Monday, January 23, 2012

Making a Scene

Happy Monday ... hope you are off to a great start!
Today I have a couple 'scenery' creations to share with you ... hope you like them.


This creation began with this adorable "Little Ice Skater" digi image from the "priscillastyles" store.  To me, it appeared she was thinking about wanting to join in the skating but was a little shy and didn't have the confidence.  That was the THOUGHT behind using this Thomas Kinkade "Skater's Pond" stamp as the background.  I simply stamped the image onto my white panel using Versafine Black ink then colored it in with CHALK and  make-up applicators.  I printed the Little Skater image twice ...  once on white paper, then again onto red/white polka dot designer paper.  Using my Fiskars swivel craft knife, I cut out her dress, hair ribbon and skates.  Her hair & body were colored with a Prismacolor Marker - PM72 - Eggshell.  PunchBunch punches were used for the snowflakes and I used Pop Dots for added dimension.

Qualifying Challenges:
House of Gilli - Winter Fun


This card was created with the "LET IT SNOW" challenge over on the Gingerloft Challenge Blog.  The bear image is one of her digi images and I simply colored it with brown CHALK.   My background was made by first punching snowflakes and a moon (circle) from Eclipse Masking material.  I placed them around on my white cardstock then sponged over the entire surface with Tim Holtz Broken China distress ink ... then Faded Jeans distress ink.  A touch of SU More Mustard ink was sponged across the one side of the moon just to soften it a bit.  Not sure it came out exactly as I had it envisioned ... but it's okay.  I've used Pop Dots on the bear as well as a couple snowflakes that I had laying on my workstation that had been leftover from another project.  They were die cut using the Spellbinder Create-a-Flake Three die set.  I haven't added a sentiment yet because I'm not sure how I want to use this card.  Time will tell!

Other Qualifying Challenges:
Victorine Stamps - Anything Goes

I'd like to take a quick moment and thank ALL of you who stop by and an extra Thank You to those who take the time to leave me a comment.  It interests me to hear what you think of my work.
Guess I'd better get dinner started!
Catch you later!


  1. Very imaginative, love the retro feel of the skating card - great job.

  2. Hi Dar, You've totally captured the essence of the little skater. It's wonderful! And I love the bear! It's like someone woke him up...."Did I hear my name?" LOL

  3. So creative! Thanks for sharing all the details - the bear turned out great!! Don't be so hard on yourself and try to stay warm : )

  4. Love both of your cards - such creativity! :) Thanks for joining the Winter Blues Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

  5. Both cards are amazing, but that bear is awesome! He looks so realistic. So glad you joined us for the Winter Blues challenge from Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge.

  6. Darlene,
    Both of these are just fantastic! I love the creativity of the girl looking at the people skating. I love how you did the background and how the bear stands out on the second one. Just fantastic!!!
    Thank you for playing with us at Gingerloft Challenge blog! Best of luck in the draw!
    Karen C

  7. fab cards, thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles :)

  8. Great card Karen and love your creativity in combining the two images! Fantastic work as always. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles


  9. Tks for joining our challenge at House of GILLI !

  10. Oh, this is so cool! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

  11. Very cute... lovely.

    thanks for playing with us at PMS Challenge..


  12. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft.


    Sherry - DT


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