Thursday, September 29, 2016

On a Calm Winter's Night . . .

Hi Everyone!
Today I have a card which was created primarily for the 'Stencil' challenge for Memory Box.  With the end of the month comes the end of this challenge so I figured I'd better get hoppin'!  

I truly didn't realize just how many different Memory Box Stencils I had in my stash until I started on this card but of course you know how it is . . . never the one you really want to use!  LOL
88554 Pop Dots stencilI wanted to create a 'wintry' sky and since I didn't have a stencil that really was made for that purpose,  I used the Modern Pop Dots stencil and the Bubbles stencil along with a few different Tim Holtz blue distress inks to create the sky.  

Next I wanted to create the landscape.  To do that, I used the Memory Box 'Fresh Pine Landscape' die

Memory Box - Dies - Fresh Pine Landscape (NEW)

Of course, you can't have a wintry, forest scene with a couple deer!  So, I chose the Memory Box Woodland Deer (older die) and Dee's Distinctively 'Deer 2' for today's scenery card.  For added dimension, I die cut two Memory Box Snowflake Corners.  I just LOVE this die!
98238 Snowflake Corner craft dies

Here's a closer look at my stenciled background ...



I have so much fun creating cards using primarily die cuts.  And never gave it a thought to use my stencils for the background ... even if they weren't designed for exactly what you're in need of!  Guess you could consider that 'thinking outside the box' LOL.   I also added specks of snow using a while gelly roll pen and highlights to the levels of snow using Stickles.

Challenges I'd like to share in today are:
ABC Christmas Challenge - T is for Two (two deer)
Addicted to Stamps & More Holiday Challenge - Holiday (Christmas)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog - Christmas Die Cuts
Fab'n'Funky Challenge - Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise Challenge #29 - ATG optional/seasons
Create & Makes Challenge #4 - ATG w/dies
Craft-Dee Bowz September Challenge - ATG w/handmade bow
Crafty Ribbon Challenge #169 - Lace or Ribbon


Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by!
Hope you have a fabulous day and as always . . .

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