Saturday, October 6, 2012

Feeling Crafty



I thought I had lost my mojo but I got up today wanting to make a card. I took a look at the inspiration challenge on Splitcoaststampers and away to the craft room I headed. The inspiration came from a web site/online store called Magpie. This is my inspiration.


I love the birch tree images but didn't have one of those stamps so I just decided to make my own.
I cut white cardstock for the trees and did some markings on the tree with my Copic. My friend, Davi at Alstroemeria's Artistry uses modeling paste on some of her cards and I always love what she does with it so I smeared some on my trees for texture. I really do like it and will use it more. I found mine at Hobby Lobby.

The branches were cut from a Memory Box woodland branch die. I only used small bits of it.  As you can see, the snow in the woods has been travelled quite well by the deer and animals. Plus, some snow fell off the trees onto my deer. The deer was a partial stamp that had two more deer but it was too large and I colored, cut out, and attached only one. Of course, there had to be a little bird in the tree.

Recipe:
Stamps-Penny Black/Gathering, Hero Arts (barrel of stamps-think it is Birds and Branches), Hot off the Press/Christmas Words
Paper-Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobber, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip cardstock, white cardstock
Ink-Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories- Liquitex modeling paste, Copics

18 comments:

ellyscard creatief said...

Very nice clean card. Gr ,Elly

Beebeebabs said...

Wow this card is beautiful - great job!!!

Carla S. said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Brenda! Love the scene you created with all the different elemnts!

Marisa said...

Fabulous scene you have created here, Brenda!!

Carol L said...

You've created such a pretty scene with that deer in the woods! I love how you did the trees, and that tiny red bird really pulls this card together beautifully!

Angel 007 said...

Hallo Benzi,
Der Wald mit dem Bambi sieht ja wie in der Natur aus. Deine Karte ist wunderschön. Hab einen schönen Sonntag.
LG Carmen

Hussena said...

Your card looks just Beautiful Benzi...i really like the way you have cut the trees and added the texture to it!!..love the details on this card...so fabulous!!!

Lynne in NI said...

Nothing wrong with your mojo! This is fab ... lovin your trees!

Theresa said...

Great scene that you created ....so creative with all the details.

Maria said...

Fabulous scene you created! Love those trees..so real like...and great texture! Sweet deer and bird! Great job...love it!

Pam~ said...

Very creative and realistic, Brenda! This card tugged at my heart this morning. I talked to my brother yesterday and he was telling me about how he is getting ready for deer season. Ugh ... Occasionally we see deer right in our backyard .. awesome site ... just like your card!

Have a great day!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful scene you've created here! I love the birch trees and the snow!

Julie Hoffman said...

This scene you've created is AMAZING! WOW! I love those birch trees and your beautiful deer with the touch of snow. The red bird adds a perfect touch! Love the inspiration piece too and you did an amazing job creating something based on it! No loss of mojo on this card!

Ajascha said...

Hallo Benzi,
eine wunderschöne Winterlandschaft hast du kreiert. Das gefällt mir sehr gut. Viele liebe Grüße aus Bremen, Germany sendet dir Anja.

JD said...

So beautiful! Love the scene that you created!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, this is sooooooo beautiful! I am just in love with this winter scene! Wow Wow Wow!

Davi said...

Amazing Brenda!! Those are the coolest trees and love the deer peaking out:)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, this is a real work of art! I think the modeling paste adds so much texture and dimension. Love those handcut trees, too.

Speaking of HObby Lobby, I FINALLY got to shop at one when I visited my mom a week ago. Man, I wish we had one around here! It beats our craft stores, hands down. I loved it. I bought a lot of their own line of goodies, the Paper Studio stuff. I thought of you when I was shopping there!