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Dec 1, 2022

Winter in the Woods for Four Seasons Challenge - December

It doesn't seem possible that December has arrived, but here we are!! So bundle up for the season and come join us as we are entering the "Winter Months" at Four Seasons challenge! As always, anything goes with the current season in mind (northern hemisphere) but we do have an optional beautiful mood board in case you need a starting point.

As you know I love using a mood board for inspiration and this month I was inspired by the bottom left image which I am sure you can tell :)

I started by inking the sky portion of the card with Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink and a touch of Chipped Sapphire Distress ink. 
Using a stamp platform I stamped the Trees - Penny Black Gorgeous Grove - using Pumice Stone Distress Oxide ink. I added a bit of brown to the ground (imagine it just began to snow and the ground isn't all covered yet. I had stamped the stag - Stampers Anonymous Winterscape - directly onto the card and colored but the Distress Oxide ink came through so I decided to stamp him again and fussy cut. I stamped with Walnut Stain Distress and used my SU Close to Cocoa ink pad for coloring. (I'm pretty sure this ink color is retired!)

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Of course there had to be snowflakes on this woodland scene and I used my white Posca pen to flick some onto the card.
I used a Wonky Stitches die to cut it all out and assembled to the card base. As I was thinking about  where to add a sentiment, I decided to add a die cut pine branch - Penny Black Beautified Baubles die set - inked with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink, tied a bow with some natural jute twine and used a tiny sentiment from Penny Black's set Holiday Snippets to complete the card. I wanted to make it sparkle a bit so I added Stickles glitter to the snow and pine branches. Oh, and I also added a snowflake from Penny Black's die set Dancing Snowflakes.

Remember, the theme is Anything Goes Winter and you have until December 25th to join us! 


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PS: There is still  a little time to sign up for the Year in Review hop where we will share our own favorite creations of 2022. The hop will run from December 30th - January 5th. 

As a participant/co-host all you have to do is:

  1. Write a blog post showcasing your own favorite creation(s) of 2022.
  2. Schedule to be posted on December 30th.
  3. Visit the rest of the participants' posts and leave them some love.
  4. Optional: You may offer a small prize for a winner drawn from those leaving a comment on your post. Absolutely not expected and not necessary to be part of this. Just mentioning it as it was a question last year. 
You can read more detailed info about it HERE or if you already know you want to be part in it simply use the linky tool below to sign up. I will get in touch with everyone who signed up the week of December 10th after the sign up is closed. 
Remember, sign up closes on December 10th. 

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These are Always Anything Goes, I may not share with all but hope to link up when possible:
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Sarn said...

A stunning Christmas card. Love that tree stamp which makes the perfect backdrop for the stag. X

brenda said...

He's a splendid Stag Ellie and certainly takes centre stage, know just what you mean about oxides showing through sometimes so was really worth the time cutting him out.

B x

Diane said...

Wow, a beautifully created winter scene, I love everything about it, all the beautiful details and the stag is amazing!!

Donna Walls said...

Absoutely Gorgeous images, design and technqiue!
Donna xx

Darlene said...

AWESOME! Your creativity and designs always inspire me! This is such an amazing winter scene! GREAT JOB!!!

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Love your inspirational photo

Diane said...

Well, you already know I LOVE this!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}
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Melanie Hungerford said...

Amazing card, you have such a gift for creating the most beautiful scenes!

Bunny said...

I love how many of the Distress Inks you used and named them because I can tell where they are and I love how well they all blended in to make such a beautiful card. Winter cards and Christmas cards are my favorite. [Bunny]

Joanne said...

Oh wow! That card is beautiful!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Elllie. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Word Art Wednesday. I'm always so grateful to have you play along with us there. I'm also humbled to be on the Four Seasons DT with all of you talented ladies. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your encouraging words. Have a wonderful week, and may God bless you.

Barbara Bruder said...

Such a super card. Love the scene you have created. Nice coloring and great design. Thank you for sharing with us over at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Barbara DT

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at POE Christmas Challenge.

Ilonka said...

I love it, thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Crafters Challenge Blog.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

ScrappyHorses said...

Such a handsome card! Beautiful dimension and sparkle! So happy you shared with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

Anonymous said...

Oh, I love those winter scenes...

Lisa said...

Love the wonderful scene on this card. Beautifully designed.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Chana Malkah said...

Stunning Creation! You are the queen of masking!

Megan J said...

Hi Ellibelle, a stunning Christmas card, love the wintry feel to the card, summer has just arrived here! Thank you for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends... Megan DT LPoCF

Ginny Maxam said...

Wow! This is really beautiful! I hope it goes in a frame! Thank you for entering in the Word Art Wednesday Challenge. Ginny M, DT

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Ellie :-) the whole design. of this is just stunning!!!

Congratulations you have won the $25 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Please email us.

Lols x x x

Christine E said...

Oh my - SO gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Ellie die Karte ist ein Traum, gesehen und gleich verliebt. Genial gemacht, ein wundervolles Werk.

Begeisterte Grüße
von Anke

Tone K. said...

This was absolutely beautiful :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creataliciuos!
Merry Christmas :)

Tone K. said...

This was absolutely beautiful :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Creataliciuos!
Merry Christmas :)

Helen said...

Beautiful traditional design - loved reading your step by step description.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.

Helen x