Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge 59 - Central Park in the Snow

This past Monday (actually Sunday night) the most recent Clean and Simple challenge #59 was posted. It was to use the inspiration of New York as your guide. I've never been to New York so I've never seen the beauty of Central Park in real life. However, a friend of mine has gone many times and shares her photos with me regularly!!
I chose this photo of Central park in winter from one of the sites Jen left as links. As soon as I saw the photo I knew I could use the new to me Papertrey Ink set called Through the Trees.
I inked them up with Chocolate Chip ink (SU!) and stamped them multiple times. I then took some markers and tapped on some colors like leaves. I did some tearing of strips of white cardstock and adhered them along the bottom of the trees. A simple sentiment was stamped across the bottom (from Made of Snow, Papertrey Ink) also in Chocolate Chip ink. I matted this on some dark brown textured cardstock (Bazzill) and popped this up onto a Kraft card base (SU!). (the mat looks crooked but that is just shadow from my light box. I recognize that my photos are not well lit ... I clearly need better or more lamps!!!)
While you can't really see it in the photo, I also added a bit of white gel pen to the trunks of the tree to suggest snow had landed on some of the branches, just like the photo!
Thanks for dropping in! Enjoy your evening!!


Susan Raihala said...

An amazing card! You really covered the details and pulled off such a beautiful piece of art!

Wendy said...

You have to go to NYC once in your life, it is so beautiful! We went in November so not much snow but you card is a perfect match! Well done girl!

Joy Jenkins said...

This one is just great. You've managed to recreate the feeling of the photo so perfectly. Congrats to B for his outstanding acheivements!!

Donna said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, Donelda. You captured the atmosphere perfectly!

I've never been to Central Park, either, which is a sin because New York is only about a 2-hour drive from where I live.