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September 12, 2011

Howl at the Moon

I am so so excited at how this card came out, at the Circle Blog the monthly challenge is to create a "window" well this is exactly how it looks out my back window.   We have mountains right behind us and lots of Saguaro cacti.   The easel style of this card makes it look even more like a scene looking out a window.
  I love how all the layers look and because it has so many layers I will enter it in the Pile it On challenge.


The "sand" like paper I printed using the Imagine cartridge Nature, then I torn the tops to look like mountains and inked the edges.  I took a couple extra pieces and torn them also and place then behind to give it more depth.   The night sky paper is from an Outdoor stack that I have.
The cactus and Coyote I cut from the Old West cartridge.  I cut the cactus twice and pop dotted it so it would stand out against the mountains.
I used the Imagine cartridge, Ancestry for the pattern on the cactus.  I also printed a pattern on the coyote but it doesn't show up in the picture.
Here is a side view on how the card stands up.  I also matted the bottom with the same sand paper.
The saying are stamps from Mark's Finest paper that I stamped and embossed with black embossing powder.  I the sentiments worked out perfect for this card.
Well I would love to hear what you think of my southwestern card.  And thanks so much for taking the time to stop by.

Challenges for this card
Pile it on   Layers   ends  -  9/17
My Mum's Crafts  Layers   ends  - 9/13
Stamp-n-Doodle Anything Goes  ends  - 9/12
Make it Monday  Always anything goes   ends  - 9/18
Totally Gorjuss  It's a Man thing  ends  -  9/16

15 comments:

Sharon said...

I think it is wonderful!! I love it!! That sand colored paper is great and I love the night paper, too. the coyote and cactus are great. I just love it Donna!!! :)

Debbie H said...

Love it, this is a beautiful card!

Hrvatica said...

I find your card so striking. I love it.

Stephanie said...

This is a great card.

Lisa Jane said...

Fab card - love the 3D cactus
Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday this week
Lisa x

Birgit said...

Saw this on MIM-great easel card-so different showing the wolf and cactus-love the imagery

Cricut Couple said...

So Cool! I love the paper you used. It looks like it would be scratchy to hold. Hee! Hee! It's all so perfect! I really love the bright lime pop from the cactus! Just wonderful!

craftymum said...

A great "man" card. Thanks for joining us at TG this week
hugs sarah xxx
p.s. I have candy on offer on my blog

Anne said...

This is a wonderful western card.. love dimensional catus and the easel card... thanks for sharing it on MIM...

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love the scene on the card, great job and very unique! Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday's this week!

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Trish and Treasure said...

Great card!
Hugs from Trish

busybusyhoneybee said...

I saw this on Make It Monday and HAD to take a closer look! How inspirational!
Karen C

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Awesome scene.

CREATIVE MIND said...

love it :)

Mary J said...

Fabulous fun - I LOVE this! Thx for linking up to the Make It Monday party!

mary J x