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Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Take a Ride

Hello, it's time for a new challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this fortnight the theme is 'Take a Ride'
we would love to see how you would like to travel - bus/car/train/plane or in my case a sledge ride!

I've used the sledge from Tim Holtz Deco Christmas, stamped in Black Versafine, I tore a mask from copy paper and stamped one of the Tree Line stamps with Iced Spruce to create the scene for my 'journey'  I blended Stormy Sky and Chipped Sapphire for the sky and used gesso through the Speckles stencil for the falling snow.

I don't think I've ever made a Christmas card so early, but I've been dying to use this stamp since getting it in January!

The rest of the Design Team have some fabulous inspiration for you, so please pop over to the main blog where you will also find all the challenge details.

Thanks for calling in,
Avril xx

26 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

That really is a great stamp Avril, please stop tempting me i'm trying to focus on using stamps I already have this year...
It makes for a lovely CAS card, perfect for posting and a fabulous design.
Thank you for the inspiration, i've got at least another 4 weeks before I begin to panic about Christmas cards.
Have a super week.
Hugs Tracey xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, I love your card! The stamp is just gorgeous and wouldn't it be fun to be on that sleigh ride looking at the pretty winter wonderland that you created 😁. Your Christmas card is perfect and I enjoyed reading how you made it too; I'm surprised that you were able to wait this long to use that amazing stamp ...lol 😉. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊 x

Janette said...

Beautiful scene Avril, a gorgeous card..xx

froebelsternchen said...

I beautiful scene and very refrehing on a hot day like this one here!
My daughter just told me that she never longed more for autumn than this year!

A wonderful card!
Hugs, Susi

Lisa said...

What a beautiful scene you've created, Avril!! I love the trees in the background and the colors!! It's so amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful card! Have a great evening, hugs, Valerie

pearshapedcrafting said...

It is fabulous image and I can see why you have been dying to use it for so long! I love the scene you made - very Dr Zhivago! Hugs, Chrisx

Pia S said...

I usually start making Christmas cards in January, I don’t know how you resisted using this beautiful stamp until now:) beautiful treeline and textured snow.

Meggymay said...

Its a magical traditional Christmas scene. The stamp looks fantastic, how did you resist so long in using it.
Yvonne xx

Marjut said...

Lovely winter wonderland card.

The Altered Paper said...

Love the winter scene, and textured snow!

brenda said...

I would love to 'take a ride' in that mode of transport Avril, it's a lovely scene and loving the silhouette image.

B x

Joan said...

Fabulous card Avril, love the sleigh and the misty tree line



Joan

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Rosie said...

A really lovely Winter scene, Avril

Sandy said...

I love your card Avril. I have this sleigh stamp but have not always had good luck with it. But the more I look and read I think I know how I will use this stamp next time. I always enjoy your blog!
Sandy xx

Paper Profusion said...

This looks fabulous Avril! I have and love that stamp too. Love how you did the background. Nicola x

Linda said...

Beautiful Winter scene ..... its never too early to start your Christmas cards Avril xx

Little Artbee said...

A gorgeous card, transports a cosy mood. After all the extremely hot days we are all longing for colder days. Your card is refreshing.
Dear Greetings
Sabine

Gibby Frogett said...

A really beautiful and magical card Avril and now already I'm humming the winter wonderland song :)
I hadn't seen that set of stamps - so just had a quick look before commenting - nice! The strolling man looks great too.. I must not be tempted as my Xmas collection is already in my bedroom as it doesn't fit in the art/craft room :)
Don't want to panic you but it's less than 4 months to Christmas now - it'll fly by... I've 28 made and about another dozen that need assembling ( I find the double sided tape in the humid/hot weather lifts so that job left for cooler days).
Happy Monday Avril...
Gill x (p.s hope your friend with the crutches is making good progress)

sally said...

Get you, the early bird! I have not even thought about the festive season other than buying a few small gifts whilst I was in France. Love the winter scene you've created :-)

Sally xx

Caty said...

This is a so gorgeous and fantastique card Avril !! I love the beautiful stamps, this sky is also fabulous!! Great Art piece !
I wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

butterfly said...

Oh, lovely winter wonderland - the trees and the sky particularly make me sigh with happiness.
Alison x

Mrs A. said...

This is lovely. Beautiful wonderland scene. Hugs Mrs A.

Leanne Harris said...

Oh my goodness Avril I NEED THAT STAMP!!!!! Absolutely love this well done!! xxx

Mia said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Avril. Hugs, my friend.