All Is Calm, All Is Bright

Merry Christmas! My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Technique Lovers Challenge to use some type of spraying. I decided to pull out my color spritzing tool which has only used once or twice ever.  You know we just have to have something and then when we get it we never seem to use it?  LOL!

I started by creating a hand cut mask for the ground area and a punched circle for the moon and secured them onto my watercolor paper with repositionable adhesive. 

KC Impression Obsession Small Tree Border 1 right
I applied the faded jeans distress ink to the sky area with my ink blending tool and smoothed to even out the color.  I removed the moon mask, left the ground mask on and spritzed the sky area using my spritzer tool and faded jeans distress marker.

I used my marker to apply ink to one tree at a time so I could place them around in the scene the way I wanted them instead of in the straight line border. I used a tiny brush and a rich mixture of reinker and water to paint and fill in the trunks of the trees.

KC Impression Obsession Small Tree Border 1 center

I finished the scene by adding the tree shadows using a dry brush wiped directly across the ink pad and applied with a stippled motion. I completed the card by mounting a double matted frame to highlight the scene.   It sure looks cold but I love the crisp and calm feel of this scene. I thought it was perfect for Christmas day.

KC Impression Obsession Small Tree Border 1 left

Thank you for stopping.  I hope you are enjoying a wonderful and blessed day with your family and friends.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  Impression Obsession Cling Stamp, Tree Border, Small                              Glue Glider Pro    Glue Glider Pro Plus Refill, Repositionable 40Nesting Punch, 1 3/8Distress Ink Pad, Faded JeansDistress Marker, Faded JeansInk Blending ToolColor Spritzer Tool - by StampinStudio Artist Brushes High Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Large Labels

Stamps: Impression Obsession Small Tree Border  Paper:  Cream, Not Quite Navy, Watercolor   Ink: Distress Ink  Faded Jeans Accessories: Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool , SU Color Spritzer Tool, Spellbinders Large and Small Labels, Brush , Mounting Tape , Hand Cut Paper Mask, Circle Punch , Glue Glider and Repositionable, Distress Marker Faded Jeans

15 thoughts on “All Is Calm, All Is Bright”

  1. Very cold looking card indeed….lol… I loved the card and I wanted to be sure to wish you a very Merry Christmas and to thank you again for all of the ideas you share… you truly are a special lady….

  2. As always a superb card thank you for the wonderful inspirations that your cards give me and many other folk hope you have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work.
    Thanking you Fran(from the land downunder)

  3. So serene…and lovely. I can remember nights like this while growing up in Vermont. The snow blanket makes the whole world still…beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  4. We have a scene like this out our patio, but it’s soooo cold, brrr.How beautifully you adapted it to a work of art. Merry Christmas to you and yours and blessings for
    sharing your talents.

  5. It’s beautiful … thanks for the tutorial and double-frame examples in your link. Merry Christmas to you, and thank you for all the inspiration and ideas throughout the year.

  6. This is gorgeous, Kitty! I may not have commented much but I’ve enjoyed all your cards. Thanks for the inspiration! Merry Christmas to you.


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