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.