The picture was taken in 2011. I stamped the scene with Stampscapes and Staz On Jet black Ink. Then it was colored in with Distress Markers and then I manipulated the color with my finger to remove color and keep building the tones. A white gel pen was added for snow and to lighten dark tones. I then sprayed the scene with Krylon Finish to protect it from fading. Dye ink tends to fade over time in light. So it is important to protect it with some type of clear protector. Plus it really enhances the color nicely with all various tones that are layered, as seen in this close up picture. I added a lot of various tones as you can see from the original photo. I usually like to add a living image to make a living scene. Okay I know I over think this way too much....lol. This photo I added a warm glow from the windows to make it appear that a family made this scene their home. It gives it a warm and cozy feel on a bitter cold day.
The picture to the left is a before and after. This will give you a better idea with what I was working with.
This is an entry for Craft A Scene.
The Stampscape Stamps are:
147 F Lakeside Cabin,196 F Pine Tree,
122 F Bare Branch