November 30, 2011

Decking the Halls...........

This card reminds me of the front hall/entry way to a house that is all decorated for the holidays, hence the title.
It has been so very hectic for me of late as I am sure it is for everyone.  I had about 6 birthdays and a wedding going on along with Thanksgiving and having the family here for dinner.  So with all going on I was not sure I would be able to get the project done this week for the Crafty Creations design team that I am on, but I did get one done.

This week out hostess is Bernie and our sponsor is

The challenge this week is to use a picture as your inspiration, follow the picture, color etc, however you interpret it.  I normally shy away from this kind of challenge as I think I have a hard time with them, never knowing to follow the photo, color or whatever.  So I went ahead and tried it I am pretty pleased at how it turned out.   Here is the photo inspiration

photo inspiration

Interesting and so many ways you can take it, so here is what I came up with

I am so excited with how it turned out!  What do you think, can you see the photo in it or what I was trying to convey?
The desk is cut from the French Manor cartridge (Circle exclusive) at about 2.75 inches, I cut it from plain white cardstock ( I do this a lot to check on sizes) then I covered it with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink and distressed embossing powder and heat embossed it. . It has a lot of texture to it and way happy with the way it resembled wood.  I cut it again from chipboard and glue them together to give it more weight to pop dotted it. Added some gold half pearls for the handles on the drawers.   The "mirror" I cut using the Fancy Frames cartridge at about 2 inches, out of a metallic DCWV paper and added a layer of foil silver for the mirror part.
Using some stickers I had I embellished the whole thing to make it look like it was decorated for the holidays.  I think I will add the sentiment "Deck the Halls".

Thanks for stopping in, please let me know what you think of my card and we would love to have you join in the challenge this week at Crafty Creations.

Challenges for this card

Make it Monday   Always anything goes   ends  12/4
Crafty Cardmakers  Heat Embossing   ends  - 12/10

Craft Your Passion  Tis the Season   ends - 12/4
Divas by Design  Anything goes   ends -  12/13


Doreen said...

Your card is gorgeous,love the scene you have

mforquer said...

OH Donna - this is gorgeous! What a fun idea - I love your take on the photo!

Tracey T said...

Lovely card Donna. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey xx

Mary J said...

Wow, really beautiful Donna! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!

Mary J x

Wifey Cookie said...

Oh I love it! A true recreation of that scene! Glad I saw it on MIM!

Hopping by,

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Donna I'm so glad you were able to squeeze in some time to get this beauty done!! I love the miniature desk and mirror! It's even more special how you decorated it for Christmas! Love it.

Abi said...

This is a fabulous card & you've done a fab job with the inspiration picture! Thank you for entering Sweet Stampin's Punches/Dies challenge. Unfortunately your card will not be eligible for our spotlight or prize as we can't see any stamping. If there is & we've missed it, please let us know with a comment on the challenge blog. We'd love to see you back again with a stamped creation xx

Josephine said...

What a fabulous idea - and really clever use of heat embossing too!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

Sally said...

A lovely take on your photo & an elegant scene. Clever idea to emboss the desk, it looks so real. Thanx for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

Audrey Frelx said...

Hi, Donna! I'd be excited with a card that came out that fantastic too! It's gorgeous!

Hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!

Peggy T. said...

Great card, Donna. I'm featuring it in my Fantabulous Friday post at Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog tomorrow. Be sure to check it out.


Donelda said...

what an amazing interpretation of this image!!

Feebsy said...

What an amazing card, a very clever interpretation of the inspiration image. I really like the way you've used heat embossing to create the desk, it looks fab!

Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.


Claire Phillips said...

Fab scene Donna - just perfect! Cheers Claire x

Stephanie said...

Beautiful card. Just stunning.

Dawn said...

Very clever, you have captured the photo inspiration well. Thanks for joining us at Divas

Karen said...

How very creative hun. Love the little scene you made.
Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
them on Make It Monday.

Rae said...

WOW, what a great creation! Saw you via MIM.