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Sunday, 3 January 2021

CAS Christmas Challenge January 2021 Guest Designer Spot

Hi everybody.  I am so pleased to be doing a GD spot over at CAS Christmas Challenge, especially as it is the first one of 2021 and the theme for this first challenge is Silhouette.


I used a set of three silhouette dies to make this circular bauble shaped winter scene which came free with a magazine probably more than a year ago and I don't think they have been used before.  

I used Distress inks to the base layer to add the colour to the sky with Chipped Sapphire and Blueprint sketch and also a bit of Picked Raspberry, and added the stars using a white gel pen.  I then cut each of the three different dies and added some of the combined blue inks which were left on my ink blending tool to add colour to the different silhouettes in varying degrees, and also used a bit of pink with the other end of my pokey tool which has a flatter end of about the right size, to put ink on the miniscule windows.  I used a bit of repositionable glue runner on the backs to hold the four layers together whilst I die cut them with the stitched circle die.  I have to say it was asking a lot even of my Gemini and where they were the thickest it would not easily cut so I then did them one at a time, using the bits of each it had cut to line it up with the die, which worked OK.

Unfortunately the light was not the best when I took the photo and there is a bit of a shadow over the left side making it look like blue ink on the snow, but I only inked very little of the edge of each layer and partially over the trees house and figures.  I did take off one of the trees from the top layer and cut it down a bit and added it on the end of the second which has the house to give that layer more interest, and I then added the sentiment using Versafine Majestic Blue ink.

The CAS Christmas challenge is open until the 24th of the month and you will get lots of inspiration from their great Design Team so I hope you can visit and play along. 

Anyway thanks for coming over to my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.  





I am entering the following challenge:

NBUS Challenge - No. 22 Where we show our Never Before Used Schtuff.


33 comments:

  1. I love your winter scene and how you created a 'dreamy' effect to the images with your distress inks! Such a beautiful card, Pat! Thanks so much for being our GD for the January challenge!

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  2. This is such a beautiful winter scene and the sponging is perfect to give it that twilight glow. Congrats on your guest spot, Pat!

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  3. Beautiful snowy scene - love it

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  4. A fabulous card Pat and congratulations on your GD spot too.
    Kath x

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  5. What a lovely layering of scene circle dies Pat - so pretty with the soft blue sponging, the snowy sky background and the red windows! I'm so happy to see you here as the Guest DT this month for my challenge! xx

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  6. What a wonderful snowy scene! Love the soft blue sponging - it really gives that winter chill feeling. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month!

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  7. Hello Pat and Happy New Year to you.
    Your snowy scene is beautiful, I love the dimension and colouring. Fabulous shape too.
    I don't think we will be back to singing anytime soon, I've a feeling we will be back in total lockdown soon here in Scotland. Hope you are keeping safe, Kate x

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  8. Love this pretty snow scene card Pat. Happy New Year. Hugs Rita xx

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  9. What a beautiful Winter scene you've created Pat and I love how you lightly blended the color onto your silhouettes...they look amazing!! Lovely, lovely card and so glad to have you joining us a GD this month!! 😊

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  10. Congratulations on your win at CAS Christmas, Pat! I love your die cut scene and how you've inked them! Wonderful interest and feeling of movement!

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  11. This is such a lovely winter scene, Pat! The blue sponged sky with stars is so pretty and the bit of pink adds warmth. Love the light sponging on each layer! It's so effective. I should remember the technique. :-) The stitched circle looks wonderful, especially after reading your efforts to die-cut the layers! Thank you so much for being such an inspiring Guest Designer this month! Hideko xx

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  12. Thanks for being GD for us at CAS Christmas, you've made a wonderful little winter scene with your die cut silhouettes. The touch of chipped sapphire on the die cuts is perfect :)

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  13. Pat, welcome as our guest and you have done an amazing job of inspiring our friends who visit us at CAS Christmas! I love all the layers, it makes it so interesting! I especially love to see the child rolling that snowball uphill!!

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  14. This is a beautiful winter scene using silhouettes, Pat! Your night sky is gorgeous. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas! xx

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  15. I love landscape scenes in the snow. You have something so peaceful and calm about it. Beautiful card!!

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  16. Happy New Year, Pat!
    Such al beautiful bauble, it looks a bit magical to me. Love tones despite the light not being too good. The pink in the windows is a lovely touch, good idea!

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  17. Happy New Year, Pat. This is gorgeous. Never would have thought of a non-dark silhouette! xoxo, Aimeslee

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  18. Fab winter scene Pat and well done on the guest DT spot! x

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  19. What a darling Winter scene, Pat!! It represents all my favorite Winter activities as a child: sledding AND building snowmen!
    Just perfect for the challenge, and such a gorgeous card for your GD spot!! Congratulations!
    =]

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  20. Happy New Year Pat, this is such a fun detailed little scene! So effective in the bauble shape, thankyou for being our guest at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

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  21. This is so beautiful, Pat. Love the colours (some of my favourites). Those three border silhouette dies make a fabulous scene. Thank you for being our guest this month.

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  22. Congratulations on Guest Designing, Pat! Your bauble-shaped Christmas silhouette scene is spectacular! And you used NBUS, too, so you can share with everyone over at NBUS if you want! I hope you are doing well! Happy New Year! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. OMG..your very detailed die cut Winter scene is so beautiful and fun:-) TFS all your details. Love your Winter sky with snow too. A really precious card, Pat. Congratulations for being chosen the Guest Designer this month too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

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  24. Congrats Pat! And what a beauty to start the tear off with... I love the cute scene!

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  25. Many congratulations on guesting Pat. What a fabulous way to showcase the silhouette theme with your creative, beautiful and wonderful Christmas scene x.

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  26. Pat, thanks so much for joining us as our GD this month at CAS Christmas. I love this pretty little winter silhouette scene with your beautiful night sky.

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  27. Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, Pat. You've created a fabulous card with this beautiful silhouette scene. xx

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  28. Gorgeous card, perfect for the challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  29. Gorgeous card love the scene you’ve made.
    Love
    Debby

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  30. wonderful card, love the look.
    xx Karen

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  31. I love this! How clever to combine these dies to make this stunning bauble. The shading brought it to life with so much dimension. I love the scene with the boy rolling that snowball uphill in front of the sled. So cute.

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!

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