Thursday, January 5, 2017

A Beautiful Sight

I'm finally getting back into the swing of crafting and what better way to do that than to work with a brand new digi from The East Wind called Lucy Loo 'Winter Birch Forest'.  I just realized that the last 3 East wind cards I made were in blues, but at last this time I added some kraft after finding the DP from the Winter in the Woods stack from DCWV.  I love the subtle snowflake pattern and it reinforced the rustic feel I was going for (and helped me choose a color for Lucy's jacket).  Yea!

Here's a closeup of Lucy Loo 'Winter Birch Forest'.  Unky's images come in several formats, all for one price on Etsy and I most often choose to work with the nb png so I can print and color them on a digi paper background.  One of these days I'll get to actually doing the background classes I've signed up for, but today was not the day.  The light blue and white digi paper background is from the Gecko Galz.  Lucy is colored with Copics with some shading with Prismacolor pencils.  I've done the texture on her jacket and jeans by dipping a terry cloth washcloth in some 91% isopropyl alcohol and quickly dabbing the surface after coloring.

I cut the sentiment from a page in 6x6 Ice Crystals paper pack by Recollections and attached it with a cute stag's head closepin.  That gave me the idea of adding my new sweet deer dies from Joy Crafts at the bottom.  Thought they fit with the sentiment, too.  Wouldn't they be a beautiful sight while walking through the woods?

Finally here's the dimensional view.  Gotta say this one would be a bite to mail with that closepin, eh?   I've also used a snowflake border die from Joy Crafts and the swirl at the bottom is from Taylored Expressions.

There's also an exciting new "package deal" for January  in the shop where you can get all for of the coming January releases  for $12.00.  That's a 25% savings and you will received ALL of the January stamps before the rest are released individually.  WooHoo!  Here's a peek at what you'll receive.

Our Non-traditional Christmas Colors contest is still going strong in the East Wind FB Group so we'd love to have you join us.

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  1. Beautiful coloring and love your overall design! The deer are the perfect element with this wintry image.Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Anything Goes with Dies’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  2. Your image is beautifully colored and you have created a delightful environment around it! Thanks for sharing with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. Beautiful card, Donna using a gorgeous image. x

  4. Beautiful image and I love the colors of blue and brown that you put together on your stunning card! Love the deer and the snowflake border! Thanks for playing along with us at DL.ART Challenges!

  5. Lucy looks so warm and cozy in her winter coast and with her beautiful scarf. I love the papers you used. Beautiful coloring. I love the sweet image. Thank you for joining the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes January Linky Challenge

  6. Donna - this is an absolutely beautiful card! The coloring of the image is wonderful with your masterful skills! Thank you so much for continuing to share your projects and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  7. Beautiful creation, love the colours & layout

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination!
    Hugs Shell xx

  8. Wow. What a lovely card. Love all the elements specially the background. Thank you for sharing with us at Through the Craftroom Door. Good luck look forward to seeing you back with us soon.
    Alpna DT member x

  9. Beautiful coloring on that image and wonderful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog,
    Kathy DRU DT

  10. Absolutely beautiful! I love all the layers!
    Thank you so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Dies R Us!
    We hope to see you in our next one too! Happy New Year!
    ♥ Dies R Us Challenges ♥
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  11. Hellooooo !!! Just pop by and say Again that its a really Lovely make !!!! Saw it on FB The other day ;))))
    A wonderful creation !!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
    Through The Craft Room Door
    this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {My Blog}

  12. beautiful coloring!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  13. Beautiful card! Thanks for entering at Crafting by Desings Challenge!
    See you again,

  14. Beautiful use of colors and design. Thanks for joining us at Crafty HazelNut's Christmas extra challenge.
    Julie T

  15. Wow this is amazing work. I love your image and so beautifully coloured, love the colours and love your design, just perfect. Nicely photographed on your blog too. Great job. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
    [Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

  16. Just gorgeous Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for

  17. Stunning card Donna, coloring of Lucy Loo is beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing your card with us at Your Scrapbook Place Challenge
    Shell ~ DT*


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