Sunday, January 5, 2014

A "Blue" Challenge at Impression Obsession

Good Morning Bloggers!
I'm SO energized this morning!  We were out to dinner last evening with a long time friend of mine & her hubby and it was such a WONDERFUL evening.  Nice restaurant, awesome food and fabulous conversation.  I've learned over the years just how valuable girlfriends are and I TREASURE each and everyone I'm blessed to have!

Anyways ... onto today's card creation!
I was working on 'redoing' my die cut storage and of course in my mind I was creating cards along the way.  While working with the few Impression Obsession dies I have I thought I'd check out what their latest challenge is and see if I could play along.

 The current challenge at the Impression Obsession Blog is to use the color BLUE.
I have used Medium Blue card stock for my snowy background.
And, Navy Blue card stock to create the trees.

 The I/O dies used on this creation are:
DIE108-F (the boy on the sled silhouette)
DIE084-V (Fir Trees)

I die cut my trees twice!  Once with the NAVY card stock and again on WHITE.  
By offsetting the navy tree over the white tree, it gives the illusion of snow on the branches!  LOVE THAT!!

For the snow I've simply torn white card stock and added white Stickles along the ridge of each snow mound.  I've also popped up my little boy silhouette for more dimension.

Here are a few additional challenges I'd like to enter:
A Gem of A Challenge - Something NEW (Fir Tree Dies)
Open-Minded Crafting Fun #1 - New Toys/Techniques (new dies)
Outlawz Paper a la Mode - Something New (new dies)
Come and Get It Challenge - Something New (new dies)

** After Thought!  After all was said and done, I didn't like all the WHITE snow space so I went back and added the 'Let It Snow!' sentiment and updated the images here on my blog ... hope this hasn't confused anyone at the challenges I entered.  
It is the same card!**

Well that's it for me today!  
We are expecting some REALLY COLD temperatures over the next 3 days so you'll probably be seeing a lot of me this week!  LOL!!  
The 'silver lining' to nasty weather is the opportunity to stay in my crafting cave and create ... and maybe do a little reorganizing along the way!! 

Have a great day everyone and thanks for taking the time to stop by!
As always . . .


Katrina Brown said...

Love this card; looks like outside my window right now! I understand the extra crafting time with this weather; I'll be in the craft room the next couple of days enjoying warmth!

Patricia St Martin said...

Beautiful! Love your background paper and the die cuts makes a wonderful winter scene.
Hugs, Patricia

Barb said...

Gorgeous, what a great winter scene and all place so well, fabulous card and thank you for joining us at the Come And Get It Challenge.

Robin said...

This is absolutely stunning!

NanaConnie said...

Darlene, you already know that I just love this because I blathered on about it over at Outlawz. :-D But now I'm here with my new DT hat on to thank you for playing at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and to wish you luck in the challenge.
NanaConnie DT

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!!! I really love how you did the navy and off set it on the white. It definitely gives that snowy look.. Just love it!! FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for joining us at Open-Minded for our first challenge!!!

- Susan
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges}

Bunny said...

Darlene, this is a beautiful card. I love the color blue. The snowflakes are so pretty. Isn't it fun to use a new die? Thank you for joining in our challenge at Come And Get It. Happy New Year! Bunny-DT

Sherrie K. said...

What a GORGEOUS card Darlene!! I love the blue :) The torn paper and stickles are a great touch!
Love it! Happy Sunday!
Sherrie K

Diane said...

Beautiful wintery scene!! Dang it, now you make me want to buy those fir tree dies....would you quit enabling me to spend my!!! Good luck with the challenges...such a pretty card!!

Aluna said...

Beautiful card. i like a silhouettes on your card. Thank you for participating in the Open-Minded Craftin Fun challenge. Hope you will join us next time. Joanna DT

Bev Cole said...

This is an adorable card Dar. I love silhouettes. I need to do more! Thanks for you encouraging words on my art pieces. I am off to Art Group to do more.

Hugs xx

Teresa said...

I love silhouettes - so simple yet stunning! Thanks for joining in and best of luck x
Teresa Guest DT (Open Minded Fun Crafting Challenges)

Judy McKay said...

Very pretty card. Great winter scene. Thank you for joining us at Come and get It. Hope to see you back again soon. Judy DT

Craftnut said...

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week Tracy x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

That is a brilliant scene! Makes such an elegant card. I just love how you have offset the trees this way!!! Just awesome.

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky

Amy Andrade said...

Very classic card, Great job! Thank you for sharing with us at Open Minded Crafting Fun, Amy A.,DT

Katie said...

Great Blue card! Love how you offset the trees, great tip! And your snowy scene is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Donna Mosley said...

Beautiful card, love the design. Thanks for joining us at AGOAC. Good Luck!

Donna x