Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Double D - Woodland Creatures

Hello Friends!
It's time for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
Team Darlene is hosting today and the theme is:
Woodland Creatures

Here's the inspiration board I have created to help you get started . . 

Even though I live in the 'suburbs' we have a small wooded area
in the back that houses some critters who live there year round and some 
others (like fox, raccoons, deer) that show up from time to time.

The critters that entertain us the most are the squirrels ...
hence my choice for Woodland Creatures to focus on today.

We have gray squirrels (and a few black squirrels from time to time) that frequent our wooded area.  They love to hang out with our birds since they know there will always be sunflower seeds to be found where ever the birds are.  During the winter months I put out corn & peanuts on one end of our wooded area for the squirrels & deer but as soon as they have gobbled it up, they head to the bird houses & feeders looking for left overs. LOL
We've even named a few of our squirrels over the years ... for instance there was BOB ... he got his name because his tail was 'bobbed' ... either he had a close call with a hawk or had a fight with the wife and lost!  LOL   Then there is SPAZ ... this crazy squirrel would jump & spin for no reason at all.  Then dart from one tree to another and do a little more jumping & spinning around.  I'm thinking he may have gotten into  some fermented corn at another location! LOL

Today's card uses the adorable Karen Burniston 'Woodland Animals' die set 
(the same die set that is offered as the prize at our Double D Challenge Blog) as the focus. 

I die cut my FRAME using the Lawn Fawn Lg & Sm Cross Stitched Rectangles (LF1178 & LF1179), once from white then once from black.  Using the inside panel from the white die cut, I created my 'background scene'.  First by sponging with Tim Holtz Oxide Distress 'broken china' ink  to create the sky.  Then used the Tim Holtz 'Falling Snow' embossing folder to create the snowy weather feel.  Torn scraps of white card stock were used for the mounds of snow.

Other dies used in my scene are Poppystamps 'Carolina Birdhouse' which was cut from navy blue card stock and a white Gelly Roll pen was used to create the 'snow' on the the roof & perch.  The sentiment is from the Impression Obsession 'Everyday Top Edgers' die set.   

Of course my husband will tell you I can NOT have a sky without a bird in it so today I have used an old Martha Stewart bird punch to create my bird. LOL

I hope you'll come join in our challenge fun and YOU could win this adorable die set to create with for yourself!

Challenges to share in:
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #11 - ATG w/critter
Crafty Animals Challenge #11 - ATG w/animals
Happy Little Stampers February Challenge - ATG w/dies

Mod Squad Challenge - Animal Fun

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
As always . . .

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