Wednesday 8 February 2017

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #109 - Shades of Red

It's time for another challenge with us at the

This week we are letting our creative juices flow with
Challenge #109 - Shades of Red

The sponsors for this challenge are:

Fabrika Fantasy
prize: 3 Digital Stamps

Prize: 1 bundle of your choice, no combo packs

Today I have used the Winter Games 1 digital stamp from Fabrika Fantasy, one of our generous sponsors this week.  This digital stamp comes as both a coloured and a black & white image.

I designed my card elements on my Silhouette Cameo mat, starting with a window cut file (details below).  I enlarged the card to be 6 3/4" tall x 5 1/4" wide.

Then I added my Winter Games image and re-sized it to fit nicely behind the window.
Next came the background.  I added a delightful Birch Trees digital paper and re-sized it to be in proportion to the little boy and moved it so that the tree trunks were offset from the window frame.  I printed the image on A4 X-Press It blending card.  This was my first time working with a pre-coloured image.  I couldn't resist giving my Copic markers a workout though, so I used them to transform the orange elements into shades of red and to take the bright blue edge off the trousers, making them more shaded and teal to match the wallpaper.
I changed my cutting mat to be 12x12 and cut the window elements and base of my card.

I cut the "wallpaper" manually from a Kaisercraft paper pad, adhered it to a foam sheet, worked out where I wanted to place the window and cut out the space, making it almost the size of the outer edges of the window, so that when you look through you can't see any edges.

I adhered the image panel to the base of the card.  The image panel is larger than the outer edges of the window frame, so when you look through the window it really does look like you are looking outside, you can peek through at an angle to see more.

I added strips of foam tape to the window frame to add more dimension for when you look through to the wintery scene in the background.  It adds more height for "peeking" through too.

I die cut the bow and sentiment to finish off this
CAS design with a fun window to peek through.

Here are some side views to show some of the dimension inside the window.


Fabrika Fantasy - digital stamp - Winter Games 1
X-Press It - A4 blending card
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #161056 - Santa Window Pane Card by Sweet Afton
Decosse's Dynamite Doodles - digital - Birch Trees Patterned Paper
(from The Nature Of Christmas Mini Kit)
If you are interested in purchasing this set, please contact the designer by leaving a comment on her blog, or emailing her at decossesdynamitedoodles [at[ yahoo [dot] ca
Copic markers - top, hat, mittens, boots & dog collar - R21 R22 R24 R27
Copic markers - trousers & ground - BG70 BG72
Kaisercraft - 6 1/2" paper pad - Miss Nelly
foam sheet (under the "wallpaper" panel)
foam tape (under the window frame)
Paper Smooches - Christmas Words Dies
Pretty Pink Posh - Twine and Bows Dies

Sending a big Thank You to Fabrika Fantasy for supplying the digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #109 with us at the Crafty Gals Corner.
I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

ABC Christmas Challenge
C & D - C for Creature(s) and D for Dimension
my card has both, the dog is my creature and the window has dimension,
with foam layers inside the room and outside amongst the trees
Crafting From The Heart
Challenge #145 - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge
CHNC Challenge #319 Anything Goes as long as it's Christmas
optional theme: Add Some Ribbon
I hope that the paper ribbon of my big red bow counts as ribbon
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra
CHNC Extra for February 2017 - Always Anything Goes
(as long as it's Christmas)
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
Challenge #124 - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog
Penny's Challenge #315 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Simon Says: Cute


  1. Love the fun winter scene you created on your card, Tracy. The paper you used is beautiful and perfectly showcases your window. Love it!
    Lena - DT

  2. This card is fantastic! I love the vintage look with the window frame and the kids playing out of doors. Beautiful work. I do like you do, use my Cameo to design my cards then cut them out.

  3. WOW! The image that you used is fantastic and pairs really well with the window. It's like you are looking through an actual window. Great crafting.

  4. just adore the window scene you've created & what a fun image to colour in to reveal in the window - clever you!!

  5. This is such a cute card! The image is perfect for a window card. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Very beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and Hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  7. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 315, Hazel DT - and also for both of my CHNC challenges – hope to see you again soon x

  8. Love the scene you have set, such a cute image.
    Thanks for joining us over at Penny's.
    Thanks Jean DT xxx

  9. What a cute window scene. Love the doggie. Adorable card. Thanks for joining in Simon Says Stamp Cute Challenge. Gayatri xx

  10. Tracy this is a very beautiful card
    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

  11. That's a cute creation. I love the Image and the fab idea with the window! Amazing! Please visit my new challenge blog. I would be glat if you do that

    Kleido’s BastelStüble
    *Owner* Do-Al(l) Kreatives
    *DT* Die Sketchtanten

  12. Love the winter scene you have created, Tracy...such a cute imege. Thank you for joining our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this month,
    Dorte x

  13. This is just adorable! One of my favorite dies

  14. Lovely holiday card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for February and apologies for the late comment.


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