Saturday, 19 November 2016

Relaxing and Winter Knitting

I've got three cards today on the theme of relaxing.  I did them for SCS challenges - the Free for All challenge "Relax" and one of the suggested themes for the Christmas Card Challenges "anything that speaks of relaxation such as a cozy fire, a cabin in the woods, a relaxing activity, etc."

I did two variations using the Penny Black winter cottage stamp - it looks like an ideal place to relax in the winter.



Both are stamped and watercoloured, and framed with a pierced frame die.  The first one is  added to a stitched layer. It's popped up on fun foam on the card base.  The second one is flat on the card with a sweet little vertical sentiment.  Lastly I took a Quickie glue pen and went over all the snow areas and added very fine glitter.

One of my favourite ways to relax in the winter is knitting. I find the repetitive motion very soothing.  So my third card is on the theme of knitting.


For this card, I used the Tim Holtz stencil with white embossing paste on a piece of blue cs to create the background. I stamped my image and coloured with coloured pencils to match the colours of the background, then die cut with a stitched circle. The background panel is popped up on fun foam for some dimension.

It's not truly a Christmas card but it represents my ideal Christmas sweater so it's going to be my Christmas card for a friend who knits.

Thanks for stopping by today.  If you have a second, please let me know which layout you prefer for the winter cottage card.





Supplies:
Stamps -  Penny Black Christmas Cottage, Rubber Soul sentiment (first card) and Rosie's Roadshow sentiment (second card), Lockhart Stamp Co. knitting stamp
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Paper - white, brown, and blue cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - MFT pierced frame dies, Peerless watercolour paints, Quickie glue pen, glitter, fun foam, Tim Holtz stencil, Dreamweaver white embossing paste, Lil Inker stitched circle, coloured pencils



4 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Winter relaxing cards Susan. We have a nice fire in our wood stove and I also love to knit in the Winter :-) Your Winter scene on both your cards is so beautiful and your knitting card makes me want to knit! Hugs, Nancy

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  2. Very peaceful and serene snowy winter scene Susan. I would love to be at that cabin! :) Love the pierced frames and the added glitter for sparkle. Your friend that knits is going to LOVE this special card you made for her. Great job! xx

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  3. I'd love to bring my knitting to your cozy cottage! Three fantastic cards, Susan!

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  4. Such a cute knitting card. The cottage cards are great too and I'm voting for the top one as i adore the design with the stitched die.

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