And in fact this could serve as another bit of inspiration for The Colour Blue over at Country View Challenges too!
I don't work with scenes very often (unless you count all those meadow grass-y makes - I don't think of them as scenic, but maybe they are), but I do enjoy creating a sense of depth.
I've used the trick of paler colours looking further away and darker colours taking the foreground for my tree stamping. The "distant" trees are stamped in Pumice Stone and the "nearer" ones in Ground Espresso.
And even further off, we have the snowy mountain tops. I promise you those mountains in the background are completely accidental. I only noticed them when I was editing the photos!
Look, here are the early stages, so you can see the random wrinkle-free distress effect. It's the lower one of these two tags which I ended up using.
The white is courtesy of a couple of spritzes of Picket Fence Distress Spray on to the mat.
The focal image is one of the Calico Craft Parts - an absolutely charming new addition for Christmas, this Reindeer & Sleigh Scene (see, it even has "scene" in its name... I had to use it!).
I've treated it quite simply, embossing it with Wow powder in Bark.
I can't tell you how intricate the cutting is - it's a tiny miracle!
The sky is lit up with a stamp from Tim's new Christmas Magic set. I can't quite decide whether they're stars or snowflakes - maybe some of each - but they're stamped in Picket Fence Distress Paint in any case.
The lettering is also new from Calico. I love this Art Deco style font. It's called Coventry Garden, and there are lots of wintry phrases available in it. Again, I've applied embossing powder, this time in Bright White. Love the dimensional glossiness!
So that's my wintry little scene for you. My thanks to Avril and the team at Try It On Tuesday for inviting me along to play, and I hope you'll Create A Scene to share with them too.
All those Craft Parts have reminded me - if you missed my aged verdigris ornaments yesterday at Calico Craft Parts, I'd love it if you had time to check those out. And of course there were plenty of fireworks here on Friday for the new A Vintage Journey challenge too.
It's been a busy few days on the blog, and I've been away having crafty fun in Coventry - so I'll be doing my best to catch up this week, as well as trying to find time to share what we got up to on the fabulous Mixology weekend of workshops. See you out there!!
Mountains are the beginning and the end of all natural scenery.
The scenery was beautiful, but the actors got in front of it.
Play review by Alexander Woollcott (1887 - 1943)