Missed last month's challenge and as I love the magic of snow (well looking at it through the window) I got my thinking cap on for this month's challenge over at Crafty Individuals which is Winter Wonderland.
Now I know we haven't seen any snow so far this year but when I opened the paper on Saturday there was a touching article about the ill-fated South Pole expedition of Captain Robert Scott and a series of paintings by team member, and self-taught artist Edward Wilson, one of which was a stunning snowscape with a hint of dawn in the sky.
I'm no artist (32nd out of a class of 33 at school) but this was the inspiration for my canvas so I set to on Saturday afternoon with gesso, Distress stains (which I mixed with the gesso), texture paste, tissue and some CI stamps, and this is what resulted.
The stamps are from plates CI 138 - Let it Snow, and CI209 - Trees. Doesn't show up very well on the photo but I added texture paste round the bottom of the trees and a little glitter for that fresh snow sparkle.
It isn't only the paintings that inspired me as some 30+ years ago I went to the British Museum for the first timeand in the 'books' room was the diary of Capt. Scott opened at the last page he wrote, so sad and yet so very brave - I cried.