Imagine a challenge using Snow, Pine and Mahogany, then you will know that could only be the Gingers! When I first read this challenge, it took me by complete surprise as to what I was going to do! Even after I went into my craft room, I still was so clueless. I told my DH what the elements of the challenge were and he was home while I was sorting things out loud and on paper. I remembered this pine tree from Stampin Up and how I had never used it. Well there was my pine and I so loved the tree that I did not want anything else accept a snow and sky background. It killed me to not add a bunny or bird, but we wanted this to be about the pine tree. Then it was time for the Mahogany part of the challenge and so Tim Holtz texture fade came to mind and so did the Mahogany distress ink, which was shaded in a darker ink. We stamped the tree with old olive and while the ink was still wet on the stamp added the brown to the tree trunk to give it a more realistic feel. I used a deckled Spellbinders die to cut out the frame. So do you think I did OK with this one? I actually like it quite much and this is now my G-son's Christmas card! Although the DH really liked it and wondered how I come up with these things.
blog post about my incredible anniversary blog candy win from Jan at Paper Craft Pleasures, take a look!!! Can you believe all of this?? Well as sweet as this blog candy is, the real treat is at Jan's blog. Really go visit.
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