Saturday, 24 July 2010

Bah! Humbug! #28 - Christmas Scene

For this week's make I decided to make a scene from scratch and started with a piece of 160gsm white paper 4.25 x3.5 inches.

I masked the moon and stamped the cottages and masked them. Tore a post it note to the shape of the horizon that fitted with the cottages and then sponged around the moon with pale yellow and then sponged the sky with SU Nearly Navy. I re-used the post it note to form banks of snow in the foreground and very lightly sponged them with the Nearly Navy. After that I added the trees, bushes and deer and highlighted some areas with white gel pen and clear Sakura Stardust pen. Stars were put in the sky with white gel pen.

When the mask on the cottages was removed I added some thin black detail to take off the whiteness and also sponged some yellow and navy on the moon when the mask was removed. The sentiment embossed directly onto the base card is by Elusive Images.

I am very lucky living where I do, I see sights similar to this every night from my lounge window. I hope you like my scene, I always love making pictures like this - that's what got me into rubber stamping as I can't draw for toffee! Please feel free to add a comment, they are always appreciated.


  1. Oh Janet I love this scene and you are so lucky to witness scenes like this from your lounge window.

  2. WOW Janet.
    What a beautiful card you have created - I am in awe! Love how you have created the snowy banks and your sky is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  3. A beautiful card Janet,What I would give to have scenes like that out of my

  4. Wow, Janet, this is very beautiful. A very lovely Christmas scene. I love it.

    Have a nice weekend.


  5. Very atmospheric and how lucky are you see this kind of thing!!



  6. Super card Janet, you are lucky to live where you do I wish I could witness such things out of my window but will have to settle for a few roof tops.

    I like the fact you have made this from scratch, I did consider doing pretty much the same but it wouldn't look like yours does, fab job.

    Jenny x

  7. A fabulous creation Janet. Especially so as you created it yourself from scratch. So satisfying to know that it is all your work. Whoever receives this card will be a very lucky person indeed.

  8. A really gorgeous card, Janet. It was nice to look at something cool today since our high temperature today was 105° F, probably heat index over 110 if the humidity was factored in.

  9. This is fab Janet. You can feel the snow glistening. A lovely scene.

    Jen x

  10. Please can I come and live with you Janet and see that scene too. It's just gorgeous - such a fabulous card.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  11. this is beautiful Janet, well worth all the work involved

  12. Hello Janet

    What can I say but Stunning, gorgeous and perfect for our challange. A gorgeous, fabulous card which I LOVE every single detail of.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange at Bah! Humbug


  13. Fantastic Janet. Great scene and so wonderfully done.
    Will e-mail you soon.


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