Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Double D Challenge - Trees

Hello Friends . . .
It's time once again for me to be your hostess at the

Today our challenge to you is to create using

*** TREES ***

on your card/project.
 Here's the tile board I've created to hopefully
help get your mojo started ...

Trees can be so beautiful in so many ways!
Even though I love seeing all the leaves filling the branches at the
start of spring and the gorgeous colors of the leaves in the fall,
I think there's nothing more beautiful than seeing
the trees after a fresh fallen snow ... so that was the inspiration
for my card today.  

 I just love making this sort of scenery card utilizing
sponging for the background and dies for the foreground!
It's really so easy ... but yet so eye appealing (at least I think it is).

 I've die cut the Memory Box Simply Evergreen Frame #99243 from white card stock then cut another white panel the same size.  By laying the frame on top of the panel I could see where I wanted my 'sky sponging' to end so marked with a small pencil line.

I punched a circle from masking medium to use as my moon then started sponging.  First a light coat of Tim Holtz 'broken china'  then 'stormy sky' distress inks then Versafine Onyx around the outter edge.  Peeled off my 'moon mask' and viola!  the sky is complete!

Well not quite!

I decided I needed Santa in the scene flying over the tree tops on a snowy night!
So I pulled out this VERY OLD AMuse Santa stamp and used a white gelly roll pen to create the falling snow.

 A touch of icy branches was required to give that 'brrrr cold winter's night' feeling so added Crystal Stickles to the ends of the branches of my trees for that affect.  (see closeup below)
The snow covered ground was created by simply tearing scrap pieces of white card stock and layering so I could tuck the Impression Obsession Fir Trees (#DIE084) down behind.  Of course a little touch of Crystal Stickles was added to the snow mounds also.

 My sentiment panel was created using the Sue Wilson 'Pierced Flags' (#CED4304) and the Poppystamps 'Fancy Believe' (#1280) word dies.  A few iridescent sequins and this card is ready for holiday mailing.

I do hope you'll come check out our Double D Challenge blog and join in our fun.

Challenges to share in:
That's Crafty Challenge - Christmas in September
 Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge - Christmas Die Cuts
 Crafting by Designs Get Ready for Christmas September Challenge - Winter Fun
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #29 - ATG Seasons
Cards and More Challenge #167 - No Designer Paper (must stamp - Santa is stamped)
Ike's World Challenge - Things that Fly (Santa's sleigh)

AND THERE'S A PRIZE offered with each challenge!  The team selects their Top 3 Favorites as well as the Challenge WINNER but the PRIZE WINNER is selected by Random. org.  So everyone has a fair chance of winning the prize.
  Come join in ... that winner could be YOU!!

Till next time and as always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Black cs
Dies:  Sue Wilson 'Pierced Flags' #CED4304, Memory Box 'Fancy Believe' #1280, Impression Obsession 'Fir Trees' #DIE084, Memory Box 'Simple Evergreen Frame' #99243
Stamp/Ink:   AMuse Santa Stamp, Versafine Onyx ink, Tim Holtz 'Broken China', Tim Holtz 'Stormy Sky'
Accessories:  Large sponge daubers, sequins, Stickles, Masking Medium, White Gelly Roll Pen


Diane said...

Beautiful scene and I love every detail of it!! The Santa flying across the moon is the perfect touch..great job my friend! said...

This is so beautiful and I see sparkle! I love sparkle of any kind and it just really adds to the trees!

Leslie Miller said...

See, this is where my snowy scene should have stopped. I got a little carried away. I didn't mean to! This is utterly beautiful and perfect. The Santa and sleigh silhouette really makes the scene and I love the big trees. Gorgeous, Darlene!

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous holiday card! I LOVE that stamp! Gets me in the mood for the upcoming holidays.

Kathy Krug said...

Love the sentiment with the frosty scene and Santa crossing over the moon. Fabulous.

Maria Illsley said...

A lovely card I like the blending you have done for the sky and the icy trees and Santa sets the sky off a treat xx

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This card is just gorgeous! I love everything about it... so wintery and magical!

Conniecrafter said...

so pretty, love all the different sizes together, makes it look like a real forest!!

laurie said...

Your winter scene is gorgeous!I love the bit of glitter too!

ike said...

Super awesome - love your wonderful sky effect. The trees look fabulous and I love how you put this scene together :-) Thank you for playing along at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.


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Tracey T said...

This is a beautiful winter scene, Darlene. Love the soft colours in your ink blended sky. Thank you for playing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey x

Sall said...

Beautifully gorgeoues. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent and imagination at work. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Brilliant card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge good luck Ginny DT forI ♥promarkers My Blog As I do Rodos

Julie B said...

Gorgeous die cut tree scene, love the addition of the silhouette Santa.
Thanks for linking up at CuM. :)

Pat said...

Just so gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing with us at Ike's World Challenge Blog.

Susan Renshaw said...

Love this scene, Darlene!
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