great job blending inks! Thank you for playing at Inspired By! Hugs, Darnell

Viv said...

Lovely vintage style card Esther! I look forward to seeing more wintry distress ink created scenes! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.

brenda said...

A lovely traditional feeling winter creation, many thanks for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love the wonderful scene you created and how you framed it! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Patti J said...

Your scene is so pretty, Esther! Makes me want to skate (someplace where it looks like winter but feels like summer!) and drink hot chocolate!

Dora said...

A lovely winterfeeling card. Beautiful.
Thank you for joining at stamping sensations this month.

Darlene said...

OMG I have this stamp and haven't used it in years! Love how you've created that beautiful background for these skaters! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Christmas Carols’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Debi said...

Fabulous winter scene. Love the effect you created with the distress ink. Lovely blues. Thanks for sharing this with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge. Good luck.
Hugs, Debi DT

Marcie Sharp said...

What a lovely winter scene you have created! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Inspired By.

Monika Reeck said...

Woww A romantic scene Esther love it and love the white splatter there
congrats on being top 3 at Tuesday Throwdown
I miss your cards on Creative with Stamps challenge...
will you join this month again Esther?
The theme is Deer
Monika (co-Creator CWS)