January 20, 2015

Winter's Past

I haven't seen (or felt) snow for almost 15 years. But I do remember those bright, cold mornings when everything was quiet and peaceful in a frosty blanket of white.

Prompted by Simon's Monday blog challenge which is winter stamping, I've created this tag from watercolor paper, images stamped with archival inks and tinted with Distress stains and ink.

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I used a gel pen to frost the tree tops and a bit of white acrylic paint to blend out the snow drifts in the foreground.

Arches is a well-known brand of watercolor paper and full-size sheets are embossed with the lettering you see in the lower right-hand corner.

Stamp credits: LaBlanche (house), Inkadinkado (trees), Tim Holtz (car)


  1. Such a gorgeous snowy scene on your tag! What a beautiful tag! :)

  2. beautiful sky - love how it fades above the trees. The snow looks so realistic.

  3. This winter scene is so beautiful! I love it. Gorgeous combination of stamps and the background and colouring is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week!

  4. This tag is so nostalgic and cozy...even as the snow piles up! This definitely brings to mind happy snow memories. Our winters are filled to the brim with snow, so if you ever want to borrow some, head on over! Thanks for highlighting the beauty of snow so I forgot, for the moment, about driving in it, shoveling it, and slipping on it (usually while wearing a skirt)! :)

  5. Love your cozy tag Beulah! Congrats on being spotlighted at SSS!
    Nina-Marie :)