Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Try It On Tuesday - Animals (Wild or Pets)

Hello Everyone!

It's time for another fantastic challenge over at Try it on Tuesday. Thank you so much to everyone who joined us for the last challenge, there were so many fantastic entries, wow!

For today's challenge our theme is ANIMALS (WILD OR PETS). Easy right ladies! Here is my make.



The snowflakes and trees were cut out from Tim Holtz Snow Flurries and Tim Holtz Holiday Joy.

TOP TIP: To get that soft rustic 3d look try layering Ranger Embossing Puffs. I put 3 layers to give the trees a 3d look. Then I added a touch of Ranger Copper embossing powder and a touch of Frantage.


The background pattern was done with Crafter's Workshop Quatrefoil stencil and my home-made glitter paste. You can find the tutorial for that HERE. I sprinkled a little Frantage on to give it a more snowy feel.

TOP TIP: To create a matching snowflake, cut out a second snowflake border from the Tim Holtz Snowflake Flurries die then using some scissors, separate the large snowflake from the border. I rounded off the edges and tucked the bottom under the trees so you can't even tell it's not a full snowflake.


TOP TIP: When using Frantage, your best result is to heat from underneath. This works great for large panels but for smaller pieces it blows off. Try placing your fancy shapes (like my snowflake border) on a thin piece of copy paper before going at it with the heat gun...it won't blow away!!


The winter scene was built using a few different stamps from the Artistic Outpost Mid Winter stamp set. I used Archival ink Coffee and then coloured it in with a white Gelly Roll pen.

I put Stampendous White Frantage around the outside of the image to give it a snowy appearance.


I am entering my card into the following wonderful challenges:



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


92 comments:

  1. Oooh, this is enchanting card, Pamellia. Love all fabulous embellishments, layers.... all! And on the top of course the reindeer. You really are a master to create these wonderful crafthings. Thanks for the tips, too.

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    1. Thank you so much Sirkkis! You are such a sweetie! hugs :)

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  2. This is very beautiful with wonderful ideas

    Thank you for the tips

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thanks Chrissie, I hope they are helpful! hugs :)

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  3. Oh my gosh Pamellia! You did it again! Topped off previous project and added so much funk into Christmas! Not only that I simply LOVE your creation, I also learned so much from it! You are a GENIUS! Your projects are ready to be displayed in museum of art, since this is not just card making my friend, you turned it into ART! Till your next show stopper, big hugs :)

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    1. My day is off to a running start thanks to your wonderful comment Samra! You bring a little joy to me every morning! Thanks for the heartfelt compliments! big crafty hugs my friend :)

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  4. Love it, this is a brilliant project and great tutorial notes, hugs Bee

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  5. Your card is fabulous. I love the image and you always add the best details. I can't even imagine how long it took you to make this masterpiece.

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    1. Thank you so much Shirley! I think this card only took me about 3 or 4 hours. If it wasn't for drying time of the paste, I could have done it in even less time. hugs :)

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  6. I am in total agreement with Samra - you are a GENIUS - and I consider you a celebrity (wink, wink). This is over the top shabby gorgeous and full of so many wonderful techniques. Love the neutral earthy palette. Thanks for the tips - it is like having my own personal instructor.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Oh Cec, you make me blush! What a wonderful compliment, thank you so much! big bear hugs to you :)

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  7. You totally rocked our challenge at TTT. I love the gorgeous layers on your stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

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    1. Thanks Lisa, I had a lot of fun with this one! hugs :)

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  8. Very beautiful and very winter card.
    White color and a gingerbread brown look very festively.
    The smell of Christmas...
    :)

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    1. Gingerbread, I never thought of that. HA! Thanks Max! hugs :)

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  9. Love your take on the challenge with all the layers and texture, so pretty.
    Hugz, Z

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  10. Your work is absolutely beautiful! Congrats on your win in the Mixed Media Card challenge. It was much deserved - your card was stunning!

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    1. Thank you Becca, for the wonderful compliment and for the congratulations! hugs :)

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  11. Wonderful card with beautiful embellishments and great texture. Mar x

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    1. Thanks Mar! I wish you could feel that fabulous puff powder, it's an excellent texture to the touch! hugs :)

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  12. So very gorgeous. Love the sparkle. Love the very natural winter feel to this. -- Mary Elizabeth

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    1. Natural wintery feel, I like it! Thank you Mary Elizabeth! hugs :)

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  13. Hi Lovely! Gorgeous creation! Love the browns. Sorry I'm coming over so late, had to go to the Dr with Chloé. She's been having just over 39•C temperatures. I'm so tired, not slept..
    Congratulations on your win at the MMCC!! Big thumbs up xx

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    1. Oh my goodness, that is quite the fever! Hope she's feeling better soon. Big hugs my friend! :)

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  14. What a beautiful creation Pamellia!! LOVE your Mixed Media cards!

