A quick look through my used christmas card fronts and I found this scene. I have had the card for some time as it is quite an old fashioned card that I remember recieving years ago and kept because I liked the picture. I had a die cut stitched frame (by Crafts-Too) on my desk from another project and the two looked like they would work together well.
I moved the window frame around till I got the part of the card that looked best in it and then trimmed the card down to fit. I used acetate to cover the inside of the frame before attaching to the card. Base is a gold pre made card that I changed into a fixed tent card by folding a 1" crease along the bottom front and back and then a further 1/2" crease on one fold to glue the tent together. It folds nice and flat for posting but does stop the card from sliding open and stands up nicely for display purposes. Stars, gold sentiment and gold trim from my stash and card was done. I'm a bit pressed for time here so cards have had to be quick and easy ones. I'm being run ragged here with not 1 but 2 Pesky Elves this year.
I have since found out quite a bit about the painter of this scene. Thanks to my blogging friend Jenny who pointed me in the right direction. I have spent the afternoon on the web and have found out that
the painter is Joseph Farguharson (1846 - 1935) and was famous for his snow scenes. He owned a large amount of land and spent his days painting the scenery all around. He had a mobile studio that was horse drawn so that he could park on the land and do his painting in the comfort of being inside.
He also had a friend who made replicas of the sheep so he could place them in the scene he wanted to paint.
This particular painting is called 'When the West with Evening Glows.'
Second card I used the inside part of the frame from my desk and created a little scene using a blue ink pad, dauber and torn paper to make the hills and snow dunes. I used stamps from the Hobby Art Stamp set called 'Winter Scene'. My lovely blogging friend Kim found she had two sets of these and kindly gave one of them to me . Thanks Kim. I used Stickles 'Diamond' on the trees, fence and snowline which shows up really well. I had to wait till this morning to take a good photo of it and then the internet went down and I had no way of getting the piccy onto this blog post. (If it's not one thing it's another). Lastly the sentiment was created in word and was one I already had made up in my stash. I layered the frame onto dark blue pearlised card stock and raised up on 3d pads. Silver stars on the scene and larger stars on the card from my stash.
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