For November's Christmas Card Challenge and today's Free for All ("Distress Before You Stress"), I did this window scene.
I'm not very good at doing distressed cards, so I interpreted the "distress" of the challenge to be distress paint effects that people were (maybe still are) using in their homes a lot a few years ago. I sponged various distress inks onto the window frame die cut to give it a rustic distressed look - perfect for a house in the country with old-fashioned wallpaper and a view of the surrounding countryside.
I got a dark blob of sponging on the lower right corner that looked awful so covered it up with a little tag that says "Noel".
I coloured the scene with the Crazy Art coloured pencils I just bought on the recommendation of SCS members on a recent thread about colour pencils (a huge box for under $10 at Walmart) - I agree that they are pretty good and much more reasonable than the expensive brands. Then I went over the snow bits with a stardust pen.
Date: Friday, November 2, 2012 GMT Views: 2042