Lately, I have been making a number of backgrounds while practicing drawing and coloring various scenes in Sandy Allnock’s Winter Wonderland Series. This card uses one of those backgrounds. I can see countless imperfections and my scene does not look just like Sandy’s, however, I do like some things about. First, to cover up areas that I was not crazy about, I added the trees on the right-hand side. I really like them. It gave me chance to practice trees as well as fix this scene. I love the high contrast of the foreground, almost-black trees against the subtle close-to-pastel background.

I decided to use this background scene with a set of stamps and dies I recently purchased from Sunny Studios called Mug Hugs (and dies). Using colors of the background, I colored in the mugs and candy cane and added it to the foreground along with the cut phrase that’s also part of the set. I like the non-traditional set of colors and really think these images are adorable. Did you see that cutout cookie?! So cute!