Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Forest and Trees

Claudine Criner is the hostess at Stampotique Designers Challenge Blog and her theme is Trees. Here's what she had to say about her challenge.
"Trees have always been such a source of life for many living creatures, I just love them. I challenge you to create something with a tree incorporated somehow."
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Here's my card with Winter (Daniel Torrente)

I envisioned Winter as Little Red Riding Hood on her way to visit her grandmother. Winter was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a Black Pitt Artist pen (Faber Castell). I kept her a bit pale since she's feeling a bit emo about the trek through the forest to visit the wrinklies. She was set aside while I created a suitable background for her. She pouted about that too.

Green cardstock was die-cut with all four dies of the dies from the Stitched Scene Builder Edgers die set (Frantic Stamper). Their edges were sponged with Forest Moss and Pine Needles Distress inks (Ranger). Two sets of three edger die-cuts were adhered to one another, then trimmed to size.

Kraft cardstock was die-cut with the Grand Forest Archway die (Memory Box), then colored with Copic markers. White cardstock was die-cut with one of the Puffy Clouds dies (Memory Box) and two of the Clouds dies (Joy Crafts). The cloud die-cuts were run through the Big Shot (Sizzix) inside the Burlap Texture Fade (Sizzix) to give them some texture. They were then highlighted with some CO Copic markers.

The scene was put together, Winter was adhered to the background using dimensional foam adhesive. The card front was matted with textured kraft cardstock, then adhered to the card front.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this card into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion Challenges: Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenges: Make Your Own Background


  1. Love your card and Winter as Little Red Ridinghood is a fab idea !
    Corrie x

  2. Hi Kat, I like your very modern version of Little Red Ridinghood and the woodland background that you've created for her. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges. Sandra X

  3. Great card! I love the scene you have made with the dies. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Good luck!!! Patricia.

  4. Great idea for the image.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  5. HI - great idea for Winter and love your card...thanks for joining our challenge at FSC...Esther xx

  6. She makes a brilliantly reluctant Red Riding Hood!
    Alison x