Thursday, October 25, 2012

Room with a View

Hi everyone,

I'm looking forward to joining in on some card challenges this week.  I have a list of 19 different challenge blogs that I frequent --- wow, that's a LOT!! --- never counted them before. :)

I look over the challenges throughout the week and then pick and choose the ones that interest me the most.  If possible, I'll combine two or three different challenges with one card - that in itself, is another type of challenge for me.  I was getting better at combining over the summer, but now that I've had a three-week break, it might take me a while to get back into the swing of things.  :)

Today I'm starting off with the Paper Players challenge (#118 - Frames).  I recently purchased the new Small Madison Arched Window die from Poppy Stamps.  Love this window frame!

Back in the spring I held a workshop with some friends to show them how to create a scenic card with sponging.  I demonstrated the technique to create a main panel and filed it away, hoping that I'd use it someday ... and today was the day!  It's the sunset view through this gorgeous arched window.  Hope you like.

"Room with a View"

Stamps:  Lovely as a Tree; Elements of Style (sentiment) (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Whisper White (SU!)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Small Madison Arched Window die (Poppy Stamps), adhesives, glue and dimensionals

As with most dies, I cut three layers of the Arched Window and glued them together to create a thick die.  The instructions on how to make the outside scene can be found in a previous post here.

Here's a close-up of the "view":


  1. Spectacular card! Glad you're hubby is on the mend and your back to crafting!

  2. Magnificent and spectacular. Happy to see your post.

    Sending angels and prayers for healing.

  3. Loll, this is asolutely gorgeos. I purchased a similar die, just a bit more ornate, but now I've got it there's a problem on how to use it! Now you've given me a great idea.......thanks! So glad you're back but 19 challenges??? Honestly.....1

    Karen x

  4. What a beautiful window and an equally beautiful view!

  5. Gorgeous card! It's great to see you back and I hope your husband recovers quickly.

  6. Loll, Gorgeous outside scene with Lovely as a Tree. Love your layered window frame and sentiment too. TFS

    It is great having you back ALWAYS inspire us :-)

  7. Loll, thank your for your fabulous ideas.
    I love your artwork!
    Greetings from germany!

  8. This is perfection! I saw these diecuts at a stamp show and could kick myself for not getting one! I love your scene....and so glad you could play with the Paper Players challenge this week!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Loll! The shading in the "view" is stunning and this is truly clean and classy, all the way! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  10. Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll.

  11. I so love this creation. What a great view from that beautiful arched window you have created. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

  12. your cards been mentioned in the what have you pinned this week thread on splitcoaststampers ( see post#43)

  13. Absolutely stunning, Loll! Thanks for playing along with The Paper Players. :)


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