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Guest Designing at Challenge Up Your Life #65

Hi Everyone,

this is my last guest designing post for Challenge up your Life. It was so much fun to be part of this! Thank you CYUL!

This challenge has the cue word "FOREST" and that is what I came up with:


I used an old Hero Arts stamp (K5797)  - already shows a forest, so that was the easy part. It is a wooden stamp, so the first thing I did was detach it from its wood block and put it in my Misti. I stamped the trees in black. I then masked the moon and shifted the paper just a tad to the right and stamped again with Versafine. Added Clear embossing powder and treated it with my heat gun. with the mask in place I sponged the top part (masked off the sides).


You can see all this a bit better in the close-up picture. You basically get a white outline to the trees, which gives it a lot of dimension. I also made sure the white line is to the left of the trees, as my moon is on the left and would illuminate that side more.

Added the sentiment (Neat and Tangled).


Hope I can inspire you to play along and make your own forest card!

Linking up with:

CASology - Season 
(winter as this is Holiday season and therefore the most important one for a card maker......)
Less is More - Shadow (shadow stamp) 
Papierelle - Tier aus der Heimat (German animal) - there are a couple of deer on this card and they have them in Germany



Happy Stamping!


Comments

Marina said…
Absolute stunner! Great technique and design for a really atmospheric card. Also, don't know if you've seen today's challenge at Less is more is shadow, so maybe you could enter it there too.
tonilea said…
That's awesome!
Nora Noll said…
This is so cool!! I LOVE the whole design!! FABULOUS card!
conil said…
Actually, we could use a bit of this right now let alone during the holidays. Can I just say...breath taking. Your masking and embossing are downright perfect. The trees growing from the snow covered ground into that moonlight night sky are stunning. The dimension is fall-down amazing. That makes this card swoon worthy and a Cornelia masterpiece.
Dora said…
Stunning! What a great stamping
cm said…
WOW! A striking scene forest scene, with the deer bathed in beautiful moonlight! Serene...stunning...
Hugs~c
Susanne Vargas said…
Ich glaube, den Stempel habe ich auch (noch nie benützt) und was du damit gemacht hast, ist irre! Das clear embossing verleiht eine super Effekt!
Aileen said…
Wow Cornelia this stamp is fabulous. Love how you got the white to the side so it looks like the moon. Very stunning card.
Mac Mable said…
Clever and such an effective idea with the stamping. Great dimension and the deep colouring is amazing. Another stunner x
Sazzle Dazzle said…
A masterpiece for sure Cornelia. A perfect take on our shadow challenge and love this brilliant winter scene with all it's atmospheric shadows. Great idea and thanks for playing along at Less is More this week.
Jan Ltc said…
What a great card xx Jan
Bobby said…
This is so dramatic, Cornelia. Wonderful job.
papierelle said…
Hammer mäßig schön!!!!! Und genau so etwas kann man bei uns im Wald in den Wintermonaten erleben ... direkt aus dem Küchenfenster!!
Esther said…
I absolutely love this design, so full of impact and looking totally stunning. Your clever use of shadows and "moonglow" is perfect for our shadow challenge and has resulted in a really dramatic and atmospheric card. Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)
Sarah G said…
This is so fabulous, Cornelia - I am in love! Such a clever technique to add that subtle shadow in your moonlit scene. It is so peaceful and atmospheric. Great to see you at Less is More this week :)
Linby said…
Very atmospheric and a great take on the LIM challenge.
conil said…
See...everyone thinks this was a masterpiece. Congrats on your CASology win. It's perfect.
Melissa said…
This is so pretty! I love how you kept your design to the upper portion! Really draws the eye in!
Thanks for joining us over at CASology! :)
Kathyk said…
This is just GORGEOUS

Kathyk
Anita in France said…
Wow, Cornelia ... beautifully atmospheric ... a gorgeous winter scene ... simply stunning! Congratulations on your top spot at CASology with this beauty! Hugs, Anita :)
Stunning card Cornelia. You have created such a wonderful and atmospheric scene. Incredibly crisp stamping. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx
conil said…
Apparently, Less Is More loved this as much as I did...having showcased it. You really ROCK and everyone knows it.
AndrejaM said…
Such interesting effect with one stamp, truly a magical forest!

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