Winter Wonderland

It’s time for a new challenge over at Try it on Tuesday which for the next 2 weeks is Winter Wonderland.

As some of you will know I can never resist using my Merry Moose Thinlits set this time of year, so today here he is walking through a winter wonderland at sunset (grin!).

I positioned a circular template from an Inkylicious template and stencil set to mask out the sun and then I painted some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to mark out the sky and foreground. For the snowy foreground, I added some Ranger Texture Paste using s palette knife and when dry, I painted some Prize Ribbon Distress Ink and Pébéo white gesso over the top. Then I splattered the whole page using the white gesso, which when dry acted as a resist when I added the next layers of colour, forming the snowfall. To create the sunset, I gradually built up the layers of colour by painting the sky with some Abandoned Coral Distress Stain to form the clouds and I reflected some of this colour onto the snowy foreground too. The sun was painted using Mustard Seed Distress Ink and the same Abandoned Coral Distress Stain, and to add a bit of snowy sparkle I also added some Platinum Planet Brilliance Ink over the sun and clouds. I used a Tall Pines Thinlits set to cut the trees from some white cardstock and then I covered them with some Ranger Texture Paste and coloured them using some of the Distress Inks/Stain and white gesso. The “Winter Wonderland” wording was stamped onto some tissue paper using a free stamp set from a magazine and black Archival Ink; it was stuck in place using Liquitex matte gel medium.

The moose was die cut using the Merry Moose Thinlets from some Classic Kraft Paper, both by Tim Holtz. He was edged using Vintage Photo Distress Ink and a Dark Sepia Faber-Castell marker, and I added a piece of ribbon for a scarf before sticking him in place. To finish, I splattered the whole page with white acrylic paint.

For more inspiration please pop over to Try it on Tuesday and take a look you at the wonderful Winter Wonderland creations from our Guest Designer and my Design Teamies too (grin!).

Over the years, I have created tags, journal pages and even Christmas cards using this Merry Moose Thinlits set, here’s some that have a winter wonderland feel about them; they all hold such happy memories of dear friends and my time on Design Teams! I hope you are inspired to join our challenge too; it would be lovely to see you there!

Hope that you’re all staying safe and well!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

For the sake of brevity I am no longer listing the individual items that I used to create my page, however I’m more than happy to let you know which particular product was used if you contact me via comments below or using the following contact me link.

Challenges

As well as Try it on Tuesday , I’m pleased to join the following challenges today:

Art Journal Journey and lovely Chris from http://pearshapedcrafting.blogspot.com/ who is hosting this month with her All Kinds of Weather challenge with all the snow falling on my page.

Paperbabe Stamps and their Challenge #156 – Anything Goes with my Merry Moose page.

Make Your Own Background challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge with the winter wonderland background that I created for this page.

LTSCB #151 – Anything Goes over at Love to Scrap Challenge Blog with my Winter Wonderland page.

Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and their MLCCB #40 – November Anything Christmas Goes with my Winter Wonderland Christmasy page.

19 thoughts on “Winter Wonderland

  1. Merry Moose is a really super die, isn’t it? And you created such a fun page. I love how you used sunset/sunrise colors for the sky, and gave Mr. Moose that fuzzy scarf. It feels like winter, but a beautiful winter moment. Thanks for sharing at Chris’ challenge too. Hope all is well with you Jo. Have a great week ahead. Hugs-Erika

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  2. Oh how I love this merry moose – I would love to be inside looking out at this scene (note that I said inside – looking out through a window – it looks jolly cold, although it has clearly been a sunny day) It’s a fabulous Winter Wonderland scene Jo and Thank you so much for sharing also at Art Journal Journey, hugs, Chrisx

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  3. This page is stunning Jo!! I love the colors and the beautiful sunset scene you created! I LOVE that moose, he looks so cute and proud running around! Love your other creations with him too! Enjoy the rest of your week and take care.
    Hugs, Tammy

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  4. A fabulous winter scene Jo, I love the warm winter sun and the magical merry moose enjoying himself in the snow. Its super inspiration for our new TioT theme and thank you for linking with Chris’s theme at AJJ as well.
    Yvonne xx

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  5. I noticed lots of pink in the sky on Friday as we drove back from Bowness on Windermere so I loved seeing your sky. Love your frozen trees and the beautiful scene you have given us with your Merry Moose wandering along. Such a lovely scene which is so different from the ones we tend to see.
    Love the previous ones you have shown us where you used him – her certainly hits the spot.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  6. I have always loved your Merry Moose makes (say three times fast!) and this one’s a real treasure with those tall pines. Just passed on ordering them this morning, and now wishing I’d have thought that out better. As always a great page, Jo!

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  7. I´m in love with that moose! He looks soooo happy! So … having a light, wonderful life, even the cold weather doesn´t bug him.
    And the red, the three-dimensional. Beautiful!
    If I had space I´d ask you for permission to hang it on my wall! Your work made me smile.

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