Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A church in the meadow . . .

Hello Friends!
Today I have a 'wintery' scene as my inspiration sample
for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog.

It all started while I was playing around with the Ken Oliver Color Burst (boy those are addicting) to make some background panels and I wanted to do something a little different so I just started going through my die cuts and this is what I came up with.  Actually ... I'm REALLY happy with the outcome.

The dies I have used on this creation are as follows:
Memory Box Addington Distressed dies #30059
I must tell you at the time of this posting this particular distressed corner die is Out of Stock but there are a few others that would work perfectly well .. in fact, might have even been better!
i.e. Memory Box Distressed Snow Drift Collage  or  Memory Box Distressed Holiday Collage
Impression Obsession 'Small Deer' #DIE117
(ssshhh ... I cut the antlers off the two lower deer and made them doe... lol)
 Sue Wilson 'Festive Collection - Winter Trees'  #CED3041
Frantic Stamper 'Village Church'  #FRA-DIE 09540

 I'm sorry that some of these dies are currently out of stock ... boy they sure fly off the shelves!
But if you use the 'Search' feature at the store and type in TREES or whatever it is you're looking for, there will a variety of company dies pop up and I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for.

I know I've added more photos than I normally do but I wanted you to get the full affect of how beautiful this card turned out.  You can click on the smaller images to enlarge them to full size to see the detail better.

On the church ... I didn't want the white/blue background showing through the windows/door so I simply laid my die cut church onto a scrap of orange/yellow card stock ... traced around then cut on the INSIDE of my lines.  A thin bead of white glue and I'm much happier with how it looks popped up on the 'snow'.  Of course I just had to add a touch of Diamond Stickles sparkle to the snowflake corner treatment as well as the left side of my trees.

Allsorts Challenge - No Design Paper
 Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge - ATG w/twist - something beginning with "S"  (snow/scene)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge - Animals
Cut It Up Challenge - Back to Nature
Fairytale Challenges - Forest Animals (deer)

I hope you've drawn some inspiration from today's project and try your hand at a 'wintery scene'.  While you're creating, why not come check out the challenge going on at our Dies R Us Challenge Blog.  YOU could be our next winner of a DRU Store gift voucher.

Thanks for stopping by.
As always . . .


Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is beautiful, Darlene! A very serene scene and gorgeous elements. Couldn't tell you cut those antlers off. It makes them look like completely different deer.

Lau W said...

So fabulous scene !

Diane said...

GORGEOUS.....love, love how the church looks lit up...another beautiful scene!! Love your new blog header, too...want to do mine...LOL!!!

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!!! Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up challenge!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Well, this is drop dead gorgeous. I love all the little deer peeking out of here and there.

Thanks for coming Back to Nature with us at Cut it Up!


AnyOldCraft said...

This is fabulous.
Love the background you have created.
Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week :)
AnyOldCraft (DT)

brenda said...

Beautiful colours and design Darlene, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week.

B x

Judy V said...

Pretty card! Love all the die cuts you created your scene with! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

Cindy said...

Very pretty card with lots of great layers. Thanks for sharing with us at Cut It Up.

Bad Kitty said...

this is very nice!
Thank you for joining us at Fairy tale blog challenge! !
Good Luck and hope to see you again.

Bianca said...

That´s a dream of a card! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX