Winter Woodland Scene

Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made using the new Penny Black Woodland Scene die set. The set has one die with a tree, deer, owl, squirrel and bunny and a die with a row of birch trees.  The dies are smaller than I thought when I purchased them but I still like them.  My card size is 4.50” square.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 left

I cut the two die scenes out using watercolor paper and watercolored them using Distress reinkers mixed with water and a brush.  After the paper dried I added touch of white embossing paste to the ground and branches using an old paintbrush.  Even though the ink was dry on the scenes some of the brown ink was absorbed by the embossing paste so I lightly dabbed white gesso over all the spots to create the snow.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 center

I used my craft knife to cut a square opening in the blue card base to create a see thru window.  I applied thin strips of mounting tape to the front of the full tree scene and attached it over the opening on the inside of the card.  I applied double stick tape to the back of the deer scene and attached it over the opening on the front of the card.  I created a double matted frame and attached it over the scene with thin strips of mounting tape. You can click on the see thru window and double matted frame links to see my step by step tutorials.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 close

I didn’t realize how hard it would be to see the front images with the back trees being as dark as I painted them.  I took this close-up view so you could more clearly see the little squirrel, owl and bunny.  I will make an effort next time to use colors that allows everything to show more clearly.

KC Penny Black Woodland Scene 1 right

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

Card size:  4.50” square

11 thoughts on “Winter Woodland Scene”

  1. I really like the effect of trying to find the animals – just like in real life, they are there but hidden from first glance. Beautiful scene.

  2. I love what you have done but, I thnk the Penny Black dies are way too expensive. I would look to using other dies I have already in my stash.

  3. Kitty, I am sure the bunny and the deer are happy to be camouflaged in your card! You do lovely work and I would guess that the effect is better in real life.

  4. Morning Kittie…..
    This is such a pretty card…. It is so warm here and looking at this card reminds me that Autumn is gonna come soon and it’s going to cool down. Love this card!!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity…

  5. Kittie, I love the coloring. It give a very natural look and its fun looking for the animals. I think its a very fitting card for a Sunday, a natural scene with God’s creatures. 🙂

  6. Good Morning, Kittie. I love this winter scene, I can see the bright sunshine coming in the forest. the lovely animals are so special, and you can feel the crispness of the morning, Well done.
    By the way, where do you put your sentiments or messages, and can the writing be seen from the front? I wouldn’t want them to mess up the beautiful images on front.
    thanks for answering and heaps of thanks for sharing everyday….Hugs


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