Friday, March 6, 2015

Through my window ...

Happy Friday my friends!
REMINDER:  This weekend we SPRING AHEAD!
That's right ... Saturday night turn your clocks AHEAD one hour before you go to bed.  
Other wise, you'll get to church Sunday morning only to find you missed the sermon! LOL

Now onto today's card.  
I know I'm late ...  I had a lot going on here today but STILL made time
to play the new challenge over at Poppystamps Challenge Blog
called "Through my Window".  What fun!

There's nothing I love more than to look out my window and see birds in the trees.
We have several bird feeders in the backyard so we see
several types back there but I LOVE it when I see my FIRST ROBIN 
of the spring and it's usually at the Crab Apple Tree in the front yard!

So that was my thought behind today's card.
I've used the Poppystamps 'Grand Madison Window' die to set the scene.
By simply stamping my Stampendous Branch Trio bird image onto white cardstock then sponging over top with Tim Holtz distress inks, I was able to create the scene that I viewed 'through my window'.

I had fun creating the INSIDE Wall view as well.  
The 'paneled wall' is a sheet of 6x6 Basic Grey 'basics kraft paper pad' design paper.
The 'decorative' panels on the lower portion of the 'wall' are actually the 'window squares' that fall out of the Grand Madison Window die when I die cut the window a second time on the design paper.  I simply spaced them across the bottom. To create the 'chair rail' I used a scrap piece from the panel wall paper ... sponged it with a cocoa color brown ink and adhered it with the lines running horizontally vs vertically.  Clever huh?  lol!

Here's a peek at the inside of my card using the 
Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous 'Nature's Moments' stamps.

A few challenges to share in:
Dream It Up Challenge - Marching into Spring (using Stampendous stamp)
FHL Throwback Thursday Challenge - ATG using retired or 1 yr+ stamp (mine are more than 2)
Little Red Wagon Challenge - Birds of a Feather
Moo Mania Challenge - Black Bird
Scrapy Land Challenge - ATG using Scrapy Land Dies (Poppystamps)

Well, that's it for me today.
Wishing you all a FABULOUS weekend ahead.
My new dishwasher showed up today (hubby's installing it as we speak) ... guess I need to go dirty some dishes so I can give it a try!!  LOL
As always . . .


Lori Kobular said...

Wow! This window with a view card is stunning! I really love the papers you used for your walls! I love seeing the birds in my yard too! And I always know when Spring has finally arrived when I see the first Robin! Sure hope that is soon! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #13!

Sue McRae said...

Love all the details on this card, especially the decorative panels and your inking is wonderful. Thanks for playing along with us at Poppystamps!

Valerie-Jael said...

REally beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

Diane said...

Pretty and creative the inside of the card as well...can't wait to see "this scene" outside my windows!!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Lovely card - and also great inside!
Thank you for sharing it with us at Moo Mania & More Challenge!

pam said...

wonderful scene you have created with your window die Darlene...
Thank you for joining us over on Poppy stamps challenge Blog.

Collette said...

Darlene - love how this simply created card leaves such a powerful impression, Wonderfully done! Thanks for sharing with us at The Little Red Wagon's Birds of a Feather challenge this week.

Joanne said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the scene you created! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week :)
Joanne xo

Jen said...

Love this look. It's so pretty!! Thanks for playing along with me at the FHL-Throwback Thursday Challenge!! God Bless U!!! XX Jen

Pam Hornschu said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for linking to the Dreamweaver challenge this month!

Jeanne J said...

Beautiful inking! So soft and striking!