Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Venture into the Woods

Good Morning.
Meet my clean and simple card for the holidays.

I began by pulling out a piece of inky paper that was leftover in my stash.  I like to keep inky leftovers as you never know when they will come in useful.
I had created that by applying a coat of Gesso over a stencil, let it dry then inked it up with Distress inks.  I thought it looked like an abstract form of snow so decided it worked as part of the scene.
I die-cut the Stitched Dome, the deer and the tree and put it all together to create my little scene card.
To help further the feel of winter and snow, I dry embossed the top of my card, stamped the sentiment using my Misti and done.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to there challenges:
Simon Says Wed.- SNOW WHITE
(she was left in the woods)
Simply Create Too- CAS
Make My Monday- Snow Fun

Stamps-'Tis the Season (PTI)
Inks- Tuxedo Black Memento; Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers Distress (TH)
Paper- heavy white (local store)
Accessories and Tools- Misti; stencil-Dot Fade (TH); Gesso; palette knife; Deer Trio (Memory Box);
On a Limb Branches (Taylored Expression); Stitched Dome Stax (MFT); 
Snow EB Folder- (TH)


  1. Blue. I'm relieved ;) Lovely. Serene. Lovely.

  2. I love this pretty scene you made. Your cards are always so wonderful and this one is just awesome with it's peaceful design.

  3. So pretty with the snow on blue sky and white framing Karen! a lovely winter scene with the sweet deer!

  4. The abstract-looking snow gives a very modern look to your great card! Love the layout of the deer and the tree.

  5. your card is so adorable!

    thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  6. At first I thought your backing paper was a piece of gingham and thought how ordinary for you but then I saw what it was. Gingham or no, it is a lovely wintery card.

  7. Just so gorgeous Karen, I love the scene and your colours, Kate x

  8. Love the abstract background and the technique of the gesso through the stencil. The clean and fresh white looks fabulous x

  9. Blue and white. Love it. So pretty. Great background. [Bunny]

  10. Beautiful card Karen. Love the gesso resist. xx

  11. Love your "snowy" background and the sweet forest scene, Karen! The gesso works great for snow!

  12. This is gorgeous scene Karen with the sweet deer and falling snow, and I love the gesso over a stencil for that background. x

  13. Simple and yet very effectively.

  14. I think this card is stunning Karen. The background looks super. Barbxx

  15. Oh this is so beautiful! Love the whole icy feel and the little scene is perfect. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  16. Brilliant card and I love how you've brought the tree into the foreground x

  17. Gorgeous snowy scene! Love the added embossing. xxx

  18. This is lovely, Karen. Beautiful blues and super design. I love the subtle texture that you added. Ahhhhh! Makes me excited for snow! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards Clean and Simple Card Challenge #103 - Celebrate. P.S. Did you know we like you to share our badge? :)

  19. Such a pretty scene! I love the snow and the die cut deer :) Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards.