Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Paws in the Woods

Today I decided to take my direwolf on a leisurely stroll through Birch Haven Woods for some exercise as he’s been penned up after his paw injury. Birch Haven Woods is a good forest for this sort of thing, as it is devoid of any high level monsters. As my companion bounded along the snowy trail, enjoying being outside, I was hopeful that his paw had now healed. Eventually we came to a clearing in the woods where there were a few forest creatures decorating for the upcoming Winter Festival. By the looks of things, it appeared they may have pilfered a few items from someone’s Holly Festival haul.  

This card was created for The Inked Stamper Design Team and was based on this inspiration photo.
All the stamped images on this are from the Lawn Fawn “Joy to the Woods” set. I stamped everything onto watercolour paper and watercoloured them with Distress Markers and my Hydrabrush of +90 wetness. I then used the coordinating die set to cut all the images out, which greatly speeds up the process and earned me +444 bonus speed XP.

I had used some patterned paper from the Lawn Fawn “Sweater Weather” 6x6 pad, but decided the colour was a little intense, so I used a piece of vellum overtop to mute it. This created an issue, as attaching vellum can be difficult if you don’t want ugly adhesive showing (and who wants that). So the vellum is only glued down on the top and bottom - underneath the borders - the middle is floating.
I used the snow marker to add some snow to the tree branches, and really loved how it turned out. I see a lot of birch trees with snow on their branches in my card making future.

I created the inside by stamping the snow drift, foot prints, and sentiment from the “Joy to the Woods” set, leaving lots of space to write a personal message.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

As my direwolf laid down in a snow drift, resting his paw, I decided to help the adorable forest creatures with their decorating. As glistening snow began to fall, I could hear my companion softly snoring. I smiled to myself, hanging another ornament from a birch tree.  

~ Guild Master Crystal


chanya13 said...

Beautiful !!! Love colours. Thanks for joining us at Craft your Passion !!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel dt

Janette said...

Lovely design on your card, very cute...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Marilyn Webb said...

I love your card, is just sooo cute!! Thanks for joining our 'north pole' challenge with Lacy Sunshine Stamps.
Marilyn DT

Jannie said...

Your card has the "WOW" factor! It is gorgeous!
Love how you have used the snowflake!

Thank you so much in joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Meggymay said...

A wonderful card, love the sweet animals. Thank you for joining us at TioT's.

Chrissy said...

What a cute card with the little animals and baubles and love the trees too.
Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine..


Anonymous said...

Liking how you built your scenery, hope to see you again at OCS!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

susiestacey said...

Adorable card, lovely stamps.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ allsorts 'Anything Goes' challenge and good luck x Susan x

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Crystal: Love your 2nd entry too!

Happy Holidays to you & your family!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Rocky said...

Those little woodland creatures have done a great job of decorating the woods! Thank you for sharing it with us at CHNC Extra.

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for sharing with this week at crafty sentiments

sammi said...

Oh my goodness, I love this one. Crystal! Well done! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "North Pole" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

Kimbo said...

Love your cute winter scene

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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