Tuesday, 2 January 2018

It's CUTplorations January Challenge

A Guid New Year tae ane an awe
And mony may we see!
( A wee bit of Scotland coming out here)

We are off and running over at STAMPlorations
for our CUTplorations Inspiration Photo Challenge.

What did you pick up on when you looked at this
really Beautiful Scene?

I will admit I had a meltdown knowing I didn't
have a STAMPloration tree as that is what I
wanted as my focal image so improvised
by cutting one - but before that
I wanted to try and match the beautiful sky background
using Oxide Inks, Inka Gold and a White Gel Pen.
Turned out nicely then added some 'trees'
which really are leaves from
STAMPlorations Trendy Spring Blooms
for the background then my cut tree
I used as a stencil and inked.
Adhered this to
CUTplorations Crazy-Double-Running-Stitch-Rectangle-Nesting-Dies
Sentiment is CUTplorations Enchanting Word Die


And so my card is done.
Thanks for dropping in. Love to read your thoughts.
Hope to see you over in The Gallery
and don't forget to check out my Team Mates Inspirations
and the Prizes to be Won!
Till next time Cherrio from


Cheri said...

This is such a stunning background, SS. Gorgeous card and I love how you made those leave stamps work for you...getting more from your stamps is always fun. Happy New Year!

maria f. said...

Well blow me away, matey! What a fabulous interpretation of the inspiration photo, tree or no tree ;) Happy 2018 teamie!

Julie B said...

I was also stumped by the lack of a suitable tree but you made a great card none the less.
Happy New Year. :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

You really caught the essence of the scene in your creation Ina. The little trees are so clever and your cut tree works so well. A beautiful piece. Wishing you a happy and healthy 2018!

Lucy E. said...

Such a lovely background!
I like that enchanting word die-
it’s perfect for that scene!

Mac Mable said...

So unique and what a glorious background you've made Ina on your fabulous card. Clever idea to make the tree and to use the stamp as trees too x Appreciate the Scottish sentiment. On the mend now but still not there yet x Happy New Year x

Helen Gullett said...

Great card, Ina.
Love how you created that woodsy background using the leaves stamps!
Very clever of stretching your stamp set.
Happy New Year, teamie!

cm said...

WOW,'ve created a gorgeous interpretation of the photo! Stunning and so detailed! LOVE the trees and that sky...oh my! Happy New Year; hope that 2018 is filled with an abundance of all things wonderful for you and your loved ones!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So gorgeous. A fantastic scene and a wonderful take on the inspiration photo.

Loll said...

Gorgeous scene, Ina. Love the beautiful colours of your sunset. Amazing design! Happy New Year!! Here's to a year filled with crafty fun! xx

lostinpaper said...

Those colours look absolutely amazing Ina!

Helen said...

A lovely card Ina. Such a pretty sky!