Sunday 24 June 2018

Penny Black Trees

Hello there. I finally got around to making a second card for the Twofer Card challenge! I made the first card a couple of weeks ago, when I was at our beach house and the sun was shining. Today it is overcast and cold, so I made a wintery themed card.

The first card is supposed to evoke an Australian Summer sunset and the second card is a Snowy scene from my memories of Christmas Scotland. I went for a walk one morning and saw the sunrise - it was just magical!
In case you are wondering I have used the same stamp for the tree on the right side of each card.

I used PB 'Peaceful Moment' for this card and the tree on the right is from PB 'Dressed in Snow'
The first stamp is quite narrow, so I extended the fence line using a black marker. The background was made with a combo of Distress inks and Peerless watercolours.

This time I stamped the PB 'Dressed in Snow' using Distress Inks and Zig Markers and then I clear embossed a couple of times to get a glossy 'pop' and texture. The sentiment, rabbit and squirrel are from Papertrey Ink and the deer is a die cut from Impression Obsessions. I masked and sponged the background  with Distress Oxides and then sprayed liberally for a watercolour effect. 

I am entering the following challenges:-

In the Garden


  1. Two GORGEOUS scenes using the pretty PB tree Jenny! Love the colours of your Australian sunset. They are so vibrant and beautiful. And your snowy winter scene is adorable with those sweet critters. Thanks for playing along with us at Twofer Card Challenge! xx

  2. Two very different card to fit the mood of the weather, many thanks for joining our 'In the Garden' theme at Penny Black and More June challenge.

    B x

  3. I agree with Loll.... two Gorgeous tree cards, beautifully coloured and constructed scenes... really love them both

  4. Stunning cards Jenny, beautiful sunsets, love the tree stamp and colours.
    Hugs Babs x

  5. Both of these cards are works of art, Jenny! I think they should both be framed!

  6. Wow, Jenny, you really brought that dressed in snow stamp to life on your Christmas card! I had to go find which tree it was, only to discover that it is the whole scene! Your beautiful background and the depth you got on those fir trees is amazing! And your glorious Australian sunset coloring on your hello card is spectacular! Who wouldn't long to be there and see that in person! Thank you so much for playing again in Twofer Card Challenge #6! Hugs, Darnell

  7. Both of the scenes you created look spectacular! The vibrant colors of the sunset with the fence and little bird are gorgeous! Also adore the winter card with the sweet woodland creatures!
    Thank you for joining us at the Twofer!

  8. Both fabulous cards and stamps-love the difference with colours
    Carol x

  9. What stunning cards Jenny - and yes, the sunset on is very 'Aussie'!! Well done

  10. Gorgeous scenes on both! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

  11. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  12. Fabulous and gorgeous cards, thank you for sharing your creativity over at Penny Black and more;-))m