I have the same Aspen Trees TCW template and I loved how she used it on her card.
Things I changed - I sponged my trees on white cardstock instead of patterned paper - I used a different bird (the cardinal is my favorite!) and made the snowy ground with a torn piece of white card stock covered with Crystal Ice Stickles instead of paint. I had a little trouble masking and sponging my moon behind the trees - it's not quite a perfect circle (!?!) and my colors kept mixing when I was sponging the different areas. It took me a few tries to figure out just how you did that Sabrina!!
My card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
The cardinal is a mini die from Tim Holtz - I colored the black bit on his face and feet with a marker and I sponged all the edges with Ranger Distress Brushed Corduroy. He's popped up on the snow with foam tape.
Thanks for your wonderful inspiration Sabrina - and enjoy your week in the FS gallery!
This is also for this months Central Theme - Baby it's Cold outside!
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Sun, Dec 30, 2012 @ 9:02 PM
Mercy....these are are screamin' gorgeous colors! Love the birch trees. Lovely case!
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Mon, Dec 31, 2012 @ 4:12 AM
Ohhhh, if I'd had a cardinal I'd have used that too, Julia! We don't have them here, but when I was growing up we used to get Christmas cards from relatives in Canada and I always loved best the ones with cardinals on them. The glittery snow looks perfect for a moonlit night, too!