Monday, November 30, 2020

Cozy Cabin in the Woods

Hello, friends!  After a few quiet and restful days I'm back to the blog.  The race is on, now, to get the Christmas cards done.  I'll start mailing to the more distant destinations, work my way closer to home, and continue making cards all the while.  I always say, "next year I'll be all done by December".  Right.

Today, I have a snowy scene made with the new Cuddle in the Cabin clear set from Power Poppy.  It's a semi-slimline, measuring 3 3/4" x 6 3/4" -- one of my more frequently used card sizes.  Lots of tiny stars courtesy of a white gel pen, including the Big Dipper, which may be difficult to make out unless you know it's there.  Just having fun.



I stamped on Neenah super smooth white with Memento London Fog and colored with Copics.  Where I felt it necessary I added more detail with a gray fine tip marker -- SU Going Gray water based.  After coloring I sprayed the image panel with glitter spray.  It's very fine and doesn't show well in the photo, but is lovely IRL.



Keep an eye on the Power Poppy Blog for Christmas festivities planned by Marcella and some of the team.  I'm sitting this one out, but I'll be peeking.  I'll see you back here as soon as possible.  Take care!



Stamps:  Power Poppy Cuddle in the Cabin  Paper:  Neenah Classic Crest Super Smooth Solar White, navy Bazzill textured  Ink:  Memento London Fog and Tuxedo Black  Coloring:  Copics  Other:  Signo Uniball white gel pen, craft glitter spray


26 comments:

Lia said...

Wow, I love this style of cardmaking. It's gorgeous!
Lia xx

Glenda said...

Leslie, this is stunning. I love the design and the image is wonderful and then there is your coloring skills to speak of. You always pull me in with your coloring and it looks like just a lovely place to be on a cold winter's night!

Cat Craig said...

Leslie, this is beautiful, and I saw the dipper right away. Keep plugging away, you’ll get there.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and Love the Wintry scene and can see all the lovely sparkle
Carol x

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness, Leslie - this is so beautiful! You must have so enjoyed doing the coloring on this one. :) I love that you added the Big Dipper - very cool. Love the stars and the sparkle.

Yogi said...

lovely. Yup both of us will get our cards done before the crunch. ROFL.Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

Such a beautiful card! I just love it! Your coloring is amazing! I wish I could transport Joe and I there for Christmas! Have a great week!

Verna Angerhofer said...

A wonderful Christmas card design and scene. Your coloring is spectacular.

pam said...

Wonderful winter scene on this beautiful card Leslie, I also love a slimline (DL) card design
Pam x

Bonnie said...

What a cozy winter scene, Leslie! Love your coloring and that bit of sparkle! The cabin looks so warm and inviting!

aussie aNNie said...

Great post and gorgeous card. xxxx

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Leslie, you have done a wonderful job with this beautiful coloring, I love how you put the blue under the sentiment like it is sitting in the snow, so clever, Love it!

Christine Alexander said...

Such a pretty scene Leslie and amazing colouring :)

Darlene said...

What a beautiful scene! Your coloring is flawless as always and love the idea of the spray sparkle! We used to do that in the floral shoppe where I worked. Holiday time we always sprayed sparkle on the roses.

Traci M said...

Love love love your card, Leslie!! It reminds me of our mountain retreat, and it does look so serene and quiet. The big dipper was a fanciful addition. I don’t even try to mail handmade cards to everyone anymore...just a select few that I know enjoy them. I don’t have nearly enough stamping friends right now to mail to and I miss that. Have fun and will look for you soon. Blessings.

Traci M said...

Love love love your card, Leslie!! It reminds me of our mountain retreat, and it does look so serene and quiet. The big dipper was a fanciful addition. I don’t even try to mail handmade cards to everyone anymore...just a select few that I know enjoy them. I don’t have nearly enough stamping friends right now to mail to and I miss that. Have fun and will look for you soon. Blessings.

Cindy Beach said...

Oh, I am so in love with this beautiful and peaceful scene. What a great size and it's great the stamp is proportioned for it. I could get lost i the beautiful colors of the sky with the big dipper. And the glitter spray!! I see it and it's a perfect addition.

Diane said...

Beautiful created woodsy scene! The cabin seems to glow in the colors you have used and with all the snow around it, totally beautiful!! We live in a log home and have many 'pesky' deer, reminds me of here!

Stacy Morgan said...

Oh BEAUITFUL! That wintry sky look fabulous. Did you sponge that or air brush it? Love love this and the slimline is a great way to show a bigger scene. AWESOME!

Ros Crawford said...

Your card is the epitome of peace... absolutely lovely!

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous scene card....just warms the heart.
xx Karen

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Leslie! Your colouring has certainly brought this to life! It really does look so peaceful. Love all the sparkle and your added big dipper! Gorgeous!

Ann said...

Beautiful card and I love seeing the warm glow coming from the cabin.

JD/ Jill said...

This is really nicely done! Great scene. I find it hard to believe that last year I had my Christmas cards done and mailed the day after Thanksgiving...This year I am struggling just to get them done!

Sandy said...

Lovely coloring & lovely card!

Loll said...

Gorgoeus cabin in the woods Leslie. I would like to be there right now! :) Your colouring is amazing as always. The glitter spray really adds some lovely sparkle and makes it look as though it's very cold there! xx