Thursday, January 17, 2013

Joining the "Fresh Start" January Challenge

It's Thursday again and this week Joy H. is joining us from Canada. She doesn't have a blog, but emails me her challenge card. You too can do the same. Click HERE if you would like to know the details of this month's challenge. You can link up to mr. linky or email me your creation at lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com

She has used the bare trees background stencil (LJ849) using the double glitter technique and then used the crackle paste (CEP) on top of matte black embossing paste (DMBP) which was paste-embossed on the buck stencil (LL430).

Here is Joy's description of her "fresh start" inspiration: "So for being a "Fresh start" - this is two fold. On January 1st, we were driving into Banff townsite during our mini vacation in the mountains, and saw a huge beautiful Elk, with the biggest set of antlers, munching in the trees in the snow by the side of the road. Hence the inspiration for this card - with the snow bank masked initially, then showing the wonderful blue skies we often get in winter in contrast to the sparkling snow (double glitter technique).
And, I wanted to try a new technique, so used crackle paste for the stag. This was the second attempt as my 4 year old was curious about what I was doing, and put his finger right in the middle of the drying paste the first time around. I made another with glitter then resolved to try again with the crackle paste and I'm glad I did."

Don't forget to see what the rest of the team has created. We have been away at CHA for this past week, so are a bit sluggish. But don't give up on us ...stop back to see what is new for stencil designs this next week. And don't forget to check mr. linky and see who is playing along with this month's new challenge.





7 comments:

Louise said...

Oh Joy, this is beautiful! The buck turned out fabulous with the Crackle paste! You definitely can feel the freshness of a crisp winter day in this.

Cherylynn said...

I love the color combination of the blue and white glitter. It really does speak fresh start. And doing the buck in crackle paste really sets him off.

Liz Martin said...

Oh my gosh, Joy, this is gorgeous. The crackled elk is a perfect contrast to the double glittered background. Keep up the good work!

JD said...

Wow! What a stunning card! So Very nicely done!

Pam Hornschu said...

Joy, this is wonderful! You captured your vacation memory perfectly, and the crackled elk is awesome!

sommrstamping said...

Joy this card is beautiful. Your combination of colors really pops. the crackled elk was perfect for this card.

Wendy said...

She did an amazing job!! Both of these stencils are so close to my heart. GREAT Job JOY!!!!

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