I’m not a cold weather person, but I do appreciate winter as a time to rest and regroup. I’ve put the garden “to bed,” mulching and dead-heading all the perennials, made notes in my journal as to what plants did well or were moved to another location, and break out my knitting and quilting projects!
“Winter is the time for comfort, for
good food and warmth, for the touch
of a friendly hand and for a talk beside
the fire; it is the time for home.”
My scene today reflects the sweetness of Winter; the smiling snowman built by your children, the critters changing to a wise old owl and a very sly fox, and in a good sense of humor, the sign changing to read “Gone South!”
LET’S GET STARTED
I die cut the apple tree, twice, but no branches this times, from Soft Finish 85 lb. White card stock. I added Clear Double sided adhesive to the center Stitched Oval so Silk Microfine Glitter/Warm Diamond could be applied to create snow.
The sky is a deeper blue with PanPastels/Phthalo Blue Shade from Set 3.
For the Winter scene, I also die cut my CountryScapes Build-a-Snowman pieces, Critters 4/Owl, Critters 2/Fox, Backyard/ 3/Wreath, Backyard 4/Snow Mounds and Garden Notes/Holiday Holly & Berries.
The Snowman was die cut with Clear Double sided Adhesive on the front, as well as the back, so Silk Microfine Glitter would adhere to it.
Assemble the Stitched Ovals as in Steps Two and Three from Spring~Day 1. You will probably noticed, I changed the second largest Oval from Turquoise to Cornflower Blue to match the sky better.
Color the Apple Tree and assemble on the Oval, adding the tire swing.
Color the Owl and Fox with a combination of Copic Markers and PanPastels. Shade the sign and print “Gone South” with a UniBall black pen. Assemble the Snowman and set in place the critters.
I die cut CountryScapes Snow Mounds with Clear Double sided Adhesive on the front, applied Silk Microfine Glitter, then trimmed the long pieces to fit on the branches, even adding some in the center of the tire:-D
I colored the wreath and then placed the mini Holly Leaves around, after adding a stem line with my Leaf Tool on the Leaf Pad. A few Prills/Red is Right created the dimensional berries on the wreath.
As a gardener, I appreciate all the Seasons and how they mark our lives. I still have plans to create a framed piece and check out the Give Away that goes with these Posts!
ELIZABETH CRAFT DESIGNS (Additional Supplies)
Susan’s Garden CountryScapes
Garden Notes/Holiday Holly & Berries #1088
Premium Palette/Cornflower #PPC25*
USArtQuest Prills/Red is Right