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9/21/2014

Winter Wonderland

Good morning, and today is a Christmas Card Club Sunday. The lovely Christine of Christine's Cards and Crafts selected our theme for this challenge to be a Winter Wonderland. So here's my card for Christine's challenge:


- Sponged the sky background with Memento inks in Lulu Lavender, Angel pink, Summer Sky blue and Bahama blue. Used a q-tip to add just a tiny touch of dandelion in the mix.

- Memory Box curved treeline stamp, restamped without reinking to get the horizon trees. The foreground trees were from an SU set bought at a recent consignment sale, and all the stamping was done with Memento London Fog.

- the snow was sponged with the summer sky and then under those touches, lightly touched with London Fog for a shadow.

- Impression Obsession Grazing deer were die cut from a snippet of silver glitter paper.  MB star from a snippet of silver mirror paper and the Joanna Sheen sentiment from the same silver glitter as the deer. Two layers of the sentiment were glued together for some dimension, and rhinestones added.

- Copic BV000 added some shadows and a white gel pen added some snow on the trees.

- Royal blue glitter mat had the central portion removed for use in another card project.

If time permits, please visit my Christmas Card team (listed in the side bar) to enjoy some other cards interpreting this Winter Wonderland theme.

As always, thanks for joining me today. Blessings to all who visit here. Hugs too.

57 comments:

cuilliesocks said...

What a wonderful card Mary, gorgeous wintery scene. I love your blending of the sky and snow and the deer images are so lovely, love everything about it really, hugs Kate x

Irene said...

Hello Mary

What a wonderful Christmas card scene, I can feel the cold/chill in the air. Love, love the colour combo and adorable deers. The star is the perfect finishing touch.

luv
irene
xxxx

Christine Harrop said...

Such a great interpretation of the theme Mary. I love your background. I have never had any success with doing this - I guess I need to try harder! Hugs. Christine xx

Sarah said...

What a beautiful winter scene Mary. We have quite a lot of roe deer around us, although we don't see too much of them until the maize is cut and then they are likely to "cross" in front of us when out riding. Thanks goodness the horses are used to it, although I always prepare any newcomers, just in case!! xx

Sue said...

Beautiful card.

Hope the new week ahead is a good one for you.

Desire Fourie said...

This is stamping at its best. Loving tge beautiful scene.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Hazel said...

Gorgeous winter scene Mary . Hazel xx

Rita said...

Stunning card Mary. Love those pretty reindeer. Have a lovely evening. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

A stunningly beautiful winter scene, I love the icy feel you have created.

Patricia x

Sue said...

This is so lovely Mary love those deer! makes you just want to run around in the snow lol lots of huggles Sue xxx

pam said...

Beautiful scene you have created Mary,
lovely colours and love the reindeer.
pam

Pat said...

I adore this wintery scene Mary, and that gorgeous star in that prettily sponged sky. The background trees are so lovely and misty and the blue glitter mat shows it all off perfectly. x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Mary,
What a pretty Christmas card! I love your shadowing and the use of the colors. I'm currently debating about going through my rubber stamps and doing a clean out. Then I visit blogs like yours and love seeing the cards that people are making! It makes me hesitate a bit.....

Hugs,
Kay

Jean Straw said...

You have made a super winter scene Mary,I love how you have stamped the trees, and the deer look great cut from the silver glitter card, it really adds to the frosty feel of the whole.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
what a very superb card.
I love your stamped scene, it is fantastic.
Looks like there is a bit of blizzard going on in it.
Wonderful techniques used, I do need some lessons from you..........
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful Christmas card love the deer and brilliant wintry scene
Carol x

rachel said...

what a wonderful scene Mary - this is fabulous - big hugs Rachel x

Carol said...

You've created a beautiful winter wonderland scene Mary, love your design. Carol x

Kathleen said...

This is fabulous, love the trees and the lovely deers.

Kath x

jimlynn said...

A beautiful, snowy, and perfect looking winter scene! Gorgeous!!!
Lynn

Hazel said...

Love those deer - super winter wonderland for Christine's CCC challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too. x

Lisa said...

What a beautiful, peaceful scene you've created, Mary!! I love the background of trees!! The deer are so sweet!! This is so beautiful!! I absolutely love it!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous stamping Mary! I love the colours and the die cuts are perfect too - a stunning card perfect for Christine's challenge Karen x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful winter scene Mary and I love the blending on the sky, just gorgeous.
Lorraine

Carol L said...

