And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

A Wintery Window Scene

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Sometimes in the rush to get ready for Christmas, this holiday gets neglected, but I love this opportunity to reflect on all we have to be thankful for and getting together with family and friends to enjoy a fabulous meal!  I am so thankful for all of you that take the time to visit Golden Inkspirations and leave just a little love behind...your kind comments are so much appreciated!

That being said, it's time once again for The Sweet Stop sketch and this one is just perfect for showing off those large scenic stamps.

Creative Nugget: I just love this new window die from Our Daily Bread Designs.  The detail is fabulous and it works so well with many of the stamps you already have!  I decided to pair the window with a cute little stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps called "O Christmas Tree," which is not available right now in the store.  The window and curtain dies were cut and shaded with my copic markers.  A piece of vellum was attached behind the top part of the window which was decorated with rhinestones.  Little twine tie-backs were added to the, and the windowsill was cut again for the popped up sentiment.  Then it was time to work on the scene behind the window.  A piece of Select White card stock was cut to fit the window. The Christmas tree scene was stamped so the image would be centered in the window, and colored with copic markers.  The snow mounds were stamped again onto vellum, cut out, and adhered over the main image.  Then Star Dust Stickles was added to the snow and the branches to give it some sparkle. The window was then popped up on top of the wintery scene and adhered to the card front which was made to look like a room complete with Eskimo Kisses DP and a black velvet ribbon chair rail. Some piercing was added to the corners before attaching the whole card to a True Black card base.  I deviated a little from the sketch as there seemed to be no perfect place for the little circle text element.  I had so much fun designing this card...I know I will be using this window die again and again!

The Sugar Babies have once again come through with fabulous samples to spark your creativity.  Be sure to check them out and join the fun over at The Sweet Stop by uploading your card!

The Sugar Babies

Thanks for stopping by for a visit...have a wonderful weekend!


Card Recipe
Stamps: O Christmas Tree (Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Versafine Onyx Black (Tsukineko), Broken China Distress Ink (Ranger)
Paper: Select White, True Black (PTI), Vellum (SU!), Eskimo Kisses (Basic Grey)
Accessories:  Window Die (ODBD), Piercing Tool, Baker's Twine (SNSS), Black Velvet Ribbon (Really Reasonable Ribbon), Kaiser Rhinestones, Star Dust Stickles (Ranger), Red and Lemon Yellow Spica Glitter Pens, Copic Markers E13, E17, E18, E19, B01, B00, B000, B0000, R81, R83, R85, YG03, YG93, Y04, Y08, C00, C0, C01, O Colorless Blender


Shannon White said...

OmGosh Miss Cathy! This is So Fabulous! Wow! Your Window and curtains are Wonderful! Love the cute bakers twine tie backs! And your Darling Winter scene is So darned Sweet! Love every Wonderful detail!8-)

Hope you have a Fantastic Weekend Lady! 8-)


Kim O'Connell said...

WOW! You went ALL OUT for this sketch! Such a sweet little scene you created out the window.....and I love the drapes! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Cathy. This is so CREATIVE! Love the window and the pretty scene. The papers and images are awesome. The papers and embellishments are lovely. :o)

LeAnne said...

Cathy, this is just wonderful! I need to RUN over to ODBD to see this die! What a terrific idea and that stamp is perfect for peeking through the "window!" YOU are so creative and I am blessed by your talent!

Bridget said...

This is just adorable, Cathy - I love how you created such a cute window scene with beautiful little details!

Shelby Goolsby said...

Cathy this is just beautiful!!! I love that die but what you have done with it is just fabulous.

Janice M said...

Cathy this is GORGEOUS!! I LOVE this window frame!! That was the perfect image for outside your window. Will have to add that die to my wish list for sure!!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! Love that die - beautiful!!!