Snowy Old Red Barn

Good Sunday morning.  One of my favorites of the daily challenges over at Splitcoaststampers is the Inspiration Challenge.  This week our challenge site was a Stampscapes Gallery on Flickr.  I almost went into inspiration overload as I browsed through all the wonderful selections but finally settled on the Snowy Red Barn scene.  I instantly thought of the old barn that I drew years ago for my Kittie Kits Farm Life  set.  I couldn’t resist creating another snowy scene pairing the old barn with the Impression Obsession Tree Frame, Wide Tree  and Fir Tree.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 9 left

I cut the tree frame, wide tree and outer frame out of Ellen Essentials tan woodgrain embossed cardstock and applied vintage photo ink with my Color Box stylus and foam tip. I stamped the barn on the same woodgrain cardstock using black versafine ink, heat set it and colored it with my waterbrush and fired brick, aged mahogany and black soot distress reinkers. I hand cut the front ground snow piece with deckle scissors and sponged a small brown pathway  using antique linen with a mini applicator. I applied glossy accents to the tree branches, barn, ground snow and ground branches and applied polar white flower soft.  I applied peeled paint ink to the fir tree, misted with my mini mister and stamped on the card base.  I sponged tumbled glass ink in the sky area with my ink blending tool and then applied a light coating of glossy accents and sprinkled with flower soft.. 

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 9 center

I attached the tree frame to the back of the frame using 1/4” double stick tape and then applied thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame, tree trunk and limbs and attached over the tree scene on the card base. I attached the front ground piece directly to the front of the frame with double stick tape.  I tucked the barn in behind the ground snow and attached with double stick tape. I finished by inserting a few snowy branches cut from the wide tree on both sides of the barn to add additional dimension and interest.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 9 close[4]

Here’s a closer view of the barn and snowy branches.  I failed to mention above that I cut the barn door of the front of the barn and attached it to the opening with rolled double stick tape.  I applied black soot ink to a piece of scrap woodgrain cardstock and attached it to the back of the barn to fill ink the opening.

KC Impression Obsession Tree Frame 9 right

You can see a summer version of a barn scene on my Barn Scene tutorial complete with hand a sketched tree, masking and sponging techniques and lots of die cut flowers and foliage.. 

Thanks for coming by today and I hope you have a relaxing Sunday.

Card size:  5.50” x 4.25”

note:  I’m sorry I couldn’t post a link or picture to the Rubbernecker Kittie Kits Farm Life set because the site is closed due to moving. 

19 thoughts on “Snowy Old Red Barn”

  1. Kittie – you are amazing. This is lovely and looks a lot like the barns in my part of the country. Thanks for another great idea. Your cards are such day brighteners.

  2. Kittie you just made me speecless…… Once again… Gosh this is awesome. Amazing details…..vyou make the most fabulous scenes. Love and adore your art.
    Thank you.
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  3. Good Afternoon, Kittie. You know I loved your summer barn, and really love your snow barn. So happy to know you drew the barn, its super. so much detail, and time you put into these gorgeous scenes. Amazes me, knowing you also work full time. Thank you for sharing with us each day. Big Hugs…..LOL

  4. brrrrrrr, I think I can feel how cold it is at that barn… I love this card idea…. again, so very clever….. I’ve got to get brave & use the flower soft…. gorgeous card and ty for sharing your creativity…..

  5. I LOVE your card. Putting the snow foreground all the way across the bottom of the frame is another one of your genius ideas. TFS.

  6. Once again Kittie your artistry shines through like a headlamp in the dark. Day after day you share your remarkable projects and explain each step in detail AND list all the products used, giving a link to the retailer. Thank you so much for all this, just one question though, ‘do you ever go to bed?’ You are a wonderful and generous lady.
    Best wishes from Dublin, Ireland.

  7. A GORGEOUS snowy scene, Kittie!!
    I LOVE your winter barn such as your summer barn…
    I always enjoy watching your scenes, Kittie. They are so real, you feel like you’re there 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Eva.

  8. WOW……..Kittie this is beautiful.I cant wait to log on every morning to admire your talent!
    I luv the flower soft for snow…I live in New England and this looks like many farms you would see.

  9. WOW!!!! I have only one question on this one…. HOW LONG DID IT TAKE TO MAKE this beautiful card? I’m fairly new to your site and I’m in love with all that you do!! Now I’m off to find a small fraction of inspiration for myself!!! maybe

  10. Hi Vicki, Thank you for such a sweet compliment. This card took me about two hours but was lots of fun and well worth the time it took. I love creating projects with lots of details. I hope you will continue to come back often to visit my blog.


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