Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Double D Challenge - Skies

Hello Dear Friends!

It's time once again for a new challenge over on the Double D Challenge Blog!
I'm happy to say I am hosting today's challenge and today's theme is:
and here's an inspiration board I've created to help get you started . . .
 There SO MANY different ideas swimming around in my head for this challenge but I ended up actually taking the 'easy way out'.   For my sky I've used a panel from the Lavinia Scene Scapes 'Moonlight Glow' paper pack.
Lavinia Papers - 6 x 6 - Moonlight Glow

From there, I decided to create a scene.  I wanted to use another Lavinia stamp called Large Owl  
 LAV202 - Lavinia Stamp - Large Owl
and felt I needed a tree for the branch to be coming out of so turned to my Stampscapes stamps. 

My sentiment comes from a Simon Says Stamp set called 'Thoughtful Messages' 
 Simon Says Clear Stamps THOUGHTFUL MESSAGES SSS101740 Cherished
The construction of this card pretty much speaks for itself. But if you have a question, feel free to leave it in my comments and I'll get you the answer.
 So be sure to pop over to the Double D Challenge Blog to see all the details and amazing samples offered up by our VERY TALENTED design team ladies!!

Challenges to share in:
Retro Rubber Challenge #154 - Anything Goes (all stamps are at least a year old ... stampscapes stamps are probably 10 years old)

Ooops almost forgot to mention the prize that you'll be playing for ... check it out.  A Lavinia background paper SIMILAR to the one I've used on my card today.  Wanted to mention that I did cut my panel down just a bit to create a 5 1/2  square card vs 6". 
 Remember, it's a random draw for the winner so it could be YOU!!

Lavinia Papers - 6x6 - Blue Sky

Lavinia Papers - 6 x 6 - Blue Sky
 Thanks so much for stopping by!
Hope to see you at Double D!
  As always . . .



  1. What a beautiful night scene! That is one of my all time favourite papers from Lavinia. Love your Stampscapes stamps. Like I don't have enought, right? :-)
    Stay safe and well, my friend
    May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door,
    and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!
    ♥ Lena

  2. Beautiful!
    Hugs from Africa!

  3. Fabulous scene you have created and the perfect backdrop flor your owl, a great way to feature him, I have some of these papers but for the life of me I don't know where I have put them!! Happy St. Patty's Day...good luck today too!!

  4. Fantastic serene, night time scene. Those papers are perfect for this woodsy design. You've really put all of the different stamps sets to good use. I love the Tree Trunk Trio. Mr. Owl looks positively content on his tree branch.

  5. This is fabulous Dar! I love the paper you used in the background and then the added scene details add so much more. What a beautiful card!

  6. Fantastic! Your sky is beautiful....but that Moon! WOW! Such illuminous detail!!!

  7. First I have to tell you how much I loved this challenge. "I loved it." Wow, your moon and the twinkles around it are amazing and I love the way that you created this scene. Great job!

  8. Dear Darlene
    Your creation is beautiful. I love how you built the scene. tc stay safe

  9. What a delightful scene for your owl, nice work Darlene. Thanks for sharing with us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  10. What a beautiful nighttime scene you have created, Darlene. Love the added trees and branches.

  11. Love how we used the same paper and came up with something so different. Wonderful layering to get the scene you created. Just a fabulous look.

  12. Oh, Darlene, this is just beautiful. I feel like I'm gazing out my window at the moon, that's how real it looks. I love the owl silhouetted against the sky, really FABULOUS!

  13. Just WOW! What a fabulous night sky scene! Thanks so much for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

  14. So very beautiful. I love the night sky you made and the beautiful scene.

  15. those backgrounds are so cool and I love your added touch with the trees and owl!!

  16. Adorable card and most gorgeous design. Sorry if I missed a post, got family here and they are out am catching up as much as I can ♥

  17. Lovely card. Thank you for joining the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    Thank you also for your comments on my blog.

  18. The paper gave you the most amazing start to your background, but then you made it so much more special. It all looks like a the most amazing piece of designer paper -- hard to know where the paper stops and your stamping starts. Beautiful card, Darlene!

  19. Wow! Your background is amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT


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