What a beautiful wintry scene you've created with all those trees and pretty deer! The shimmer looks beautiful, and I love the bright star in the sky!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Such a beautiful scene - at first glance it looks like the deer and sentiment are embossed - they look amazing! Gorgeous card, Mary!

mamapez5 said...

A beautiful, peaceful scene. Lots of detaiol and a clear explanation of how it was done. I love it all. Kate x

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas scene! So very nicely done!

aussie aNNie said...

BEAUTIFUL winter wonderland Mary, guess it won't be long and you will have this wonderland in your back yard....a beautiful scene..xxThe Journey is the Start


Maxine D said...

What a fabulous scene Mary - beautifully done!
Blessings
Maxine

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Mary love how you have created the gorgeous background x Susan x

Redanne said...

Your card is so beautiful Mary, you have captured the cold and mist of winter perfectly in this wonderful scene. Love the star too. Beautiful work. Hugs, Anne xx

Mrs A. said...

Thanks Mary. Off to the Drs shortly. It's no fun getting a bad attack at the weekend when I only have standard remedies in the cupboard.
Great minds think alike as I went blue/ silver too for Christine's Winter Wonderland.
What a stunner your card is too. I read through how you made it and had to keep flipping back up the page to see your picture admiring each stage as I went. Lovely job.
Hugs Mrs A.
P.s. Not heard of or seen that curved tree stamp before. It is excellent for making a scene up. Off o have a look or it now on the web!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Such a pretty winter scene Mary. Love the effect you achieved with the tree stamp. Your glittery deer are perfect in the foreground. The little bits of shadowing are wonderful.

Sheila H said...

You've created a beautiful winter wonderland, Mary. I love the trees and the sweet deer. The background is delicate and dramatic.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful calm and peaceful scene, Mary! A beautiful mix of trees and I love the deer and shining star! Have a great week!

kbrandy4 said...

Beautiful card and lovely wintery scene Mary!
Hugs, Hazel xx

Planetsusie said...

What a gorgeous card Mary - I love the mix of colours you have chosen and the trees are wonderful.

Lots of hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Asha said...

So peaceful and serene, Mary. Truly a winter wonderland. LOVE the sparkly reindeers.
hugs, Asha

Irish Cherokee said...

Excellent Mary. This card makes me wax nostalgic. I am a country boy at heart. Love this card very much. Used to go hunting and never shot a deer. Loved to be near them on cold winter days. - Jim

Pippa said...

Love your winter wonderland, Mary, though there is not much sign of it here in the UK. Another sunny day :)

Petra Swart said...

This is a small work of art, Mary!!! Amazing what you have done to create the lovely look of it!!! Super!!!

Hugz.

Donna Ellis said...

how peaceful and beautiful - definitely reminds me of the blue ridge mountains - you have captured the beauty of winter wonderfully with your techniques, Mary! Gorgeous! hugs, de

Jan Frances said...

Gorgeous scene, makes you want to put your snow boots on and have a wander xxx Jan

Jacee said...

Lovely Xmas card!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Brenda in IN said...

This looks just like where the deer would come. This card is so peaceful and serene. Great job.

Zoe Tant said...

Very pretty card. Deer just look perfect in the snow and what a bright shining star! Zx

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty Mary. Love how you've masked and stamped your rows of trees for the background ... and love the glittery deer. Loll xx

Sarah Mabery said...

Oh, wow, Mary. This card is gorgeous. I love the trees and you did a fabulous job creating the forest. And those deer are great.

scrappymo! said...

This looks wonderful, Mary! Your scene is fab...perfect perspective and shading. Love those grazing deer!

Faith A said...

GORGEOUS, makes me think I need to start!

Brenda said...

This card is amazing Momma Mary! I love the "frosty" look of this one. The trees are just fabulous and I love the shimmer of the snow on the ground. The deer look like they are right outside my window grazing. Love the star too, just a beautiful Christmas card! Hugs, Brenda

Darnell J Knauss said...

A lot of love here, Mary!! I'm joining in the adulation for your brilliant card! Love, love, love it!! Hugs, Darnell

Hazel said...

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

Stampsnob said...

I feel the chill Beautiful card.....Lis

Sandy said...

Wonderful Mary - I am doing my very best to catch up!
Sandy xx

Kim Heggins said...

Wonderful scene you created.