Thursday 16 September 2010

Digi Doodle #25 – View from the window

Digi Doodle’s #25 (GDT) - Anything goes…BUT….

…but indeed, as it is not quite ‘Anything goes’! We have been asked to select from a choice of 3 images this week at Digi Doodle, the selection being from between a baby in a bath, a branch of acorns or the church through the window; which was the one I eventually decided to play with. To play along this week, just choose one of these provided images …can’t be bad, eh? The Challenge this week is to enter your card for as many other challenges as possible and this is how the winner this week will be decided. So, if you have browsed through to my page from anywhere other than the Digi Doodle Challenge page, I am sure you want to get there pronto to get your freebie images. Try to resist for now, LOL, and finish reading my post , and as a reward, I will pop a link to the site at the end. :)

For my layout, I used the design sketch at Friday Sketchers, though rotated it, and decided to use the colour palette suggested by the Colour Create team this week (red, gold, white/cream) before starting to colour in with my Promarkers, hoping to achieve a somewhat snow- laden sky for this tranquil scene. Went for trees ‘touched with snow’, or so heavily burdened by it, that it has fallen off the branches, rather than just white spruces. I also used a gold gel pen to highlight the cross on the spire, and a digi paper from Crafter’s Companion to paper-piece the heavy brocade curtains – well, I hope they look like heavy brocade curtains now that I have gone over the paper-piecing with my Promarkers! I used the same paper for the lower half of my background ‘wall’ (this is a well co-ordinated house, even if they do like flocked wallpaper, LOL). The top half of the ‘wallpaper’ is also from C.Companion, though from a different set, but I thought they went rather well together considering. I chose a crimson red as I thought it more ‘homely’ than a bright, vibrant red, to get the right kind of feel. The white embossed diamond shape hopefully emphasises the snow element to the picture, but with the tiny paper chain across the top, I hoped to enforce the idea that we are viewing the scene from inside a house.

Right, that’s my thought process for this one, LOL, so I hope you like it after all that!
Tine :)

Other Challenges: (Don't usually go in for this amount...but it's the rules at Digi Doodles this week! LOL)
Friday sketchers – sketch
Crafty Catz – paper piecing
Colour Create – red, gold, white/cream
Prairie Fairy – embossing
Christmas Card Challenges - Xmas trees
Fussy and Fancy – Christmas colours
Alphabet - trees
Bah! Humbug! - favourite medium (digi & Promarkers)
365 Cards - #193 Tools & techniques - Promarkers and paper piecing
Tuesday Taggers - diamonds are forever (embossed white diamond)
Gingerloft - anything goes.
Right, here is the link to Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge! All winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd) will receive a gift for this challenge good luck :)


  1. Very lovely! Love the paper garland at the top. Great job combining all of those challenges. So glad you joined us for this weeks Christmas Card challenge!

  2. I'm not sure I would have known what to do with this digi, so I'm glad it was you as you worked it out!lol I think the paper piecing was a smart choice as it added interest and focus. You did a good job, Tine. :-)

  3. Great card, I love the image and the paper chains! Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

  4. Ohhh my this is awesome!!
    Such a wonderful scene, and i so love the christmas paper chain!!
    Hugs from Maya

  5. Great card,love all about it !!!!
    Hugs, Jóna

  6. Fabulous card and thank you for deciding to join us at Bah! Humbug! Hope to see you again.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  7. What a fabulous card. Such gorgeous backing papers and perfectly paper pieced. Your Christmas paper garlad is awesome.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


  8. Hi Tine
    A gorgeous card,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  9. Hi really did a good job doing paper piercing for the your DP too and great coloring the your card...see you on my blog maybe...hugs, Monika (DT DDSB)

  10. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Suzie x

  11. This paperpiecing is so very pretty! Great card!


  12. Gorgeous card!! Love the papers and the curtains are fab!! What a great little paper chain too! Thanks for joining us at Colour Create this time around! Juliexx

  13. Great card love the garland, good luck with all the challenges your diamond shape certainly qualifies you for ours LOL Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week. xx Zoe

  14. What a lovely pretty! Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!

  15. This card is absolutely beautiful! Wow! I totally love it! Your layout is wonderful with this beautiful image! Wow!! Beautiful work!!

  16. So adorable and sweet. I just love what you've done with this image. The paper piecing is just fabulous here.

  17. What a lovely card it's a wonderful scene and great papers
    Great take on our challenge, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy. Hope you join us next time

  18. Oh my this is magnificent! Love your paper piecing!


  19. A fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

  20. Such a wonderful scene from that window - GREAT card! Lovely with that paper chain detail, too.

    Thanks for joining in the embossing theme at FFF! :)