January Challenge – Link Party #36

Happy New Year everyone —Welcome to 2018!

Just in case you missed the December announcement I’ll re-post it again:

  • Every time we get 100 or more links we will draw TWO random winners and give away TWO prizes
  • The Challenge is moving to the FIRST MONDAY of every month.
  • The Winner(s) will be announced the day after the new challenge begins!
  • One “Gallery Stand Out” will be featured each week on Wednesday

Same great challenge, same fun prizes, just a little more organized and definitely more fun with the possibility of two prizes! Now on to today’s inspiration….

To create the background for this fun winter card I:

Next I:

  • Applied a bit of white gesso through the North Star stencil (TCW)
  • Splattered some diluted (with water) white paint onto the panel with a thin paintbrush
  • Stamped the trees (Woodland Wonderland – Inkadinkado)  and sentiment (Winter Wonders – All Night Media) in Graphite Black Memento Ink (Tsukinkeko)

Inside I added another sentiment and  two die cut snowflake from the Create a Flake die set (Spellbinders)

Now it’s your turn…

Here’s how our challenges work:

  • Create ANY new project using products from companies  CropStop carries in the store. It’s ok if you didn’t buy it from us, and also fine if it’s a product we don’t currently have it in stock as long as it’s from one of the companies we carry!
  • Please, no back-linking old projects.
  • Limit five (5) entries per challenge.
  • Link your project here, link back to this post, and mention the CropStop Challenge in your post.
  • We’ll choose one random Winner who will receive a prize from the CropStop Store! (100 or more links = two winners and two prizes!)

Thanks so much for linking up with us, we look forward to seeing all your great entries this month. Grab our badge and help us spread the word that CropStop is a great place to play along!

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14 Responses to January Challenge – Link Party #36

  1. Cathy R says:

    What a beautiful card, your snowy night sky looks amazing, Cathy x

  2. Esther, this card is brilliant! I love the scene you’ve created and that winter sky is just lovely! Great tutorial, too! I’m going to try some of your techniques! Happy New Year!

  3. I can just feel the cold, crisp air depicted in this card………oh wait, it IS cold outside, only 20 degrees this morning, but it could be much worse. Beautiful card and LOVE that shading on the hills. These hills look so realistic!

  4. Gail Scott says:

    A very very beautiful card – the layout is so lovely – I am ready for Summer and Winter is still going on here in the Bitter, Bitter cold – like once -14 windchill – degrees weather – since 2017 flew so fast- summer will be here soon as well – going to enjoy the inside crafting! hehe – thanks for the new challenge Happy 2018 New Year Esther – and such a lovely card! Blessings

  5. Beautiful scene, Love the winter sky!

  6. karenladd says:

    What a beautiful card! I love the creative background with that masked moon! Haven’t participated in the challenge for awhile so will try to give it a go for the new year~

  7. Stephanie W says:

    What a gorgeous card and such a creative background. I also like knowing when the new challenge will be posted. That’s so helpful! Happy New Year!!

  8. Sherry G says:

    Your card is gorgeous Esther, lovely scene!
    Hugs, Sherry x

  9. D.Ann C says:

    What a fabulously gorgeous scene… it almost looks like a photograph!! THAT’s just how I like to see snow… sitting here in the a/c in sunny FL. lol!

  10. Janis in ID says:

    Stunningly gorgeous card. I love that fabulous night sky and the beautiful snowy scene.
    Thank you for another wonderful challenge!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration and challenge.

  12. Donna Ellis says:

    Hello! My name is Donna, and I am your new Paper Playful Volunteer, since you have moved your challenges to Mondays. I’m happy to post your challenge blog updates. Thought you might like to know that your Linky Party Rules tab at the top of your blog still shows players that your challenge is on Wednesdays. I just want to make sure that there will be no prize awarded, but a new winner will be featured on your blog each Wednesday. Is that correct? Thank you!

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