Monday, January 3, 2022

MORE Exciting News !!!


As you can see by the graphic above, I am one of the newest Design Team members on a fun challenge blog called Inspiration Station!  Here's a little bit about this challenge blog:

  • Inspiration Station is a Challenge Blog for all types of Mediums. Our Challenges are the 1st and 3rd Monday of the Month and we hope to bring you lots of fun and inspiration to get your Creative Juices flowing. 

  • Our challenges start with a Photo. You create, share & and then, let us know in your blog post ... How the photo inspire you?  Colors, Images, Seasons, Travels, Adventures?  Your intrepretation of the Inspirational Photo is your own so let your Creativity Flow! 
  •  Please remember, to be eligible for the Prize, you will need to *Let us know on your blog or Social Media Post how the Photo Inspired You*.

Here's today's Inspiration Photo ...


The first thing that caught my attention was the Full Moon in the sky and the dark clouds floating past.   Looks COLD doesn't it?  And then the street lights and snow on the ground caught my eye.  So, here's what I came up with:

Here's a peek at the inside ...

After locating which Street Light dies I wanted to use I began by creating my background panel.  To do that, I first die cutting a circle of masking medium to create my moon.  After placing it on my white panel, I began sponging with various BLUE colors of Tim Holtz oxide distress inks until I was happy.

Next I used a white Gelly Roll pen to create the stars.

The main focus die is an older Memory Box die called 'Holiday Lamp Post Frame (#94049).

And the lamp post I used on the inside of my card to carry on the theme is from an old Cheery Lynn Designs set called 'Colonial Lamp Posts' (B130). 

The snow mounds on the bottom of the card as simply strips of white card stock scraps torn to create the lumpy bumpy edge.

I do hope you will pop over to Inspiration Station
Come check out what the design team has created ... lots of fun inspiration from this team!  And then, join in the fun!  I look forward to seeing what YOU create.  

Other challenges to share in:

A Place to Start January Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness Challenge #119 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create January Challenge - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy January Challenge - Winter Fun

Did you get some new goodies from Santa? 
No Time Like to Present to get Creative!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in my excitement!

As always . . .


  1. Welcome Aboard Darlene! Your project is lovely and a wonderful intrepretation of the photo. Thanks for a great tream project for The Inspiration Station! Donna

  2. Big Congrats, New Posse Gal! Gorgeous inked sky and snow paper-tearing, xoxo

  3. Awesome winter card and CONGRATS on your new adventure, looks fun!!

  4. Congrats. on your new team position! Love your take on the photo. The lamp die cuts are perfect and that inked sky too!

  5. Congrats, I don't know how you find the time for all these teams.
    Fantastic job on that background, the scene does give the look of a cold winter evening!

  6. Dear Darlene
    Wish you and your family a very happy new year filled with good health and happiness. Congratulations on your new team position. The card is beautiful and tks for the explanation. With loads of love and gratitude

  7. Congratulations on your new design team position Dar! I seriously don't know how you keep everything straight. Your take on the photo is fabulous!

  8. Welcome to the team Dar, I'm really looking forward to see your takes on the challenges! The sky you created here complete with drifting clouds is a little masterpiece absolutely love it! xx

  9. Congratulations, Dar, they are fortunate to have a designer with your talent! Thanks for submitting such a fabulous project to our challenge at 613 Avenue Create!
    It was wonderful finding this project in our mailbox!
    Chana Malkah,
    A Place To Start, Owner
    613 Avenue Create, Owner
    Redora Lee Designs , My Blog
    Shopping Our Stash, DT

  10. Congrats my friend! Wow, I don't know where you find the time to participate in all these blogs but I sure do look forward to your beautiful creations! I'm struggling with just a few :-) Crafty wonder woman to be sure :-)

  11. Congrats on your new DT position. Love the dies you've used on your card. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create this month.
    Hugs, Sandy DT

  12. Oh, hey, another team -- congrats again, Darlene! You are a wonder woman. Your card is really beautiful!


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