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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #158: Through a window...

It's time once again for our monthly challenge over at Let's Craft and Create. This month the challenge is to make a card based on our theme "through a window," but keep in mind, we always have a standing "anything goes" option.

I have just one window die, which I haven't used much at all, so it was time to get it out, dust it off and do a little die-cutting. This is what I came up with.

I wanted my card to have the look and feel of a seaside cottage with weathered wood and frilly curtains. And what would a seaside cottage be without its resident cat?

The first thing I did was to create my weathered wood by stamping a gray CS panel using a woodgrain stamp and gray ink. I thought it turned out rather realistic-looking.

I created my window scene with some distress inks and a brush applicator. The seagulls were die-cut, as was the cat. I pulled dies from five different sets for this card! I also used a Martha Stewart punch for my window valance.

I thought my stamped sentiment was appropriate for this particular time in history when we're all social-distancing and staying home as much as possible.

 There actually is a die-cut curtain rod that my valance has been folded over at the top of my window. Even though it's not really visible, I feel like it added the tiniest bit of detail to my scene.

I did a bit of inking on my window frame and sill with some gray ink. They wouldn't have been stark white in a weathered seaside cottage, would they?

Once when we drove around Cape Cod, I picked out my favorite seaside cottage. It had weathered wood shakes for siding on the outside and purple flowers in boxes under each window. I imagined that there was weathered wood paneling on the inside (which I never saw, of course) and a cat lounging in the sunshine that streamed in from one of the windows.

I hope you'll check out the rest of the Design Team's projects and join in on our latest challenge over on Let's Craft and Create. As always, there is a prize up for grabs.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


designbydonna said...

Great scene you have created. I do wish that were the sight out my window this morning. I do though have a beautiful pink tulip near my front door.

Glittered Paws said...

Oh what a great window scene you have created. I have a window die - I think I have to get it out - and maybe put a teddy bear or hearts in the window. Love the sentiment.

Loose Stitches said...

Such a beautiful creation Cheryl! I am your newest follower. :)
Crafty Hugs, Sherry xx
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