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    1. Thank you Charlene! I'm becoming quite addicted to mixed media! hugs :)

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  15. Beautiful composition and layers. And of course I love your colour choices! Nikki xx

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    1. Thank you so much Nikki! big crafty hugs :)

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  16. Beautiful, love the colour, great work!
    Hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thank you Jacee, for all of your wonderful comments! hugs :)

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  17. This is stunning Pamellia, so many gorgeous details - I love all of the sparkle and your fabulous reindeer.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Pauline! Christmas and sparkle go so well together, don't they! ha! hugs :)

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  18. Stunning winter card, love your layers and textures. The glitter looks superb a lovely crisp icy feel.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much Julie! What a wonderful compliment! big hugs :)

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  19. Another stunning creation everything about is beautiful so much detail
    Jacki x

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    1. Thanks Jacki! Missing you here in blog land, hope to see you again soon! hugs :)

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  20. Wish I could just walk right into this card Pamellia....a real Winter Wonderland. It's breath takingly beautiful and soooooo Christmassy. You really do rock the crafting world with your creations :))

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Donna! What a lovely compliment! big hugs :)

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  21. An absolutely stunning card. Beautiful images and layering, in a word...Wow.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you for the wow, Yvonne! That means a lot to me! hugs :)

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  22. Wow, I think this must be my favourite Christmas card... Ever. Just amazing and thanks for sharing this work of art with us. Sally D.x.

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    1. Aahhh, thanks Sally! You are always so generous with your praise! big hugs :)

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  23. Fabulous card Pamellia. Love all the layers and textures and it's a gorgeous image.
    Avril xx

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    1. Thank you so much Avril! big crafty hugs :)

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  24. So many layers of fluff and texture here Pamellia, a STUNNING card which would be out on show every year if it was mine :-) xxx

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    1. haha. What an amazing bit of praise! Thank you Mo! hugs :)

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  25. Wow! Wow! and Wow again!!! You just keep creating such wonderful art! This is just gorgeous…..I want to be inside your card!!! Chrisx

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    1. Aahhh, thank for all of the wow's Chris! You are so sweet! If you come home for Christmas with me, you might very well end up inside a very similar scene! haha! big hugs :)

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  26. BEAUTIFUL! LOVE the glitter and the pom poms and the deer! FAB!

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    1. Thank you Sue! I don't use that pom pom trim enough, it's so much fun! hugs :)

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  27. This is a work of art ,what a fab creation, i love it all the layers colours and textures ,ahhh superb .
    Happy Wednesday to you Pamellia .
    Elaine H X

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    1. Thank you Elaine! Wow it's Wednesday for you already, it's still Tuesday for me! hugs :)

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  28. Stunning design and brilliant colours. Loving the texture and layers Pamellia...how do you do it....so beautiful and gorgeous and divine....I look hard at what you do and would never be able to do similar...you are a true artist.xxxx
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Annie! That's how I feel about your beautiful cards and colouring! big hugs :)

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  29. Hi Pamellia
    Beautiful frosty winter scene. Embossing puffs sound very interesting, like some sort of crafty breakfast cereal lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

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    1. haha, wouldn't want to eat it though! Thanks Ang! big hugs :)

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  30. I think I shoudn't be visiting your blog anymore, because each time I'm here I see a new die or stamp or another craft supply that I "need" and my vallet isn't too happy about it. lol Just kidding, of course I will keep visiting (regardless what my vallet says :P). Gorgeous Christmas card in beautiful earth tones. Hugs! xx

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    1. Thanks Maja! I completely agree and the same thing happens to me when I visit other blogs. My wish list is getting out of control!! lol big hugs :)

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  31. Love the textures and sparkle! :)

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  32. Wonderful card, love the frosty look! Hugs, Valerie

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  33. Your card has such a beautiful soft elegance to it! You've captured the beauty of the season in your gorgeous snowy scene. Thanks for the tips too. I haven't heard of embossing puffs before. I love the look!

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    1. Thanks Kate! Odd thing, I ordered the puffs by accident...best accident ever! Great product! hugs :)

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  34. Great Christmas card, fabulous vintage look and wonderful layout.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thank you so much Dionne, for all of your wonderful comments! big hugs :)

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  35. WOW this is absolutely stunning Pamellia! I love the gorgeous winter scene you've created! Beautiful colors and details!
    Big Hugs, Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! This is my first entirely kraft card! I think I should use it more often! hugs :)

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  36. merveilleuse création Pamellia, j'adore, elle est tellement féerique, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

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    1. Thank you so much Fabiola! I've missed you! big hugs :)

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  37. Isn't this fabulous, the White etching effect, beautiful Kraft colours......must get my frantage out again and have a play! Ruth x

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    1. Thanks so much Ruth! I just love my Frantage, need to grab some more colours, I think! big hugs :)

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  38. Simply lovely!! ... Not that your card is simple ... Oooh no! A rustic charm if ever there was one!

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    1. Rustic charm...I like that! Thank you so much Ros! hugs :)

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  39. This is a magical scene! I love the way the white elements pop off the kraft background. Your ability to create a scene, a mood, a harmonious composition never ceases to thrill me! I did chuckle at the tip about heating Frantage elements from underneath. Yeah, been there. done that!

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    1. Wow Kathy! Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments! I just love when you visit! Happy weekend to you! hugs :)

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  40. a winterdream is coming true!!!!

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  41. Absolutely stunning, such a beautiful winter scene! I love the image and neutral tones. The snow effect looks brilliant too. Hope you're having a lovely weekend! :) x
    Rebecca.

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    1. Thank you very much Rebecca! big hugs and happy weekend to you! :)

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  42. Absolutely fabulous I love the image and die-cuts and I absolutely love how you put your layers together -brilliant texture
    Carol x

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    1. Thank you so much Carol, for all of your lovely comments! big hugs :)

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  43. Gorgeous card Pamellia, the colour scheme works so well, love it, Angela x

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  44. Hi Pamellia....I have to say this is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! Love every layer, every detail, all the glitter...EVERYTHING!!! WOW!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays for our "Kraft" challenge.

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  45. So beautiful. Love all the browns and the details with the frantage, embossing, layers and snowflakes. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at Top Tip Tuesday xx

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