Hey there! I'm Renee from thediyday and StencilGirl's Creative Team. I'm here to share a depiction of what it looks like right outside my window. Currently it's cold and snow is falling, both of which is something I am not fully use to. Here's a bit of background. I was born and raised in Southern California and until recently (2019) my husband and I moved to a tiny little town in Michigan. Back home, my mom reports there's a severe heatwave happening, 90°F. Here it's 26°F. Because there's such a stark difference between the two states, I had to creatively document it.
Using a scribbling stamp and archival ink, I stamped my mixed media paper.
Next, I added a layer of blue and grey Distress Oxide Inks to help illustrate the dreary sky.
To help exaggerate the various patterns in the sky I used stencils. Without using any additional colors but adding some texture, I placed the Circular Patterns for Play Stencil (L411) right on top, lightly misted the stencil with water and waited a few minutes for it to dry.
Then I added the MB Makes Marks Marker Stencil (S301) and added grey Distress Oxide Inks to random spots.
The last stencil used to complete the sky was the Fade Horizontal Stencil (L027) paired with a dark blue Distress Oxide Ink.
I really wanted the next layer of the card to pop, so I grabbed my tree stamps and silver embossing powder.
And to finish the card I added snow, just like the way it looks outside my window. I tore paper and added a few layers to cover the bases of the trees, and since it was snowing, I added tiny little die-cut snowflakes.