This is my second offering as a member of the Craft A Scene DT for the Winter challenge for December. Our sponsors for this month are Robyn's Fetish, who very kindly gave us a number of their designs to play with. This card is a combination of two of them (Christmas Cottage and In The Cold), after a fair bit of computer playing.
I used My Craft Studio to cut out the first cottage, and then duplicate it twice to produce the row of cottages of graduated size. I did the same with the In The Cold image, placing it digitally in front of the cottages. Then I printed it out twice, once on cheap copy paper and once on the good card for the finished design. The image on the copy paper was cut out and used as a mask so that I could brayer the sky behind it. I started with Adirondack Cloudy Blue, then Denim, and then finally part of the Sunset Big and Juicy ink pad. With the mask still in place, I stamped the trees behind the cottages, using a new Clarity stamp.
The colouring in was done with Promarkers. I started with the windows,with two shades of yellow to give some shading, and then embossed them with clear embossing powder to give them the shine of glass. I had also embossed the chimneys and the smoke in the same way to make the sky easier to brayer - too idle to cut the mask for those. The wellies were embossed with iridescent powder to make them a little sparkly. It also protected them while I was adding the blue shades to the snow. I love using Promarkers. It is so easy to achieve good shading with them with a little patience. The only other thing I added was some Polar White Flower Soft round the bottom of the cottages, and dots of gold for the door knobs, and silver for the sled.
This is, I think, a better picture, having scanned it this time. Hope you like this effort and it may give you ideas for cards that are much better than mine. Have fun and let us see what you can do over a Craft A Scene. Come on, you know you want to have a go.