Monday, November 28, 2011

Stamps R Us Challenge

The theme for the Stamps R Us Challenge for the next two weeks is so easy and I know you'll want to join in on all the fun!  Show us your embossing!  That's right....just create a card, scrapbook page, or any other project,  with some type of embossing on it and enter into our current challenge.  You could win a wonderful prize package from our sponsor, Sketching Stamper Digi Stamps.  ALL of her digis are fabulous so be sure and check out her store.


This digi, Christmas Cabin, can be found in the Sketching Stamper Digi Stamp store - along with so many more great images.  I colored it with Copics and Prisma pencils, cut out a frame with some SU punches, and mounted it on dimensionals atop the white background that was embossed using the Square Lattice die from SU.  My trees in the background look a little washed out (I used Old Olive and a blender pen), so we're just going to pretend that it's snowing so hard we're almost in blizzard conditions behind the cabin (even though we now have a little blue sky)!!!  I was going to put some Liquid Applique on those branches to make it look like snow, but just couldn't get the look  I wanted - so I just kind of dabbed the blending pen on the branches and left some white - then went over the white with my Stardust pen.  The "snow" on the roof and in the foreground is glittered.  The sentiment is from an unknown set of images that I had picked up at Walmart last year.

I'll enter this in the challenges at Cardmadfairy Digi Days Challenge (winter wonderland), Simply Create Too (Christmas), and Repeat Impressions DCC1123 Designers Choice Challenge (Christmas with a snowflake).

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving or weekend.  I, for one, am glad everyone has gone home now! LOL!  It's always great to see family and friends, but also nice when they're gone.  We had a good "day after" Thanksgiving with a lot of good food, etc.   I'll pop back in with a another posting on Wednesday - hopefully!  I just haven't felt very creative the last few days - maybe just too much else going on.

Thanks for stopping by........
Lynn

36 comments:

MiamiKel said...

You know what I thought of instantly when I saw your card? What I pray and hope and wish we see when we head for the mountains! LOL! I hope to see a scene just like this! :) You've created a masterpiece in this one - lovely details and just gorgeous!

We visited the cousins this Tgiving that are moving to Austin - they lost their jobs here and after a year's searching to no avail, they are moving to a whole new area. Hmm, future visits? :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning card Lynn, fabulous image and design.
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Beautiful Lynn! Love how the crispness of the red makes it all pop! Terrific coloring too.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! Love the edge punch you used, it goes perfectly with the embossed background! Hugs, Karen

Monica said...

Such a picture perfect card, Lynn! The white embossing paper sets off everything so beautifully. The button and snow flake look so nice. Glad that Thanksgiving was fun...

xxx Monica

Carol L said...

This is just beautiful, and I love how you framed this great image! Love the ef and great coloring! Enjoy your week and rest up..........Christmas is coming :)

Lynn McAuley said...

I would love to get away to this rustic cabin in the snowy woods!! Fabulous framing and embellishment on this divine holiday creation, Lynn!

Sharon said...

This is just too beautiful Lynn. Wow, that cabin stamp is a "got to have" one, isn't it! Love it and you've done such a fabulous job showcasing it. Enjoy the peace and quiet, hugs Sharon x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Lynn!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love how you framed the image!! Fantastic sparkle too!
Tammy :)

Chriss America Real said...

This is beautiful! I think you got the trees just right! What a beautiful job!

Hugs,

Chriss

Donna Hanley said...

Lynn, this card is stunning. The red really pops against the square lattice ef. I love how you did the sky and your trees look perfect to me. I know what you mean by nice to see people, but then nice to be alone also. Hopeall is going well with you and hubby. Talk to you soon.

Laura said...

Lynn, What a nice image. I love the red and white together. TFS

Kathy and Lucky said...

You did such a great job on this card, love the coloring of the cabin and trees, a really sweet winter scene. I am with you on too much going on, especially after visitors, nice and quiet now.

Linda said...

A picture in itself Lynn! WOW this would look amazing on any wall. Love it.

Hugs
Linda xx

Anne Temple said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the red frame - it makes everything pop.

ThePurplePlace said...

Thanks for the kind comments Lynn and also for the well wishes too!

I also HOPE a new med might actually help, but I'm trying NOT to get too excited, as I have been through many trials before, without great results!

Thanks again and I hope you had a lovely Holiday Weekend!!

Shannon White said...

Wow! Such a Cozy Winter scene Lynn! I still want to go there for Christmas! 8-) A Lovely Rustic, Festive Cabin in the snow! 8-) Your coloring, LO and Sweet snowflake embellie are just Perfect! Love this Lady!

Hugs
Shannon

Colleen Holmes said...

Oh I love everything about this card!! Love the image and gorgeous coloring, glittering snow on the roof top and the sketch is perfect!! Beautiful!

Paige said...

Beautiful card! Love the red layer with the white - very striking!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Well, this is just terrific Lynn!!!! Very Christmas-y indeed!!!

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and an even better 'day after'!!

:)
Maria

jojoscraps said...

Hi Lynn
You've done a beautiful job with this image! Such a cozy feel. Makes me want to curl up beside the fireplace.
Jo xx

NanaConnie said...

Lynn, I love this card! I love scenery cards and this is one of the best. So warm and cozy, down home, and I can smell the fire burning in the fireplace! Love the button and snowflake embellie.

Shirley said...

Wow, Lynn, this is just beautiful! Love the BG, the diecut edge, and your image is so the way anyone would like to spend Christmas!

ike said...

That is really lovely. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too.
Ike xx

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Lynn. Love the image and the decorative border.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness... Lynn, I am so glad I've found your blog. (I'm the newest member of the Stamp Addicts). I love this card. The cabin is such a restful place in the snowy white card with just the right amount of red. Awesome!

I'm looking forward to checking out your blog often!

Jeanette

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow - this is a stunner Lynn! I can just imagine Bing Crosby coming out of the cabin and breaking into 'White Christmas'! Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog today, I was so pleased!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Lynne: What a great Christmas card! it's so beautiful. love your image!!!Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for our very first challenge, "All About Christmas". Hope to see your entries in ALL our upcoming challenges.

DianeMoneyGoolsby
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

Carol Ann said...

Very pretty Christmas card love that gorgeous log cabin. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy this time.
Carol Ann xx

Margaret said...

Beautiful and love all of the snow! This image is wonderful and your coloring is great (as always)-LOL at the comment on the blizzard! Your punched border is perfect too!!
Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving and agree that it's also nice when things go back to normal!

xGemmax said...

I absolutely love this card...such a gorgeous scene & great colours too!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Cibele Glazer said...

You created a fabulous scene with this card! Almost makes me wish for snow...I said almost.

Joan Ervin said...

I just love your snowy winter scene, Lynn....it's sooo pretty and the touch of red really pops!!!

Kendra said...

Love this scene! It looks great! Thanks for playing at Repeat Impressions!

Carrie said...

wow wow wow Lynn this card is stunning. I love the scalloped edge around your image. Really super gorgeous. I say submit it to a mag for publication!!!

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Oh my goodness Lynn, this is really gorgeous! Love the image, the snow and the snowflake/button embellie, and the red/white combo looks so elegant. I would submit it to a mag for publication too like the previous poster Carrie said.